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Year after year, Toyota Motor Corp. dominates Consumer Reports reliability ratings, and 2017 is no exception.
This year, all of Toyota’s models received above average reliability ratings from the vehicle owners surveyed by Consumer Reports. What’s more, Toyota’s luxury division, Lexus, also received a near-perfect report card.
Consumer Reports engineers believe that Toyota’s repeated dominance of its ratings is attributable to the automaker’s use of tried-and-true technology.
“Every Camry is a progression of previous Camrys,” Jake Fisher, director of auto testing for Consumers Union, told Design News in an interview last year. “If you take one apart, you’ll find components that go back for generations.”
Lest that sound like a simple a formula, however, it’s worth noting that competitors have generally been unable to match those reliability results. Honda came very close for a few years, but has more recently fallen behind. This year, none of Honda’s models received “much better than average” forecasts for 2017.
Here, we offer a peek at 10 of the best models, according to Consumer Reports’ annual reliability ratings. From Toyota and Lexus to Buick and Audi, following are some of the auto industry’s best.