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Consumer Reports' best and worst car brands in 2015

Chevrolet came in at No. 19 on the

Chevrolet came in at No. 19 on the Consumer Reports' best car brands in 2015 list. Photo Credit: AP

Consumer Reports' 2015 Car Brand Report Cards ranks automakers across the world by reliability, road test performance and other factors.

For the second year in a row, Lexus topped the list, followed shortly by Mazda, Toyota and Audi. The bottom of the list included Ford, Dodge, Mini, Jeep and Fiat.

The publication ranked the carmakers with an overall score, which was a combination of each brand's road test score and average reliability score. The road test score factored in the average results from Consumer Reports' many tests on the cars, and a reliability rating provides a guide on how likely the cars from each brand are likely to hold up on average.

Not all automakers were factored into Consumer Reports' study. Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mitsubishi, Ram, Smart and Tesla did "not have sufficient data" to be reviewed by the publication.

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