Consumer Reports has released their 2020 Brand Report Card Rankings. To be a top recommendation, a vehicle must score well in road tests, predicted reliability, owner satisfaction and safety.
Toyota led brands again for the third consecutive year with having four top vehicle picks: the Corolla, Prius, Avalon and Supra models.
Here’s the second tier (losers):
Poor Cadillac duking it out with the perennial also-rans.
The acclaim was perceived by some as a major coup for Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who eschews the traditional advertising that costs major automakers billions. Many car buyers consult Consumer Reports for big-ticket purchases because it’s built a reputation for thorough and meticulous testing. The organization buys all the vehicles it tests and doesn’t accept any marketing dollars from manufacturers.
Note: This is not primarily a reliability ranking; it’s a ranking of cars and brands based on road tests, predicted reliability, owner satisfaction and safety. That’s quite different.