Reliability is a crucial factor when deciding which car to buy. It’s ideal for driving a vehicle that will last for many miles and years and never leave you stranded on the side of the road. A reliable car also means fewer mechanical problems, resulting in less expensive repairs. However, according to , foreign automakers. There is only one American car brand in Consumer Reports’ top 10 most trusted list: Lincoln.
Lincoln is the only American car brand on Consumer Reports’ 10 Most Trusted list
Lincoln, which is the luxury division of Ford, is the only American automaker to earn a spot on Consumer Reports’ 10 Most Trusted Auto Brands list. All of the other automakers in the top 10 are foreign automakers, from Japan, South Korea and Germany, as detailed by . Additionally, Lincoln barely made the top 10 for reliability, placing tenth.
Toyota, which has long had a reputation for top-notch reliability, is the most trusted car brand in the Consumer Reports list. Also, Lexus, the luxury brand owned by Toyota, earned second place, followed by German automaker BMW. However, for American reliability, the best is .
Car brand reliability list based on CR auto reliability survey
based its list of most trusted car brands on its annual Automotive Reliability Survey. For the Auto Reliability Survey, CR analyzed 17 potential problem areas over the past year. Owners have submitted surveys for more than 300,000 vehicles, including all Lincoln models. Examples of problem areas include electrical systems, brakes, paint, engines and leaks.
Due to fewer problems in these potential problem areas, Consumer Reports rated Lincoln as more reliable than any other American auto brand. Compared to the previous year, Lincoln jumped 14 spots on the organization’s most trusted list. Also, Buick, another iconic American automaker, was previously ranked fourth. However, due to declining reliability, Buick dropped seven spots to No. 11 on the reliability list.
Corsair and Nautilus SUVs are the most reliable Lincoln models
The reason Lincoln made Consumer Reports’ top 10 most trusted automotive brands is the improvement of two of its models: the Corsair compact luxury SUV and the Nautilus midsize luxury SUV.
According to CR, Corsair and Nautilus are the most reliable Lincoln models. They are also among the most reliable American cars. Other domestic models earning favorable reliability ratings from Consumer Reports include the compact pickup truck, Buick Encore GX subcompact luxury SUV, Ford Edge midsize SUV, Chevy Trailblazer subcompact SUV, and Chevy Blazer midsize SUV .
However, there is one model that has kept Lincoln from ranking even higher on the list of most trusted automotive brands: the Aviator midsize SUV. Consumer Reports rated the Aviator, along with the mechanically similar, as one of the least reliable vehicles in the Auto Reliability Survey.
Overall, according to Consumer Reports, foreign automakers are more reliable than American automakers. The only American automaker to earn a spot in Consumer Reports’ top 10 Most Trusted Car Brands is Lincoln.