Consumer Reports list of American Top Picks for domestic cars has been released, and they have not been slacking on bringing you details on some of the most talked about automobiles in the industry.
If you’re unfamiliar with consumer reports, they started out in 1936 as a magazine that published reviews and comparisons on consumer products. Usually they base these reports on results from in-house testing and survey research. Fast forward to 2016, and they’re still around, offering recommendations based on you, the consumer.
The latest list from Consumer Reports for 2016 embodies the American car by covering offerings from three domestic manufacturers: Chrysler, GM and Ford, and suggests a lot for consumers to get excited about.
This subcompact car from Chevy costs around $19,000, which may seem to put a dent in the features, but you’d be dead wrong to discount this little car. It’s very quiet, hails from Ohio, has forward-collision warning and a reasonable price tag.
The C-Max is a compact car from Ford that’s built in Michigan and boasts a 37 mpg on mileage, lots of cargo space, a hybrid engine (18 miles range running on just electric) and the Sync 3 software, which we’ve covered before.
The Ford Fusion is a midsized car built in Mexico and Michigan. It’s capabilities include: 39 mpg, a hybrid motor, available all wheel drive and the MyFord Touch software, which will get replaced with the Sync 3 in 2017.
This impala from Chevrolet is a large sedan built in Canada and Michigan. Not only is it sleek looking, but it carries a nice interior combined with lots of room.
This midsized SUV from Ford is a re-design that is considered vastly superior to the original. Consumer Reports describes it as a “sophisticated car that graduates with honors from finishing school.” It’s also built in Canada and has plenty of interior room.
This offering from Dodge is considered to be Chrysler’s best. On top of high marks in customer satisfaction scores, it fits seven full sized adults using three rows of seats, is very quiet, features the Uconnect infotainment system and can tow a trailer. It’s also manufactured in Michigan.
The F-150 pickup truck was upgraded to an aluminum body last year and is now sitting as the “best-in-class fuel economy among gasoline-powered full-sized trucks. It also earned top results in crash testing, has a good amount of interior room and a number of other features.