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.
|Brand||Spots up or down from 2013||Best model||Worst model|
|1. Lexus||+2||ES 300h hybrid||GS|
|2. Toyota||(same)||Prius hybrid||Prius plug-in hybrid|
|4. Audi||+4||A6 (four-cylinder engine)||Q5 (four-cylinder engine)|
|6. Infiniti||+3||G sedan (all-wheel-drive)||JX|
|8. Honda||-2||CR-Z||Accord Coupe (V6 engine)|
|10. Subaru||-5||Forester (non-turbo)||BRZ|
|12. Buick||+9||Verano||LaCrosse (V6 engine)|
|13.Mercedes-Benz||+1||E-Class Convertible||M-Class (diesel engine)|
|15. BMW||+1||X1 (four-cylinder engine)||335i sedan|
|16. Kia||-6||Optima hybrid||Optima (turbo)|
|17. Chevrolet||-2||Tahoe||Cruze (1.8-liter engine)|
|18. Chrysler||+5||300 (V8 engine)||Town and Country|
|19. Ram||+6||1500 (V8, four-wheel-drive)||2500 and 3500 (diesel)|
|21. Hyundai||-4||Accent||Genesis coupe|
|23. Jeep||-4||Patriot||Grand Cherokee (V6 engine)|
|24. Dodge||(same)||Dart (2.0-liter engine)||Grand Caravan|
|25. Cadillac||-14||ATS (2.0-liter engine)||XTS|
|26. Ford||+1||F-150 (V6 engine)||C-Max Energi|
|27. Lincoln||-1||MKS||MKT (EcoBoost engine)|
|28. Mini||-6||Cooper||Cooper Countryman|
Source: Consumer Reports
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