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Here Are America’s Best And Worst Car Brands For 2017

For the second year in a row, Audi topped the list of the best car brands in the US for 2017, followed by Porsche (like Audi, it also is owned by Volkswagen), Lexus, and BMW. Subaru finished fifth, followed by Kia and Mazda. Honda was No. 9, between Tesla and Buick.

Fiat was ranked last in the brand ranking survey in 31st place.

While German and Japanese brands dominated the “Top 10 Best Car Brands For 2017 List,” the 2017 auto ratings contain two American brands, Tesla (at No. 8) and Buick (at No. 10). The consumer reports rankings are based on average scores from road tests, predicted reliability, owner satisfaction and safety.

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Here Are America’s Worst And Best Car Brands For 2017

  1. Audi
  2. Porsche
  3. BMW
  4. Lexus
  5. Subaru
  6. Kia
  7. Mazda
  8. Tesla
  9. Honda
  10. Buick
  11. Toyota
  12. Hyundai
  13. Acura
  14. Volvo
  15. Lincoln
  16. Infiniti
  17. Chevrolet
  18. Cadillac
  19. Chrysler
  20. Mercedes- Benz
  21. Ford
  22. Nissan
  23. Volkswagen
  24. Mini
  25. GMC
  26. Jaguar
  27. Dodge
  28. Land Rover
  29. Mitsubishi
  30. Jeep
  31. Fiat

America’s Best And Worst Car Brands For 2017 [Infographic]


Top Car Picks, 2017

  • Subcompact car: Toyota Yaris IA
  • Compact hybrid: Toyota Prius
  • Luxury SUV: Audi Q7
  • Sports car: Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • Small SUV: Subaru Forester
  • Midsized SUV: Toyota Forester
  • Compact pickup: Honda Ridgeline
  • Compact car: Chevrolet Cruze
  • Midsized sedan: Kia Optima
  • Large sedan: Chevrolet Impala
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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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