Audi Named Consumer Reports’ Best Car Brand Ahead Of Porsche And BMW

Audi has walked away with top honors from Consumer Reports’ annual best car brands report for the second year in a row.

The Brand Report Card from Consumer Reports lists the companies that make the best cars by giving each an overall score based on road tests, predicted reliability, owner satisfaction and safety results for each tested model of a brand. These scores are then averaged out to determine which brand has the best cars.

Audi managed to claim first place with a score of 81, placing it ahead of Porsche with 74, BMW (77), Lexus (77) and Subaru (74). These top five were the same as last year but Subaru fell by two spots, Lexus dropped back by one and both Porsche and BMW rose by two spots.

Other brands included in the top 10 were Kia, Mazda, Tesla, Honda and Buick. Notably poor performers were Mercedes-Benz in 20th position, Volkswagen in 23rd and Jaguar in 26th.

Mimicking the results from J.D. Power’s annual vehicle dependability study, brands from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles suffered in the Consumer Reports best brands survey. In fact, FCA occupied 3 of the last 5 positions with Dodge, Jeep and Fiat.



  • GE90man

    i’m quite surprised Mercedes scored so low

    • Silimarina

      Well in the JD Power Mercedes is 5th and Audi in the middle.I think this survey’s are full of s**t

      • KidRed

        JD Power is strictly about dependability. This survey also factors in owner satisfaction. That’s why the results are different.

        • Silimarina

          Ok, but if you look at Lexus there is a line from predicted reliability better and owner satisfaction the one below better.Audi has both predicted reliability and owner satisfaction below better.So Lexus should have been above Audi

  • eb110americana

    If Audi is the most reliable brand, then a Smart Car holds the production car Nurburgring record. Consumer Reports, you have sold your soul.

  • Audi always beautyful and expensive .But love it…….!

  • SteersUright

    I work in the auctions and see which cars fall apart and which dont all day. The germans make safe, beautiful cars that sadly are stricken with transmission, engine, and electronic issues even in the short term. Lexus, Honda, Toyota and even many Nissans can be picked up without a single thing wrong with them despite many miles. There are exceptions of course as some car are either lemons, abused, or whatever but, nowhere near as numerous as the German cars which we have to inspect far more carefully to ensure we dont run into expensive fixes soon after purchase. The CR study results account for many factors so, if reliability is primarily what you’re after, take this CR study with a grain of salt.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I really don’t understand these…

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