New ranking: Best and worst cars of 2016

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New ranking: Best and worst cars of 2016
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When you’re looking for a new car, there are several factors to consider, including price, reliability, style, features and many more.

There’s no doubt the process can get pretty overwhelming — and that’s where the experts over at Consumer Reports come in!

The group tested more than 70 different models that just launched this year or have been revamped with what Consumer Reports describes as ‘fresh style, functionality, and imaginative touches. ‘ The rankings include both sedans and SUVs, with a wide range of price tags.

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And while testing for the best cars of the year, the CR experts also came up with a list of the worst cars — new or updated models they weren’t so impressed with, considering all of the great options available today.

So if you’re in the market for a new ride, here’s a look at the best and worst cars of 2016.

Best cars of 2016

consumer reports best and worst cars of 2016

Audi Q7

  • Overall MPG: 20
  • Price Range: $54,800-$64,300

consumer reports best and worst cars of 2016

BMW 7 Series

  • Overall MPG: 21 
  • Price Range: $81,300-$97,400

consumer reports best and worst cars of 2016

Honda Civic

  • Overall MPG: 31-32
  • Price Range: $18,640-$26,500

consumer reports best and worst cars of 2016

Kia Optima

  • Overall MPG: 28
  • Price Range: $22,140-$36,040

consumer reports best and worst cars of 2016

Lincoln MKX

  • Overall MPG: 18
  • Price Range: $38,260-$57,810

consumer reports best and worst cars of 2016

Toyota Prius

  • Overall MPG: 52
  • Price Range: $24,200-$30,000

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Worst cars of 2016

According to Consumer Reports’ testing, here’s are four 2016 model redesigns that ‘should have been better than what their manufacturers churned out.’

  • SmartForTwo
  • Chevrolet Spark
  • Nissan Sentra
  • Toyota Tacoma

You can get more details on each car and see the full report from Consumer Reports here.

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Alex is the former Managing Editor of Clark.com.
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