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Consumer Reports Auto Issue hits the shelves for 2013

From one of the most trusted and independent sources of consumer products reviews comes the annual Consumer Reports Car Issue for 2013 arriving on the shelves now with the April edition.  This edition of the popular magazine features their "Best & Worst", and "Top Picks", which singles out the most impressive all around vehicles for each category from tests of hundreds of vehicles.

To be a top pick vehicles have to rank near the top in the road test, reliability, and safety criteria and the issue contains full reviews for each vehicle complete with the overall test score, detailed pricing, overall fuel economy, predicted reliability rating, and more. To see all of the reviews and full details for each pick head over to ConsumerReports.org and subscribe.

Consumer Reports Magazine Cars for 2013

Top 10 picks for 2013.  Two cars were chosen for the sports car category this year and no pickups because Consumer Reports hasn't reviewed Chrysler and GM's revamped lineups in time for the issue.

Midsized Sedan

  • Honda Accord

Sports Cars

  • Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ

Budget Car

  • Hyundai Elantra

Green Car

  • Toyota Prius

Compact Car

  • Subaru Impreza

Luxury Car

  • Audi A6

Small SUV

  • Honda CR-V

MIdsized SUV

  • Toyota Highlander

Sports Sedan

  • BMW 328i


  • Honda Odyssey

With the extensive testing and criteria Consumer Reports sets for these selections you can't go wrong with any one of them.