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Consumer Reports' best and worst car brands for reliability in 2018

Consumer Reports came out with its Car Brands Reliability survey for the 2018 models, and there were some significant changes on the list.

Vehicles were rated on a scale of 0 to 100, with average reliability being in the range of 41 to 60 -- anything better than 60 is above average, anything worse than 41 is below average.

Check out to see which brands fared well, and which ones need improvement in the reliability front.

27.) Cadillac

Change from 2017: -6 Number of models: 5
Photo Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar

Change from 2017: -6
Number of models: 5
Least reliable model: Escalade
Most reliable model: CTS
Average reliability score: 26 (less reliable)

26.) GMC

Change from 2017: -2 Number of models: 7
Photo Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar

Change from 2017: -2
Number of models: 7
Least reliable model: Acadia
Most reliable model: Sierra 2500HD
Average reliability score: 28 (less reliable)

25.) Ram

Change from 2017: +4 Number of models: 3
Photo Credit: AP / Stephan Savoia

Change from 2017: +4
Number of models: 3
Least reliable model: 3500
Most reliable model: 1500
Average reliability score: 30 (less reliable)

24.) Dodge

Change from 2017: +2 Number of models: 5
Photo Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar

Change from 2017: +2
Number of models: 5
Least reliable model: Journey
Most reliable model: Grand Caravan
Average reliability score: 32 (less reliable)

23.) Volvo

Change from 2017: -4 Number of models: 3
Photo Credit: AP / Daniel Roland

Change from 2017: -4
Number of models: 3
Least reliable model: XC90
Most reliable model: V60
Average reliability score: 33 (less reliable)

22.) Lincoln

Change from 2017: -2 Number of models: 3
Photo Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar

Change from 2017: -2
Number of models: 3
Least reliable model: MKX
Most reliable model: MKZ
Average reliability score: 33 (less reliable)

21.) Tesla

Change from 2017: +4 Number of models: 2
Photo Credit: AP / Christophe Ena

Change from 2017: +4
Number of models: 2
Least reliable model: Model X
Most reliable model: Model S
Average reliability score: 37 (less reliable)

20.) Jeep

Change from 2017: +3 Number of models: 4
Photo Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar

Change from 2017: +3
Number of models: 4
Least reliable model: Renegade
Most reliable model: Cherokee
Average reliability score: 38 (less reliable)

19.) Acura

Change from 2017: -7 Number of models: 4
Photo Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar

Change from 2017: -7
Number of models: 4
Least reliable model: ILX
Most reliable model: RDX
Average reliability score: 38 (less reliable)

18.) Chevrolet

Change from 2017: -3 Number of models: 15
Photo Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar

Change from 2017: -3
Number of models: 15
Least reliable model: Camaro
Most reliable model: Bolt
Average reliability score: 39 (less reliable)

17.) Chrysler

Change from 2017: +10 Number of models: 2
Photo Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar

Change from 2017: +10
Number of models: 2
Least reliable model: 300
Most reliable model: Pacifica
Average reliability score: 41 (reliable)

16.) Volkswagen

Change from 2017: +6 Number of models: 8
Photo Credit: AP / Markus Schreiber

Change from 2017: +6
Number of models: 8
Least reliable model: Golf
Most reliable model: Passat
Average reliability score: 44 (reliable)

15.) Ford

Change from 2017: +3 Number of models: 12
Photo Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar

Change from 2017: +3
Number of models: 12
Least reliable model: Focus
Most reliable model: Fusion
Average reliability score: 45 (reliable)

14.) Mercedes Benz

Change from 2017: +3 Number of models: 6
Photo Credit: AP / Matthias Schrader

Change from 2017: +3
Number of models: 6
Least reliable model: GL3
Most reliable model: E-Class
Average reliability score: 47 (reliable)

13.) Porsche

Change from 2017: +3 Number of models: 3
Photo Credit: AP / Markus Schreiber

Change from 2017: +3
Number of models: 3
Least reliable model: Cayenne
Most reliable model: Macan
Average reliability score: 50 (reliable)

12.) Mazda

Change from 2017: -6 Number of models: 6
Photo Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar

Change from 2017: -6
Number of models: 6
Least reliable model: CX-9
Most reliable model: 3
Average reliability score: 52 (reliable)

11.) Nissan

Change from 2017: +2 Number of models: 8
Photo Credit: AP / Shizuo Kambayashi

Change from 2017: +2
Number of models: 8
Least reliable model: Sentra
Most reliable model: Versa Note
Average reliability score: 53 (reliable)

10.) Hyundai

Change from 2017: -3 Number of models: 5
Photo Credit: AP / Elaine Thompson

Change from 2017: -3
Number of models: 5
Least reliable model: Tucson
Most reliable model: Elantra
Average reliability score: 59 (reliable)

9.) Honda

Change from 2017: +1 Number of models: 6
Photo Credit: AP / Shuji Kajiyama

Change from 2017: +1
Number of models: 6
Least reliable model: Ridgeline
Most reliable model: CRV
Average reliability score: 59 (reliable)

8.) Buick

Change from 2017: -5 Number of models: 4
Photo Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar

Change from 2017: -5
Number of models: 4
Least reliable model: LaCrosse
Most reliable model: Encore
Average reliability score: 59 (reliable)

7.) Infiniti

Change from 2017: +1 Number of models: 4
Photo Credit: AP / Kin Cheung

Change from 2017: +1
Number of models: 4
Least reliable model: Q50
Most reliable model: Q70
Average reliability score: 60 (reliable)

6.) Subaru

Change from 2017: +5 Number of models: 6
Photo Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar

Change from 2017: +5
Number of models: 6
Least reliable model: Impreza
Most reliable model: BRZ
Average reliability score: 60 (reliable)

5.) BMW

Change from 2017: +4 Number of models: 6
Photo Credit: AP / Markus Schreiber

Change from 2017: +4
Number of models: 6
Least reliable model: i3
Most reliable model: 2 Series
Average reliability score: 62 (more reliable)

4.) Audi

Change from 2017: - Number of models: 7
Photo Credit: AP / Markus Schreiber

Change from 2017: -
Number of models: 7
Least reliable model: A7
Most reliable model: Q3
Average reliability score: 68 (more reliable)

3.) Kia

Change from 2017: +2 Number of models: 7
Photo Credit: AP / Jae C. Hong

Change from 2017: +2
Number of models: 7
Least reliable model: Sportage
Most reliable model: Niro
Average reliability score: 71 (more reliable)

2.) Lexus

Change from 2017: -1 Number of models: 8
Photo Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar

Change from 2017: -1
Number of models: 8
Least reliable model: GX
Most reliable model: ES
Average reliability score: 77 (more reliable)

1.) Toyota

Change from 2017: +1 Number of models: 14
Photo Credit: AP / Francois Mori

Change from 2017: +1
Number of models: 14
Least reliable model: Tacoma
Most reliable model: 86
Average reliability score: 80 (more reliable)

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