Consumer Reports Names 10 Best Vehicles

If you're looking for a sweet new ride, the nonprofit picks the best sedan, SUV, pickup, and more
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2021 11:12 AM CST
Looking for a Sweet New Ride? Here Are the Best Cars
A 2020 Lexus RX 350. Consumer Reports ranks the model as the best midsized SUV.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Not that anyone's leaving the house too much these days, but those who like to cruise around town or even take the occasional road trip may be interested in Consumer Reports' ranking of the best cars for 2021. The nonprofit consumer advocacy group put more than 250 models through dozens of tests to see how they fared in terms of comfort, safety, and fuel economy. In general terms, it looks like you can't go wrong with Toyota. Here are the winners in 10 key categories, as well as their price ranges:

  • Small car: Toyota Corolla (under $25,000)
  • Subcompact SUV: Mazda CX-30 (under $25,000)
  • Hybrid: Toyota Prius ($25,000-$35,000)
  • Midsized Sedan: Toyota Camry ($25,000-$35,000)
  • Small SUV: Subaru Forester ($25,000-$35,000)
  • SUV/Wagon: Subaru Outback ($35,000-$45,000)
  • Midsized 3-Row SUV: Kia Telluride ($35,000-$45,000)
  • Compact Pickup Truck: Honda Ridgeline ($35,000-$45,000)
  • Midsized SUV: Lexus RX ($45,000-$55,000)
  • Electric Car: Tesla Model 3 ($45,000-$55,000)
Read more about each of the winners here. (These are the best and worst states to drive in.)

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