Best American cars

If you're looking to buy domestic, here are the standouts among U.S. products, according to Consumer Reports.

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Family sedan: Chevrolet Malibu
Pricing: $21,605 - $26,880
Mileage: 30 mpg Hwy, 22 mpg City

When Consumer Reports announced its "Top Picks" among 2009 model-year cars, only one product from a U.S. carmaker made the list.

But some car shoppers are interested in supporting domestic manufacturers - especially with the industry in peril as it is these days. And there are some excellent choices out there, says Consumer Reports auto editor Rik Paul.

While some vehicles would require sacrifices for buyers, others are among the very best in their respective classes - regardless of national origin, he said.

The Chevrolet Malibu, for instance, competes fairly well against popular cars like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, Consumer Reports says. It has also proven to be "Very Good," in their estimation, for dependability.

The following are some more of Consumer Reports' other choices if you want to go American.

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Last updated March 05 2009: 2:52 PM ET
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