The best vehicles of 2017 means it should be the one which performs very well, excels at the crash tests concerning safety, and earns owner satisfaction and acts reliably. This is anticipated as per the consumer reports at top car brands on streets.
One of the vehicles at the top places were the Toyota models and the Chevrolet. The vehicles that have qualified for the standing of 2017 in the customer reports test facility include Audi, Porsche, Subaru, Lexus and BMW.
Audi, Porsche, Lexus and BMW are the top performing brands in the annual rankings of Consumer Reports’, but even the lower-priced options are not lagging much behind.
Honda, Mazda, Subaru, Buick and Kia also have made to the top vehicle brands in the streets this year in 2017. Though, Tesla was rated as the U.S. based manufacturer, it held the number eight position.
The brand rankings present a combination scores from Consumer Reports’ road tests, reliability and satisfaction ratings based on owner polls. However, safety is a factor. Here the vehicles doing badly in the crash tests of the government lose points, while are awarded points in extras on having forward collision warning or automatic emergency braking as their standard equipment.
This year, automakers have lost points if their automatic transmission shifter was hard to function when the engine is shut, it fails to return to park. The shifter designs are unusual, including the rotary buttons and knobs that are gaining more popularity as it provides in the front seat more space, but might be dangerous.
From all performance crossovers expected soon like the Alfa Romeo Stelvio to the Volkswagen Atlas that is a family SUV with seven-seat, it also includes a couple of off-road trucks and sports cars in between, thereby making a robust market of all the new cars heading in a lot this year to trader. However, several other top vehicle brands located on the streets include the Chrysler 300, Lexus CT 200h and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but because of the shifters, they are not much recommended.
Consumer Reports’ positions are now on close vigilance as buyers are making decisions based on its picks. The consumer reports now recommended that the vehicles that were tested 100 percent and they were BMW, Porsche and Mazda. These vehicles are the few top brands found on the roads.
Among small cars, the Chevrolet Cruze was the top pick, while the Kia Optima belongs to the range of midsize car and on the top large car size was the Chevrolet Impala. The Toyota Prius was a performing hybrid and the Mazda MX-5 was the appropriate sports car.
The Toyota Highlander and Subaru Forester are the top midsize and small SUVs. The Audi Q7 is the top car luxury SUV, while the Honda Ridgeline was the best little pickup performing vehicle.