The best vehicles of 2017 means it should be the one that performs very well, excels at the crash tests with respect to safety, and earns owner satisfaction and acts reliably. This is anticipated as per the consumer reports at top vehicle brands on roads.
Among the vehicles in the top spots were the Toyota models and the Chevrolet. The vehicles that have qualified for the ranking of 2017 at the consumer 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 roads this year in 2017. Though, Tesla was ranked as the U.S. based brand, 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 surveys. However, safety is a factor. Here the vehicles doing poorly 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 operate or 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 offers in the front seat more space, but may be dangerous.
From all performance crossovers expected soon such as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio to the Volkswagen Atlas that is a family SUV with seven-seat, it also includes a few off-road trucks and sports cars in between, thereby making a robust market of all the new cars heading in lots this year to dealer. For the new concept vehicles, the 2017 Ford Fusion is found to meet the required standards. However, several other top vehicle brands found on the roads include the Chrysler 300, Lexus CT 200h and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but because of the shifters, they are not much recommended.
Consumer Reports’ rankings are now on close vigilance as buyers are making decisions depending on its picks. The consumer reports now recommended 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.
Consumer Reports recommends vehicle individual models by category. 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 vehicle luxury SUV, while the Honda Ridgeline was the best small pickup performing vehicle.