Best Cars of 2023
The car market is a veritable buffet of different makes, models, price points, and body styles. Whether you’re looking for the perfect road-trip machine, a daily driver with practicality, or something that can slam 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, there’s likely a good option out there. But how do you sift through all the options to find the best car for you? That’s where Consumer Reports comes in. Every year the publication assembles a list of its 10 Best Cars, based on road testing, safety features, owner surveys, and more. In order to rank on the list, a vehicle must earn high marks in each category and have a competitive price. Here are some of the standouts from this year’s list:
Best luxury car: Mercedes-Benz S-Class
If you want a car that feels like royalty but can handle anything you throw at it, look no further than the S-Class. With its comfortable cabin and tech-packed interior, this is a true flagship sedan that doesn’t break the bank.
Best family car: Honda Accord
There’s a reason the Accord is the king of family sedans. It’s comfortable, quiet, and refined to the nth degree while delivering excellent fuel economy. Plus, it has a new look for 2023 that looks as fresh as it drives.
Best performance car: Toyota Supra
It’s no surprise the Supra made our 10Best list for 2023, as it is a blast to drive. Its track-ready handling, eager engine, and smart packaging give it a leg up over all other sports cars. Plus, the option to get a manual transmission takes the engagement between driver and car to a whole new level.
Best SUV: GMC Yukon
It seems strange to call an SUV a “best car,” but the fact is that there’s just not a lot else on the market that can match the combination of utility and capability provided by the GMC Yukon. It’s a three-row beast that can do just about any adventure you throw its way, while still being able to provide an upscale feel and a comfortable ride.
Best electric car: Kia EV6
Unlike other crossover EVs, the EV6’s design doesn’t compromise on either comfort or style. It has a solid feel that even luxury brands would be proud of, and its impressive acceleration and handling make it a fun-to-drive package.
The EV6 also has a long range, a roomy interior with ample seating, and all the safety and tech features you could want.
Best compact car: Ford Focus
There’s no denying that the compact car class has become more crowded than ever, but the Ford Focus stands head and shoulders above most of its competition. Its smooth, quiet, and powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine is a joy to drive, and it gets great gas mileage. Plus, it has a sleek exterior and an impressively spacious trunk for its size.