LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2012 – Total Car Score (www.totalcarscore.com), the most comprehensive automotive ranking and comparison website, announced today the 10 Best American Cars for 2012. This year’s top spot goes to the 2012 Cadillac CTS luxury sedan.
As the nation prepares to mark Independence Day, Total Car Score’s list of the 10 Best American Cars reflects the strength and quality of the domestic auto industry. The rankings represent nearly every category of car, including luxury sedans and SUVs as well as crossovers and large wagons.
Karl Brauer, editor in chief and CEO of Total Car Score, and a veteran industry observer, commented on the rankings:
“The Detroit Big 3 have quickly rebounded to produce some of the highest rated cars on the market, and America clearly hasn’t lost its grip on the large SUV or high-performance sedan segments. All three manufacturers made the Top 10 list with at least one ‘tuner’ version of their mainstream sedans, confirming Detroit muscle is alive and well.
“Kudos to Cadillac for earning the top spot with its CTS luxury sedan, the Top Scoring domestic model on the market. General Motors also captured six of the Top 10 spots with hits from Buick, Chevrolet, GMC and a total of three Cadillac models. Ford’s Taurus SHO and Flex represent the Blue Oval’s best, while two versions of Chrysler’s venerable 300 sedan confirm its continued appeal.”
“It’s worth noting that while no compact domestic models made the list, Ford’s 2012 Focus was less than half a point behind the 300 SRT8,” Brauer added. “With a growing emphasis on small cars and high fuel efficiency, it’s likely we’ll see a domestic economy car in next year’s Top 10 Best American Cars list.”
Total Car Score allows car buyers and enthusiasts alike to compare vehicles quickly and easily across all automotive segments. The “Total Car Score” is one comprehensive number assigned to a vehicle that represents an overall industry assessment from major automotive authorities. All vehicles are model year 2012 with at least five source ratings that comprise the Total Car Score.
In a nod to the red white and blue, here are the 10 Best American Cars from Total Car Score.
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