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The top 28 most reliable automakers in the world: Survey rankings 2014

Lexus, Toyota’s luxury division, has once again topped the Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey ranking.

The survey results specifically indicated that seven of the ten top ranked brands were all from Japan or South Korea, while Audi, Buick, and Porsche grabbed the remaining 3 positions.

Buick was the only American brand in the top 10 rankings and Audi was the highest scoring non-Japanese brand.

The top ten most reliable brands in order are Lexus, Toyota, Mazda, Honda, Audi, Buick, Subaru, Scion, Porsche, and Kia.

Of 28 brands in the study, it attempted to predict the reliability of 2015 models (cars & trucks) based on responses from the magazine’s subscribers, who own 1.1 million vehicles from current or prior model years.

The top 28 most reliable automakers in the world: Survey rankings 2014

1. Lexus
Worst model: IS 250 sedan | Best model: CT 200h

2. Toyota
Worst model: Avalon | Best model: Prius C

3. Mazda
Worst model: 3 (2.5L) | Best model: 6

4. Honda
Worst model: Odyssey | Best model: Civic Coupe

5. Audi
Worst model: S5 | Best model: Allroad


6. Buick
Worst model: laCrosse (v6) | Best model: Verano

7. Subaru
Worst model: BRZ | Best model: Forester (non-turbo)

8. Scion
Worst model: FR-S | Best model: xB

9. Porsche
Worst model: 911 | Best model: Cayman

10. Kia
Worst model: Optima Hybrid | Best model: Cafenza

11.  Acura

12. Volvo

13. Hyundai
Worst model: Santa Fe Sport (turbo)| Best model: Azera

14. BMW
Worst model: 320i, 328i (RWD) | Best model: 4 Series

15. Lincoln
Worst model: MKT EcoBoost| Best model: MKZ (V6)

16. Nissan
Worst model: Pathfinder | Best model: Maxima

17. Volkswagen
Worst model: CC | Best model: Passat (1.8T)

18. Cadillac
Worst model: ATS (turbo)| Best model: ATS (V6)

19. GMC
Worst model: Sierra 1500 (V8, 4WD)| Best model: Terrain

20. Infiniti
Worst model: Q50 | Best model: QX80

21. Chevrolet
Worst model: Cruze (1.4T) | Best model: Equinox (4-cyl.)

22. Chrysler
Worst model: 300 | Best model: Town & Country

23. Ford
Worst model: Fiesta | Best model: Fusion (1.5L EcoBoost)

24. Mercedes-Benz
Worst model: CLA250 | Best model: GLK (diesel)

25. Dodge
Worst model: dart (1.4T) | Best model: Dart (2.0L)

26. Ram
Worst model: 2500 & 3500 (diesel) | Best model: 1500 (V8,4wd)

27. Jeep
Worst model: Cherokee (4cyl) | Best model: Patriot

28. Fiat
Worst model: Fiat 500L | Best model: Fiat 500

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Aimee Lee Webber
Editorial Aide/Reporter at The CEOWORLD magazine. Nationally Syndicated Advice Columnist. Generally prefer dogs to humans. Loves dragons. New Yorker.