Toyota scored big in this year’s Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey with its three brands, Scion, Toyota and Lexus, claiming the three top spots.
Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey analyzes subscribers’ experiences with 1.2 million new vehicles to attempt to predict future reliability.
Of the 27 models in the brand’s lineup, 16 earned the highest rating; the Toyota Prius c received the top score overall.
Strangely, the Prius c did not score well enough in Consumer Reports’ testing to be recommended … But comes well-recommended reliability-wise by its subscribers.
Scion claimed first spot brand-wise, with Toyota second and Lexus third. Toyota’s three brands are followed, in order of ranking, by Mazda, Subaru and Honda.
Cadillac moved up 14 spots this year becoming the top domestic brand.
Ford, which was Detroit’s leader a couple years ago, fell markedly in this year’s report. This fall is partially due to a wave of new models coming in with with more problems than normal; as well as to the problematic MyFord and MyLincoln infotainment systems. Consumer Reports also stated that in addition, three historically reliable models–the Ford Escape and Fusion and Lincoln MKZ–were redesigned for 2013 and not included in the analysis.
The complete report on reliability can be accessed here.