The Official Top 10 Domestic Cars Report
Our editors have selected the top 10 domestic cars from consumer reviews and information. Below is our official listing of the top 10 domestic cars. To search for cars for sale in your area, click the cars for sale link above.
The Focus is Ford's compact car that is redesigned for 2012. The Focus was first introduced in 1998 in Europe and came to the U.S. for the 2000 model year. Previous versions of the Focus have received design and performance changes tailored for the U.S. market. The 2012 Focus will be sold in both 5-door hatchback and 4-door sedan versions, and under the One Ford initiative, the Focus sold in the U.S. will be the same as the Focus sold in Europe and other world markets.
The Taurus is Ford's full-size sedan that was redesigned for 2010 to turn it into a flagship car with an emphasis on fun driving dynamics and a lower, sportier design. The roofline has been lowered by about three inches, the driving position is lowered about two inches and the exterior design incorporates shorter overhangs, a defined wedge shape and a rear end influenced by the Ford Interceptor concept from 2007. Inside, the center console is laid dramatically forward, and the interior has a sportier look, including some Mustang trim cues. The flagship theme continues with numerous amenities and safety and technology features. Taurus is one of the most recognized vehicle nameplates in the market and after a 2-year hiatus, the Taurus name returned to the Ford lineup as a 2008 model in the summer of 2007. The new Taurus was an updated version of the Five Hundred that had joined the Ford lineup for 2005 and replaced the Taurus for the 2006 and 2007 model years. When the Taurus was introduced in 1985, the unique styling created a buzz in the market and by 1987 it was Ford's best-selling car. From 1992 to 1996, Taurus was the best-selling car in America. The 2000 Taurus was the first production car to offer power-adjustable brake and accelerator pedals.
The Cobalt is Chevrolet's compact sedan and coupe that debuted in 2005, replacing the Cavalier in the Chevrolet lineup for the 2006 model year. The Cobalt is designed to compete with the leaders in the compact segment with a high level of standard equipment and a driving experience with a high level of refinement, quality, and performance. It also competes with the most fuel efficient vehicles, lead by the Cobalt XFE that is rated at 37 mpg highway. The OnStar advanced communication system comes standard on the Chevrolet Cobalt.
The Chrysler 300 is Chrysler's full-size sedan which is redesigned for 2011, the first update since it returned to a rear-wheel-drive platform for the 2005 model year with a bold new signature design. The 300C trim level draws its name from the Chrysler "letter series" cars of 50 years ago and is powered by the modern version of the legendary HEMI V8 engine. The high-performance 300C SRT8 is powered by a 425-horsepower 6.1-liter HEMI V8 engine.
The Mustang is Ford's sports car icon, which debuted in 1964 and created a new market segment that became known as pony cars. The Mustang was redesigned for 2010 with updated styling, performance enhancements and additional refinement, building on the major redesign for the 2005 model year. When the Mustang was redesigned for 2005, it was still immediately recognizable as a Mustang but offered thoroughly modern performance with powerful engines, advanced MacPherson strut front suspension and a three-link live axle with Panhard rod rear suspension for the rear-wheel-drive platform.
The Sebring is Chrysler's midsize car that is now offered in sedan and convertible versions. The Sebring sedan was all-new as a 2007 model and the redesigned convertible joined the lineup alongside the sedan for 2008. The new Sebring Convertible offers for the first time the choice of a power retractable hard top or a more traditional cloth top. The Sebring first joined the Chrysler lineup as a coupe in 1995, built on the Mitsubishi Eclipse platform and the convertible followed in the spring of 1996. The Sebring lineup was revised in 2001 and the Sebring sedan was added to replace the Chrysler Cirrus sedan. The Sebring coupe was dropped for 2006.
The LaCrosse is Buick's premium midsize sedan that was redesigned for 2010. The LaCrosse replaced the Century and Regal in the Buick lineup for the 2005 model year. The LaCrosse features QuietTuning aimed at reducing unwanted noise and vibration levels throughout the entire body structure to provide best-in-class quietness. For 2008 Buick added the LaCrosse Super to the lineup that first debuted at the 2007 New York Auto Show. The OnStar advanced communication system is standard on the Buick LaCrosse.
The Camaro is Chevrolet's sport coupe that returned to the lineup early in 2009 as a 2010 model after a seven year absence. Originally debuting as a 1967 model, the Camaro was Chevrolet's entry into what would later be called the "pony car" segment and although the new Camaro is a modern design with modern technology, it boasts styling cues that connect it with well-known Camaro designs from the past. Although it has always been available with options to suit a wide range of sports-coupe buyers, performance has been what the name Camaro brings to mind for most people. The Camaro continues the muscle-car tradition as a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports coupe with available V8 power.The OnStar advanced communication system comes standard on all Chevrolet Camaros.
The Ford Fusion is Ford's midsize sedan that joined the lineup for 2006 between the full-size Five Hundred and the compact Focus. The design of the Fusion was inspired by the Ford 427 concept car including the bold three bar grille and the multi-element projector-beam headlights. Featuring a long, wide stance, the Fusion offers comfortable interior room for both front and rear seat passengers, and promises engaging driving dynamics.
The CTS is Cadillac's entry-luxury sport sedan and coupe, with the sport-oriented coupe joining the lineup for 2011. The CTS sedan was redesigned for the first time for the 2008 model year with updates to the interior and exterior styling and a number of new technological features. All-wheel drive is available for the first time and a new 6-speed automatic transmission was added. The CTS made its first appearance at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August 2001 and Cadillac did extensive testing at Germany's famed Nurburgring race track. The CTS-V was added for 2004 with a 400-horsepower 5.7-liter V8 engine and after the 2008 redesign returned for 2009 powered by a 556-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with standard Magnetic Ride Suspension. All Cadillac CTS sedans and coupes are equipped with the OnStar advanced communication system.