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Consumer Reports Best Cars for 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 RydeShopper 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





3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum Money

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Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
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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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