Japanese brands continue to dominate Consumer Reports' rankings

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    Japanese brands continue to dominate Consumer Reports' rankings

    Japanese brands continue to dominate Consumer Reports' rankings
    Automotive News
    February 26, 2013
    by Gabe Nelson

    Japanese brands, led by Lexus, Subaru and Mazda, continue to dominate Consumer Reports' rankings of the best light vehicles on the market, claiming "top pick" honors in seven out of 10 product segments and capturing the top seven spots for overall brand reliability and performance.

    The brands that scored best on the magazine's report cards for 2013 were Lexus, with a score of 79 out of 100, followed by Subaru and Mazda, which both scored a 76. Toyota, Acura, Honda and Scion rounded out the top seven.

    Toyota Motor Corp. landed 3 of the 7 top spots with its Lexus, Toyota and Scion brands.

    For the first time in several years, Detroit automakers did not claim the top spot in any vehicle segment, continuing their longstanding struggles in the magazine's rankings.

    Consumer Reports, an influential shopping guide with 8 million magazine subscribers, said the six lowest-rated brands were Buick, Chrysler, Ford, Lincoln, Jeep and Dodge.

    Cadillac -- ranked 14th with a score of 62 -- was the top-scoring domestic brand in the 2013 study. Buick earned a higher test score than Cadillac but suffered from weak reliability, notably with the Verano and LaCrosse, the magazine said.

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    Re: Japanese brands continue to dominate Consumer Reports' rankings

    I wonder how the NASCAR drivers that blew their Toyota motors would rate their Japanese brands.

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    Re: Japanese brands continue to dominate Consumer Reports' rankings

    Is anyone surprised? I hope CR enjoys those big checks from Toyota and Honda to keep them on top. This just doesn't make sense, how can Toyota stay on top with all of the recalls they have had the past 3 years? Sure, they shouldn't drop to the bottom because of it but how can they stay on top?

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    Re: Japanese brands continue to dominate Consumer Reports' rankings

    OK Here we go. Domestics Bad. Aisians good. Are we done with this thread now...please?
    Or we doomed to have 11 pages of CR bashing...again.

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    Re: Japanese brands continue to dominate Consumer Reports' rankings

    Got to pay attention to CR as they emphasize vehicle RELIABILITY as one their main factors in their rankings. The customers who purchase these vehicles want them to be TROUBLE FREE not LEMONS.

    I am surprised how Subaru and Mazda have risen in their rankings in last few years to become number 2 and 3 surpassing Toyota.

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    Re: Japanese brands continue to dominate Consumer Reports' rankings

    No need to guess CR predictions for 2014 I presume?

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    Re: Japanese brands continue to dominate Consumer Reports' rankings

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    Re: Japanese brands continue to dominate Consumer Reports' rankings

    WOW what a surprise??????????

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    Re: Japanese brands continue to dominate Consumer Reports' rankings

    shocking news! CR puts out a press release of top brands based on road test scores that they compile without any specified criteria or explanation how they derive the test scores. Asian brands always score better (almost always) and even when non Asian branded vehicles score high they usually aren't recommended based on "reliability" issues.

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    Re: Japanese brands continue to dominate Consumer Reports' rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by kafuller View Post
    I wonder how the NASCAR drivers that blew their Toyota motors would rate their Japanese brands.
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    Re: Japanese brands continue to dominate Consumer Reports' rankings

    Buick ranked in the top 5 in the JD Powers rankings. So now CR has them in the bottom group.

    Go figure.

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    Re: Japanese brands continue to dominate Consumer Reports' rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by goatgary View Post
    OK Here we go. Domestics Bad. Aisians good. Are we done with this thread now...please?
    Or we doomed to have 11 pages of CR bashing...again.
    We will bash Consumer Reports until they start reporting honestly......and that's not about to happen.

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    Re: Japanese brands continue to dominate Consumer Reports' rankings

    So does consumer reports release one of these "studies" a week? Seems like every week there is another consumer reports story about how much better Asian cars are than American.

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    Re: Japanese brands continue to dominate Consumer Reports' rankings

    And they rate KIA 3 positions higher than the top rated American make?????????????????????????????????????????????? ????

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    Re: Japanese brands continue to dominate Consumer Reports' rankings

    Oh, c'mon guys ... don't spoil the fun. It's fun to bash CR!
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