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Consumer Reports Top Autos for 2017

2017 Toyota Yaris iA - Consumer Reports Top Subcompact2017 Toyota Yaris iA - Consumer Reports Top Subcompact

Reliable, safe, and satisfying – that’s what it takes to be chosen as one of Consumer Reports’ top picks for any given year. The autos need to have performed well in both track tests and extensive owner surveys. They are ranked based on scores from the road test, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety.

Here are the top picks for each category:

Subcompact Car – Toyota Yaris iA The Yaris iA sedan stands out in the subcompact class thanks to well-tuned steering and solid handling for a fun-to-drive entry-level auto that offers plenty of safety features and a full featured infotainment system.

Compact Car – Chevrolet Cruze – With 47 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg overall the Cruze is roomy enough to compete with many midsized cars and has loads of available features. Redesigned for 2016, the Cruze now comes standard with a sweet of parental parameters (Teen Driver Mode).

Sports Car – Mazda MX-5 Miata – With a manual transmission, great steering responsiveness, and lively handling, the Miata is still one of the most fun cars for the money. Its light weight makes the most of the four-cylinder engine and 34 mpg overall is impressive as well.

Midsize Sedan – Kia Optima – The Optima overtakes the Accord and Camry for the top spot in midsize sedans this year.  This is due to the stylish exterior and roomy, well-appointed interior, and steady ride quality.

Midsize SUV – Toyota Highlander – For 2017 Toyota added 25 horsepower to the Highlander’s V6. Three row seating, generous cargo space, and good fuel economy make this a great choice for families but what really sets it apart are high marks for long-term reliability.

For the rest of the top 10 autos check out the full article on ConsumerReports.com. To find the best deals on these or any other vehicles let AutoBuying101.com help you compare dealer quotes, search local inventories, and even get auto insurance.