Reliability rankings in Consumer Reports' survey


Associated Press

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 28 at 11:06 AM

Consumer Reports released its annual vehicle reliability survey Monday. The magazine predicts the reliability of 2014 model-year cars and trucks based on a survey of readers who own 1.1 million vehicles from the 2011 through 2013 model years.

Here are the brand rankings, the number of spots the brand moved up or down from the previous year and the best-performing and worst-performing model in each brand. Porsche was not on last year's list because the magazine didn't have enough data from readers.

BrandSpots up or down from 2013Best modelWorst model
1. Lexus+2ES 300h hybridGS
2. Toyota(same)Prius hybridPrius plug-in hybrid
3. Acura+4TLILX
4. Audi+4A6 (four-cylinder engine)Q5 (four-cylinder engine)
5. Mazda-1Mazda5Mazda2
6. Infiniti+3G sedan (all-wheel-drive)JX
7. Volvo+13XC70S60
8. Honda-2CR-ZAccord Coupe (V6 engine)
9. GMC+3YukonAcadia
10. Subaru-5Forester (non-turbo)BRZ
11. Scion-10xBFR-S
12. Buick+9VeranoLaCrosse (V6 engine)
13.Mercedes-Benz+1E-Class ConvertibleM-Class (diesel engine)
14. PorscheN/ABoxster911
15. BMW+1X1 (four-cylinder engine)335i sedan
16. Kia-6Optima hybridOptima (turbo)
17. Chevrolet-2TahoeCruze (1.8-liter engine)
18. Chrysler+5300 (V8 engine)Town and Country
19. Ram+61500 (V8, four-wheel-drive)2500 and 3500 (diesel)
20. Volkswagen-2GolfBeetle
21. Hyundai-4AccentGenesis coupe
22. Nissan-9LeafPathfinder
23. Jeep-4PatriotGrand Cherokee (V6 engine)
24. Dodge(same)Dart (2.0-liter engine)Grand Caravan
25. Cadillac-14ATS (2.0-liter engine)XTS
26. Ford+1F-150 (V6 engine)C-Max Energi
27. Lincoln-1MKSMKT (EcoBoost engine)
28. Mini-6CooperCooper Countryman

Source: Consumer Reports