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Subaru Tops Consumer Reports Brand Rankings; Domestics Don't Make Top 10

The Detroit Free Press reports that Subaru took the top spot, followed by Mazda, BMW, Honda, Lexus, Audi, Porsche, Mini, Toyota, and Infiniti. Buick, Chrysler and Dodge ranked 11th, 13th and 16th, respectively, and represented the only domestic brands in the top half among the 32 brands in the report card released Thursday by the nonprofit consumer advocacy group. Jeep, which had reliability issues with the Gladiator pickup, had the lowest ranking among all brands, according to the report.

Consumer Report Best Cars of the Year: 10 Top Picks of 2022

These brands make the exceptional models that meet CR's very highest standards for performance, safety, reliability, and more

(From best to worst)

  1. Subaru
  2. Mazda
  3. BMW
  4. Honda
  5. Lexus
  6. Audi
  7. Porsche
  8. Mini
  9. Toyota
  10. Infiniti
  11. Buick
  12. Acura
  13. Chrysler
  14. Hyundai
  15. Nissan
  16. Dodge
  17. Volkswagen
  18. Kia
  19. Genesis
  20. Volvo
  21. Cadillac
  22. Ford
  23. Tesla
  24. Chevrolet
  25. Mercedes-Benz
  26. Lincoln
  27. Jaguar
  28. Alfa Romeo
  29. Land Rover
  30. Mitsubishi
  31. GMC
  32. Jeep

Consumer Reports Top Picks

Under $25,000

  • Nissan Sentra (small car)
  • Nissan Rogue Sport (subcompact SUV)


  • Subaru Forester (small SUV)
  • Toyota Prius/Prius Prime (hybrid/plug-in hybrid)
  • Honda Accord (midsize sedan)


  • Toyota RAV4 Prime (two-row SUV)
  • Kia Telluride (midsize three-row SUV)
  • Honda Ridgeline (compact pickup)


  • Lexus RX (luxury midsize SUV)
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E (electric vehicle)

    Last year, Mazda was on top. BMW was No. 2, and Subaru was No. 3. Jake Fisher, senior director of automotive testing at Consumer Reports, said the report takes a holistic approach, in an effort to encompass everything about the ownership experience. Vehicle testing, surveys, and performance on crash tests all come into play.

    Click here for more on the rankings, including Consumer Reports’ individual vehicle picks by segment.