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Consumer Reports Best Cars for 2017

March 2, 2017

The Chevrolet Cruze, Toyota Prius, Subaru Forester, and Toyota Highlander are some of the best cars you can purchase in 2017, according to a new report from Consumer Reports.

Consumers Reports' 2017 Top Picks spotlights the vehicles they feel are the strongest when it comes to reliability, safety and road testing. Chevrolet and Toyota had the strongest showing with two winners each -- Below is the full list of top picks.

And if you're thinking of adding any of these highly-recommended vehicles to your garage, don't forget to use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise for the best deals in your local area.

CategoryWinnerPrice as Tested
Compact Car Chevrolet Cruze $23,145
Compact Hybrid Toyota Prius $27,323
Sports Car Mazda MX-5 Miata $29,905
Midsize Sedan Kia Optima $25,860
Large Sedan Chevrolet Impala $39,110
Small SUV Subaru Forester $27,145
Midsized SUV Toyota Highlander $41,169
Luxury SUV Audi Q7 $68,695
Compact Pickup Honda Ridgeline $36,480

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, Edmunds, 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

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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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