Consumer Reports Names Infiniti G37 "Top Pick" Sports Sedan
CR is highly regarded because it accepts no advertising -- so is seen as isolated from pressure from advertisers. The magazine's testers buy cars anonymously to ensure they are typical of what you'd get. Most other auto testers evaluate vehicles borrowed from automakers, which have been specially maintained and are often loaded with features.
The only other truly premium vehicle cited by Consumer Reports by category was the Chevy Avalanche for Top Pick in the pickup category. Though Chevy is not a luxury brand, the Avalanche ($47,000), like the Corvette sports car, attracts luxury buyers for its unique packaging and features.