CheatSheet on Consumer Reports best cars list:
They buy all their test vehicles, and they don’t accept anything from automakers — not even advertising in their magazine. They judge cars based on a strict rubric, and report accordingly. No error is overlooked, and there aren’t any bonus points awarded for things like design flourishes or engine notes. If you looked up “unvarnished” in the dictionary, there might be a photo of a CR issue next to it.
Uh, probably not said Apple’s MacBook Pro engineers.
- Toyota iA (or Mazda or Scion; leftover parts)
- Chevrolet Cruze (front door too small)
- Toyota Prius (the hybrid that makes money)
- Mazda MX-5 Mita (what happened to MX-4?)
- Kia Optima (if Camry and Accord married)
- Chevrolet Impala (great ride, tight inside)
- Subaru Forester (unchanged since 1997)
- Toyota Highlander (unsexy brawn)
- Audi Q7 (almost as good as Tesla Model S)
- Honda Ridgeline (the non-truck truck)