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Best New Cars Ranked by Consumer Reports

November 7, 2013

Tesla, BWM and Audi have ranked in the top three spots in Consumer Reports' recent ranking of top scoring cars.

The Tesla Model S took the crown with an overall test score of 99 on a 100-point scale - the highest ever achieved by any vehicle. The BWM 135i followed quickly behind in the Number 2 spot with an overall score of 97, while the Audi A7 3.0 TDI scored a 96 for the third spot on the list.

If you're considering one of these top-scoring vehicles, I recommend you use the free CarWoo Deal Finder to get the best deal possible. And be sure to check out TrueCar Pre-Negotiated Prices to compare real prices where you live.

VehiclePrice as TestedOverall Test Score
Tesla Model S (Base, 85 kWh)$89,65099
BMW 135i$37,65097
Audi A7 3.0 TDI$70,89596
Chevrolet Impala 2LTZ$39,11095
Infiniti G37 (sedan)$37,22595
Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE$29,05293
Audi A6 (3.0T)$56,29593
Infiniti M37$53,82593
Lexus LS 460L$79,35492
Hyundai Genesis 3.8 (sedan)$39,85092
Toyota Camry XLE$32,60392
Audi A8 L$91,27591

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan

About: Gregg Fidan


Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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