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CR's Recommended models are noted with a check. To earn our recommendation, vehicles must have performed well in CR's tests, have average or better reliability, and, if crash-tested, provide good overall crash protection based on our composite of insurance-industry and government crash tests. Vehicles also must not have tipped up in the government rollover test or, if not tested, must have available electronic stability control.

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Acura
Acura ILX Luxury compact cars
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CR Recommended Acura MDX Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Acura RDX Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles
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Acura RLX (V6) Luxury midsized cars
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Acura TLX (4-cyl.) Luxury compact cars
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Acura TLX (V6) Luxury compact cars
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Audi
CR Recommended Audi A3 Premium (1.8T) Luxury compact cars
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CR Recommended Audi A5 Convertibles
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CR Recommended Audi A6 (V6) Luxury midsized cars
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CR Recommended Audi A8 Luxury large cars
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CR Recommended Audi Allroad Wagons
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CR Recommended Audi Q3 Luxury entry-level sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Audi Q5 2.0T Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Audi Q7 Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Audi TT Sporty cars
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BMW
CR Recommended BMW 328d xDrive Luxury compact cars
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CR Recommended BMW 328i Luxury compact cars
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BMW 535i Luxury midsized cars
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CR Recommended BMW 750i xDrive Luxury large cars
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CR Recommended BMW M235i Sporty cars
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BMW X1 xDrive28i Luxury entry-level sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended BMW X3 xDrive28i (2.0T) Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles
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BMW X5 xDrive35i Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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BMW Z4 sDrive28i Roadsters
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BMW i3 Fuel efficient hatchbacks
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Buick
CR Recommended Buick Enclave Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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Buick Encore Luxury entry-level sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Buick LaCrosse (4-cyl., eAssist) Luxury midsized cars
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CR Recommended Buick LaCrosse (V6) Luxury midsized cars
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CR Recommended Buick Regal (turbo) Luxury compact cars
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CR Recommended Buick Verano Luxury compact cars
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Cadillac
Cadillac ATS (turbo) Luxury compact cars
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CR Recommended Cadillac CTS Luxury midsized cars
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Cadillac Escalade Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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Cadillac SRX Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles
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Cadillac XTS Luxury midsized cars
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Chevrolet
Chevrolet Colorado (V6) Compact pickup trucks
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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 3LT Sporty cars
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Chevrolet Cruze Limited (1.4T) Compact cars
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Chevrolet Cruze Limited (1.8L) Compact cars
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Chevrolet Cruze Limited Eco Compact cars
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Chevrolet Equinox (4-cyl.) Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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Chevrolet Equinox (V6) Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Chevrolet Impala 2LTZ (3.6) Large cars
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CR Recommended Chevrolet Malibu Limited Midsized cars
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Chevrolet SS Large cars
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT (5.3 V8) Full-sized pickup trucks
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CR Recommended Chevrolet Sonic LT (1.8) Subcompact cars
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Chevrolet Sonic LTZ (1.4T) Subcompact cars
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Chevrolet Suburban LTZ Large sport-utility vehicles
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Chevrolet Tahoe LT Large sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Chevrolet Traverse Large sport-utility vehicles
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Chevrolet Trax Small sport-utility vehicles
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Chrysler
Chrysler 200 C (V6) Midsized cars
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Chrysler 200 Limited (4-cyl.) Midsized cars
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Chrysler 300 (V6) Large cars
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Chrysler 300 C (V8) Large cars
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Chrysler Town & Country Minivans
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Dodge
Dodge Challenger R/T Plus Sporty cars
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Dodge Charger (V6) Large cars
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Dodge Charger (V8) Large cars
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Dodge Dart (2.4L) Compact cars
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CR Recommended Dodge Durango (V6) Large sport-utility vehicles
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Dodge Grand Caravan Minivans
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Dodge Journey (V6) Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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Fiat
Fiat 500 Abarth Sporty cars
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Fiat 500 Sport Small cars (2-door)
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Fiat 500C Pop Small cars (2-door)
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Fiat 500L Easy Compact cars
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Fiat 500X Small sport-utility vehicles
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Ford
CR Recommended Ford C-MAX Energi (plug-in) Fuel efficient hatchbacks
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CR Recommended Ford C-MAX Hybrid SE Fuel efficient hatchbacks
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CR Recommended Ford Edge (2.0 EcoBoost) Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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Ford Escape SE (1.6T) Small sport-utility vehicles
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Ford Escape Titanium (2.0T) Small sport-utility vehicles
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Ford Expedition EL Large sport-utility vehicles
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Ford Explorer Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Ford F-150 (2.7 EcoBoost) Full-sized pickup trucks
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CR Recommended Ford F-150 (3.5 EcoBoost) Full-sized pickup trucks
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Ford Fiesta SE (3-cyl.) Subcompact cars
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Ford Fiesta ST Sporty cars
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Ford Fiesta hatchback (4-cyl.) Subcompact cars
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Ford Fiesta sedan (4-cyl.) Subcompact cars
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CR Recommended Ford Flex SEL (V6) Large sport-utility vehicles
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Ford Focus Electric Fuel efficient hatchbacks
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Ford Focus SE Compact cars
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Ford Focus SE (hatchback) Compact cars
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Ford Focus ST Sporty cars
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CR Recommended Ford Fusion SE (1.5T) Midsized cars
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CR Recommended Ford Fusion SE Hybrid Midsized cars
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CR Recommended Ford Fusion Titanium (2.0T) Midsized cars
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Ford Mustang (2.3 EcoBoost) Sporty cars
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Ford Mustang GT (V8) Sporty cars
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Ford Taurus Limited (V6) Large cars
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Ford Transit Connect (2.5L) Minivans
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GMC
CR Recommended GMC Acadia Large sport-utility vehicles
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GMC Canyon (V6) Compact pickup trucks
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GMC Sierra 1500 (5.3L V8) Full-sized pickup trucks
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GMC Terrain (4-cyl.) Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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GMC Terrain (V6) Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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GMC Yukon SLT Large sport-utility vehicles
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GMC Yukon XL SLT Large sport-utility vehicles
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Honda
CR Recommended Honda Accord (4-cyl.) Midsized cars
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CR Recommended Honda Accord (V6) Midsized cars
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CR Recommended Honda CR-V EX Small sport-utility vehicles
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Honda CR-Z EX Fuel efficient hatchbacks
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CR Recommended Honda Civic EX-T Compact cars
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CR Recommended Honda Civic LX Compact cars
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CR Recommended Honda Fit EX Subcompact cars
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CR Recommended Honda HR-V Small sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Honda Odyssey EX-L Minivans
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CR Recommended Honda Pilot EX-L Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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Hyundai
Hyundai Accent SE Subcompact cars
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Hyundai Accent Sport Subcompact cars
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CR Recommended Hyundai Azera Large cars
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CR Recommended Hyundai Equus Luxury midsized cars
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CR Recommended Hyundai Genesis (V6, AWD) Luxury midsized cars
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Hyundai Genesis Coupe Sporty cars
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Hyundai Santa Fe (V6) Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base (4-cyl.) Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Midsized cars
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CR Recommended Hyundai Sonata SE (2.4L) Midsized cars
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CR Recommended Hyundai Tucson SE (2.0) Small sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Hyundai Tucson Sport (1.6T) Small sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Hyundai Veloster Base Small cars (2-door)
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Infiniti
Infiniti Q50 Luxury compact cars
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CR Recommended Infiniti Q70 (V6) Luxury midsized cars
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CR Recommended Infiniti Q70 Hybrid Luxury midsized cars
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Infiniti QX60 (3.5) Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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Infiniti QX70 Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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Infiniti QX80 Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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Jaguar
Jaguar XJL Luxury large cars
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Jeep
Jeep Cherokee Latitude (4-cyl.) Small sport-utility vehicles
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Jeep Cherokee Limited (V6) Small sport-utility vehicles
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Jeep Compass Small sport-utility vehicles
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Jeep Grand Cherokee (V6) Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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Jeep Grand Cherokee (diesel) Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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Jeep Patriot Small sport-utility vehicles
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Jeep Renegade (2.4) Small sport-utility vehicles
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Jeep Wrangler Unlimted Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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Kia
CR Recommended Kia Cadenza Large cars
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CR Recommended Kia Forte LX Compact cars
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CR Recommended Kia Optima EX (2.4L) Midsized cars
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Kia Rio EX hatchback Subcompact cars
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Kia Rio EX sedan Subcompact cars
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Kia Sedona Minivans
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CR Recommended Kia Sorento EX (V6) Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Kia Soul Plus Compact cars
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Land Rover
Land Rover Discovery Sport Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles
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Land Rover Range Rover (V6) Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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Land Rover Range Rover Sport (V6) Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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Lexus
CR Recommended Lexus CT 200h Luxury compact cars
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CR Recommended Lexus ES 300h Luxury midsized cars
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CR Recommended Lexus ES 350 Luxury midsized cars
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CR Recommended Lexus GS 350 Luxury midsized cars
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CR Recommended Lexus GX 460 Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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Lexus IS 300 (AWD) Luxury compact cars
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CR Recommended Lexus LS 460L Luxury large cars
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CR Recommended Lexus NX (turbo) Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Lexus NX Hybrid Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Lexus RX 350 Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Lexus RX 450h Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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Lincoln
Lincoln MKC (2.3L) Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles
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Lincoln MKS (3.7) Luxury midsized cars
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CR Recommended Lincoln MKX Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Lincoln MKZ 2.0 EcoBoost Luxury midsized cars
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CR Recommended Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Luxury midsized cars
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Lincoln Navigator Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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Maserati
Maserati Ghibli S Q4 Luxury large cars
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Mazda
CR Recommended Mazda CX-3 Touring Small sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Mazda CX-5 Small sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Mazda MX-5 Miata Roadsters
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CR Recommended Mazda3 i Grand Touring (2.0L, MT) Compact cars
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CR Recommended Mazda3 i Touring (2.0L) Compact cars
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CR Recommended Mazda6 Midsized cars
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Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz C300 (AWD) Luxury compact cars
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Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Luxury compact cars
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CR Recommended Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec Luxury midsized cars
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CR Recommended Mercedes-Benz E350 Luxury midsized cars
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Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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Mercedes-Benz GLA250 Luxury entry-level sport-utility vehicles
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Mercedes-Benz GLC300 Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Mercedes-Benz GLE350 Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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Mercedes-Benz S550 (AWD) Luxury large cars
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Mini
CR Recommended Mini Cooper (3-cyl.) Small cars (2-door)
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Mini Cooper Countryman S Luxury entry-level sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Mini Cooper S Sporty cars
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Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi Lancer ES Compact cars
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Mitsubishi Mirage Subcompact cars
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Mitsubishi Outlander (4-cyl.) Small sport-utility vehicles
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Mitsubishi i-MiEV Fuel efficient hatchbacks
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Nissan
CR Recommended Nissan 370Z Sporty cars
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Nissan Altima 2.5 S (4-cyl.) Midsized cars
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Nissan Altima 3.5 SL (V6) Midsized cars
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Nissan Armada Large sport-utility vehicles
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Nissan Leaf Fuel efficient hatchbacks
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Nissan Maxima Large cars
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CR Recommended Nissan Murano Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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Nissan Pathfinder SL (3.5) Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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Nissan Quest Minivans
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CR Recommended Nissan Rogue SV Small sport-utility vehicles
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Nissan Sentra SV Compact cars
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CR Recommended Nissan Versa Note SV Subcompact cars
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Nissan Versa Sedan SV Subcompact cars
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Porsche
CR Recommended Porsche 911 Carrera S Sporty cars
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CR Recommended Porsche Boxster (2.7) Roadsters
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CR Recommended Porsche Cayenne (V6) Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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Porsche Macan S Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles
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Porsche Panamera S Luxury large cars
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Ram
Ram 1500 (5.7L V8) Full-sized pickup trucks
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Ram 1500 Ecodiesel Full-sized pickup trucks
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Scion
CR Recommended Scion FR-S Sporty cars
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CR Recommended Scion iA Subcompact cars
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CR Recommended Scion iM Compact cars
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Scion tC Small cars (2-door)
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Smart
Smart ForTwo Subcompact cars
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Subaru
CR Recommended Subaru BRZ Sporty cars
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CR Recommended Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Small sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Subaru Crosstrek Premium Small sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium Small sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Subaru Impreza Premium Compact cars
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CR Recommended Subaru Impreza Sport Premium Compact cars
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CR Recommended Subaru Impreza WRX Premium Sporty cars
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CR Recommended Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium Midsized cars
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CR Recommended Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Wagons
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CR Recommended Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited Wagons
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Tesla
Tesla Model S P85D Luxury large cars
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Toyota
Toyota 4Runner SR5 Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Toyota Avalon Limited (V6) Large cars
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CR Recommended Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE Midsized cars
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CR Recommended Toyota Camry LE (4-cyl.) Midsized cars
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CR Recommended Toyota Camry XLE (V6) Midsized cars
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CR Recommended Toyota Corolla LE Plus Compact cars
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CR Recommended Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Toyota Highlander XLE (V6) Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Toyota Land Cruiser Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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Toyota Prius C Two Fuel efficient hatchbacks
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CR Recommended Toyota Prius V Three Fuel efficient hatchbacks
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CR Recommended Toyota RAV4 (4-cyl.) Small sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Small sport-utility vehicles
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Toyota Sequoia Large sport-utility vehicles
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CR Recommended Toyota Sienna XLE (AWD) Minivans
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CR Recommended Toyota Sienna XLE (FWD) Minivans
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Toyota Tacoma (V6) Compact pickup trucks
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Toyota Tundra (V8) Full-sized pickup trucks
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Toyota Yaris Subcompact cars
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Volkswagen
Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Small cars (2-door)
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CR Recommended Volkswagen CC (2.0T) Luxury compact cars
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CR Recommended Volkswagen Eos Convertibles
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CR Recommended Volkswagen GTI Sporty cars
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Volkswagen Golf SE (1.8T) Compact cars
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CR Recommended Volkswagen Jetta (1.4T) Compact cars
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CR Recommended Volkswagen Jetta (1.8T) Compact cars
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CR Recommended Volkswagen Jetta GLI Sporty cars
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CR Recommended Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Compact cars
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CR Recommended Volkswagen Passat (1.8T) Midsized cars
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CR Recommended Volkswagen Passat (V6) Midsized cars
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CR Recommended Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Small sport-utility vehicles
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Volvo
CR Recommended Volvo S60 T5 Drive-E Luxury compact cars
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Volvo V60 Cross Country Wagons
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Volvo XC60 T6 Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles
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Volvo XC90 T6 Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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