It’s one of the best magazines on the market today and helps you decide on everything from cars to computers. Consumer Reports is that little unassuming publication that shows up once a month and guides us to the best products on the market. All tests are done independently so we get real opinions and not ones that are generated by sponsors.
The April 2010 edition of Consumer Reports is, as far as we’re concerned, the best one of the year as it reviews the Best Cars of 2010. They break down their comparison tests so they are simple and easy to understand. There is no fluff here, just real opinions that facilitate real results. Keep in mind that the past few years have been very volatile for the automobile industry. Chrysler almost closed shop as did GM and Toyota has been dragged through the mud for what seems like forever. Still, that hasn’t stopped Consumers from doing what they do best… testing, testing and more testing.
Now I’m not going to sit here and tell you everything, but I will give you some highlights. For 2010 Honda and Subaru received the highest marks for both reliability as well as being the best all around performers. In at number three is Toyota. We all know about the problems and the recalls Toyota has been subjected to, but we also understand that for the last 50 years they’ve been giving us some of the best cars on the road. Right now it’s damage control for Toyota, but they are currently doing everything possible to repair their now tainted image. Coming in 4th is a company that crept up 5 places last year, Hyundai. I swear everywhere you look these days you see a Hyundai and why not… they’re great cars.
Consumer Reports gives you a full breakdown of how they test. They grade reliability, comfort, fuel economy and performance as well as just about every other item you can imagine. Like I said, the April 2010 edition is out now, so if you are in the market for a new car I would highly suggest grabbing a subscription to get some real information on the newest rides out there.
Source: Consumer Reports