Audi tops Consumer Reports brand rankings; FCA brands at bottom
The top five brands still include Porsche, BMW, Lexus and Subaru, though their relative rankings have shuffled a bit.
Audi has earned the top spot in Consumer Reports' annual brand rankings, holding the lead for the second year in a row.
The following brands include Porsche, BMW, Lexus and Subaru, all familiar from last year's top five, though the Japanese marques have moved down as Porsche and BMW rose to second and third, respectively.
"This year Chrysler, Acura, Infiniti, and Cadillac were the most upwardly mobile," CR says. "Chrysler rose seven places, and the other three brands each moved up six places compared with last year."
The rankings are based on average scores from road tests, predicted reliability, owner satisfaction and safety.