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By Jim Donovan: Are you in the market for a new vehicle? Well Consumer Reports has released predicted quality rankings for 2011 vehicles based on past performance. I’ve listed them below in each category.

By the way, if a friend were to ask your advice on what car, truck or SUV to buy, what vehicles would you recommend and which would you tell them to avoid? Feel free to post your comments. (You never know if it will help someone shopping around right now)

Here are the Consumer Reports winners in each vehicle segment:

Small cars
Toyota Yaris

Family cars
Ford Fusion Hybrid

Coupes/convertibles
Volvo C70

Upscale cars
Acura TL

Luxury cars
Acura RL

Two-seat sports cars
Porsche Boxster

Sporty cars
Ford Mustang

Small SUVs
Honda CR-V

Upscale compact SUVs
Acura RDX

Midsize SUVs
Toyota FJ Cruiser

Large SUVs
Ford Flex (EcoBoost)

Luxury SUVs
Lexus LX

Wagons
Subaru Outback

Minivans
Toyota Sienna

Compact pickups
Honda Ridgeline

Full-size pickups
Toyota Tundra (V6 engine)

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