Top Rated Vehicles of the Year 2009: Consumer Report

One can get a clear view about the cars using the researches and reviews done by different organizations. Some of the different researches, which are popular and are useful for the consumers are Edmunds.com, Consumer Reports and Harris Interactive.

Let us see the top consumer choices for the years between 2000 to 2009.

  • Small Cars: Some of the good choices among small cars are Honda Civic, Toyota Echo, Volkswagen Rabbit, Scion xB, Mazda3, Subaru Impreza( non turbo), Mazda Proteg. Among all these, the top one is the Honda Civic with various features like reliable, economical, fun to drive.
  • Family cars: When coming to the family cars, the top choice is the Honda Accord. It offers reliable service and is enjoyable while driving. Apart from the above top choice, the other top choices which are considered as the good ones are Toyota Prius, Ford Fusion(FWD), Mercury Milan(FWD), Mazda 6(4-cyl).
  • Upscale cars: The top most and the reliable choice is the Lexus ES. The other feature like more fuel efficient is offered in 2004. Apart from the above, even escape is also added. The other good choices are Lincoln MKZ, Zephyr(FWD), Acura TSX, Acura TL, Lexus IS, Infiniti I30, I35, Infiniti G, Hyundai Azera, Volvo S60(FWD).
  • Luxury cars: The most reliable, enjoyable luxurious car which is top rated is Infiniti M35. For the more luxurious and less sporty one, the choice is Lexus LS. The other choices are Lexus LS, Lexus GS(RWD), Acura RL, Mercedes-Benz E-Class(V6, RWD).
  • Sporty and Sports cars: The most affordable and fun to drive car is Mazda MX-5 Miata and the other good choices which are preferred are Honda S2000, Lexus SC, Toyota Camry Solara, Acura RSX, Toyota Celica, BMW Z3, Z4(’00-06), Nissan 350Z, Ford Mustang(V6), Porsche 911.
  • Small SUVs: Honda CR-V is the best choice among the family of small SuVs because of the features like smooth, spirited four-cylinder engine with fuel economy. The other best choice vehicles are Acura RDX, Hyundai Tucson, Mitsubishi Outlander, Kia Sportage(’05-09), Ford Escape Hybrid, Mercury Mariner Hybrid, Subaru Forester.
  • Midsized And Large Suvs: Honda Pilot is the best SUV with features like refined, fuel efficient. The other good choices of the consumers are Toyota 4runner, Toyota Highlander, Lexus RX, Toyota Land Cruiser, Acura MDX, Infiniti FX35, Infiniti QX4, Hyundai Santa Fe(V6), Lexus GX(except ’08-09), Subaru Tribeca.
  • Minivans: Among minivans, the best choice of the consumers is Honda Odyssey and the other good choice is Toyota Sienna.
  • Pickup Trucks: The best choice is the Honda Ridgeline. The other best choices are Toyota TacomaV6(’05-09), Subaru Baja.

Thus, according to consumer reports these vehicles are considered best choices.

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