The Consumer Report doesn't really indicate that the car is the safest car in a car accident. Consumer Reports buys vehicles anonymously and performs more than 50 tests on them, including evaluations of braking, handling and comfort. Top picks must be at or near the top of the rankings in performance, reliability and safety, the magazine says so safety in a car accident does play a role.
According to Tampa Bay Action 10 News, Lexus, Mazda, Toyota, Audi and Subaru took the top five brand spots. A bright spot for American-made cars is that Buick is the first U.S.-based automotive brand to crack the top 10 in Consumer Reports magazine's annual brand report cards. Also, U.S. automakers also placed three vehicles on the magazine's list of "top picks" for vehicles, the first time that's happened in 17 years. Also in the top ten were Porsche, Honda, Kia and BMW.
According to Tampa Bay ABC Action News, the winners by category are"
BEST OVERALL: Tesla Model S
COMPACT CAR: Subaru Impreza
MIDSIZE CAR: Subaru Legacy
LARGE CAR: Chevrolet Impala
GREEN CAR: Toyota Prius
LUXURY CAR: Audi A6.
SPORT SEDAN: Buick Regal
SMALL SUV: Subaru Forester
MIDSIZE SUV: Toyota Highlander
MINIVAN: Honda Odyssey
Butm how about a used car. According to Colorado's NBC 9News, the ten used cars that Consumer Reports recommends for less than $10,000:
For small cars:
2008 Mazda3 is fuel-efficient, fun to drive, and unlikely to wind up in the shop.
2005-2008 Pontiac Vibe is a roomy yet compact hatchback that's reliable.
2007-2009 Volkswagen Rabbit gives you a sporty European driving experience with nice interior materials for the price.
2005 Acura TL
2005 Acura TSX
2005 Toyota Avalon
2006-2008 Hyundai Sonata and 2007-2008 Kia Optima 4-cylinders. They're basically the same car
2005 Honda CR-V
2007 Mitsubishi Outlander
2005 Honda Pilot. It seats eight and handles well.
If you are in the market for a new car, consider Consumer Reports' evaluations, but remember that their report card is not solely on safety after an automobile accident. Whether your car is on the list or not, drive safely and watch out for those who don't.
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