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Best American Cars, SUVs, and Trucks from Consumer Reports

Here’s the latest on the highest-scoring models from popular domestic brands according to Consumer Report’s newest ratings analysis.

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“Best American”

In a recent Consumer Reports “Best of…” style ratings report, CR analysts provided a less-seen category of ratings titled “Best American Cars, SUVs, and Trucks.” To be clear, this is not to imply that the vehicles listed are actually entirely “Made in America” but rather, is a focus on TRADITIONAL U.S. brands that includes Ford, GM, Stellantis, and Tesla.

However, this minor detail should not detract car shoppers from Consumer Reports’ rigorous attention to rating vehicles based on road tests, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety.

That said and clarified, in this latest ratings offering, CR analysts have selected what they found to be the best based on their Overall Score rating system to help guide car shoppers toward identifying one make and model from 12 categories that make good consumer sense toward buying a new vehicle.

1. LUXURY COMPACT CAR

2023 Tesla Model 3
Price Range: $43,490 - $53,990
CR MPGE: Overall 130 / City 136 / Hwy 123 mpge
#4 of 16 Luxury compact cars

2. LARGE CAR

2023 Chrysler 300
Price Range: $33,545 - $55,000
CR MPG: Overall 22 / City 14 / Hwy 32 mpg
#2 of 4 Large cars

3. SPORTS CAR

2023 Chevrolet Corvette
Price Range: $64,500 - $126,150
CR MPG: Overall 19 / City 12 / Hwy 29 mpg
#1 of 25 Sports/sporty cars over $40,000

4. SUBCOMPACT SUV

2023 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Price Range: $22,100 - $27,700
CR MPG: Overall 27 / City 19 / Hwy 37 mpg
#6 of 17 Subcompact sport-utility vehicles

5. COMPACT SUV

2023 Ford Escape Hybrid
Price Range: $27,500 - $39,460
CR MPG: Overall 34 / City 30 / Hwy 38 mpg
#12 of 28 Compact sport-utility vehicles

6. MIDSIZED 2-ROW SUV

2023 Ford Edge
Price Range: $37,945 - $46,485
CR MPG: Overall 22 / City 15 / Hwy 31 mpg
#4 of 14 Midsized sport-utility vehicles

7. MIDSIZED 3-ROW SUV

2023 Chevrolet Traverse
Price Range: $34,520 - $54,200
CR MPG: Overall 20 / City 14 / Hwy 28 mpg
#5 of 19 Midsized sport-utility vehicles 3-row

8. LUXURY COMPACT SUV

2023 Lincoln Corsair
Price Range: $38,690 - $53,885
CR MPG: Overall 23 / City 15 / Hwy 33 mpg
#5 of 36 Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles

9. LUXURY MIDSIZED 2-ROW SUV

2023 Lincoln Nautilus
Price Range: $44,825 - $67,245
CR MPG: Overall 18 / City 12 / Hwy 28 mpg
#3 of 32 Luxury midsized sport-utility vehicles

10. LUXURY MIDSIZED 3-ROW SUV

2023 Buick Enclave
Price Range: $44,800 - $59,470
CR MPG: Overall 18 / City 12 / Hwy 26 mpg
#2 of 11 Luxury large sport-utility vehicles

11. SMALL PICKUP

2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid
Price Range: $22,595 - $28,355
CR MPG: Overall 37 / City 33 / Hwy 39 mpg
#1 of 10 Compact pickup trucks

12. FULL-SIZED PICKUP

2023 Ram 1500
Price Range: $37,410 - $84,355
CR MPG: Overall 17 / City 11 / Hwy 24 mpg
#1 of 26 Full-sized pickup trucks

And finally…

For additional articles about recent Consumer Reports recommended vehicles, here are a few for your consideration:

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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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