General Motors (GM) vehicles are winners, according to a recently released survey of the year's North American automotive brands.
Six GM products made the Top 10 American Cars for 2012, including sweeping the first three positions and placing four in the top five spots. The list was compiled by Total Car Score, an automotive ranking and comparison website.
Sitting in the No. 1 position was the Cadillac CTS sedan, one of three of the brand’s models in the Top 10. Cadillac vehicles also on the list were the CTS-V parked in sixth place and the SRX in the ninth spot. Other GM models ranked were the Buick Lacrosse in second, the Chevrolet Traverse in third and the GMC Acadia in fifth.
Ford and Chrysler each had two vehicles on the list. The Ford Flex placed fourth and the Taurus SHO was eighth. For Chrysler, the 300 took seventh place and the 300 STR-8 rounded out the Top 10.
Total Car Score’s CEO and editor-in-chief, Karl Brauer, said, “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.”
Brauer noted that while no compact models cracked the list, the Ford Focus was less than a half point behind the Chrysler 300 STR-8.
“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.”
More details on each of the Top 10 vehicles are available at the Total Car Score website.