While Consumer Reports named Subaru as the “best overall automaker” in the magazine’s 2012 Top Picks list, it was Toyota that came out with five of the 10 top picks.
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Toyota products singled out for the honors include the Camry Hybrid, RAV4 small SUV, Highlander SUV, Sienna minivan, and Prius. This marks the first time since 2003 that a single automaker garnered so many top picks.
Family vehicles take center stage in the annual Consumer Reports listing, as the publication’s rankings are studied by millions of consumers looking to buy the best, most reliable and safest vehicle they can.
It also doesn’t hurt automakers to achieve top pick status.
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Here are the 2012 Top Picks by category:
- Family Sedan – Toyota Camry Hybrid
- Affordable Family Sedan – Hyundai Sonata
- Family Hauler – Toyota Sienna V6
- Small SUV – Toyota RAV4
- Family SUV – Toyota Highlander
- Small Car – Subaru Impreza
- Green Car – Toyota Prius
- Sports Sedan – Infiniti G
- Pickup Truck – Chevrolet Avalanche
- Sporty Car – Ford Mustang
2012 Subaru Impreza
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