The Car Geek: Announcing Consumer Reports’ Top 10 Picks of the Year

The Car Geek

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Announcing Consumer Reports’ Top 10 Picks of the Year

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Consumer Reports' Auto Test Center in East Haddam was held at the CT this week and we were blessed to be a part of the publication’s Press Day. Me and my mates were so impressed with the facilities that they had as well as the demonstration that they showed us. The highlight of the show was the formal announcement of their top ten vehicle picks for the year 2007.

It was more fun and informative rather than amusing. We went out of the show having with us a real appreciation of Consumer Reports’ testing methodology which was really remarkable. And for those still doubt the CR’s ratings, I can attest that the men and women behind all the efforts are very serious car enthusiasts themselves. They are testing the cars in real time. The people behind the tests are real people and real consumers.

Curious about which cars belongs to the top ten list? Here, check this out.

Consumer Reports Top Picks for 2007
Fun To Drive: Mazda MX-5 Miata
Small SUV: Toyota RAV4
Small Sedan: Honda Civic
Family Sedan: Honda Accord
Minivan: Toyota Sienna
Luxury Sedan: Infiniti M45
Midsized SUV: Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Green Car: Toyota Prius
Upscale sedan: Infiniti G35
Budget Car: Honda Fit

The Toyota Pruis remains to be the best green car according to Consumer Reports. Almost all notches are filled with Japanese auto brands. Hmmm… what is happening to the US car brands and their products? It looks like Asian car brands are moving far ahead of them, aren’t they?

Meanwhile check out some car parts stores online to look for Toyota parts for your car.