Consumer Reports 2017 Top Car Brands

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  • JK Rowlings
    JK Rowlings 3 days ago

    Fake news!!!! How can the most reliable brand be paired with one of the least reliable brands. Why are Audi and BMW dirt cheap after they are five years old?!

  • Yash Nagda
    Yash Nagda 15 days ago


  • Gabriel G
    Gabriel G 27 days ago

    avoid the LEXUS RX350 it has an exhaust flaw they refuse to fix

  • Justin
    Justin Month ago

    I can rely on a Tesla to pollute the planet less. :)

  • Mr. Hoodini
    Mr. Hoodini 2 months ago


  • GavinQuacks
    GavinQuacks 2 months ago

    Mazda isnโ€™t in the top anymore because of their CX-9 and same with some other brands.

  • Asif Aslam
    Asif Aslam 2 months ago

    Kia and Hyundai by far the best vehicles in the business.

  • Albin Stensholm
    Albin Stensholm 3 months ago


  • JK Tech
    JK Tech 3 months ago

    Talk all you want about audi I've never seen anything less reliable and lower quality than dodge, I know someone who was had a dodge calibre for about a year, the rubber on the doors is coming off, the belt is squeaky, the tires it came with are probably punctured because they get flat really fast, the stereo controls are broken so you can't control anything without getting frustrated, the battery died out of the blue not too long after we got it, the a.c. doesn't work well etc, also my father has a durango, it's had a blown head gasket, leaking oil, and just recently the gear box starting rubbing together on something so that needs to be fixed. While I've never seen any other car have many problems like that, except a $2000 Kia

  • Meesh Cjx
    Meesh Cjx 3 months ago +1

    i own 3 generation of mercedes e class....from 1995 to 2013 i guess its one of the best cars one can buy....not even my audi or bmw is as good as mercs

  • isaac B
    isaac B 3 months ago

    But... Ford sucks

  • Harisan Sivanesan
    Harisan Sivanesan 4 months ago

    bmw always

  • Jarl Ballin'
    Jarl Ballin' 4 months ago +1

    BMW is probably the least reliable car brand. Trust me, I own one...

  • Yunus Ash
    Yunus Ash 4 months ago

    audi and Porsche are some of the least reliable cars ever made this was sponsored obviously

  • Merc King Guy
    Merc King Guy 4 months ago +1

    What when was BMW ever been reliable my parents have owned a 1999 BMW 540i that's completely broke down it was taken to the junk yard then the 2012 BMW X5 bought it brand new the transmission had some problems and engine so then they got a 2014 x5 the day they bought it the truck would not work couple of months later the steering wheel has to be replaced and then the camera and a whole bunch of stuff the only good one they had was 2013 528i

  • Michael Aleksovski
    Michael Aleksovski 5 months ago

    Good price and reliable. Toyota,Mazda,Honda,Subaru, Hyundai and Kiia.
    Unreliable. FiatChrysler,Mercedes, BMW, GMbrands,RangeRover and RenaultNissan.

  • Tesla.
    Tesla. 5 months ago

    I don't know how Audi even made it on the list, it's literally the most unreliable car I've ever owned - broke like 30 times and they never took responsibility for anything. The f*cking glove compartment broke 2 weeks in. The glove compartment!? Seriously, how can you screw that up!? That should have been the first and only warning I needed.
    Also everybody I know that owns or has owned one has had the same experience. They drive fine, but the ownership experience is so bad that I'd rather walk. Audi service is also one of the most customer unfriendly experiences I've ever had - not what you'd expect from a premium brand.
    Seriously, might as well go with Fiat.

    • John Jerrehian
      John Jerrehian 5 months ago

      And what year was your Audi? I own numerous Audi's and have none of the trouble you mention. Broke 30 times and they didn't take responsibility? Makes me wonder how you take care of things...

  • JoshRocks712
    JoshRocks712 5 months ago +2

    I'll keep my 03 Es300 with 250k โœŒ๐Ÿผ

  • Arshia Aryan
    Arshia Aryan 6 months ago

    Fix it again Tony

  • eurosonly
    eurosonly 6 months ago

    Man seeing the top three manufacturers I really thought he was going to say Ford next.

  • eurosonly
    eurosonly 6 months ago

    Judging by t he top tiered cars only rich people are buying cars lately. As you go down the list you get the cheaper companies which ironically fall lower on the reliability list. What a strange pattern seeing as how non of those cars mentioned at the top of the list are known to be reliable. It's almost as if the manufacturers sponsored this video. No mention of Honda or Nissan. It's almost as if popularity now a days is synonymous with reliability, or at least when it comes to upper middle class cars.

  • Vpacific movement
    Vpacific movement 6 months ago

    audi is not reliable

    • John Jerrehian
      John Jerrehian 5 months ago

      Yes they are. I own numerous Audi's. Where do you get your facts

  • Rockaland2
    Rockaland2 6 months ago

    first off not one german car has ever been reliable.. and when it breaks it cost the price of a new base model honda to fix it... CR is getting kick back for saying these brands are good.. they are not.. never will be

  • WRONG!
    WRONG! 6 months ago +1

    Honda should easily be on the top 5 wtf!

  • Jesus Fingers
    Jesus Fingers 6 months ago

    For those that are reliant on stereotypes for their views on certain brands of cars, German cars are very reliable as a whole but there are some interesting quirks depending on make and model that you won't find on any American cars.

  • Dylansoawesome
    Dylansoawesome 6 months ago +1

    I don't believe this video at all! Ask reputable mechanics about these cars! Normally they say German cars are not reliable and are endless money pits, as are most luxury cars except for Japanese luxury cars. Also they usually say Toyota/Lexus and Honda are the most reliable and will last the longest with Toyota/Lexus being top reliability! Given that these people repair cars, I trust them more that a source that gives "predicted reliability" as if that means anything.

    • Eric Ojeda
      Eric Ojeda 3 months ago +1

      Dylansoawesome Stop generalizing. Porsche has a reputation for making the most reliable luxury sports cars for the last 50 years. Even the newer models require less maintenance than Mercedes, Audi and BMW.

  • Steve Wise
    Steve Wise 6 months ago

    JD Power ranks Audi in the bottom 10 worst auto makers in initial quality and number of complaints. The same for Mazda and Subaru ranking low as well. The only thing CR and JD Power agree upon is Fiat and Jeep both being lousy automakers.

    • Double JJ
      Double JJ 3 months ago

      Never believe JD Power. They're bias towards Chevy.

  • Ahmad Alzain
    Ahmad Alzain 6 months ago

    Audi is the best and its so cheap for what it can do

  • Rekt communist
    Rekt communist 6 months ago +3

    audi topped lexus? greatest joke ever!

  • theherobrinestar
    theherobrinestar 6 months ago

    thats suprising because my dad has a 2000 mazda protege and its reallllllllllly rusty and bad.

  • Kasey Guerra
    Kasey Guerra 6 months ago

    How did you forget Honda .....

  • Christian Lanctot
    Christian Lanctot 6 months ago +3

    BMW?. First day I had my 328, the driver's side mirror cracked. Tons of electrical problems too. When the lease was over, I was glad to see it go. Expensive piece of junk. Then I got my 10 year old Accord which has never had a problem. EVER! BMW Recommended? Talk to owners first, it's 50% recommended only.

  • Kenneth Bevineau
    Kenneth Bevineau 6 months ago +1

    These are great cars within 50k miles or less because of free maintenance. After 50k you have the Japanese makers. They make great reliable vehicles.

  • Marjat Sanchez
    Marjat Sanchez 7 months ago

    I have a question. What is the best brand, Honda Accord or Toyota?

  • Greg H.
    Greg H. 7 months ago

    My only question is, Why are the top four brands luxury?

  • Michael Hart
    Michael Hart 7 months ago

    performer structural himself superior invisible safety effectiveness control.

  • Masdow Gaming
    Masdow Gaming 7 months ago

    Audi Is Unluxury Now

  • nathan5508
    nathan5508 7 months ago

    audi ftw๏ผ

  • Trades46
    Trades46 7 months ago

    Porsche drivers who don't own 718 or 911 really are paying more for the badge than the vehicle. I never seen a car like the Cayenne or Macan where the cars are so devoid of creature comforts & an options list as long or as ridiculously expensive this side of Rolls Royce or Bentley.

  • Cody Koala
    Cody Koala 7 months ago

    audi HAhahahahahahhahahahahaha OMG i cant stop laugh!!!!!!

  • Momo TV
    Momo TV 7 months ago

    Bmw is diffently the best car i have ever owned

    • Ryarios
      Ryarios 6 months ago

      Momo TV really? Have you owned anything else?๐Ÿ˜

  • Kyle Erickson
    Kyle Erickson 8 months ago

    I can say that my Jetta is a piece of shit. although I love the way it drives when it works. I'm supprised that the Jeep Wrangler and grand Cherokee aren't even recommended

  • Hagan Shows
    Hagan Shows 8 months ago +1

    German cars FTW!

  • Jungli Billa
    Jungli Billa 8 months ago

    I saved money to buy e 350 now everybody says they are not reliable anymore

  • William Shinn
    William Shinn 9 months ago

    Honda? Nissan? Hyundai? Mercedes?

  • Albert S.
    Albert S. 9 months ago +1

    yah porsche

  • Bargainteers
    Bargainteers 9 months ago

    I own a BMW 1000 RR. I haven't had a problem since I've owned in the last two years

  • OutOfThisWorldTV
    OutOfThisWorldTV 9 months ago +2

    As a mechanic i can tell you for 100% some of those top 10 should not be in top 10 for sure ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

  • frothymcmead
    frothymcmead 9 months ago

    Mazda made this list!? Go ahead and buy a malevolent, aggravating, zero dependable, abomination if you want. I would gladly go to prison for punching the CEO of this company. My Mazda 5 has devastated my finances. The engine jumped time because it went 60 miles past its oil change. The transmission tanked. The thermostat costs $500.00 to replace. The back windshield wiper costs $100.00 to replace. The key cost $450.00 dollars to replace. Four mechanics have told me they decided not to get a Mazda because of my car.

    • Saul Villalobos
      Saul Villalobos 7 months ago

      Must be cause the mazda 5s still used ford sourced engine components, heard a whole lotta negative reviews on those. I think mazda discontinued the 5, along with the cx7s.

  • LastWonderland
    LastWonderland 10 months ago +4

    Audi = 86%, VW = 25%. Too bad Audi is a VW with nicer materials...
    SORRY but this is bullshit, most people that can afford a brand new luxury car will sell it before the warranty is gone.

    • John Jerrehian
      John Jerrehian 5 months ago

      I haven't and where do you get your facts?

    • Kommentator
      Kommentator 9 months ago +1

      Audi and Vw are actually independent manufacturers, and develop drivetrains and chassis independently. Unlike GM, where one company throws out a platform and everybody has to use it for the next 20 years until none of them is profitable.

  • Double Trouble
    Double Trouble 10 months ago

    fuck audi. they sucks.

  • Misha W.
    Misha W. 10 months ago +6

    where is mercedes?

  • kn7gez
    kn7gez 10 months ago

    Bunch of BS. What a Dork

  • James Smith
    James Smith 10 months ago +1

    Where Mercedes at

  • Matthew Shields
    Matthew Shields 10 months ago +1

    I absolutely love my 2015 Mazda 3, it's great!

    • Saul Villalobos
      Saul Villalobos 7 months ago

      Proud owner of a 16 mazda 3. Best car ive ever owned so far!

  • Concept Creator
    Concept Creator 10 months ago

    and volvo is where....

  • PepperyGaming
    PepperyGaming 10 months ago

    the main reason to buy Audi: they have Dynamic turn signal

  • Britney Army Always & Forever!

    Japanese > German > American, reliability-wise.

  • Matt Smith
    Matt Smith 10 months ago +14

    "Audi did very well in our reliability surveys..."

    • Matt Smith
      Matt Smith 9 months ago

      Never got my potty training either?

    • Kommentator
      Kommentator 9 months ago +2

      I don't think you have ever driven a car?

  • MrWeshill
    MrWeshill 10 months ago

    Honda not even mentioned?

    • PepperyGaming
      PepperyGaming 10 months ago +1

      MrWeshill Honda in the last few years is shit

  • Richard Cory
    Richard Cory 10 months ago +1

    I liked Audi until they decided to get political with their ads.

  • Lyndon
    Lyndon 10 months ago +1

    Sorry but Audi sucks, BMW sucks, if you are going to buy german at least buy Benz you are better off. At least from my experience and those I have known that drive Audi and BMW. I personally would drive a Ford before I touched a BMW or Audi and I own a mercedes C class. Very well put together zero issues so far with 80 k on it. Only had thermostat replaced that was it.

  • Tv anggg
    Tv anggg 10 months ago

    mitsubishi the only bad Japanese brand.... I mean they have the evo. But besides that.. what else do they have

  • Viren vs
    Viren vs 10 months ago

    Bmw 3rd place???? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    I'm sorry. I can't take you seriously anymore.

    DAVID TRIANA 10 months ago +1

    FIAT is the new YUGO!

  • Erik Darmawan
    Erik Darmawan 10 months ago


    • Double JJ
      Double JJ 3 months ago

      Nope, they've had problems lately.

  • Captain Jack
    Captain Jack 10 months ago

    How on earth did BMW and Audi finish ahead of Lexus?? If reliability is what drives these scores no way they could finish so high. I suspect some money changed hands somewhere in the compiling of this list. And Mazda ahead of Toyota and Honda.?? Come on guys, at least make it look like you actually tried.

  • David Arndt
    David Arndt 10 months ago

    Predicted reliability guys ....

  • David Arndt
    David Arndt 10 months ago

    Audi/VW lmao hmmm didn't vw lie ?

  • Brandon Greenaway
    Brandon Greenaway 10 months ago

    who cares about consumers reports I work on cars they are all junk

  • Guy Roussel
    Guy Roussel 10 months ago

    Mitusibishi as unreliable ? Not at all agree. It is more reliable than any German brand . It is on top with Toyota and Honda. BMW ,Audi and Mercedese are the worst brands on the road today. Porche is the most reliable of the German brands. I`d buy a 911 or a 929 GT RS before i`d buy an Audi ,BMW or Mercedes

  • Davin Peterson
    Davin Peterson 10 months ago

    That's interesting that Volkswagen is less reliable that Audi. Since VW makes Audi as Audi is VW's luxury brand.

    • Kommentator
      Kommentator 9 months ago

      "VW makes Audi".. what does that even mean?!

  • Davin Peterson
    Davin Peterson 10 months ago

    Back in 2003, when we bought a Toyota Camry, Toyota had more recommended models than any other brand. We still drive that '03 Camry today, which has been reliable.

  • Jonathan Guan
    Jonathan Guan 10 months ago

    says lexus is very good, shows a lexus nx, ranked by consumer reports to be pretty bad

  • Uros Stojanov
    Uros Stojanov 10 months ago

    Where the hell is mercedes?

    • Double JJ
      Double JJ 3 months ago

      Rick Tobin
      No that belongs to Fiat.

    • Rick Tobin
      Rick Tobin 10 months ago

      Uros Stojanov I would suspect it came in last

  • imuger imuger
    imuger imuger 10 months ago +18

    How do you know that Audi, BMW and Porsche are suddenly reliable? The first year they may be ok, but on the long term they just suck! Go for a Toyota, Hyundai/Kia and Mazda instead...

    • mikeythebold tv
      mikeythebold tv 4 days ago

      they were always reliable dont just spew hate because others told u so

    • NightArrow
      NightArrow 3 months ago

      because they were not popular????
      in my country people didn't use to buy German cars just because of this misconception of low reliability and high expensive maintenance, now VWs are flooding the market Audis are everywhere and Mercedes E and C class from 2014 and above are EVERYFINGWHERE, however about how many old German cars you see on the road I would say about 80% of them are at least running till today especially E36 3 series and Mercedes E class from that era on the other hand I can tell you how many Corollas are still being used on the road today from the 90s era about 5% or even less and I think it was the most bought car in my country you couldn't move your head anywhere without seeing it in the 90s now hmmmm its a rare occasion to see one.

    • Rahuley Shar
      Rahuley Shar 4 months ago

      John Jerrehian how many old audis we see on the road? 0!

    • John Jerrehian
      John Jerrehian 5 months ago

      And that's why I have an Audi A6 with 182,000 miles and one that is now near 300K. You have no idea what you are talking about. How many Audi's have or do you own to make this comment? 0 right...

    • Ryarios
      Ryarios 6 months ago

      Uros Stojanov I've never replaced a part on any of the Mercedes I've owned over the years. Maybe I'm just lucky - and maybe it's because I don't tend to put a lot of miles on them in a given year either.

  • Justin E
    Justin E 10 months ago +3

    No mention of Hyundai or Kia, fuck this channel.

    • Zees Chan
      Zees Chan 5 months ago

      Justin E Hyundai & Kia both fucked in term of reliability

    • eurosonly
      eurosonly 6 months ago

      I smell fanboy mentality. Yes this list is broken but no need to get your pitch forks out just because someone did not say a bunch of words you wanted to hear.

    • kim nas
      kim nas 8 months ago

      Justin E kia build quality is poor.

  • Peter Schmidt
    Peter Schmidt 10 months ago

    People REALLY need to stop putting personal anecdotes into consideration. Just because you had a crappy car it doesn't mean the brand hasn't improved.

  • Fever Dream Stream
    Fever Dream Stream 10 months ago +4

    but.... where is Honda. or Kia. or ferrari

  • Edwin Ortiz
    Edwin Ortiz 10 months ago +1

    European cars: Making mechanics out of their owners since the 1900's

  • George #GeorgeCaragea
    George #GeorgeCaragea 10 months ago

    If I had to listen to Consumer Reports latest reliability talk, " Toyota introduced ESC in 2004, before anyone else". In fact, they did introduced ESC in 2004 which was called differently. However, ESC was introduced in 1995 by Mercedes Benz followed by BMW in the same year. For BMW was called ESP ( Electronic Stability Program). So, Toyota did it...only 9 years later.

  • BaldCreations
    BaldCreations 10 months ago +4

    And how is Audi + Porsche the top spots and VW fell ?

    • BaldCreations
      BaldCreations 10 months ago

      martypython oh wait I get your joke now lol

    • BaldCreations
      BaldCreations 10 months ago +1

      martypython VW owns Porsche and Audi which is why it's weird. Usually they're pretty consistent. I have a VW currently and it's been great. What do they consider reliability here?

    • martypython
      martypython 10 months ago +1

      BaldCreations You want to trust Volkswagen numbers?

  • BaldCreations
    BaldCreations 10 months ago +4

    This is so fake lol how they gonna know all this when 2017 isn't even over yet

    • Tyrone Branch
      Tyrone Branch 6 months ago

      BaldCreations Because alot of models were out in 2016. Duh!

  • philip ly
    philip ly 10 months ago +5

    Can't complain with my audis. Both my a4 and a6 has been trouble free. Only problem for me was small trim piece on the door came loose, Audi just replaced it.

  • Noah Pillay
    Noah Pillay 10 months ago

    How come these lists always vary between other reports. For example JD power has a different list than this one.
    Some similar but I'm not sure who to trust more...

    • Rick Tobin
      Rick Tobin 10 months ago

      Noah Pillay they don't get paid by car manufacturers. Most review company's get stroked buy car company's in the form of fancy perks. In turn they give good reviews. It's like American politics.

  • Shivam Sharma
    Shivam Sharma 10 months ago +2

    Mazda is the underdog brand for sure

    • killerguitar44
      killerguitar44 10 months ago

      My computer screen got rusty near your capital M.

  • senorkaboom
    senorkaboom 10 months ago +61

    FIAT. Fails In All Tests.

  • ocramidajzj
    ocramidajzj 10 months ago +15

    Some of the comments around Honda, Toyota and Mercedes seems to be referencing 10 year old data. Those brands' scores have tumbled over the years. Mazda's rise in the ranks has benefitted from a clean-sheet Skyactiv platform, secession from Ford and a brilliant new corporate identity. So those of you badmouthing Mazda need to update their references and put away old experiences. IMO.

    • Captain Jack
      Captain Jack 8 months ago +1

      Well said, @dadsfave.

    • dadsfave
      dadsfave 8 months ago +3

      Initial reliability is determined mostly by factory quality control. Long term reliability is determined by product design. It does not just happen. Manufacturers with good long term reliability are those that tirelessly work to analyze part failures and improve part design. These manufacturers truly want their products to last with a minimal amount of repair, while lesser manufacturers regard repairs as a major part of their revenue stream. Good long term reliability is a measure of the manufacturer's attitude and design capabilities. Look for the brand badge of a good manufacturer.

    • Gregarproto
      Gregarproto 10 months ago

      If you have shitty initial reliability, long term reliability is more than likely affected as well. Plus they're predicting reliability for cars that are currently available for sale as new or very lightly used. They state that it's a prediction up front. And the cars produced today have very little to do with the cars produced 10+ years ago and some even just a few years ago to their previous generation. Can't compare cars that have nothing in common with each other other than their brand badge and model name.

    • Captain Jack
      Captain Jack 10 months ago +1

      ocramidajzj You need to read your comment again, slowly and you will see the error in logic. Reliability is something you develop over time. A brand new platform (Skyactiv) can't all of a sudden become a world beater when it hasn't passed the most basic test. Time. Toyota, Honda, Lexus have consistently ranked tops in long term reliability. Other manufacturers have improved significantly (Hyundai, KIA) but it took them.....yes you guessed it....TIME.
      Initial Reliability and Long Term Reliability are not the same things.

  • Josh Triplett
    Josh Triplett 10 months ago +2

    Realizing that I;m a Subaru fan (owned them for years), it was good to see them make the list, but really aside from Lexus, how did the others make the top? As a mechanic/hobbyist/enthusiast I caution every one of my friends and family not to buy German unless they are ready for the bills that come with them. Great cars out of the box with many refinements, but murderous on your wallet when they need servicing. You can love them, just be prepared to pay.

  • MrBuzzialdrin
    MrBuzzialdrin 10 months ago +3

    yup audi is most reliable. lol. and lowest emissions

  • Eyacub12 skits
    Eyacub12 skits 10 months ago +2

    Audi and Porsche are sexy!

  • Walter Black
    Walter Black 10 months ago +4

    They need to include cost to repair when something does go wrong. Those German cars wouldn't be at the top then.

  • Louis Porco
    Louis Porco 10 months ago

    what is diverse about Toyota's line up....

  • yonda ila
    yonda ila 10 months ago

    So how about honda its not reliable any more I have no problem so far ???

    • Double JJ
      Double JJ 3 months ago

      Lately consumers are having problems.

  • Mohammed Aziz
    Mohammed Aziz 10 months ago +2

    I think you forgot Mercedes Benz which i think should be in the top 3.

  • Taylormade2350
    Taylormade2350 10 months ago

    I love how you just skip over number 6.

  • Harl0 283
    Harl0 283 10 months ago

    Are those top 3 brands really reliable enough to be so highly recommended? i know this isnt based entirely on reliability but still

  • Hot Cosby
    Hot Cosby 10 months ago +111

    Ask any mechanic. German cars are about as reliable as a solar powered flashlight.

    • Dr. Rose Wyatt
      Dr. Rose Wyatt 28 days ago

      Hot Cosby hyyttyttyyy

    • Dr. Rose Wyatt
      Dr. Rose Wyatt Month ago

      Hot Cosby tttfrttttt

    • orion2themax
      orion2themax Month ago

      I will never own a foreign made car I'll stick to Chevrolet or Ford

    • Sanjay Ramoutar
      Sanjay Ramoutar 2 months ago

      Will not be purchasing another VW, issues from the first week of ownership. May consider another Euro brand, but not right now, back to Japanese for me!

    • John Jerrehian
      John Jerrehian 3 months ago

      Love my Audi's. My A6 now has over 185,000 and has been very reliable. I had an A4 and sold to my brother with 275,000. He used for his son and then sold it.