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Toyota Bests All Others as 2018 Consumer Reports Top Picks

There was a time, not too long ago, when Toyota regained supreme in terms of sales volume. While the Japanese automaker has relinquished that top spot status to the likes of Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi and Volkswagen, they still stand atop all other vehicles in the U.S. in terms of satisfaction, as determined by Consumer Reports.

Widely celebrated for their mainstream design, dependability, and safety, Toyota managed to wrangle 4 out of 10 category honors, as bestowed upon automakers by Consumer Reports. These particular honors were awarded for the Corolla (compact car), Camry (midsize car), Highlander (midsize SUV) and Sienna (minivan).

Consumer Reports serves as an unbiased third party reviewer, and Jake Fisher, their Director of Automotive Testing, stated that “part of what helps Toyota is just really impressive reliability across the board.”

Combined with Toyota’s wealth of safety features, their admirable reliability make them a force to be reckoned with. According to Toyota’s formal statement, “Our continued commitment to bringing quality products with key safety technologies to our customers remains a top priority.”

Those key safety technologies are confidently wrapped within the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 array of features. Here’s a better look at the assurance TSS 2.0 can offer you, should you choose Toyota.


While Consumer Reports is no more indisputable than any reviewer, it is worth noting that several automakers were shut out completely from their top rankings. Examples would include Jeep and RAM (through Fiat-Chrysler), Kia, Hyundai, and Nissan. Considering the direct competition that exists between Toyota and the last three automakers listed, it would appear as though Toyota is successfully differentiating themselves from the fold. This empowers them to be ranked (by Consumer Reports) alongside such upmarket brands as Tesla, Lexus, BMW, and Audi.

Whether you’re in the market for a car, van or SUV these Toyota’s 2018 model year offerings are well-deserving of your consideration. It’s really no surprise that they rate so high in terms of the consumer’s perspective.