And their respected manufacturers.
Every October, Consumer Reports publishes its list of the most reliable cars and manufacturers. Last year in 2017, Lexus and Toyota dominated the rankings with Kia, Audi, BMW, Subaru, Infiniti, Buick, Honda, and Hyundai rounding out the top 10.
This year, new brands appear on the list, meaning that several automakers have stepped up their reliability game. Along with the most reliable brands, consumer reports has revealed the 10 most reliable cars of the year and the list doesn't shock us in the slightest.
The top 10 list of the most reliable cars includes the Lexus GX, Toyota Prius C, Toyota Prius Prime, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Toyota Corolla, Lexus NX, Toyota Prius, Honda Fit, Kia Sedona, and Toyota Highlander. Only five brands managed to land a car in the top 10, with Toyota and Lexus dominating with seven vehicles combined. Three of the top 10 were a variant of the Toyota Prius, which speaks to the impressive reliability of Toyota's popular hybrid.
On the opposite side of the coin, the list of the least reliable cars with the greatest risks for problems includes the Honda Odyssey, Volkswagen Atlas, Buick Enclave, Chevy Silverado 2500 HD, Kia Cadenza, Chevy Traverse, Honda Clarity, Cadillac ATS, Tesla Model X, and Ram 3500.
Lexus and Toyota continued their dominance on the manufacturer rankings where the two brands posted a one-two finish for the second year in a row. The rest of the top 10 (from three to 10) includes Mazda (+9), Subaru (+2), Kia (-2), Infiniti (+1), Audi (-3), BMW (-3), Mini (N/A), and Hyundai (-). Mini was the biggest surprise on the list, after jumping into the top 10 from an unranked spot in 2017.
At the other end of the spectrum, the list of the 10 least reliable brands consists of nine American brands. The ranks from 20 to 29 include Lincoln (+2), Dodge (+3), Jeep (-2), Chevrolet (-5), Chrysler (-7), GMC (+1), Ram (-1), Tesla (-6), Cadillac (-1), and Volvo (-6).
Ford and Buick also barely avoided the bottom 10 after falling three and 11 places respectively. Clearly, this was not a great year for American automakers in terms of brand reliability. Be sure to check out the full rankings over on Consumer Report's website.