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114Consumer Reports names 2013 Top Picks; domestics miss the cut but get their own list

According to Consumer Reports, "Top Picks are as close as it gets to "no-brainers" in the auto market. They're impressive all-around vehicles, chosen from more than 280 we've recently tested, that have excelled in our testing, are reliable, and have performed well in independent crash tests."

69Toyota dominates Consumer Reports annual Top Picks list

Two years after Consumer Reports smacked Toyota by pulling its coveted Recommended label from the Japanese automaker's vehicles in the wake of safety concerns, the venerable consumer products testing magazine has slipped back into its comfortable role of being one of Toyota's biggest fans. In announcing its annual Top Picks list, CR lauded five Toyota models as best-in-class, meaning the once beleaguered brand captured fully half of the category awards.

6Consumer Reports releases annual list of American Top Picks, Ford Fusion Hybrid the big winner

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

56Consumer Reports releases annual list of American Top Picks, Ford the big winner

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

49Consumer Reports adds six cars to Top Picks list, touts diversity

2010 Consumer Reports Top Pick Cars – Click above for high-res image gallery

54The Consolation Bracket: Consumer Reports releases American Top Picks for 2009

For the second straight year, Consumer Reports has seen fit to release a second set of Top Picks comprised solely of American automobiles, and we're betting there will be plenty of discussion regarding the merits of such a distinction from both the pro-import and pro-domestic crowds, just as there was a year ago. We'll leave that up to you in the comments, but please remember to be civil.

55Consumer Reports names Top Picks for 2008

Koreans come on strong, a domestic makes it and Toyota nabs four

97Consumer Reports announces its 10 Top Picks of the year

var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/offbeat_news/Consumer_Reports_announces_its_10_Top_Picks_of_the_year'; Yesterday, Dan Roth and I spent the day at Consumer Reports' Auto Test Center in East Haddam, CT. The occasion was the publication's annual Press Day, during which members of the media are given a tour of their expansive (and very impressive) facilities, demonstrations of some of the tests they perform, and finally, the formal announcement of their annual top 10 car picks.

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