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Toyota and Lexus Top 2016 Consumer Reports Reliability Survey


With nearly a half million responses from everyday owners, creating good statistical probability, Toyota and Lexus once again top the 2016 Consumer Reports Reliability Survey with the most reliable vehicles on the market. However, this isn’t to say all their vehicles are reliable with the head scratcher of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma now being considered as having average reliability.

Toyota and Lexus Top 2016 Consumer Reports Reliability Survey

With little changes, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma’s reliability has dropped according to the 2016 Consumer Reports Reliability Survey.

The 2016 Consumer Reports Reliability survey goes out to millions of Consumer Reports subscribers and the non-profit’s team of statistical experts goes through the data to determine whether or not there is enough data and to make sure it isn’t fraught with irregularities. The statistical analysis is one of the ways Consumer Reports sees their survey as being better than other groups data. It is a very scientific process.

After this survey goes out, it is then collected electronically and Consumer Reports staff crunches the data to give us the list of the best and worst vehicles.  Here are the results.

The 2016 Consumer Reports Reliability Survey Results

Most Reliable Brands

  1. Toyota
  2. Lexus
  3. Buick
  4. Audi
  5. Kia

10 Most Reliable Cars

  1. Toyota Prius
  2. Lexus CT 200h
  3. Infiniti Q70
  4. Audi Q3
  5. Lexus GX
  6. Lexus GS
  7. Mercedes-Benz GLC
  8. Chevrolet Cruze
  9. Audi Q7
  10. Toyota 4Runner

10 Least Reliable Cars

  1. Fiat 500L
  2. Ford Fiesta
  3. Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon
  4. Ram 2500
  5. Tesla Model X
  6. Chrysler 200
  7. Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL
  8. Jeep Renegade
  9. Ford Focus
  10. Cadillac Escalade

Newly Recommended Models

  • BMW i3
  • BMW x5
  • Cadillac XTS
  • Chevrolet Camaro
  • Chevrolet Corvette
  • Chevrolet Cruze
  • Chrysler 300
  • Ford Escape
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC
  • Porsche Macan
  • Tesla Model S

No Longer Recommended

  • Audi A3
  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Dodge Durango
  • Ford F-150
  • Honda Civic
  • Lincoln MKX
  • Mini Cooper
  • Subaru WRX/STi
  • Volkswagen GTI
  • Volkswagen Jetta
  • Volkswagen Passat

Interesting, Consumer Reports says the 2016 Toyota Tacoma fell in their analysis and is now considered “average.” How this happened is simply beyond me since Toyota really didn’t change very much on that truck and in fact the changes they did make? Really improves the product.

Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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