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Consumer reports -- nearly 300 vehicles to the test.
It's releasing its top picks -- the best all around vehicles that 2013 has to offer we have the story right here.
-- -- -- consumer reports managing editor only got a new title for autos joins me -- report but it's not congratulate -- thank -- ready on time.
And -- at a at a big big promotion though not that only about how you guys go about picking needs and I understand is there an American car on the close my friend.
-- for first first every week legal drug testing group and which cars scored the best out of the testing and we look at reliability.
That allows us recommend are not quite as -- average reliability.
Can't be topic and then also look at crash tests that have been crash tests of how well performed so those -- -- It's okay that -- a lot of sense is there American cars not the sir there's not an American car holy cow I don't know how we do that.
Are right let's talk about your top mid sized sedan went up that's on the court and they redesigned it for this year that's boring I'll tell you it -- Of all it's gone back the old Honda accords where it's a drive train power train company -- they have a great CDT transmission.
They have great engines thirty miles per gallon for the forced -- Continuously variable transmissions gives -- great fuel economy and a truce of I'll tell you why it's.
This is -- -- you get a you don't know it's in the a different automatic -- could not find category top sports cars that the twins the Subaru BRC and the Scion FR.
Made by Toyota's who grew they merged together.
200 horsepower four cylinder.
Excellent we'd balance very nimble -- forty you don't to have 400 horsepower have a lot of fun these -- -- -- Are they look -- often what's your advice for those looking for an affordable budget car as is always an interesting category if you're looking around eighteen to 20000 dollars stopped right at the Hyundai Elantra it's a great little car that a lot of safety features a lot of comfort and convenience features.
-- -- Four miles down on the highway 29 miles per gallon overall counts it's certainly doesn't four dollars a gallon certainly counts.
And it's been reliable it's been.
Easy -- it's like a toaster turn on the key go a wife and a lot of that I don't -- -- think about it what about the best luxury car well Audi a six in this vehicle.
Supercharged V6 engine 22 miles per gallon overall above average reliability which is great for the Germans.
And it is go super fast -- -- super smooth and comfortable we'll do both us and good day gas mileage to their families looking for though in a new minivan well -- Honda Odyssey is our top minivan and it was off the list the last couple years because reliability -- -- kind of in the tank.
They've come back -- average reliability nineteen miles per gallon overall fuel economy.
Flexible seating for seven or eight and got little quieter -- -- -- he's -- pretty loud this one's -- What happened to the American cars well.
They're just not been here -- they don't to everything.
Perfectly for example the Ford escape.
That's our good top rated smallest UV but we are reliability data on I guess we can't recommend that we're not gonna give the benefit of the doubt because you're crazy Alan -- warranty or actually reports are gonna -- -- you're not gonna mess around with that.
Is there anything close was there any American car that was close.
The other Ford Escape the Ford focuses on the one small car -- was competing with the the Subaru Impreza.
But it's just a couple points below.
Reliability just isn't there.
You know there there there are neck and neck but they're so big that they are spending their money across such a wide range of vehicles.
I wanna come back and I want to test vehicles China.
How can help me any time and sometimes you're you're invited we have the the driver's seat right there we have support says Indiana news -- like a drive who -- Traffic fine thank you so much for coming on appreciate --
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