Chevrolet Sonic RS

Consumer Reports has released its top 10 list of predicted most reliable American cars from the 2012 Annual Auto Survey. The researchers chewed through their data to come up with the vehicles in each segment that garnered a reliability rating of "average" or better, while also scoring high enough in Consumer Reports testing to earn a "recommended" rating. Chevrolet took home five of the slots, with General Motors products soaking up two more for good measure. That left Ford and Chrysler to scrap over the remaining two spots. Ford walked off with the Sporty Cars category with the V6 Mustang, while Chrysler nabbed the Upscale Cars title with the Chrysler 300.

The Chevrolet Sonic, Volt, Traverse, Equinox and Avalanche all earned accolades, as did the Cadillac CTS, Buick Enclave and GMC Terrain. Unfortunately, when the rest of the world's brands are included, Japanese automakers take home seven of the top 10 spots. Head over to the Consumer Reports site for a closer look at the Top 10 most reliable American cars.