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After releasing its picks for the Top 10 cars earlier this year, of which only two were from American brands, Consumer Reports released a separate list, made up of the best American cars in each category. The list includes sedans, sports cars, luxury vehicles and SUVs, among other segments.

While these cars all scored well in testing, it's important to note that, within this list, some of the cars aren't recommended for purchase by the publication due to their having poor or unknown long-term reliability.

Read on to see the best American cars.

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Wagon - Ford C-Max Hybrid

Sticker Price: $25,170 - $28,455
Invoice Price: $23,472 - $26,535
Fuel Economy: 45 mpg City, 40 mpg Highway

The C-Max looks to compete with the Toyota Prius -- the king of hybrids here in the U.S. The C-Max has a lot going for it: sportier looks, a more engaging drive and nice interior. In spite of those qualities, it still struggles to keep up with the Prius in sales.

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Midsize Car - Chevrolet Malibu

Sticker Price: $29,950
Invoice Price: $28,303
Fuel Economy: 21 mpg City, 30 mpg Highway

The Chevrolet Malibu in its top-of-the-line trim, LTZ, is the Consumer Reports pick for the best American midsize car, beating out competitors Ford Fusion and Chrysler 200. The Malibu gets a bit pricey at high trims, but comes with lots of comfort and tech features, as well as a more potent engine.

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Luxury Car - Tesla Model S

Sticker Price: $69,900
Invoice Price: NA
Fuel Economy: 94 mpge City, 97 mpge Highway

The Tesla Model S, which is a luxury all-electric vehicle, has been winning award after award. It's easy to see why. This groundbreaking car has a fantastic interior, sleek looks and a super sporty driving demeanor. Plus, there are no emissions. Unfortunately, it's pricey and is not available everywhere yet.

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Muscle Car - Ford Mustang GT

Sticker Price: $35,310 - $40,310
Invoice Price: $32,573 - $37,186
Fuel Economy: 15 mpg City, 26 mpg Highway

With its retro looks and burly 5.0-liter V8 engine, the Ford Mustang GT embodies the golden years of Detroit muscle cars. The interior could use some TLC, but the car is still good enough to beat out its competitors -- the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger -- to take the best muscle car honors.

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Midsize SUV - Jeep Grand Cherokee

Sticker Price: $38,395
Invoice Price: $36,764
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg City, 24 mpg Highway

The Jeep Grand Cherokee's combination of luxurious refinement and off-road prowess makes it a shoo-in for the best midsize SUV pick on the Consumer Reports list. The publication likes the Grand Cherokee in its Limited trim level with the powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine.

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Luxury SUV - Buick Enclave

Sticker Price: $38,890 - $48,465
Invoice Price: $36,946 - $46,042
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg City, 24 mpg Highway

The Buick Enclave is a solid seven- or eight-passenger luxury SUV with a spacious and comfortable interior, as well as a silky smooth ride. Consumer Reports picked it as the top American luxury SUV because of its luxurious driving demeanor and excellent safety features. To be frank, its American competition isn't very good, which helps its rating.

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Minivan - Chrysler Town & Country

Sticker Price: $30,765 - $41,995
Invoice Price: $29,534 - $39,865
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg City, 25 mpg Highway

Considering the other American automakers don't offer a minivan, the Chrysler Town & Country/Dodge Grand Caravan basically get this pick by default. All in all, though, they are great family vehicles, with comfy interiors and super high levels of versatility.

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