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The Best Cars in America

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The best cars are those that are able to deliver everything that the average driver wants: fuel efficiency, comfort, reliability and safety. They also offer a high level of driving enjoyment, and often cost less than other similarly-sized vehicles.

These cars are the ones that Consumer Reports, car dealers and owners alike think deserve to be in everyone’s garages. They score well in our tests, come standard with important safety features and have a high satisfaction rating from their owners.

1. The Honda Civic

A compact sedan and hatchback that delivers all the fun of a hot hatch but without the price tag.

Despite the growing competition from other small cars, the Civic has continued to be one of the most popular in America. Its low-cost transportation, efficient powertrain, and fun driving personality have made it a household name among drivers of all stripes.

2. The Volkswagen Golf GTI

A fun-loving, sporty and surprisingly practical hatchback that’s been around since the mid-’90s, the Golf GTI is still one of the most popular and affordable hot hatches in America.

3. The Mazda CX-9

A three-row family hauler that combines athleticism with the practicality of an SUV, the CX-9 is one of the most compelling and versatile entries in the segment.

4. The Audi S3

A refined and more upscale take on the A3, the S3 has an eager chassis, a turbo four that makes plenty of power, a goofy shift toggle switch that takes getting used to, and handsome styling.

5. The Hyundai Sonata

A sedan that offers all the best attributes of a mid-range luxury model, the Sonata is a popular choice with drivers of all ages, and it offers many of the features most people want in their sedans at this price point.

6. The Mercedes EQS

While it doesn’t offer the sportiness of a Jaguar or Rolls-Royce, this EQS is a comfortable and well-appointed sedan with plenty of heft to help its passengers feel at home.

7. The Kia EV6

The EV6 isn’t the first electric vehicle to try to mix a sporty look with an agile, capable performance package, but it’s the most successful. The EV6’s impressive handling, great driving dynamics, and excellent battery range make it an appealing choice for a sporty-looking SUV that can also be a family-friendly commuter.

8. The Jeep Wrangler

While the Jeep Wrangler hasn’t received a refresh in some time, it still remains a formidable off-roader.

9. The Toyota Corolla Hybrid

For those who prefer to drive a hybrid, the Toyota Corolla Hybrid is a great option that offers the fuel economy of a small car at a fraction of the price. The Corolla Hybrid also comes with an extensive suite of standard safety features and an improved all-wheel-drive system that delivers the best fuel economy in its class.

10. The Chevy Corvette

No matter how you slice it, the Corvette is an automotive icon that captivates people everywhere. The current generation is a major improvement over the last, and it’s arguably the most powerful, fastest, most advanced, most reliable and most enjoyable sports car ever built.

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