Consumer Reports Names Best Vehicles

Tesla Model S takes top honors, with Chrysler's Ram 1500 best pickup

By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 25, 2014 6:41 PM CST

(Newser) Consumer Reports is out with its top picks for 2014 vehicles, with Tesla's Model S taking top honors as "best overall." The pricey Tesla is among four new winners this year, with the others in the categories of midsize SUVs, small SUVs, and pickups, notes USA Today. Here are the 10 top winners:

  • Best overall: Tesla Model S ($89,650)
  • Midsize sedan: Honda Accord ($23,270)
  • Compact car: Subaru Impreza ($21,345)
  • Green car: Toyota Prius ($26,750)
  • Luxury car: Audi A6 ($56,295)
  • Sports sedan: BMW 328i ($43,195)
  • Small SUV: Subaru Forester ($26,814)
  • Midsize SUV: Hyundai Santa Fe ($36,290)
  • Minivan: Honda Odyssey ($36,830)
  • Pickup truck: Ram 1500 ($42,810)
Click for more details on why the vehicles got selected.

Best overall: Tesla Model S electric sedan
Best overall: Tesla Model S electric sedan   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Best small SUV: Subaru Forester
Best small SUV: Subaru Forester   (AP Photo/Subaru, File)
Best midsized sedan: Honda Accord
Best midsized sedan: Honda Accord   (PRNewsFoto/American Honda Motor Co., Inc.)
Best compact car: Subaru Impreza
Best compact car: Subaru Impreza   (AP Photo/Subaru)
Best midsized SUV: Hyundai Santa Fe
Best midsized SUV: Hyundai Santa Fe   (PRNewsFoto/Hyundai Motor America)
Best green car: Toyota Prius
Best green car: Toyota Prius   (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
Best pickup: The Chrysler-built Ram 1500
Best pickup: The Chrysler-built Ram 1500   (PRNewsFoto/Chrysler Group LLC)
Best luxury car: Audi A6
Best luxury car: Audi A6   (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
Best sports sedan: BMW 328i
Best sports sedan: BMW 328i   (AP Photo/ Vincent Thian)
Best minivan: Honda Odyssey
Best minivan: Honda Odyssey   (AP Photo/American Honda Motor Co., Inc.)
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