Do you agree with these picks?
This year, the higher end of Consumer Reports’ car rankings has been taken over by Asian and European car companies. Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Subaru, Audi, and BMW took these 11 top spots, not allowing any of the American car companies to win this year. These foreign companies are now not only taking over the market but also raising the bar.
Check this website to see Consumer Reports’ ranking of 2013.
According to this report, Cadillac was the top picked car from Detroit automakers. Since there are so many models these days, customers would not be interested in the model unless the car is really good. Consumer Reports also scored the brands by the results based on road tests and reliability this year. As you can see below, Lexus is the one that has the highest reliability score with the highest test score, followed by Subaru, Mazda, Toyota, etc.
This chart looks very interesting and possibly a bit biased. It is hard to believe that they did not choose a single Detroit manufacturers as one of the good ones. Before we just believe in this data, we have to consider the fact that American companies still hold substantial amount of market share. However, their market shares in U.S. market have been declining compared to those in the past. I am a little bit concerned that this chart is not accurate but it certainly shows that the American manufacturers have to work diligently if they do not want to repeat their mistake with the fall of Detroit 3.