Consumer Reports Top Auto Picks 2008

Here are the cars Consumer Reports says are standouts in 2008 for “performance, versatility, reliability, and safety.”

Small Sedan: Hyundai Elantra SE ($18,000)
Midsized SUV: Hyundai Santa Fe ($27,000 to $39,000)
Luxury Sedan: Lexus LS 460L ($77,000)
Family Sedan: Honda Accord ($22,000 to $31,000)
Upscale Sedan: Infiniti G35 ($33,000 to $35,000)
Fun To Drive: Mazda MX-5 Miata ($27,000)
Small SUV: Toyota RAV4 ($23,000 to $30,000)
Minivan: Toyota Sienna ($24,000 to $37,000)
“Green” Car: Toyota Prius. ($24,000)

A good starting guide if you’re looking to pick up a new car this year.

Top Picks 2008 [Consumer Reports]