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Consumer Reports Top Picks for 2015

2015 Tesla Model S: Consumer Reports Best Overall2015 Tesla Model S: Consumer Reports Best Overall

If you are shopping for a new car this month you should check out the latest rankings from Consumer Reports. Every year the magazine’s editors sort through hundreds of vehicle tests to bring you the top vehicles in ten categories and an overall winner. To be selected the vehicles must have ranked near the top of their class in overall road tests, have top safety ratings in crash tests, and have average or better predicted reliability ratings as reported by an annual subscriber auto survey.  For 2015 no truck was selected as a top pick because the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Colorado are too new to have testing and reliability data and the Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado aren’t considered reliable enough to make the list.

Here are the vehicles that did make the top 10 picks for 2015:

Best Overall – Tesla Model S – Anyone who reads Consumer Reports knows they have been head over heels for the Model S ever since it was launched and it was selected best overall for the second year in a row despite having average reliability.  The performance and luxury of the Model S combined with its impressive range of 265 miles and host of technology features never fail to impress the CR editors.

Compact Car – Subaru Impreza – All-wheel-drive, a very good reliability rating, and outstanding interior package pushed the Impreza to the top of the compact car list as a strong value and “great starter car”.

Midsized Sedan – Subaru Legacy – The Subaru love continues with the Legacy, chosen for having the best ride in its class thanks to all-wheel-drive and a roomy, quiet interior along with very good reliability.

Large Car – Chevrolet Impala – The Impala’s comfortable seats, responsive suspension, intuitive controls, and luxury ride helped the 2015 model surpass rivals like the Toyota Avalon and Lexus ES350.

Luxury Car – Audi A6 – Crisp handling combined with functional elegance in a refined, comfortable and quiet interior make for a true luxury car at the top of its class.

For the rest of the list including top Green Car, Sports Sedan, Minivan, Small SUV, and Midsized SUV along with more detailed reviews of each car check out the full article on Consumer Reports web site here.  And if any of these vehicles match your needs or if you are shopping for another auto let AutoBuying101.com help you find the best deals, compare dealer quotes, and save money on your next auto.