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
Worst model: IS 250 sedan | Best model: CT 200h
Worst model: Avalon | Best model: Prius C
Worst model: 3 (2.5L) | Best model: 6
Worst model: Odyssey | Best model: Civic Coupe
Worst model: S5 | Best model: Allroad
Worst model: laCrosse (v6) | Best model: Verano
Worst model: BRZ | Best model: Forester (non-turbo)
Worst model: FR-S | Best model: xB
Worst model: 911 | Best model: Cayman
Worst model: Optima Hybrid | Best model: Cafenza
Worst model: Santa Fe Sport (turbo)| Best model: Azera
Worst model: 320i, 328i (RWD) | Best model: 4 Series
Worst model: MKT EcoBoost| Best model: MKZ (V6)
Worst model: Pathfinder | Best model: Maxima
Worst model: CC | Best model: Passat (1.8T)
Worst model: ATS (turbo)| Best model: ATS (V6)
Worst model: Sierra 1500 (V8, 4WD)| Best model: Terrain
Worst model: Q50 | Best model: QX80
Worst model: Cruze (1.4T) | Best model: Equinox (4-cyl.)
Worst model: 300 | Best model: Town & Country
Worst model: Fiesta | Best model: Fusion (1.5L EcoBoost)
Worst model: CLA250 | Best model: GLK (diesel)
Worst model: dart (1.4T) | Best model: Dart (2.0L)
Worst model: 2500 & 3500 (diesel) | Best model: 1500 (V8,4wd)
Worst model: Cherokee (4cyl) | Best model: Patriot
Worst model: Fiat 500L | Best model: Fiat 500
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