In case you’re in the market for a fine, new car, US News and World Report is out with its top picks for new cars, online at  The magazine says the list helps average Joes and Janes find the right car for the money. Here’s the list.


Affordable Compact SUVs – 2 row 2012 Chevrolet Equinox
Affordable Compact SUVs – 3 row 2012 Toyota RAV4
Affordable Large Cars 2012 Ford Taurus
Affordable Large SUVs 2012 Chevrolet Suburban
Affordable Midsize Cars 2012 Ford Fusion
Affordable Midsize SUVs – 2 row 2012 Ford Edge
Affordable Midsize SUVs – 3 row 2012 Mazda CX-9
Affordable Small Cars – Compact 2012 Chevrolet Cruze
Affordable Small Cars – Subcompact 2012 Ford Fiesta
Affordable Sports Cars 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Compact Pickup Trucks 2012 Toyota Tacoma
Full Size Pickup Trucks 2012 Ram 1500
Hatchbacks 2012 Ford Fiesta
Hybrid Cars 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Hybrid SUVs 2012 Lexus RX Hybrid
Luxury Compact SUVs 2012 Audi Q5
Luxury Large SUVs 2012 Cadillac Escalade
Luxury Midsize SUVs 2012 Lexus RX 350
Minivans 2012 Mazda Mazda5
Off-Road SUVs 2012 Jeep Wrangler
Upscale Midsize Cars 2012 Buick Regal
Upscale Small Cars 2012 Volkswagen GTI
Wagons 2012 Subaru Outback
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