Consumer Reports 2017 Top Car Brands

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  • teo goulas
    teo goulas 2 дня назад


  • haitham baloch
    haitham baloch 11 дней назад

    Japs and germans always on top

  • Pana Sonic
    Pana Sonic 22 дня назад

    Ask any consumer or mechanic: the most reliable car brand is Toyota.

  • jldude84
    jldude84 Месяц назад

    An Audi beat out Lexus AND Toyota. God damn the Toyota fanboy tears taste good.

  • Matthew Sanjurjo
    Matthew Sanjurjo Месяц назад

    What happened to Honda?

  • Caden Nguyen
    Caden Nguyen Месяц назад

    It kinda pisses me off...the way he says porche

  • Chrisgman 124
    Chrisgman 124 2 месяца назад

    Audi must be paying these dudes!

  • Im A Fanboy
    Im A Fanboy 2 месяца назад

    Audi Porsche and bmw on top? Heee heee...

  • chicago2370
    chicago2370 2 месяца назад

    This is boased. German cars are shit

  • Romband1919
    Romband1919 3 месяца назад

    Full of bs Japanese still the best period

  • JK Rowlings
    JK Rowlings 4 месяца назад +1

    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?!

    • Simon Pannwitz
      Simon Pannwitz 20 дней назад


  • Yash Nagda
    Yash Nagda 5 месяцев назад


  • Gabriel G
    Gabriel G 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Justin
    Justin 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Mr. Hoodini
    Mr. Hoodini 7 месяцев назад


  • GavinQuacks
    GavinQuacks 7 месяцев назад

    Mazda isn’t in the top anymore because of their CX-9 and same with some other brands.

  • Asif Aslam
    Asif Aslam 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Albin Stensholm
    Albin Stensholm 7 месяцев назад


  • JK Tech
    JK Tech 7 месяцев назад

    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 7 месяцев назад +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 8 месяцев назад

    But... Ford sucks

  • Harisan Sivanesan
    Harisan Sivanesan 8 месяцев назад

    bmw always

  • Jarl Ballin'
    Jarl Ballin' 9 месяцев назад +1

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

  • Yunus Ash
    Yunus Ash 9 месяцев назад

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

  • Merc King Guy
    Merc King Guy 9 месяцев назад +2

    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 10 месяцев назад

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

  • Tesla.
    Tesla. 10 месяцев назад +1

    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 10 месяцев назад

      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 10 месяцев назад +2

    I'll keep my 03 Es300 with 250k ✌🏼

  • Arshia Aryan
    Arshia Aryan 10 месяцев назад

    Fix it again Tony

  • eurosonly
    eurosonly 10 месяцев назад

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

  • eurosonly
    eurosonly 10 месяцев назад

    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 10 месяцев назад

    audi is not reliable

    • John Jerrehian
      John Jerrehian 10 месяцев назад

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

  • Rockaland2
    Rockaland2 11 месяцев назад +1

    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

  • Fat Mr. Clean
    Fat Mr. Clean 11 месяцев назад +1

    Honda should easily be on the top 5 wtf!

  • Jesus Fingers
    Jesus Fingers 11 месяцев назад

    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 11 месяцев назад +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 7 месяцев назад +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 11 месяцев назад

    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 8 месяцев назад

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

  • Ahmad Alzain
    Ahmad Alzain 11 месяцев назад +1

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

  • Uyoku Dantai
    Uyoku Dantai 11 месяцев назад +3

    audi topped lexus? greatest joke ever!

  • theherobrinestar
    theherobrinestar 11 месяцев назад

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

  • KaseyMK7
    KaseyMK7 11 месяцев назад

    How did you forget Honda .....

  • Christian Lanctot
    Christian Lanctot 11 месяцев назад +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 11 месяцев назад +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 11 месяцев назад

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

  • Greg H.
    Greg H. 11 месяцев назад

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

  • Michael Hart
    Michael Hart Год назад

    performer structural himself superior invisible safety effectiveness control.

  • Masdow Gaming
    Masdow Gaming Год назад

    Audi Is Unluxury Now

  • nathan5508
    nathan5508 Год назад

    audi ftw!

  • Trades46
    Trades46 Год назад

    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 Год назад

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

  • Momo TV
    Momo TV Год назад

    Bmw is diffently the best car i have ever owned

    • Ryarios
      Ryarios 10 месяцев назад

      Momo TV really? Have you owned anything else?😁

  • Kyle Erickson
    Kyle Erickson Год назад

    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 Год назад +1

    German cars FTW!

  • yeah ?
    yeah ? Год назад

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

  • William Shinn
    William Shinn Год назад

    Honda? Nissan? Hyundai? Mercedes?

  • Albert S.
    Albert S. Год назад +1

    yah porsche

  • Bargainteers
    Bargainteers Год назад

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

  • OutOfThisWorldTV
    OutOfThisWorldTV Год назад +2

    As a mechanic i can tell you for 100% some of those top 10 should not be in top 10 for sure 👌🏻

  • frothymcmead
    frothymcmead Год назад

    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 Год назад

      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 Год назад +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 10 месяцев назад

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

    • Kommentator
      Kommentator Год назад +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 Год назад

    fuck audi. they sucks.

  • Misha W.
    Misha W. Год назад +7

    where is mercedes?

    • fucc boi
      fucc boi 7 месяцев назад +3

      In the trash where it belongs

  • kn7gez
    kn7gez Год назад

    Bunch of BS. What a Dork

  • James Smith
    James Smith Год назад +1

    Where Mercedes at

  • Matthew Shields
    Matthew Shields Год назад +2

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

    • Saul Villalobos
      Saul Villalobos Год назад

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

  • Concept Creator
    Concept Creator Год назад +1

    and volvo is where....

  • Peppery
    Peppery Год назад

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

  • Britney Army Always & Forever!
    Britney Army Always & Forever! Год назад

    Japanese > German > American, reliability-wise.

  • Matt Smith
    Matt Smith Год назад +15

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

    • Matt Smith
      Matt Smith Год назад

      Never got my potty training either?

    • Kommentator
      Kommentator Год назад +4

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

  • MrWeshill
    MrWeshill Год назад

    Honda not even mentioned?

    • Peppery
      Peppery Год назад +1

      MrWeshill Honda in the last few years is shit

  • Richard Cory
    Richard Cory Год назад +1

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

  • Lyndon
    Lyndon Год назад +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.

    • Simon Pannwitz
      Simon Pannwitz 20 дней назад

      idk what ya talk about XD my dad owned about 135 cars (idk why he dont sell them) but only car no problem is audi and thats over 10 audi cars and my favo car he hade was audi 100 and thats a very nice car just so smoth ;D (now we have boring toyota but its doing great :)

  • Tv anggg
    Tv anggg Год назад

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

  • Viren vs
    Viren vs Год назад

    Bmw 3rd place???? 😂😂😂😂😂
    I'm sorry. I can't take you seriously anymore.

    DAVID TRIANA Год назад +1

    FIAT is the new YUGO!

  • Erik Darmawan
    Erik Darmawan Год назад


    • Double JJ
      Double JJ 8 месяцев назад

      Nope, they've had problems lately.

  • Captain Jack
    Captain Jack Год назад

    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 Год назад

    Predicted reliability guys ....

  • David Arndt
    David Arndt Год назад

    Audi/VW lmao hmmm didn't vw lie ?

  • Brandon Greenaway
    Brandon Greenaway Год назад

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

  • Guy Roussel
    Guy Roussel Год назад

    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

    • Rick Tobin
      Rick Tobin Год назад

      Guy Roussel fake news.

  • Davin Peterson
    Davin Peterson Год назад

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

    • Kommentator
      Kommentator Год назад

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

  • Davin Peterson
    Davin Peterson Год назад

    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 Год назад

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

  • Uros Stojanov
    Uros Stojanov Год назад

    Where the hell is mercedes?

    • Double JJ
      Double JJ 8 месяцев назад

      Rick Tobin
      No that belongs to Fiat.

    • Rick Tobin
      Rick Tobin Год назад

      Uros Stojanov I would suspect it came in last

  • imuger imuger
    imuger imuger Год назад +25

    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...

    • jldude84
      jldude84 Месяц назад

      You have to take into account HOW CR rates cars, and the thought proccesses of the typical owners of each brand. And subsequently, why CR is such a shitty metric to measure "best" due to this. CR is literally an aggregate of actual buyers' opinions of a car they bought after a set time period. Completely self reported. And as such, completely subject to the inherent biases of the owners under or over reporting perceived problems. Your typical Audi buyer most likely is pretty well off and isn't as affected by issues with the car and/or takes much better care of the car and has other cars to drive to keep the miles low. Conversely, a Mitsubishi buyer is probably pretty broke and probably doesn't take the best care of their car and puts a lot of miles on it and doesn't have a garage to store it in so the sun beats on it and fades the paint.
      Which vehicle do you think is subject to more abuse/neglect?

    • alexander wei
      alexander wei Месяц назад +1

      There are good and bad for each car, though the most important factor is the owner and most expensive brands have shitty owners. However, I do agree you cant test reliability of a car in a year so this chart is pretty useless.

    • mikeythebold tv
      mikeythebold tv 4 месяца назад

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

    • NightArrow
      NightArrow 8 месяцев назад

      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.

    • Rauley Shar
      Rauley Shar 9 месяцев назад

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

  • Justin E
    Justin E Год назад +3

    No mention of Hyundai or Kia, fuck this channel.

    • Zees Chan
      Zees Chan 10 месяцев назад

      Justin E Hyundai & Kia both fucked in term of reliability

    • eurosonly
      eurosonly 10 месяцев назад

      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.

    • Well nas
      Well nas Год назад

      Justin E kia build quality is poor.

  • Peter Schmidt
    Peter Schmidt Год назад

    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.

  • Clayton Collins
    Clayton Collins Год назад +5

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

  • Edwin Ortiz
    Edwin Ortiz Год назад +1

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

  • George #GeorgeCaragea
    George #GeorgeCaragea Год назад

    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 Год назад +4

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

    • BaldCreations
      BaldCreations Год назад

      martypython oh wait I get your joke now lol

    • BaldCreations
      BaldCreations Год назад +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 Год назад +1

      BaldCreations You want to trust Volkswagen numbers?

  • BaldCreations
    BaldCreations Год назад +4

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

    • Tyrone Branch
      Tyrone Branch 11 месяцев назад

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

  • philip ly
    philip ly Год назад +6

    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 Год назад

    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 Год назад

      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 Год назад +5

    Mazda is the underdog brand for sure

    • killerguitar44
      killerguitar44 Год назад

      My computer screen got rusty near your capital M.

  • senorkaboom
    senorkaboom Год назад +61

    FIAT. Fails In All Tests.

    • Bad Drivers Out East
      Bad Drivers Out East 10 месяцев назад +2

      Fix It Again, Tony.

    • XxHonda xX
      XxHonda xX 10 месяцев назад


    • Peppery
      Peppery 11 месяцев назад +5

      senorkaboom Fix It Again Tomorrow

    • Peppery
      Peppery Год назад

      senorkaboom xD

  • ocramidajzj
    ocramidajzj Год назад +17

    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 Год назад +1

      Well said, @dadsfave.

    • dadsfave
      dadsfave Год назад +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 Год назад

      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 Год назад +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.