Consumer Reports releases list of all-American Top Picks for 2011

2011 Ford Mustang GT
2011 Ford Mustang GT

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