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Top 10 Best Cars of 2016 according to Consumer Reports

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Which company makes the best cars? That’s a great question. Once again, Consumer Reports is there to help buyers with their rankings of the best vehicle makes and best models in each category. 

The reputable magazine considered such factors as reliability, safety, performance, and owner satisfaction.

Leading all makes are Audi and Subaru with a score of 80 and 78, respectively, out of a possible 100 points. In terms of reliability, only Lexus (3rd overall) and Toyota (8th) earn the highest possible rating. Buick (7th) is the top American make, well ahead of Ford (16th). 

Top 10 best vehicle makes of 2016 according to Consumer Reports: 

  1. Audi (80)
  2. Subaru (78)
  3. Lexus (76)
  4. Porsche (76)
  5. BMW (76)
  6. Mazda (74)
  7. Buick (74)
  8. Toyota (72)
  9. Kia (72)
  10. Honda (71)

Top 10 best cars of 2016 per category:

  • Subcompact car: Honda Fit
  • Compact car: Subaru Impreza
  • Midsize car: Toyota Camry
  • Small SUV: Subaru Forester
  • Midsize SUV: Kia Sorento
  • Luxury SUV: Lexus RX
  • Sports car under $40K: Mazda MX-5
  • Large car: Chevrolet Impala
  • Pickup truck: Ford F-150
  • Minivan: Toyota Sienna

See the full, detailed rankings by visiting the Consumer Reports website.