The results of Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability survey are in.
Japanese automakers came out on top but they face some stiff competition.
Does your car stand up to the test?
Consumer Reports called the 2014 Subaru Forester the most reliable car you can buy.
The survey found Ford’s C-Max Energi plug-in Hybrid the least reliable.
Consumer Reports’ Rik Paul said, “We gathered responses on 1.1 million cars and we used that huge sampling of data 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.
“European and American manufacturers have moved up in the rankings,” Paul said. “They’re giving the Japanese automakers some tough competition.”
Audi came in fourth place, making it the most reliable European brand.
Volvo, also European, jumped up to number seven.
GMC, with SUVs like the Acadia, was named the top American brand at number nine.
Overall, Ford ended up near the bottom of the new-car reliability rankings.
At the very bottom, cars from Mini had the most problems in Consumer Reports’ survey.