BMW Placed Fifth in 2016 Consumer Reports Best Car Brand Ranking

Interesting | April 11th, 2016 by 4
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Consumer Reports publishes their 2016 rankings on the Best Car Brand and found that BMW comes in fifth place. The way these rankings are put …

Consumer Reports publishes their 2016 rankings on the Best Car Brand and found that BMW comes in fifth place. The way these rankings are put together is not at all what you’d expect. Consumer Reports says they take into account the road-test score they record while testing more than one product of each brand and the predicted reliability score. As you’re probably guessing, both of these scores can be as subjective as they wish them to be, the result of their number crunching methods therefore should surprise anyone.

According to them, Audi is the best car brand in the U.S. this year, posting an overall score of 80 points, with 83 points on the chart for the road-test and a decent predicted reliability. Mind you, the predicted reliability isn’t even a number, but a shape. Coming in second is Subaru that somehow managed to squeeze in between premium brands with an overall score of 78 points. Third is Lexus with 76 points tied with Porsche and BMW comes in fifth.

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Interestingly enough, to make things even blurrier, BMW seemingly scored better in the Consumer Reports road tests than Porsche. What’s even more surprising is that Mercedes-Benz came in 14th, below MINI, with a score of 67 points. The full rankings can be seen in the image above.

4 responses to “BMW Placed Fifth in 2016 Consumer Reports Best Car Brand Ranking”

  1. Senne says:

    This is very subjective! I mean Audi 1st and Mercedes 14th?? Mercedes is far superior to Audi and so is BMW! Buick 7th seems pretty weird as well. For me it would make more sense if Mazda e.g. would have been 1st. Mazda has beautiful, pretty reliable and a couple fun cars. And it’s cheaper than other premium brands. BMW 2nd, Mercedes 3rd, Audi 4th and Subaru 5th. Or something like that. And that’s completely subjective as well… anyway 5th place isn’t bad. Still, makes no sense.

    • Tom says:

      Why is Benz superior to Audi?
      I’d argue that Audi makes some of the best looking automobiles.
      Audi RS7 pretty much smokes everything in the Benz line up.
      Have you also seen the reliability reports of new Benz? Power steering failure, transmission problems, etc, etc.
      I drive a 4 series Gran Coupe and I love it, my end goal is the high end Audi RS series or a M car. No way I will ever get AMG.

  2. John says:

    Buick is more reliable than Mercedes-Benz? LMAO
    You shouldn’t even bother publishing this stuff. It’s garbage.

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