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Consumer Reports Top Picks on Good Morning America

Consumer Reports News: February 23, 2010 01:27 PM

Consumer Reports Managing Editor, Autos, Jon Linkov was on ABC’s Good Morning America today announcing the 2010 Top Picks. In the embedded video, Linkov discusses the 10 best models highlighted in the annual autos issue of Consumer Reports, giving insights into how these vehicles have performed. The interview kicks off with Linkov discussing the Toyota Prius being named the Best Green Car, addressing questions of how recalls impacted the choice.

To be named a Top Pick, a vehicle must rank at or near the top of its category in our overall test score, which is based on more than 50 tests and evaluations.

Each must have an average or better predicted-reliability Rating, based on the problems CR subscribers reported in our latest Annual Auto Survey.

And Top Picks must perform adequately in overall safety if tested by the government or the insurance industry. (For some models, we do not have enough crash-test data to assign an overall safety Rating.) In addition, electronic stability control, a proven lifesaving safety feature, must be readily available. All Top Picks provide standard ESC and curtain air bags.

See our full coverage of the 2010 Top Picks, including profiles on the 10 models and videos.

Visit the annual auto issue special section for quick access to the latest Ratings, articles, and videos.

   

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