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2010 Consumer Reports Top Pick Cars - Click above for high-res image gallery

Each year, the automotive editors of Consumer Reports select their Top Pick Cars, representing vehicles that are the best in their individual segments. These cars are deemed to have "average or better" predicted reliability and have scored high marks in government safety testing. In past years, automakers like Honda (http://www.autoblog.com/make/honda/) and Toyota (http://www.autoblog.com/make/toyota/) have dominated this list, but since more and more manufacturers are ramping up their quality within each competitive segment, the 2010 list proves to be the most diverse CR Top Picks group in over a decade.

So, which cars garner the most praise from CR? The Nissan Altima (http://www.autoblog.com/model/altima) has officially dethroned the Honda Accord (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/accord) from the top family sedan spot, the Volkswagen GTI (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/gti) takes honors as the best sporty car, the trusty Subaru Forester (http://www.autoblog.com/model/forester) takes the cake in the small SUV category, the quirky Mazda5 (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/mazda5) wins for best family hauler, and both the Chevrolet Traverse (http://www.autoblog.com/model/traverse) and Silverado (http://www.autoblog.com/model/silverado) stand tall as the best family SUV and pickup truck. These six newcomers join the Hyundai Elantra SE (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/elantra), Infiniti G37 (http://www.autoblog.com/model/g37), Toyota Prius (http://www.autoblog.com/model/prius) and Lexus LS460L (http://www.autoblog.com/model/ls) to round out the entire list of Top Pick Cars.

Unlike most automotive media outlets (Autoblog included), Consumer Reports actually buys its own test cars before putting them through rigirous evaluations of handling, braking, comfort, safety and more, and each test car is roughly 6,000 miles older by the time all of the tests have been completed. Follow the jump (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/02/23/consumer-reports-adds-six-cars-to-top-picks-list-touts/#continued) to read the official press release from CR, and scroll through our attached gallery (http://www.autoblog.com/gallery/consumer-reports-new-2010-top-pick-cars/) to see high-res shots of all the 2010 Top Pick Cars.


Gallery: 2010 Consumer Reports Top Picks (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/consumer-reports-new-2010-top-pick-cars/low/)

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brandonmillsap
11-16-2011, 07:21 PM
Apart from being biased, the Nissan Altima is a far better car than the Honda Accord in terms of performance and style. You can also easily find parts for nissan altima (http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/models/nissan~altima~makemodel.html) without spending much.