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Consumer Reports' best and worst car brands for reliability in 2017

Consumer Reports came out with its Car Brands Reliability survey for the 2017 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.

29) Ram

Change from 2016: -3 Number of models: 2
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: -3
Number of models: 2
Average reliability score: 16 (less reliable)

28) Fiat

Change from 2016: - Number of Models: 2
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: -
Number of Models: 2
Average Reliability Score: 17 (less reliable)

27) Chrysler

Change from 2016: -5 Number of models: 2
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: -5
Number of models: 2
Average reliability score: 26 (less reliable)

26) Dodge

Change from 2016: -3 Number of models: 5
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: -3
Number of models: 5
Average reliability score: 28 (less reliable)

25) Tesla

Change from 2016: N/A Number of models: 2
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: N/A
Number of models: 2
Average reliability score: 28 (less reliable)

24) GMC

Change from 2016: -5 Number of models: 7
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: -5
Number of models: 7
Average reliability score: 29 (less reliable)

23) Jeep

Change from 2016: +4 Number of models: 5
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: +4
Number of models: 5
Average reliability score: 30 (less reliable)

22) Volkswagen

Change from 2016: -9 Number of models: 8
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: -9
Number of models: 8
Average reliability score: 30 (less reliable)

21) Cadillac

Change from 2016: +4 Number of models: 4
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: +4
Number of models: 4
Average reliability score: 32 (less reliable)

20) Lincoln

Change from 2016: -4 Number of models: 3
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: -4
Number of models: 3
Average reliability score: 33 (less reliable)

19) Volvo

Change from 2016: -7 Number of models: 4
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: -7
Number of models: 4
Average reliability score: 40 (less reliable)

18) Ford

Change from 2016: -1 Number of models: 14
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: -1
Number of models: 14
Average reliability score: 44 (reliable)

17) Mercedes Benz

Change from 2016: +4 Number of models: 6
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: +4
Number of models: 6
Average reliability score: 44 (reliable)

16) Porsche

Change from 2016: -2 Number of models: 2
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: -2
Number of models: 2
Average reliability score: 45 (reliable)

15) Chevrolet

Change from 2016: +5 Number of models: 15
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: +5
Number of models: 15
Average reliability score: 45 (reliable)

14) Mini

Change from 2016: -4 Number of models: 2
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: -4
Number of models: 2
Average reliability score: 47 (reliable)

13) Nissan

Change from 2016: +2 Number of models: 9
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: +2
Number of models: 9
Average reliability score: 52 (reliable)

12) Acura

Change from 2016: +6 Number of models: 5
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: +6
Number of models: 5
Average reliability score: 53 (reliable)

11) Subaru

Change from 2016: -6 Number of models: 5
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: -6
Number of models: 5
Average reliability score: 54 (reliable)

10) Honda

Change from 2016: -2 Number of models: 7
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: -2
Number of models: 7
Average reliability score: 57 (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)

8) Infiniti

Change from 2016: +16 Number of models: 4
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: +16
Number of models: 4
Average reliability score: 62 (more reliable)

7) Hyundai

Change from 2016: +2 Number of models: 7
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: +2
Number of models: 7
Average reliability score: 66 (more reliable)

6) Mazda

Change from 2016: -2 Number of models: 5
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: -2
Number of models: 5
Average reliability score: 68 (more reliable)

5) Kia

Change from 2016: +1 Number of models: 4
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: +1
Number of models: 4
Average reliability score: 69 (more reliable)

4) Audi

Change from 2016: -1 Number of models: 7
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: -1
Number of models: 7
Average reliability score: 71 (more reliable)

3) Buick

Change from 2016: +4 Number of models: 4
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: +4
Number of models: 4
Average reliability score: 75 (more reliable)

2) Toyota

Change from 2016: - Number of models: 12
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: -
Number of models: 12
Average reliability score: 78 (more reliable)

1) Lexus

Change from 2016: - Number of models: 9
Photo Credit: AP

Change from 2016: -
Number of models: 9
Average reliability score: 86 (more reliable)

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