Looking for the best American-made 2012 vehicle you can buy?
Well, according to Consumer Reports, then you need to buy a Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
The magazine unveiled its 2012 rankings Monday for the best and worst vehicles from Detroit’s Big Three, and the Z06 was the highest-rated vehicle from the USA.
“The Corvette offers impressive performance, with a relatively comfortable ride and very capable handling,” Consumer Reports said. “The automatic transmission has paddle shifters, and the manual versions have a launch-control feature for smooth takeoffs.”
Overall, the Z06 was the world’s eighth best car, tying with the Hyundai Genesis 3.8 sedan and Toyota Camry XLE V6 with a score of 92/100.
The news wasn’t so good for Chrysler, with the Wrangler Unlimited earning the year’s worst ranking at 20. “It exhibits inferiority in just about every aspect,” the magazine said.
Ford didn’t have any vehicles on the best and worst list.
Consumer Reports uses 50-plus individualized tests and evaluations to come up with the road test score, showing how each vehicle performs in areas such as braking, acceleration, fuel economy, comfort, and cargo space.
The highest-ranked vehicle was the Lexus LS 460L with a score of 99, two points ahead of the BMW 135i.