Best Models of the Year
Six new models made our Top Picks this year: the Chevrolet Silverado and Traverse, Mazda5, Nissan Altima, Subaru Forester and Volkswagen GTI. This marks the first time in six years that two domestic models earned spots or that a European car made the list. Two of last year's picks, the Toyota Highlander and RAV4 SUVs, were passed over this year. At the time of publication, sales of certain versions had been halted. We have suspended our recommendation until a potentially unsafe part that could cause unintended acceleration is fixed. Photo Credit: Subaru.com —Subscribe to ConsumerReports.org or check out Consumer Reports’ Annual Auto Issue.