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Best Cars Made in the USA
March 7, 2013For many folks in the US, it's important to support American brands. Consumer Report's annual list of the best cars made in the United States gives consumers a way to see the best vehicles made here at home.
The 2013 American Top Picks features mainly cars from Chevrolet and Ford, with top-scorers including the Chevrolet Sonic LT sedan for budget cars, Ford C-Max hybrid for green car, and Chevrolet Corvette Z06 for sports car.
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|Category||Meets All Criteria||Top-Scoring|
|Budget car||Chevrolet Sonic LT sedan||Chevrolet Sonic LT sedan|
|Compact car||Chevrolet Cruze Eco||Ford Focus SFE|
|Midsized sedan||None||Ford Fusion Hybrid|
|Green car||Chevrolet Volt||Ford C-Max hybrid|
|Small SUV||None||Ford Escape Titanium|
|Midsized SUV||Chevrolet Traverse||Chevrolet Traverse|
|Sports sedan||Cadillac CTS||Cadillac CTS|
|Luxury car||Chrysler 300||Chrysler 300|
|Sports car||Ford Mustang V6||Chevrolet Corvette Z06|
|Minivan||None||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan|
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