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News Mazda, Subaru, And Porsche Are Tops In Consumer Reports’ Annual Report Card

Mazda, Subaru, And Porsche Are Tops In Consumer Reports’ Annual Report Card

The Top 5 car brands are a mix of mainstream Japanese and German luxury carmakers according to Consumer Reports


  • The biggest losers were Genesis and Lincoln.

  • The biggest winners were Honda and BMW.

  • Only two American brands are in the Top 10.


Consumer Reports has been a staple for new car evaluations and rankings for decades. Every year, they publish research results that classify vehicles and brands. The data is tabulated based on surveys filled in by their members. This year’s Annual Report card includes some major reshuffling.

2021 Genesis GV80 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

Some brands have taken a nosedive while others have shot up in the rankings. The biggest losers in this year’s survey are Genesis and Lincoln. The latter dropped a staggering 15 spots to the 23rd position while Hyundai’s luxury arm plummeted an equally impressive 13 positions to number 15. The reason is predicted subpar reliability.

At the top, Honda has found its brand image glow thanks to a 10-spot gain to the 5th position. BMW shot up six places to land in the 2nd position overall. At the very top now sits Mazda after gaining three spots. Rounding out the Top 5 are, in order, Subaru (unchanged from last year), and Porsche (down three).

At the very bottom, out of 32 analyzed brands are, from the lowest ranker, Alfa Romeo, Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Jeep, and Lincoln.

Here are Consumer Reports’ Top 10 brands:


1-Mazda

2021 Mazda CX-9 | Photo: Mazda


2-BMW

2022 BMW M5 CS | Photo: BMW2022 BMW M5 CS | Photo: BMW


3-Subaru

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid | Photo: Subaru


4-Porsche

2022 Porsche 911 GT3 | Photo: Porsche


5-Honda

2021 Honda Ridgeline | Photo: Honda


6-Lexus

2021 Lexus RX 450h L | Photo: Lexus


7-Toyota

2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD Platinum | Photo: Olivier Delorme


8-Chrysler

2021 Chrysler Pacifica | Photo: Chrysler


9-Buick

The 2021 Buick Envision Photo: Buick


10-Hyundai

2022 Hyundai Kona | Photo: Hyundai

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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