Audi tops auto brands in Consumer Reports survey
Consumer Reportsê annual vehicle ratings offered good news for Audi dealers who saw sales drop though much less than their Volkswagen counterparts in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal. Audi attained the highest overall score in the magazineês annual ranking of auto brands, followed by Subaru, Lexus, Porsche and BMW.
The highest ranking non-luxury brand, Mazda, was #6, and the highest Detroit brand, Buick, was #7. Rounding out the top 10 were Toyota, Kia and Honda. When testing cars, CR looks at reliability, safety and owner satisfaction as well as drive and handling.
CR also announced its top vehicle picks for 2016, with seven new vehicles in each of their respective categories: the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Kia Sorento, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Camry, Lexus RX, Honda Fit and Ford F-150. The redesigned Ford F-150 was named best pickup truck, thanks in part to its fuel economy, quiet and spacious cabin, and much-improved infotainment system, said CR. Itês Fordês first win in the pickup category since 1999.
The choices in the widely read rankings were revealed at the Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA)ês recent meeting. WAPA is a cosponsor of the Media Breakfast at the Washington Auto Showês Industry/Media Day.Download Bulletin PDF