Consumer Reports 2016: Audi Is The Most Reliable Car Brand

Posted: Feb 24 2016, 5:18am CST | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

 

Consumer Reports 2016: Audi is the Most Reliable Car Brand
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  • Audi lands top spot on Consumer Reports’ annual card!
 

The ranking was based on reliability and performance and Audi received a score of 80.

Although Audi is in the middle of a scandal due to parent company Volkswagen it landed a top spot. Audi has been named the number one brand on the Consumer Reports’ latest annual report card.

The report is based upon brand reliability and performance and Audi is on the top. Audi received a score of 80 on the report card and overtook Lexus. Lexus had previously been on the top for the last three years.

However this year Lexus came in at third, while Subaru nabbed the second place. Subaru had 78 points on the report card, making it the highest-ranked non-luxury brand. The title was previously held by Mazda. 

The consumer Reports magazine has been compiling its brand report card for nine consecutive years. According to Consumer Reports, Audi and VW vehicles involved diesel emissions violations weren’t scored.

Volkswagen had a score of 67 points and landed on the 15th position, even though in 2015 it had 60 points. 

The magazine stated the rankings do not account for corporate practices or brand perceptions. Even though Audi has a high score the company is still accountable for manipulating emissions testing.

The magazine uses road-test performance for models to compile the scoring. The results are then averaged on the basis of each brand.

Brands such as Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Maserati, Ram, Smart and Tesla were not scored in 2016. Since Consumer Reports tested fewer than two vehicles from each brand.

Rank

Make

Overall Score*

Road-Test Score

% Recommended Tested Models

1

Audi

80

83

100%

2

Subaru

78

80

100%

3

Lexus

76

74

88%

4

Porsche

76

84

60%

5

BMW

76

85

50%

6

Mazda

74

74

100%

7

Buick

74

76

80%

8

Toyota

72

69

82%

9

Kia

72

75

67%

10

Honda

71

73

88%

11

Hyundai

70

76

60%

12

Volvo

69

77

25%

13

Mini

68

71

50%

14

Mercedes-Benz

67

80

29%

15

Volkswagen

67

76

71%

16

Ford

66

74

38%

17

Lincoln

65

73

25%

18

Scion

65

62

75%

19

Acura

64

73

40%

20

Chevrolet

64

75

27%

21

Nissan

63

71

33%

22

Infiniti

63

71

33%

23

GMC

60

71

17%

24

Cadillac

58

76

25%

25

Dodge

58

73

17%

26

Chrysler

58

73

0%

27

Land Rover

55

71

0%

28

Mitsubishi

51

46

0%

29

Jeep

43

55

0%

30

Fiat

38

52

0%

* A brand must have at least two models with test and reliability data to be included. Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Ram, Smart, and Tesla lack sufficient data.

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