Consumer Reports New Cars – November 2019

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User’s Guide to Vehicle Profiles

Ratings & Reference

On the following pages, you’ll find reviews, key ratings, and information for the 248 models featured in
this book, covering nearly all 2019 and some early 2020 models. Use these profiles, along with the
vehicle ratings (starting on page 46) and our data charts (starting on page 184), to narrow your choices.

    These are the vehicles that did
    well in CRs’ Overall Score within
    their category. The score includes
    CR’s stringent testing, reliability,
    owner satisfaction and safety.
    These vehicles must perform well in
    our testing, have average or better
    reliability, and perform adequately if
    included in safety tests conducted by
    the Insurance Institute for Highway
    Safety or the National Highway
    Traffic Safety Administration.

    Base price is the range of the
    manufacturer’s base suggested
    retail price (MSRP) without
    options or destination charge for
    all versions of the model. An “E”
    indicates the price is estimated.
    Models often come in various
    body styles and trim lines, which
    are versions that differ mainly in
    standard equipment, available
    options, and price. A dash (—)
    means that only one trim line was
    available. Pickup trucks are listed
    by available cab configurations.
    Drive wheels tells you whether
    the model is available with front-,
    rear-, all-wheel drive (AWD), or four-
    wheel drive (4WD). Seating is the
    maximum number of passengers
    that can be accommodated. Some
    models are available with different
    seating configurations; this figure
    is for the version with the most
    passenger capacity. Engines and
    trans missions show the different
    drivetrain choices.

    Exterior dimensions are the vehicle’s
    basic measurements. Length is
    measured from bumper to bumper.
    Width is measured from the
    outermost side of one fender to the
    opposite fender. Height is measured
    from the top of the inside door
    frame to the ground. Wheelbase is
    the distance from the center of the
    front wheel to the center of the rear.
    Weight and % weight front/rear
    are measured on our scales. Some
    data come from manufacturers.
    Max. load includes occupants



and luggage, and is specified by
the manufacturer or calculated
from the difference between the
manufacturer’s specified gross
vehicle weight and our tested
vehicle weight. Cargo volume for
minivans, SUVs, and wagons is the
maximum usable cargo volume,
measured using an expandable
pipe-frame box that’s adjusted to
fit the cargo area with rear seats
folded down or removed. Data for
models with a trunk come from
government figures. No volume
is given for pickup trucks. Towing

capacity is the maximum weight
our tested vehicle can pull on a
trailer or a typical weight. Fuel
gives the recommended types
for all the models’ engines.
CR overall mpg is the mileage from
our tested engines for a mix
of city and highway driving, given
in a range if there are multiple
versions tested. EPA combined
mpg is the mix of city and highway
mileage figures issued by the
Environmental Protection Agency
for a typical engine. It is used if CR
has not tested that model.


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    This accounts for a vehicle’s
    performance in our road tests; the
    latest results from the reliability
    and owner satisfaction sections
    of CR’s exclusive Auto Survey;
    the availability of frontal crash-
    prevention systems with pedestrian
    detection, along with blind spot
    warning; and, if available, results
    from government and insurance-
    industry crash tests. We deduct
    points from the Overall Score if a
    vehicle’s transmission gear selector
    lacks fail-safes. A range of scores
    indicates that we have tested
    several versions. Untested vehicles
    will have an NA for overall score.
    Predicted reliability is our forecast
    of how well a model will hold up,
    based on the problems that CR
    members reported in our Annual
    Survey with data on 470,000
    Owner satisfaction also comes
    from CR’s Auto Survey, in which
    we asked owners whether they
    would definitely buy or lease their
    particular vehicle again.
    Road-test score is the final tally
    from our more than 50 tests. Some
    tests, such as those for braking
    and fuel economy, are empirical
    and measured with instruments;
    those for categories such as seat
    comfort and noise are graded
    by our experts.
    Front-crash protection identifies
    whether a vehicle has forward
    collision warning (FCW), automatic
    emergency braking that operates
    at city speeds (AEB city) and/or at
    highway speeds (AEB highway),
    and a pedestrian detection system
    (Pedestrian). We use Opt. to
    indicate that the system is optional
    on some versions; NA means no
    system is offered. Models with
    standard systems are rated from
    3 to 5 based on how many of
    these features are standard.




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