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Current Trends in US Automotive Industry

The automotive industry sales have increased in 2010 when compared to 2009. According to Motor Intelligence, there was a decrease of total automotive sales in the year 2007 from 16.14 million to 13.24 million in 2008 and 10.43 million in 2009. During the first two thirds of 2010, the automakers have sold 1.278 million vehicles in the United States which is up from 1.08 million during the first 8 months of 2009. This shows an increase of 18 percent.

To buy a high rated car with best price, many resources like editors reviews or car owners reviews play major key role. Most of the people are fond of buying a new car. But, they are not aware about how to find the best car. One can find the best car and can decide easily by using Edmunds. com. Here in this site, you can get the opinions of the editors as well as the consumers for selecting the best cars. Consumers or the vehicle owners and the editors will give the ratings as well as reviews for the cars.

Using the consumers ratings and review tool, consumers top rated vehicles can be decided. Generally, one decides the best car based on eight categories like performance, fuel economy, driving impressions, exterior design, interior design, build quality, reliability and comfort.

Generally, there are 21 categories which are covered for the best categories. After considering all these, the best picks for the year 2010 are as follows.

Coupes: Dodge challenger with the (price under $25,000), Nissan 370Z (price ranges from $25K- $35K); Audi A5(price ranges from $35k-$45K);Mercedes Benz E-class (price over $45,000) are best ones.

Convertibles: Ford Mustang (price under $35,000); Lexus IS 350C (price over $35,000) are the best rated ones.

Sedans: Kia Forte (price under $15,000); Volkswagen Golf(price ranges from $15k-$25k); Volkswagen CC (Price ranges between $25k-$35K); Lexus ES 350(price ranges between $35K-45K); Audi S4 (price over $45,000).

Wagons: Chevrolet HHR (price under $35,000); Lincoln MkT(price over $35,000) are the best ones.

SUVs: Mazda CX7 (price $25,000); Toyota Highlander (price ranges between $25k to 35k) ;Infiniti FX35 (price under $35K-$45K); Mercedes Benz GL-class (price over $45,000) are the best ones

Trucks: Compact truck:Nissan Frontier; Large Truck: Ford F-150. Are consumers top rated

Minivans: Chrysler Town And Country and among Hybrids: Ford Fusion Hybrid are consumers top rated.

After Toyota recalling more than 8 million vehicles due to unwanted acceleration complaints, many companies are now considering brake override systems in their new models. It is likely to become a standard feature like airbags, anti lock brake systems etc. in future. This technology gives brakes the priority if both the accelerator and brake pedals are simultaneously pressed. These are the current trends in the automotive industry of 2009.