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What are some of the most highly rated cars?

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The Honda Fit, Ford Mustang, Porsche Boxster and Tesla Model S are among the highest-rated new cars as of 2015, according to a survey of car reviews by U.S. News and World Report. These cars are often rated as the best choice in several categories of vehicle.

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What are some of the most highly rated cars?
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The new car rankings reported by U.S. News and World Report are based on an aggregation of review scores from professional automotive publications and owners across several categories of vehicles. The Honda Fit stands out among the most highly rated cars, as it is the top choice in the affordable subcompact car, hatchback and small car categories. The Fit's high scores are based on the car's affordability, reliability and spacious capacity for its small size. Similarly, the Ford Mustang is rated the best affordable sports car and affordable convertible. Reviewers are particularly impressed by the range of engines available for the 2015 Mustang, as well as its improved handling and interior.

Car shoppers looking for the top-rated luxury sports car or convertible may be interested in the Porsche Boxster. This mid-engined convertible is the best-rated vehicle in both categories due to its handling and build quality combined with a relatively affordable price for a car of its caliber. While the Tesla Model S is only the top-rated pick in the luxury large car class, its electric drive system appeals to both eco-conscious consumers and those seeking a high-performance vehicle.

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