Consumer Reports: 10 ‘top picks’ cars, trucks, SUVs

Toyota has strong showing

SAN ANTONIO – If you have the new car itch, Consumer Reports just-released a list of its “top picks” that can help steer your search.

In deciding their influential list, Consumer Reports factored in road tests, expected reliability, owner satisfaction and safety. And, this year they were sticklers for new safety features.

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“To be a Consumer Reports top pick, each car is required to have forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection as standard equipment,” said Emily Thomas, of Consumer Reports.

Following is the “Top Picks” List:

  • Toyota Corolla - Small car for less than $25,000
  • Subaru Forester- Small SUV ($25,000-$35,000)
  • Kia Telluride - Mid-sized SUV (with third row) ($35,000-$45,000)
  • Lexus RX -Mid-sized SUV ($45,000-$55,000)
  • Toyota Prius - Hybrid
  • Subaru Legacy - Mid-sized sedan
  • Toyota Avalon - Large sedan
  • Honda Ridgeline - Compact Pickup
  • Toyota Supra - Sportscar
  • Tesla Model 3 - Electric

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