Toyota has most Consumer Reports top models

Butler Toyota shares Top Pics

Toyota models snared “top pick” designations in five of 10 vehicle categories in the Consumer Reports annual auto issue, on sale March 6.

CR’s criteria for naming top picks include ranking at or near the top of their category on overall road test scores, average or better predicted-reliability ratings in CR’s subscriber survey and high performance in government or crash tests. Here are Toyota’s top models in 10 vehicle categories:

FAMILY SEDAN: Toyota Camry Hybrid

SMALL SUV: Toyota RAV4

FAMILY HAULER: Toyota Sienna V6

GREEN CAR: Toyota Prius

FAMILY SUV: Toyota Highlander

Details on Consumer Reports’ Top Picks for 2012, Automaker Report Cards, Best and Worst list and other key findings are available in the April issue of Consumer Reports on newsstands March 6 or at the magazine’s website.

Consumer Reports says its tests include more than 50 individual tests on every vehicle, including evaluations of braking, handling, comfort, convenience, safety and fuel economy.

Roughly 6,000 miles of general driving and evaluations are racked up on each test car during the testing process. CR buys all its test cars anonymously from dealers.

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