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Consumer Reports auto experts report from the 2011 North American Auto Show in Detroit.
CR Detroit standouts
Buick Verano
The entry-level Verano will be Buick's smallest offering. It is based on the Chevrolet Cruze., and like its larger brandmate, the Regal, the Verano will use a larger 2.4-liter version of GM's twin-cam Ec... More
Ford C-Max Energi & hybrid
What are they? Ford showed plug-in hybrid and full-hybrid versions of its upcoming C-Max minivan at the Detroit Auto Show. Both will have seating for five, rather than the seven passenger capacity of conventionally-... More
Ford Focus Electric
Ford chose the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut the upcoming Ford Focus electric, but the vehicle also made an appearance in Detroit. The car is a five-door hatchback that promises enough ... More
Hyundai Veloster
A small hatchback designed to compete with the Mini Cooper and the Honda CR-Z, the Veloster's three front-hinged passenger doors and hatchback give it a more practical than sporty bent. Yet Hyundai says ... More
Toyota Prius V
The Prius V—for "versatility," Toyota says—is a taller Prius with 34 cu ft. of cargo space, about 60 percent more than the standard Prius. It's about the size of a Mazda5 small minivan, though ... More
Volkswagen Passat
The all-new, American-built Volkswagen Passat is larger than the car it replaces. For the U.S. market, it will be offered with three powertrains: 170-hp, 2.5-liter five-cylinder; 280-hp, 3.6-liter V6; an... More