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Consumer Reports Top 2012 Picks (American and Overall)

Natalie Josef
July 3, 2012

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!

Natalie Josef

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Natalie Josef is an automotive expert at RepairPal, the leading online source of auto repair resources and estimates. With many ASE Master certified mechanics on staff who have decades of experience, RepairPal knows all the fine points of car repair.

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By , October 18, 2014
2012 Ford Fusion should be at the bottom of the list. I will never buy a Ford vehicle again. Fusion is still under warranty with 3,000 miles to go. Carfax shows 18 reports for vin number belonging to my 2012 Ford Fusion. 6 reports are oil n filter change and 2 reports are PA emission and inspection.