There is a great deal of controversy regarding Consumer Reports these days, given the recent erroneous test results of children's car seats (CR will redo their tests under the correct conditions), however, many still rely on the magazine for help in choosing their next vehicle. The full list is below, but a few choices caught my eye. The Honda Fit won the "Best Budget Car" category, the Toyota Prius the "Best Green Car" category and the "Best Midsize SUV" award going to the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. The Honda Fit was chosen by the editors of Motor Week as the Best of the Year as well.
According to our very own Dan Roth and Alex Nunez, the testing facilities and personnel at the Consumer Reports facility are first-rate.
Consumer Reports Top Picks for 2007
- Fun To Drive: Mazda MX-5 Miata
- Small SUV: Toyota RAV4
- Small Sedan: Honda Civic
- Family Sedan: Honda Accord
- Minivan: Toyota Sienna
- Luxury Sedan: Infiniti M45
- Midsized SUV: Toyota Highlander Hybrid
- Green Car: Toyota Prius
- Upscale sedan: Infiniti G35
- Budget Car: Honda Fit
[Source: Consumer Reports via Autoblog]