Consumer Reports recently published its yearly list of the top cars on sale in the US. The respected consumer publication picked ten cars — all representing different sections of the vehicle market — for its Top Picks list.
The segments considered include best compact car, best compact green car, best compact SUV, best luxury compact SUV, best luxury compact car, best minivan, best mid-size car, best large car, best mid-size SUV, and the best full-size pickup truck.
To become a Consumer Reports Top Pick, a car must prove to be an excellent all-around performer — living up to the publication's rigorous road testing regime, exhibit stellar predicted reliability, safety, and consumer satisfaction. Below is a closer look at Consumer Reports' Top Picks for 2018:
1. Compact car: Toyota Corolla
Why it is here: The report stated that this practical, fuel-efficient sedan has all the virtues that small-car shoppers seek, backed by its strong reliability track record. Consumer Reports lauded the Corolla for its spacious interior, secure handling, superior ride, and solid 32 mpg fuel economy.