The 10 best cars of 2019
- Consumer Reports released its annual Top Picks list on Thursday.
- Ten cars all from different segments of the market were selected based on its performance in road testing, predicted reliability, safety, and owner satisfaction.
- Toyota led the way with four cars on the list while Subaru followed with two entries.
- Ford, Hyundai, Audi, and BMW are all represented on the list.
On Thursday, Consumer Reports released its latest of the top cars on sale in the US for 2019. The non-profit consumer publication select 10 vehicles for of 2019 Top Picks, all representing different segments of the auto market.
In order to become a Consumer Reports Top Pick, a vehicle must prove to be outstanding all-around performers - living up to the publication's stringent road testing regime, exhibit stellar predicted reliability, safety, and consumer satisfaction.
The publication's road test regime features a series of tests to evaluate braking, handling, comfort, convenience, safety, and fuel economy over roughly 6,000 miles of driving on vehicles purchased anonymously from dealerships.
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Safety took top priority this year. In fact, only cars that come standard with automatic emergency braking were considered for the publication's top honors.
"Safety should always be standard, not a luxury reserved only for those who can afford it," Marta Tellado, president and CEO of Consumer Reports, said in a statement. "Automatic emergency braking has proven to reduce crashes and save lives. We believe it should be standard in all new cars, just as backup cameras are today."
Toyota led the way with four cars on the list while Subaru followed with two winners. Audi, BMW, Ford, and Hyundai all had models that made the Consumer Reports Top Picks list for 2019.
The 10 vehicles featured on the latest list range in price from just under $18,000 to over $68,000.
Here's a closer look at the 2019 Consumer Reports Top Picks in alphabetical order.
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