Here are some key findings from the report:
- Eight out of the top 10 most reliable brands are from Asian automakers, with Lexus, Mazda, and Toyota in the top three spots.
- Buick comes in at #5, the highest ranking domestic car brand.
- Overall, hybrids and plug-in vehicles have been found to be the most reliable models.
The reliability rankings show the vehicle brands and the average scores, which are calculated on a 0-to-100-point scale. The average rating falls between 41 and 60 points.
Due to insufficient data, the rankings do not include the following brands: Alfa Romeo, Dodge, Fiat, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mitsubishi, and Polestar.
Here Are the Top 10 Most Reliable Car Brands
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