The awards are done by category as follows:
* Green Car - Toyota Prius
Chosen for its unbeaten 44mpg in a 5-seat hybrid sedan as well as its reliability.
* Small Sedan - Hyundai Elantra SE
Chosen for its overall package of quality and features, and lots of safety systems, for a relatively low price.
* Family Sedan - Honda Accord
Again, its overall package of smooth ride, refined interior and exterior and roominess saw this car edge out its competitors.
* Upscale Sedan - Infiniti G35 (pictured)
A pleasing combination of sportiness and luxury, with smooth powertrains and agile handling, as well as the choice of AWD.
* Luxury Sedan - Lexus LS 460L
The highest rating car to ever be tested by Consumer Reports, scored well in every category.
* Fun to Drive - Mazda MX-5 Miata
Cheap top-down thrills and a superb chassis saw this car score as high as the Porsche Boxster but at half the price.
* Small SUV - Toyota RAV4
Comfortable, roomy and an enthusiastic engine as well as good fuel economy.
* Midsized SUV - Hyundai Santa Fe
A quiet and expansive interior, good build quality, a refined powertrain, a relatively good ride, and ESC as standard.
* Minivan - Toyota Sienna
Only minivan with AWD, as well as a quiet interior and comfortable ride.
* Pickup Truck - Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
A good compromise between practicality and comfort with a good payload rating and impressive comfort for a pickup truck.