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When it comes to reliability, some auto brands leave the competition in the dust

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It's time for the annual auto reliability ratings.

Nov. 19, 2019

Consumer Reports is out with its annual auto reliability ratings, and once again this year Japanese brands—led by Lexus, Mazda, and Toyota, in that order—continue to top the list.

Porsche moved up to number 4, followed by Genesis, Hyundai and Subaru.

Dodge ranked 8. Kia and Mini round out the top 10.

"The Korean brands, and that would be Genesis, Hyundai and Kia, are really making inroads into having top-level reliable performers," said Mike Quincy with Consumer Reports Autos.

Consumer reports said problems with new and redesigned models caused Acura, Volkswagen and Audi to plummet in the latest reliability rankings.

In fact, 45 percent of the new or redesigned vehicles in this survey had below-average predicted reliability.

[And that's a pretty startling number and certainly enough evidence to show that getting one of these new or redesigned models is not a good idea," Quincy told me. "In other words, try not to be the first person on your block with a new hot car."

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Consumer Reports' Guide to Car Reliability

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