You may recall that last year's edition of Consumer Reports annual reliability survey featured a significant surprise, with Mazda taking the top spot ahead of the Lexus/Toyota duo that has recently dominated the chart.
The publication has just announced its winners for 2021, and it's back to business as usual. Lexus once again lords it over all others in the ranking. It’s followed by Mazda and the Japanese luxury automaker's parent company, Toyota.
The data collected by Consumer Reports is the result of surveys and polls of more than 300,000 vehicle owners. The survey ranks both brands and models individually within the group to which they belong. Reliability predictions are based on the overall reliability of the last three model-years.
Following Toyota in the top 10 are Infiniti, Buick, Honda, Subaru, Acura, Nissan and Mini, in that order.