Each year, Consumer Reports publishes its Top Picks of cars. To qualify, a car must be assessed as follows. First, it must rank at or near the top of its category in its overall test scores. Also, according to the latest Annual Auto Survey given to Consumer Reports subscribers, the car must be average or better when it comes to reliability. Finally, if tested, all top picks must perform well in government or industry crash and rollover tests.
Below are the results for the 2012 Top Picks, which highlight the top-scoring domestic cars and Consumer Reports’ overall Top Picks. And the news isn’t that bad for American versions, which match the overall pick in two categories. Go USA!