Consumer Reports has released its annual all-American Top Picks for 2011, which consists of well, all-American vehicles. To meet the qualifications for being named a Top Pick by Consumer Reports a car must:
- The vehicle must rank near the top of its category in our ratings.
- It must have average or better reliability, according to our latest subscriber Annual Auto Survey.
- It must have performed well, if included in government or insurance-industry crash or rollover testing.
- It must have electronic stability control as standard equipment. (This is in advance of the 2012 deadline for it becoming standard across-the-board.).
Yes, the list contains vehicles from Ford and Chevrolet and the Buick Regal.
Here is the final list of Consumer Reports All-American Top Picks for 2011:
|Category||Top Pick||Top Scoring|
|Budget car||None qualify||Ford Fiesta SES|
|Small car||None qualify||Chevrolet Cruze LT|
|Family sedan||Ford Fusion||Ford Fusion|
|Small SUV||Ford Escape||Ford Escape|
|Family SUV||Chevrolet Equinox 2LT||Chevrolet Equinox 2LT|
|Family Hauler||Ford Flex Limited (EcoBoost)||Ford Flex Limited (EcoBoost)|
|Sporty Car||Ford Mustang GT||Ford Mustang GT|
|Sports Sedan||None qualify||Buick Regal|
|Green Car||Ford Fusion Hybrid||Ford Fusion Hybrid|
|Pickup Truck||Chevrolet Avalanche||Chevrolet Avalanche|
– By: Omar Rana