Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Consumer Reports Top Brands And Top Picks in April Issue

All Lexus' models are Recommended by Consumer Reports putting Lexus atop the Car Brand Report Cards for 2013 published in the April issue and available online at ConsumerReports.org. Lexus overall score was 79 followed by Subaru and Mazda tied at 76 with Toyota and Acura next with a score of 74. Overall, eight of the top 10 scores were earned by Japanese brands. Audi was ranked 8th and Mercedes-Benz 10th.

Individual vehicle category picks in Consumer Reports:

Midsized sedan: Honda Accord
Sports cars: Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ
Budget car: Hyundai Elantra
Green car: Toyota Prius
Compact car: Subaru Impreza
Luxury car: Audi A6
Small SUV: Honda CR-V
Midsized SUV: Toyota Highlander
Sports sedan: BMW 328i
Minivan: Honda Odyssey

Consumer Reports is the world's largest independent product-testing organization. Using its more than 50 labs, auto test center, and survey research center, the nonprofit rates thousands of products and services annually.

Check out Consumer Reports' April issue and online at ConsumerReports.org