Best American Cars, SUVs, and Trucks

There are many ways to sort and filter Consumer Reports' ratings to find the best vehicle in a given category or price range. But we often receive inquiries about which new vehicles from U.S.-based brands get the highest scores.

To answer that question, we have compiled a list of the best American cars, SUVs, and trucks based on CR's Overall Score, which factors in road tests, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety. To be clear, these are from American brands, but many of these are not built in the U.S. And not all models here meet the qualifications to be CR recommended

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Subcompact Car: Chevrolet Sonic

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2019 Chevrolet Sonic

Price Range: $15,420 - $21,520

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Compact Car: Chevrolet Cruze

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2019 Chevrolet Cruze

Price Range: $17,995 - $26,120

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Compact Electric Car: Chevrolet Bolt

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2019 Chevrolet Bolt

Price Range: $36,620 - $41,020

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Midsized Car: Ford Fusion

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2019 Ford Fusion

Price Range: $22,840 - $40,015

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Large Car: Chevrolet Impala

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2019 Chevrolet Impala

Price Range: $28,020 - $36,720

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Luxury Compact Car: Buick Regal

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2019 Buick Regal

Price Range: $25,070 - $39,070

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Luxury Midsized Car: Lincoln Continental

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2019 Lincoln Continental

Price Range: $46,145 - $72,045

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Ultra-Luxury Car: Tesla Model S

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2019 Tesla Model S

Price Range: $75,000 - $133,000

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Sports Car: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette

Price Range: $55,900 - $125,400

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Subcompact SUV: Ford EcoSport

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2019 Ford EcoSport

Price Range: $19,995 - $27,610

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Compact SUV: Ford Escape

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2019 Ford Escape

Price Range: $24,105 - $34,120

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Midsized SUV: Ford Edge

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2019 Ford Edge

Price Range: $29,995 - $42,355

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Large SUV: Ford Expedition

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2019 Ford Expedition

Price Range: $48,530 - $79,200

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Luxury Compact SUV: Lincoln MKC

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2019 Lincoln MKC

Price Range: $33,995 - $49,610

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Luxury Midsized SUV: Lincoln Nautilus

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2019 Lincoln Nautilus

Price Range: $40,340 - $59,390

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Minivan: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

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2019 Chrysler Pacifica

Price Range: $27,235 - $45,795

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Pickup Truck: Ford F-150

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2019 Ford F-150

Price Range: $28,155 - $70,560

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