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2012 Annual Auto Issue

Issue highlights

Who makes the best cars?

Subaru replaces Honda at the top, Chrysler and GM improve.

Smarter, safer cars

Vehicle to vehicle communications systems are the next step in auto safety.

New car preview

Take a first look at the all-new and redesigned vehicles hitting the road in the near future.

Best & worst used cars

See which models are least likely to cause problems, plus the ones to avoid.

Best and worst new cars

Our lists highlight performance in a wide variety of categories.

Car Ratings Research test scores, reliability, safety, fuel economy & more Blobs

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