Consumer Reports: Most reliable cars and carmakers - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Consumer Reports: Most reliable cars and carmakers

Posted: Updated:
To find out which cars are likely to give you trouble, Consumer Reports asked subscribers if they had any serious car problems in the last 12 months. To find out which cars are likely to give you trouble, Consumer Reports asked subscribers if they had any serious car problems in the last 12 months.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(CONSUMER REPORTS) - The most reliable new car you can buy is the 2014 Subaru Forester SUV. That's according to Consumer Reports' just-released auto reliability survey. The least reliable car in the survey is Ford's C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid.

To find out which cars are likely to give you trouble, Consumer Reports asked subscribers if they had any serious car problems in the last 12 months. The responses were gathered on 1.1 million cars, and that huge sampling of data was used to predict how well new cars that are now on sale will hold up.

The most reliable carmakers? Lexus, Toyota, and Acura—all Japanese brands—took the top three spots. But something new in the survey this year: European and American manufacturers have moved up in the rankings. They're giving the Japanese automakers some tough competition.

In fourth place, Audi, making it the most reliable European brand. And Volvo, also European, jumped up to number seven. GMC, with SUVs such as the Acadia, was named the top American brand at number nine.

But the news for Ford and Lincoln was not so good. Ford and Lincoln have had trouble with the MyTouch ‘infotainment' system for the last two years. The survey found that complaints went down after Ford updated the system, but the rate of problems is still high. Overall, Ford ended up near the bottom of the new-car reliability rankings. And at the very bottom, cars from Mini had the most problems in Consumer Reports' survey.

Copyright 2013 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • March Mugshots

    March Mugshots

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:49:38 GMT
    Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges.  (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges. (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)
    This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. More >>
    This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. More >>
  • Dyer County couple caught in international custody battle

    Dyer County couple caught in international custody battle

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:45:30 GMT
    Jason and Amber Lloyd weren't able to spend the first birthday with their son.  That's because, they say he's still stuck in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They adopted their son SamuelMore >>
    Jason and Amber Lloyd were not able to spend their son's first birthday with him. They say it is because he is still stuck in the Democratic Republic of Congo.More >>
  • Three arrests made in Olive Branch shooting death

    Three arrests made in Olive Branch shooting death

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:54:55 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Three arrests have been made in connection with the shooting death of a 26-year-old man in Olive Branch, Miss. According to Olive Branch Police Department, Marvellius Shipp, 19, MickeyMore >>
    Three arrests have been made in connection with the shooting death of a 26-year-old man in Olive Branch, Miss.More >>
Powered by WorldNow