In the United States named the best cars in 2019February 26, 2019
American magazine Сonsumer Reports named the best cars of 2019 sold in the USA. The magazine selected cars according to several criteria, among which the ratings of customers were named. The rating includes cars that are sold in the United States, are considered reliable, successfully pass the official and unofficial crash tests, and also receive consumer ratings above average. The basis for the rating lists the polls among subscribers of the publication.
Americans have recognized the Subaru Forester as the best compact crossover. In the US, prices for this model start from 29 341 dollars. Buyers appreciate the spacious cabin, fuel efficiency and convenient handling. Model 2019 is not much different from its predecessor, but boasts a more premium interior.
Hybrid Toyota Prius became the best “green” car. The sedan was updated last fall and received the optional all-wheel drive system. Also, the car is equipped with an additional electric unit on the rear axle, which is activated when starting from a standstill at speeds of 0–9 km per hour.
In the category of expensive crossovers, the BMW X5 was the winner. The cost of this car in the United States is at least 68,730 dollars. The crossover is built on the CLAR platform. Drive – full, with multi-plate clutch in the drive of the front wheels. Also available for the car air suspension front and rear axle. Among the security systems – the system of assistance at the beginning of the movement, dynamic cruise control and alarm the emergency approach when parking. As an option, the parking assistant Plus with rear-view camera, reversing assistance function and night vision system with pedestrian recognition are offered.
Toyota Avalon hybrid sedan was recognized as the best big car. This model changed generation in January 2018. The structure of the power plant includes a 2.5-liter engine and an electric motor. Competitors car called Acura TLX and Lexus ES. In turn, the Toyota Yaris sedan was the best subcompact model. The car in 2019 received new trim options, additional security systems and a four-cylinder engine, which is paired with a six-speed automatic.
Hyundai Kona won in the category of the best subcompact crossovers. The car is available with four motors to choose from. The simplest version of the crossover can be bought with a 1.0-liter gasoline turbo engine with 120 horsepower. With this engine up to 100 km / h Kona accelerates in 12 seconds. A 1.6-liter petrol turbo engine with 177 horsepower is also available. With this engine, acceleration to “hundreds” will take 7.9 seconds. The maximum speed is 200 km per hour. Another unit – the 2.0-liter aspirated capacity of 147 horsepower.
The Audi A4 is recognized as the best compact premium car. Clients appreciated a comfortable lounge, a set of modern technologies, modern security systems, as well as an excellent engine performance of a sports sedan. Last year, the car underwent a restyling and received modified bumpers with other air intakes and a new U-element “for aluminum”. Plus, other trapezoidal nozzles of the exhaust system appeared.
Hybrid Toyota Camry ranked first in the ranking of mid-size cars. The average fuel consumption of a sedan is about 5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. At the same time in the dynamics of a hybrid is no different from the gasoline counterpart. Among the security systems already in the basic version is the pedestrian detection function and the containment system in the lane.
Subaru Ascent, which is the ideological successor to the Tribeca, was recognized as the best mid-size crossover. Four-wheel drive and four-cylinder turbo engine already in the basic versions helped this model to become a winner in this category. Valuable for this car now starts from 43 867 dollars.
The best pickup was called the F-150. In the local market, the competition is updated by the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500 and Ram 1500. The car is offered with five different engines and rich equipment.
Consumer Reports is a monthly magazine published in the United States since 1936. He publishes the results of research of various goods and services.