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“10 Most Reliable Cars” By Consumer Reports; Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86 Ranked #2

Consumer Reports announces the "10 Most Reliable Cars" list for 2017. Results from its annual survey of automobile owners rank the Subaru BRZ / Toyota 86 twins #2. Number one will surprise you.

The Subaru BRZ / Toyota 86 twins are rated the #2 10 Most Reliable Cars on the road today by Consumer Reports (CR). In their annual Auto Survey based on data collected from 640,000 vehicles, CR says the new BRZ/86 sports coupe is ranked number two on their list least likely to give owners problems. The Kia Niro was the only car ranked more reliable for consumers.

What does it mean for consumers?

According to Consumer Reports, the top ten vehicles on their list will be most likely to “provide dependable transportation for consumers for the long haul.” Based on analysis from 17 trouble areas like squeaky brakes, broken interior trim, to major problems, like out-of-warranty transmission repairs or trouble with all-wheel-drive systems, CR weights the severity of each type of problem to create a Predicted Reliability Score for each vehicle.

They also take the cars to the track for on board testing and collect data from owner-satisfaction survey results and safety data to calculate each vehicle’s overall score. Based on this data, the Subaru BRZ / Toyota 86 two-door sports coupes are rated the number 2 most reliable cars for 2017.

“10 Most Reliable Cars”

Here’s the Consumer Reports 2017 “10 Most Reliable Cars” presented in rank order, starting with the most reliable. Kia Niro, Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86 twins, Lexus ES, Lexus GS, Audi Q3, Toyota RAV4, Lexus IS, Toyota Prius V, Toyota Prius C, and Infiniti Q70.

What are the least-reliable cars on the list? Rating as the least reliable are the Chevrolet Camaro, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Jaguar F-Pace, GMC Acadia, Fiat 500, Ford Focus, Ford Fiesta, Volvo XC90, Cadillac Escalade and Tesla Model X.

Consumer Reports also ranks auto brands as most reliable for their entire lineup. Here’s the CR list for 2017. Overall brand rankings: (1) Toyota, (2) Lexus, (3) Kia, (4) Audi, (5) BMW, (6) Subaru, (7) Infiniti, (8) Buick, (9) Honda, (10) Hyundai, (11) Nissan, (12) Mazda, (13) Porsche, (14) Mercedes-Benz, (15) Ford.

The new Subaru BRZ / Toyota 86 sports coupe models are not only high on the fun-to-drive meter, according to Consumer Reports, they are one of the most reliable cars on the road for 2017.

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Duke (not verified)    October 20, 2017 - 11:34AM

Toyota Gt86 reliability? Try driving 1000 km back 2 back in 6 hours hi speed cruising with no overheating issues, never had a problem in my three year ownership, the engineering is superb and well thought out... Simple said it is far superior compared to my maserati supercar