The Consumer Reports 2015 Car Brand Report Cards ranks automakers across the world by reliability, road test performance and other factors. In 2015, Lexus topped the list, followed by Mazda, Toyota and Audi. BMW scored the 10th this year. The bottom of the list included Ford, Dodge, Mini, Jeep and Fiat.
The publication ranked the carmakers with an overall score, which was a combination of each brand’s road test score and average reliability score. The road test score factored in the average results from Consumer Reports’ many tests on the cars, and a reliability rating provides a guide on how likely the cars from each brand are likely to hold up on average.
Some brands like Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mitsubishi, Ram, Smart and Tesla did “not have sufficient data” to be reviewed by for the top this year.
Described as “responsive, comfortable, and fuel-efficient” by Consumer Reports, BMW received an overall score of 66, road test score of 82 and a middle reliability rating. The number one Lexus received a best overall score of 78. Consumer Reports called Lexus a company “known for making quiet, plush, and very reliable cars.” The carmaker also received the highest rating for reliability and a road test score of 76.