BMW moves up to No. 11 reliability ranking by Consumer Reports

Engines | October 22nd, 2015 by 9
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Consumer Reports’ annual report on auto reliability – released Tuesday – shows BMW moving up three spots to No.11. At the top sits Lexus and …

Consumer Reports’ annual report on auto reliability – released Tuesday – shows BMW moving up three spots to No.11.

At the top sits Lexus and Toyota, followed by Audi. MINI comes in the 10th place, while Porsche and Mercedes placed 14 and 21, respectively. The top 10 rankings are dominated by Asian automakers. Fiat Chrysler continued to struggle with reliability. The Fiat brand ranked last among the 28 brands listed in the survey, coming in right behind its popular Jeep nameplate.

According to Consumer Reports, the “reliability Ratings show how well vehicles have held up and the odds that an owner could be inconvenienced by problems and repairs. A vehicle’s reliability can seriously affect how satisfied you’ll be with a car over the years, and it can significantly influence resale value when you’re ready to replace the vehicle.”

Furthermore, Consumer Reports surveys their magazine and website subscribers each year to ask about any serious problems they’ve had with their vehicles in the preceding 12 months. The data collected includes more than 740,000 vehicles.

The best car ever tested by Consumer ReportsTesla Model S – has received a worse-than-average overall problem rate in the Annual Auto Reliability Survey. According to Consumer Reports, over 1,400 survey responses were received from Model S owner who chronicled an array of detailed and complicated maladies.

Last year, the Model S was rated as “average” in the reliability survey.

Below are the complete rankings from Consumer Reports.

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9 responses to “BMW moves up to No. 11 reliability ranking by Consumer Reports”

  1. Lucky13 says:

    Another strike against Cadillac at No. 25 ouch that hurts. Not only can they not sell cars but if you buy one its crap.

  2. Indrit Selimi says:

    To be noticed that the BMW score is 0…

  3. sinisa says:

    I really need to start my own car blog. Acura and Infiniti ranked in the bottom group for reliability? “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” -Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli

  4. Ron Ibbotson says:

    Note the title at the top of the table “Predicted Reliability”

  5. James M says:

    I own a 2015 BMW 740 Lxi X drive M package with 44K miles. Just developed a $2,800 oil leak. Just out of warranty and BMW would not cover. Dealer reduced 50% to $1,400 but still more $ than local specialist BMW shops. Known failure of oil filter housing gasket. All shops said common and known failure. One shop said they had two others with same repair in shop when I called. Also warned of oil pan and valve cover gasket failure. Car was always serviced and well cared for. 4 year and 40K and expensive failure, known issue. I have had BMW’s before, never again. 7 series is no flagship and BMW is not the ultimate driving machine. I have owned 5 Mercedes and never had an issue like this (one brake caliper replacement).

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