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Consumer Reports ranks which automakers make the best vehicles

In its annual auto issue, Consumer Reports ranked 31 automakers in their report card, taking the average test score from all the new models purchased and tested by the magazine, which takes road tests, predicted reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety into consideration for each vehicle.

Any manufacturer with just one vehicle was omitted, and models earned an overall score, a road-test score. Ratings for both predicted reliability and owner satisfaction also were provided.

Check out the magazine's brand report card below.

31) Fiat

Fiat came in 31st and last in Consumer
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Fiat came in 31st and last in Consumer Reports' report card, getting an overall score on a scale of 1 to 100 of 41. The Italian automaker had a road-test score of 52, and had a rating of poor predicted reliability and earned a fair in owner satisfaction.

30) Jeep

Jeep earned an overall rating of a 45,
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Jeep earned an overall rating of a 45, which was the second-to-last manufacturer in the report card. Jeep vehicles got a 55 in the road-test score, a good owner satisfaction ranking and a fair score in predicted reliability.

29) Mitsubishi

Japanese automaker Mitsubishi ranked 29th on Consumer Reports'
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Japanese automaker Mitsubishi ranked 29th on Consumer Reports' report card, earning an overall score of 51. The line got a road-test score of 46, a good score on predicted reliability and a fair mark for owner satisfaction.

28) Land Rover

British manufacturer Land Rover earned a 52 overall
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British manufacturer Land Rover earned a 52 overall score from Consumer Reports, placing it 28th. The brand did well with owner satisfaction, scoring a very good grade, but scored just a 52 on the road-test portion and was just 1 of 2 automakers to earn a poor grade for predicted reliability.

27) Dodge

Dodge ranked 27th on Consumer Reports' list, scoring
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Dodge ranked 27th on Consumer Reports' list, scoring a 56. The American manufacturer got a road-test score of 74, a good rating in owner satisfaction but a fair in predicted reliability.

26) Jaguar

The British luxury manufacturer Jaguar scored a 59
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The British luxury manufacturer Jaguar scored a 59 on the Consumer Reports report card, placing it 26th overall. Jaguar earned a 79 average on the road-test portion and a very good in the owner satisfaction category, but a fair in predicted reliability.

25) GMC

GMC ranked 25th on Consumer Reports' report card,
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GMC ranked 25th on Consumer Reports' report card, earning a score of 60. The manufacturer got a 79 in the road-test portion, a very good in owner satisfaction but a fair in predicted reliability.

24) Mini

British automaker Mini ranked 24th overall on the
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British automaker Mini ranked 24th overall on the Consumer Reports report card, with a score of 60. Mini got a 71 on the road-test score, and a very good in owner satisfaction, and a fair in predicted reliability. According to the magazine, the brand dropped 11 places from the previous year due to the Cooper and Clubman bringing down the overall score.

23) Volkswagen

German automaker Volkswagen earned an overall score of
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German automaker Volkswagen earned an overall score of 64, good for 23rd on the list. VW got a road-test score of 78, a good score in owner satisfaction, but a fair mark for predicted reliability. A downgrade in reliability dropped the automaker 8 spots, per the magazine.

22) Nissan

Nissan ranked 22nd overall in Consumer Reports' rankings,
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Nissan ranked 22nd overall in Consumer Reports' rankings, earning an overall score of 64. In road-test portion, the Japanese automaker scored a 69, and was good in both owner satisfaction and predicted reliability.

21) Ford

American automaker Ford ranked 21st on the list,
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American automaker Ford ranked 21st on the list, scoring an overall score of 65. The models averaged to a road-test score of 74, and got a good in both predicted reliability and owner satisfaction.

20) Mercedes-Benz

German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz earned a 66 overall
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German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz earned a 66 overall score, placing it 20th on the list by Consumer Reports. The brand got an average of 80 on the road-test portion, and a very good score on owner satisfaction, with a good mark in predicted reliability.

19) Chrysler

Chrysler got an overall score of 66, placing
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Chrysler got an overall score of 66, placing 19th on the report card. The brand was just one of three to earn an excellent rating for owner satisfaction, got a road-test score of 84, but a fair mark in predicted reliability. The automaker did jump seven spots over the previous year, per the magazine.

18) Cadillac

Luxury manufacturer Cadillac ranked 18th overall, earning a
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Luxury manufacturer Cadillac ranked 18th overall, earning a score of 66. The models averaged to a road-test score of 79, with a good owner satisfaction rating and a fair predicted reliability ranking. The automaker was one of three brands to jump six spots over last year, per the magazine.

17) Chevrolet

American automaker Chevrolet got an overall score of
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American automaker Chevrolet got an overall score of 67, placing it 17th overall among automakers. Chevy got a 74 road-test average, and a very good owner satisfaction ranking, and a good predicted reliability rating.

16) infiniti

Infiniti got an overall score of 67, placing
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Infiniti got an overall score of 67, placing it 16th on Consumer Reports' report card. The brand got a 77 auto-test ranking and a good predicted reliability rating, but a fair owner satisfaction rating. The automaker did jump 6 spots up in the rankings over the previous year.

15) Lincoln

Lincoln placed 15th overall on Consumer Reports' list,
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Lincoln placed 15th overall on Consumer Reports' list, earning a 67 overall score. The luxury brand got an 80 on the road test, a very good in owner satisfaction but a fair in predicted reliability.

14) Volvo

Swedish automaker Volvo placed 14th overall with an
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Swedish automaker Volvo placed 14th overall with an overall score of 68. Volvos earned a road-test score of 77, with a good owner satisfaction rating but a fair predicted reliability rating.

13) Acura

Acura ranked 13th overall on Consumer Reports' list,
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Acura ranked 13th overall on Consumer Reports' list, earning an overall score of 68. Acura had a road-test score of 73, with good predicted reliability but fair owner satisfaction.

12) Hyundai

South Korean automaker Hyundai placed 12th overall, earning
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South Korean automaker Hyundai placed 12th overall, earning a score of 70. The brand got a 73 on the road-test segment, with very good predicted reliability and good owner satisfaction rankings.

11) Toyota

Toyota earned an overall score of 71, placing
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Toyota earned an overall score of 71, placing 11th on the Consumer Reports list. The Japanese brand earned a 68 average on road-test scoring, as well as very good ranks in predicted reliability and owner satisfaction.

10) Buick

Buick placed in the Top 10 of Consumer
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Buick placed in the Top 10 of Consumer Reports' brand report card, earning an overall score of 72. The brand's road-test score was also a 72, and got a very good rating in predicted reliability and a good owner satisfaction score.

9) Honda

Honda scored a 72 on Consumer Reports' rankings,
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Honda scored a 72 on Consumer Reports' rankings, placing it 9th overall. The brand had a road-test score of 77 and very good owner satisfaction, with a good rating for predicted reliability.

8) Tesla

Tesla was the top American automaker in Consumer
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Tesla was the top American automaker in Consumer Reports' report card, placing 8th with an overall score of 73. The two models averaged a road-test score of 88, and scored an excellent grade in owner satisfaction, with the predicted reliability earning a fair grade.

7) Mazda

Mazda ranks 7th overall on the report card,
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Mazda ranks 7th overall on the report card, earning a score of 73. The road-test portion earned a 75, with very good grades in both owner satisfaction and predicted reliability. The brand was one of just three brands to earn a recommendation in all the models Consumer Reports tested.

6) Kia

Kia placed 6th on Consumer Reports' report card,
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Kia placed 6th on Consumer Reports' report card, earning a 74 overall score. Kia earned an average of 77 on the road-test portion, a very good predicted reliability rating and a good owner satisfaction ranking.

5) Subaru

Subaru placed 5th overall in the Consumer Reports
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Subaru placed 5th overall in the Consumer Reports ranking with a score of 74. The automaker earned a road-test score of 81, and ranked very good in owner satisfaction and good in predicted reliability. Per the magazine, the brand did drop from 2nd last year because the Legacy and Outback rated only average, and the WRX/STI dropped to below average.

4) Lexus

Luxury brand Lexus placed 4th overall on Consumer
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Luxury brand Lexus placed 4th overall on Consumer Reports' report card, earning an overall score of 77. The automaker was the only one with excellent predicted reliability, and also ranked very good in owner satisfaction.

3) BMW

German automaker BMW placed 3rd on Consumer Reports'
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German automaker BMW placed 3rd on Consumer Reports' report card, with an overall score of 77. The brand got a road-test score of 86, and a very good owner satisfaction rating, along with a good predicted reliability mark. Every BMW the magazine tested earned a recommendation.

2) Porsche

Porsche ranked 2nd on Consumer Reports' report card,
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Porsche ranked 2nd on Consumer Reports' report card, earning an overall score of 78. The brand got an 88 road-test score, and was one of just three to earn an excellent rank in owner satisfaction, also earning a good predicted reliability score. The magazine says the German automaker earned recommendations all of the brands' models that it tested.

1) Audi

For the second straight year, Audi topped Consumer
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For the second straight year, Audi topped Consumer Reports' report card of auto brands, earning an overall score of 81. The German automaker got an 86 average on the road-test portion, and a very good predicted reliability and owner satisfaction ranking from the magazine.

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