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The 2012 Auto Reliability Grade Point Averages (GPAs) and Grades for Motor Vehicles Sold in North America:
The Complete Table and Charts Depicting the Overall Reliability GPAs of the Top 20 and Worst 20 Cars and Trucks in 2012 and the Automobile Manufacturer Shares of the 30 Best and the 30 Worst Cars and Trucks in 2012

by James Bleeker

The Complete Table

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This page provides 2012 auto reliability ratings and auto reliability rankings in a table listing most of the convertibles, coupes, sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, minivans, sport-utility vehicles (SUVs and XUVs), and pickup trucks sold in the U.S. It expresses the auto reliability ratings and auto reliability rankings, and makes available auto reliability comparisons and auto reliability contrasts, using the Auto Reliability Grade Point Average, or Auto Reliability GPA. This auto reliability index is used as it is an easy-to-understand, but detailed, auto reliability measure, and is familiar to many having attended secondary school and nearly all who have received some post-secondary education. The page also employs Auto Reliability Grades as a reliability index. This measure of auto reliability differences, although less detailed, is valuable as it is familiar to all persons having attended primary school. The Auto Reliability GPA is an automobile reliability statistic that is obtained from Consumer Reports' auto reliability survey data summarized in the reliability tables of (1) Consumer Reports: New Car Buying Guide: 2012, (2) Consumer Reports: Used Car Buying Guide: 2012, and (3) the April 2012 issue of the Consumer Reports magazine.

The Reliable Two, Toyota Motor Corporation and Honda Motor Company, appear first in the table, because of their rather singular stature; the remaining automobile manufacturers are listed alphabetically.

Letter grades for automobile reliability are determined thusly: A if the Auto Reliability GPA is 3.50 to 4.00, B if the Auto Reliability GPA is 2.50 to 3.49, C if the Auto Reliability GPA is 1.50 to 2.49, D if the Auto Reliability GPA is 0.50 to 1.49, and F if the Auto Reliability GPA < 0.50.

Reliability GPAs for 4 age ranges are given so that the visitor may examine more thoroughly the age range that is of greater interest to him or her. As well, an Overall Reliability GPA - an average of the 4 Reliability GPAs - is provided.

The 2012 Motor Vehicle Reliability Grade Point Averages (GPAs):
GPAs for Four 4-Year Age Ranges and an Overall Average Reliability GPA and Grade,
As well as Minimum GPA and Corresponding Grade

 
ID Auto Manufacturer Line Model Model GPA for 0-to-4 Year Old Vehicles Model GPA for 2-to-6 Year Old Vehicles Model GPA for 4-to-8 Year Old Vehicles Model GPA for 6-to-10 Year Old Vehicles Overall Reliability GPA Grade Based on Overall GPA Minimum GPA Grade Based on Minimum GPA Number of Model Years of Data
1 Toyota Lexus CT 200h 4.00       4.00 A 4.00 A 1
2 Toyota Lexus ES 3.75 3.50 3.75 4.00 3.75 A 3.50 A 10
3 Toyota Lexus GS 1.67 2.25 3.25 4.00 2.79 B 1.67 C 9
4 Toyota Lexus GX 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 B 3.00 B 8
5 Toyota Lexus HS 250h 3.00       3.00 B 3.00 B 1
6 Toyota Lexus IS Sedan, rear-wheel drive (rwd) 3.50 3.25 3.50 4.00 3.56 A 3.25 B 10
7 Toyota Lexus LS 2.50 2.75 3.50 4.00 3.19 B 2.50 B 10
8 Toyota Lexus LX 3.50 3.00 3.25 3.50 3.31 B 3.00 B 6
9 Toyota Lexus RX 3.50 3.75 3.25 3.50 3.50 A 3.25 B 10
10 Toyota Lexus RX Hybrid 3.33 4.00 4.00   3.78 A 3.33 B 5
11 Toyota Lexus SC   4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 A 4.00 A 5
13 Toyota Toyota 4Runner, V6 3.50 3.75 4.00 4.00 3.81 A 3.50 A 10
14 Toyota Toyota Avalon 2.50 3.25 3.50 3.75 3.25 B 2.50 B 10
15 Toyota Toyota Camry, 4-cylinder 3.00 3.25 3.75 4.00 3.50 A 3.00 B 10
16 Toyota Toyota Camry, V6 2.75 3.25 3.50   3.17 B 2.75 B 6
17 Toyota Toyota Camry Hybrid 3.25 3.67 4.00   3.64 A 3.25 B 5
18 Toyota Toyota Camry Solara 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 A 4.00 A 7
19 Toyota Toyota Celica       3.00 3.00 B 3.00 B 2
20 Toyota Toyota Corolla 3.00 3.00 3.25 3.75 3.25 B 3.00 B 10
21 Toyota Toyota Echo     4.00 4.00 4.00 A 4.00 A 3
22 Toyota Toyota FJ Cruiser 3.00 4.00 4.00   3.67 A 3.00 B 3
23 Toyota Toyota Highlander, V6 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 A 4.00 A 10
24 Toyota Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3.00 3.75 4.00   3.58 A 3.00 B 6
25 Toyota Toyota Matrix 3.67 3.50 3.25 3.00 3.35 B 3.00 B 8
26 Toyota Toyota Prius 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 A 4.00 A 10
27 Toyota Toyota RAV4, 4-cylinder 4.00 3.50 3.50 3.75 3.69 A 3.50 A 10
28 Toyota Toyota RAV4, V6 3.75 2.75 2.00   2.83 B 2.00 C 6
29 Toyota Toyota Sequoia 2.33 3.00 2.50 2.75 2.65 B 2.33 C 9
30 Toyota Toyota Sienna, front-wheel drive 2.50 3.00 3.00 3.00 2.88 B 2.50 B 10
31 Toyota Toyota Sienna, all-wheel drive 2.25 2.00 1.50   1.92 C 1.50 C 6
32 Toyota Toyota Tacoma, 4-cylinder, 4-wheel drive 2.67 2.67 3.00   2.78 B 2.67 B 5
33 Toyota Toyota Tacoma, V6, 4-wheel drive 2.50 3.25 3.25 3.50 3.13 B 2.50 B 10
34 Toyota Toyota Tundra, V8, 2-wheel drive 3.33 3.00 3.00   3.11 B 3.00 B 5
35 Toyota Toyota Tundra, V8, 4-wheel drive 2.75 3.25 3.75 4.00 3.44 B 2.75 B 10
36 Toyota Toyota Venza, V6 3.33 3.00     3.17 B 3.00 B 3
37 Toyota Toyota Yaris 4.00 4.00 4.00   4.00 A 4.00 A 4
39 Toyota Scion tC 2.00 2.00 2.33 3.00 2.33 C 2.00 C 4
40 Toyota Scion xA   4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 A 4.00 A 3
41 Toyota Scion xB 3.50 3.33 4.00 4.00 3.71 A 3.33 B 7
42 Toyota Scion xD 3.67 3.50     3.58 A 3.50 A 3
45 Honda Acura MDX 3.50 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.13 B 3.00 B 10
46 Honda Acura RDX 3.50 3.33     3.42 B 3.33 B 5
47 Honda Acura RL 3.00 3.00 3.25 3.67 3.23 B 3.00 B 6
48 Honda Acura RSX   4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 A 4.00 A 5
49 Honda Acura TL, front-wheel drive 4.00 3.75 3.50 3.25 3.63 A 3.25 B 10
50 Honda Acura TSX 2.75 3.50 3.50 3.00 3.19 B 2.75 B 8
52 Honda Honda Accord Sedan, 4-cylinder 2.50 3.00 4.00 4.00 3.38 B 2.50 B 10
53 Honda Honda Accord Sedan, V6 2.00 2.75 3.50   2.75 B 2.00 C 6
54 Honda Honda Crosstour 3.00       3.00 B 3.00 B 2
55 Honda Honda CR-V 3.75 4.00 4.00 3.50 3.81 A 3.50 A 10
56 Honda Honda CR-Z 4.00       4.00 A 4.00 A 1
57 Honda Honda Civic Sedan 4.00 3.50 3.50 3.75 3.69 A 3.50 A 10
58 Honda Honda Civic Hybrid 3.33 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.08 B 3.00 B 8
59 Honda Honda Civic Si 2.67 3.25 3.00   2.97 B 2.67 B 5
60 Honda Honda Element 3.67 3.75 3.75 4.00 3.79 A 3.67 A 8
61 Honda Honda Fit 4.00 4.00 4.00   4.00 A 4.00 A 5
62 Honda Honda Insight 3.50       3.50 A 3.50 A 2
63 Honda Honda Odyssey 2.00 2.00 2.25 2.75 2.25 C 2.00 C 10
64 Honda Honda Pilot 3.00 3.75 4.00 3.67 3.60 A 3.00 B 9
65 Honda Honda Ridgeline 3.25 4.00 4.00   3.75 A 3.25 B 6
66 Honda Honda S2000   4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 A 4.00 A 6
69 BMW BMW 128i 2.67 3.00     2.83 B 2.67 B 3
70 BMW BMW 135i 0.00 0.00     0.00 F 0.00 F 1
71 BMW BMW 325i,328i, rear-wheel drive 2.75 2.50 1.75 1.25 2.06 C 1.25 D 10
72 BMW BMW 330i,335i, rear-wheel drive 0.50 0.75 1.50   0.92 D 0.50 D 6
73 BMW BMW 525i,528i,530i 1.25 1.25 1.75 1.75 1.50 C 1.25 D 10
74 BMW BMW 535i 0.00 0.00     0.00 F 0.00 F 4
75 BMW BMW 7 Series 1.50 0.67 0.50   0.89 D 0.50 D 4
76 BMW BMW X3 4.00 3.00 2.00 2.00 2.75 B 2.00 C 8
77 BMW BMW X5, 35d 1.50       1.50 C 1.50 C 2
78 BMW BMW X5, 6-cylinder 0.33 0.50 1.00 1.00 0.71 D 0.33 F 9
79 BMW BMW Z3, Z4   3.00 2.75 2.67 2.81 B 2.67 B 5
81 BMW Mini Cooper Clubman 2.00 2.00     2.00 C 2.00 C 2
82 BMW Mini Cooper Countryman 2.00       2.00 C 2.00 C 1
83 BMW Mini Cooper Hatchback 2.75 1.75 1.00 1.33 1.71 C 1.00 D 9
84 BMW Mini Cooper Hatchback S 1.00 0.00 0.00   0.33 F 0.00 F 6
87 Chrysler Jeep Commander 1.00 1.00 1.00   1.00 D 1.00 D 3
88 Chrysler Jeep Compass   1.00 1.00   1.00 D 1.00 D 1
89 Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee, 6-cylinder, V6 2.25 2.00 1.25 0.50 1.50 C 0.50 D 10
90 Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee, V8 1.25 1.75 2.00   1.67 C 1.25 D 6
91 Chrysler Jeep Liberty 1.67 1.25 1.25 1.75 1.48 D 1.25 D 9
92 Chrysler Jeep Patriot 1.67 1.00 0.00   0.89 D 0.00 F 4
93 Chrysler Jeep Wrangler, 2-door 1.75 1.50 1.75 2.00 1.75 C 1.50 C 10
94 Chrysler Jeep Wrangler, 4-door 1.00 0.00 0.00   0.33 F 0.00 F 5
96 Chrysler Chrysler 300, V6 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 C 2.00 C 5
97 Chrysler Chrysler 300, V8 3.00 2.67 2.33 2.00 2.50 B 2.00 C 4
98 Chrysler Chrysler Crossfire     2.00 2.00 2.00 C 2.00 C 1
99 Chrysler Chrysler Pacifica 0.00 1.00 1.50 1.50 1.00 D 0.00 F 5
100 Chrysler Chrysler PT Cruiser, non-turbo 0.50 0.33 0.00 0.50 0.33 F 0.00 F 8
101 Chrysler Chrysler Sebring/200 Sedan 4.00 1.00 1.00 0.75 1.69 C 0.75 D 7
102 Chrysler Chrysler Town & Country 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50 0.25 F 0.00 F 10
104 Chrysler Dodge Avenger 1.00 1.00     1.00 D 1.00 D 1
105 Chrysler Dodge Caliber 2.67 1.67 0.00   1.44 D 0.00 F 4
106 Chrysler Dodge Challenger 3.00 3.00     3.00 B 3.00 B 2
107 Chrysler Dodge Charger 2.50 1.75 1.00   1.75 C 1.00 D 4
108 Chrysler Dodge Dakota, 4-wheel drive (4wd) 1.00 0.33 0.25 0.75 0.58 D 0.25 F 7
109 Chrysler Dodge Durango 3.00 2.00 2.00 1.75 2.19 C 1.75 C 7
110 Chrysler Dodge Grand Caravan 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50 0.25 F 0.00 F 10
111 Chrysler Dodge Journey 0.33 0.00     0.17 F 0.00 F 3
112 Chrysler Dodge Magnum   1.00 1.50 2.00 1.50 C 1.00 D 2
113 Chrysler Dodge Neon     2.00 1.75 1.88 C 1.75 C 4
114 Chrysler Dodge Nitro   0.00 0.00   0.00 F 0.00 F 1
115 Chrysler Dodge Ram 1500, 2-wheel drive 2.50 2.25 2.00   2.25 C 2.00 C 6
116 Chrysler Dodge Ram 1500, 4wd 1.25 1.50 1.50 1.25 1.38 D 1.25 D 10
117 Chrysler Dodge Ram 2500, turbodiesel 0.00 0.25 1.25 2.00 0.88 D 0.00 F 9
118 Chrysler Dodge Stratus Sedan   2.00 1.33 0.75 1.36 D 0.75 D 5
121 Daimler Mercedes-Benz C-Class, rear-wheel drive 2.75 2.50 2.00 2.00 2.31 C 2.00 C 10
122 Daimler Mercedes-Benz CLK 3.00 2.33 2.00 2.50 2.46 C 2.00 C 7
123 Daimler Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan, rwd 2.25 2.25 2.00 2.25 2.19 C 2.00 C 10
124 Daimler Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 0.75 0.00 0.00   0.25 F 0.00 F 5
125 Daimler Mercedes-Benz GLK 2.00       2.00 C 2.00 C 2
126 Daimler Mercedes-Benz M-Class, V6 1.75 1.00 0.50 1.00 1.06 D 0.50 D 7
127 Daimler Mercedes-Benz R-Class   0.00 0.00   0.00 F 0.00 F 1
128 Daimler Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2.00 1.25 0.67 1.50 1.35 D 0.67 D 6
129 Daimler Mercedes-Benz SL     1.00 1.50 1.25 D 1.00 D 2
130 Daimler Mercedes-Benz SLK   3.00 2.67 2.00 2.56 B 2.00 C 3
132 Daimler Smart ForTwo Smart ForTwo 1.50 1.50     1.50 C 1.50 C 2
135 Ford Ford Crown Victoria 2.00 2.00 2.25 2.75 2.25 C 2.00 C 8
136 Ford Ford Edge, all-wheel drive 1.50 2.00 2.00   1.83 C 1.50 C 5
137 Ford Ford Escape, V6, awd 1.50 1.50 2.50 2.50 2.00 C 1.50 C 10
138 Ford Ford Escape Hybrid, awd 2.67 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.17 C 2.00 C 6
139 Ford Ford Expedition 2.25 2.00 1.75 2.25 2.06 C 1.75 C 10
140 Ford Ford Explorer, V6, 4-wheel drive 2.25 1.75 1.00 0.75 1.44 D 0.75 D 10
141 Ford Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2.00 1.50 1.67 2.50 1.92 C 1.50 C 7
142 Ford Ford F-150, V8, 2-wheel drive 2.50 2.00 2.00   2.17 C 2.00 C 6
143 Ford Ford F-150, V8, 4-wheel drive 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.50 2.13 C 2.00 C 10
144 Ford Ford F-250, turbodiesel 1.25 0.25 0.00 1.25 0.69 D 0.00 F 10
145 Ford Ford Fiesta 1.00       1.00 D 1.00 D 1
146 Ford Ford Five Hundred   2.50 2.33 2.00 2.28 C 2.00 C 3
147 Ford Ford Flex 1.33 0.00     0.67 D 0.00 F 3
148 Ford Ford Focus 2.75 3.00 2.75 2.00 2.63 B 2.00 C 10
149 Ford Ford Freestar   2.00 1.50 1.00 1.50 C 1.00 D 4
150 Ford Ford Freestyle, Taurus X 2.50 2.25 2.00 2.00 2.19 C 2.00 C 5
151 Ford Ford Fusion, 4-cylinder 2.75 3.25 3.00   3.00 B 2.75 B 6
152 Ford Ford Fusion, V6, fwd 3.50 3.75 3.50   3.58 A 3.50 A 6
153 Ford Ford Fusion Hybrid 4.00       4.00 A 4.00 A 2
154 Ford Ford Mustang, V6 2.25 2.50 2.50 2.25 2.38 C 2.25 C 10
155 Ford Ford Mustang, V8 2.33 3.00 3.25 3.00 2.90 B 2.33 C 9
156 Ford Ford Ranger, 4-wheel drive (4wd) 1.50 1.67 2.25 2.25 1.92 C 1.50 C 8
157 Ford Ford Taurus sedan, fwd 2.50 2.25 2.25 2.25 2.31 C 2.25 C 10
158 Ford Ford Thunderbird     1.00 0.75 0.88 D 0.75 D 4
160 Ford Lincoln LS     1.50 1.50 1.50 C 1.50 C 4
161 Ford Lincoln MKS, non-turbo 1.50 1.00     1.25 D 1.00 D 2
162 Ford Lincoln MKT 1.00       1.00 D 1.00 D 1
163 Ford Lincoln MKX, all-wheel drive (awd) 1.75 2.00 2.00   1.92 C 1.75 C 5
164 Ford Lincoln MKZ, Zephyr, fwd 3.00 3.25 3.00   3.08 B 3.00 B 6
165 Ford Lincoln Navigator 2.00 1.33 1.33 1.00 1.42 D 1.00 D 6
166 Ford Lincoln Town Car 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 B 2.50 B 8
168 Ford Mercury Grand Marquis 1.67 2.00 2.25 2.75 2.17 C 1.67 C 9
169 Ford Mercury Mariner V6, awd 1.50 1.50 2.33 3.00 2.08 C 1.50 C 7
170 Ford Mercury Milan Hybrid 4.00       4.00 A 4.00 A 2
171 Ford Mercury Milan, V6, fwd 3.50 3.75 3.50   3.58 A 3.50 A 6
172 Ford Mercury Monterey   2.00 1.50 1.00 1.50 C 1.00 D 4
173 Ford Mercury Mountaineer, V8 1.50 1.00 1.25 1.25 1.25 D 1.00 D 8
174 Ford Mercury Sable Sedan, fwd 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.25 2.44 C 2.25 C 6
177 General Motors Buick Century     2.50 2.00 2.25 C 2.00 C 4
178 General Motors Buick Enclave, all-wheel drive 0.75 0.00     0.38 F 0.00 F 4
179 General Motors Buick LaCrosse, fwd 1.50 1.75 2.00 2.00 1.81 C 1.50 C 7
180 General Motors Buick LeSabre     2.00 2.00 2.00 C 2.00 C 4
181 General Motors Buick Lucerne 1.75 2.00 2.00   1.92 C 1.75 C 6
182 General Motors Buick Park Avenue     2.00 2.00 2.00 C 2.00 C 4
183 General Motors Buick Regal 1.00   2.00 2.00 1.67 C 1.00 D 4
184 General Motors Buick Rendezvous   1.50 1.75 1.25 1.50 C 1.25 D 6
186 General Motors Cadillac CTS, V6, rwd 2.50 1.75 1.75 1.67 1.92 C 1.67 C 9
187 General Motors Cadillac DeVille     1.50 1.25 1.38 D 1.25 D 4
188 General Motors Cadillac DTS 2.33 2.00 1.50   1.94 C 1.50 C 5
189 General Motors Cadillac Escalade 0.00 0.33 1.33 1.50 0.79 D 0.00 F 5
190 General Motors Cadillac SRX, V6 1.33 0.67 0.50 0.50 0.75 D 0.50 D 7
191 General Motors Cadillac STS 0.00 0.25 0.33 0.00 0.15 F 0.00 F 5
193 General Motors Chevrolet Astro     0.00 0.33 0.17 F 0.00 F 3
194 General Motors Chevrolet Avalanche 2.50 1.25 0.25 1.00 1.25 D 0.25 F 10
195 General Motors Chevrolet Aveo 0.00 0.67 1.00 0.00 0.42 F 0.00 F 4
196 General Motors Chevrolet Blazer     0.00 0.00 0.00 F 0.00 F 3
197 General Motors Chevrolet Camaro 1.50     2.00 1.75 C 1.50 C 3
198 General Motors Chevrolet Cobalt 1.33 1.25 1.33 2.00 1.48 D 1.25 D 6
199 General Motors Chevrolet Colorado 1.75 1.75 1.50 1.50 1.63 C 1.50 C 8
200 General Motors Chevrolet Corvette 2.00 1.75 2.75 2.25 2.19 C 1.75 C 10
201 General Motors Chevrolet Cruze 0.00       0.00 F 0.00 F 1
202 General Motors Chevrolet Equinox, V6 1.75 1.25 0.67 0.00 0.92 D 0.00 F 7
203 General Motors Chevrolet HHR 1.67 1.25 1.00   1.31 D 1.00 D 5
204 General Motors Chevrolet Impala 1.50 0.75 0.25 0.75 0.81 D 0.25 F 10
205 General Motors Chevrolet Malibu Sedan, 4-cylinder 2.25 2.25 1.67 1.00 1.79 C 1.00 D 7
206 General Motors Chevrolet Malibu Sedan, V6 1.50 1.50 1.50   1.50 C 1.50 C 6
207 General Motors Chevrolet Monte Carlo     2.00 1.67 1.83 C 1.67 C 3
208 General Motors Chevrolet Silverado 1500, V8, 2wd 2.00 1.50 2.00   1.83 C 1.50 C 6
209 General Motors Chevrolet Silverado 1500, V8, 4wd 1.50 1.50 1.25 1.50 1.44 D 1.25 D 10
210 General Motors Chevrolet Silverado 2500, turbodiesel 1.33 1.75 1.75 2.25 1.77 C 1.33 D 9
211 General Motors Chevrolet Suburban 1.25 0.75 1.00 1.50 1.13 D 0.75 D 10
212 General Motors Chevrolet Tahoe 1.75 1.50 1.75 2.25 1.81 C 1.50 C 10
213 General Motors Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid 0.00 0.00     0.00 F 0.00 F 1
214 General Motors Chevrolet Trailblazer, 6-cylinder 1.00 1.00 1.25 1.75 1.25 D 1.00 D 8
215 General Motors Chevrolet Traverse, all-wheel drive 1.67 1.00     1.33 D 1.00 D 3
216 General Motors Chevrolet Venture     0.50 0.50 0.50 D 0.50 D 4
217 General Motors Chevrolet Volt 4.00       4.00 A 4.00 A 1
219 General Motors GMC Acadia, all-wheel drive 1.00 0.00 0.00   0.33 F 0.00 F 5
220 General Motors GMC Acadia, front-wheel drive 1.50 0.33 0.00   0.61 D 0.00 F 5
221 General Motors GMC Canyon 1.75 1.75 1.50 1.50 1.63 C 1.50 C 8
222 General Motors GMC Envoy, V8 0.00 0.33 1.00 1.67 0.75 D 0.00 F 6
223 General Motors GMC Safari     0.00 0.33 0.17 F 0.00 F 3
224 General Motors GMC Sierra 1500, V6, 2wd 2.33 1.50 1.00   1.61 C 1.00 D 5
225 General Motors GMC Sierra 1500, V6, 4wd 2.67 2.50 2.00   2.39 C 2.00 C 5
226 General Motors GMC Sierra 1500, V8, 2wd 2.00 1.50 2.00 2.50 2.00 C 1.50 C 10
227 General Motors GMC Sierra 1500, V8, 4wd 1.50 1.50 1.25 1.50 1.44 D 1.25 D 10
228 General Motors GMC Sierra 2500, turbodiesel 1.33 1.75 1.75 2.25 1.77 C 1.33 D 9
229 General Motors GMC Terrain, 4-cylinder 2.00       2.00 C 2.00 C 2
230 General Motors GMC Yukon 1.75 1.50 1.75 2.25 1.81 C 1.50 C 10
231 General Motors GMC Yukon XL 1.25 0.75 1.00 1.50 1.13 D 0.75 D 10
233 General Motors Pontiac Bonneville     1.00 1.00 1.00 D 1.00 D 4
234 General Motors Pontiac G6 sedan 2.50 2.00 1.67 2.00 2.04 C 1.67 C 5
235 General Motors Pontiac Grand Prix 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.50 1.88 C 1.50 C 7
236 General Motors Pontiac Montana, Montana SV6   0.00 0.33 0.50 0.28 F 0.00 F 5
237 General Motors Pontiac Solstice 2.00 1.00 0.00   1.00 D 0.00 F 2
238 General Motors Pontiac Sunfire     1.50 1.75 1.63 C 1.50 C 4
239 General Motors Pontiac Torrent 1.50 1.25 1.00   1.25 D 1.00 D 4
240 General Motors Pontiac Toyota-engineered Vibe 3.33 3.25 3.25 3.33 3.29 B 3.25 B 8
243 General Motors Saab 9-3 2.33 2.75 2.25 1.75 2.27 C 1.75 C 9
244 General Motors Saab 9-5   2.00 1.75 1.25 1.67 C 1.25 D 6
246 General Motors Saturn Aura 2.00 1.67 1.00   1.56 C 1.00 D 3
247 General Motors Saturn Ion   2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 C 2.00 C 5
248 General Motors Saturn L-Series, L300     2.00 2.00 2.00 C 2.00 C 3
249 General Motors Saturn Outlook, all-wheel drive 0.00 0.00 0.00   0.00 F 0.00 F 3
250 General Motors Saturn Relay   0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 0.00 F 3
251 General Motors Saturn Sky 2.00 1.00 0.00   1.00 D 0.00 F 2
252 General Motors Saturn Vue, V6 2.00 1.75 1.75 1.75 1.81 C 1.75 C 8
256 Hyundai Hyundai Accent 2.67 3.00 2.50 1.67 2.46 C 1.67 C 7
257 Hyundai Hyundai Azera 2.00 2.25 2.50 2.67 2.35 C 2.00 C 4
258 Hyundai Hyundai Elantra Sedan 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.00 2.56 B 2.00 C 10
259 Hyundai Hyundai Elantra Touring 2.33 3.00     2.67 B 2.33 C 3
260 Hyundai Hyundai Genesis coupe 2.00       2.00 C 2.00 C 1
261 Hyundai Hyundai Genesis sedan, V6 2.33 2.00     2.17 C 2.00 C 3
262 Hyundai Hyundai Santa Fe, 4 cylinder 1.50   2.00 2.00 1.83 C 1.50 C 4
263 Hyundai Hyundai Santa Fe, V6 1.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.25 C 1.50 C 10
264 Hyundai Hyundai Sonata, 4-cylinder 2.75 2.75 2.00 1.67 2.29 C 1.67 C 9
265 Hyundai Hyundai Tucson 2.25 2.50 2.67 3.00 2.60 B 2.25 C 7
266 Hyundai Hyundai Veracruz 2.25 1.67 2.00   1.97 C 1.67 C 5
267 Hyundai Hyundai XG     3.00 2.67 2.83 B 2.67 B 3
270 Jaguar - Tata Jaguar S-Type     2.00 1.50 1.75 C 1.50 C 2
271 Jaguar - Tata Jaguar X-Type     3.00 2.00 2.50 B 2.00 C 3
272 Jaguar - Tata Jaguar XF 0.00 0.00     0.00 F 0.00 F 2
273 Jaguar - Tata Jaguar XJ Series 0.00   2.00 2.00 1.33 D 0.00 F 2
276 Kia Kia Amanti     2.00 2.00 2.00 C 2.00 C 2
277 Kia Kia Forte 1.50       1.50 C 1.50 C 2
278 Kia Kia Optima 2.50 2.25 1.67 1.00 1.85 C 1.00 D 7
279 Kia Kia Rondo 2.00 2.00 2.00   2.00 C 2.00 C 3
280 Kia Kia Sedona 0.75 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.25 F 0.00 F 10
281 Kia Kia Sorento, 4-cylinder 2.00       2.00 C 2.00 C 1
282 Kia Kia Sorento, V6 0.50 0.67 0.75 0.33 0.56 D 0.33 F 7
283 Kia Kia Soul 2.00       2.00 C 2.00 C 2
284 Kia Kia Spectra 3.50 3.00 2.33 2.00 2.71 B 2.00 C 5
285 Kia Kia Sportage 2.33 2.75 3.50   2.86 B 2.33 C 5
288 Land Rover - Tata Land Rover LR2 2.00 2.00     2.00 C 2.00 C 1
289 Land Rover - Tata Land Rover LR3   1.00 1.00   1.00 D 1.00 D 1
292 Mazda Mazda B-Series, 2-wheel drive 3.00 3.00 3.25 3.00 3.06 B 3.00 B 8
293 Mazda Mazda CX-7 2.67 1.67 0.00   1.44 D 0.00 F 4
294 Mazda Mazda CX-9 3.00 2.67 2.00   2.56 B 2.00 C 5
295 Mazda Mazda MPV     2.00 1.75 1.88 C 1.75 C 4
296 Mazda Mazda MX-5 Miata 3.67 3.75 3.67 4.00 3.77 A 3.67 A 8
297 Mazda Mazda Tribute, V6, fwd 1.50 1.67 2.67 2.50 2.08 C 1.50 C 9
298 Mazda Mazda Tribute, 4 cylinder, awd 1.33 0.00     0.67 D 0.00 F 3
299 Mazda Mazda Mazda3 Sedan 3.25 2.75 2.50 2.00 2.63 B 2.00 C 8
300 Mazda Mazda MazdaSpeed3 3.00 3.00     3.00 B 3.00 B 1
301 Mazda Mazda Mazda5 2.50 1.00 0.50   1.33 D 0.50 D 6
302 Mazda Mazda Mazda6 2.67 2.50 2.25 2.00 2.35 C 2.00 C 8
305 Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Eclipse   3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 B 3.00 B 2
306 Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Endeavor     2.00 2.00 2.00 C 2.00 C 1
307 Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Galant       2.50 2.50 B 2.50 B 2
308 Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Outlander 3.33 3.33 3.00 3.00 3.17 B 3.00 B 5
311 Nissan Infiniti EX 3.00 3.50     3.25 B 3.00 B 3
312 Nissan Infiniti FX 2.75 2.75 3.00 3.00 2.88 B 2.75 B 9
313 Nissan Infiniti G Sedan, all-wheel drive 3.25 3.50 3.50   3.42 B 3.25 B 6
314 Nissan Infiniti G Sedan, rear-wheel drive 3.00 3.50 3.25 2.67 3.10 B 2.67 B 9
315 Nissan Infiniti M 3.00 3.25 3.50   3.25 B 3.00 B 6
316 Nissan Infiniti QX56 4.00       4.00 A 4.00 A 1
318 Nissan Nissan Altima, 4-cylinder 2.75 2.75 3.00 2.75 2.81 B 2.75 B 10
319 Nissan Nissan Altima, V6 2.50 2.50 2.50   2.50 B 2.50 B 6
320 Nissan Nissan Altima Hybrid using Toyota technology 3.67 3.67 4.00   3.78 A 3.67 A 4
321 Nissan Nissan Armada 2.00   1.00 1.00 1.33 D 1.00 D 2
322 Nissan Nissan Cube 2.50 2.00     2.25 C 2.00 C 2
323 Nissan Nissan Frontier, 4wd 1.75 2.25 1.33 1.00 1.58 C 1.00 D 8
324 Nissan Nissan Juke 2.00       2.00 C 2.00 C 1
325 Nissan Nissan Maxima 2.50 1.75 1.75 2.00 2.00 C 1.75 C 10
326 Nissan Nissan Murano 3.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.25 C 2.00 C 8
327 Nissan Nissan Pathfinder 1.50 1.67 1.25 1.50 1.48 D 1.25 D 8
328 Nissan Nissan Quest 1.00 0.67 0.75 1.33 0.94 D 0.67 D 6
329 Nissan Nissan Rogue 2.75 2.50     2.63 B 2.50 B 4
330 Nissan Nissan Sentra 2.25 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.06 C 2.00 C 10
331 Nissan Nissan Titan 2.50 1.00 0.75 0.50 1.19 D 0.50 D 6
332 Nissan Nissan Versa Hatchback 2.50 2.67 2.00   2.39 C 2.00 C 5
333 Nissan Nissan Xterra 3.00 2.25 1.50 1.75 2.13 C 1.50 C 10
334 Nissan Nissan 350Z, 370Z 0.67 1.50 2.25 2.67 1.77 C 0.67 D 8
337 Porsche Porsche 911 2.00 2.00 2.00   2.00 C 2.00 C 3
338 Porsche Porsche Boxster 4.00 3.67 3.33 3.50 3.63 A 3.33 B 5
339 Porsche Porsche Cayenne 0.00 2.00 2.00   1.33 D 0.00 F 2
340 Porsche Porsche Cayman 2.00 1.00 0.00   1.00 D 0.00 F 2
343 Subaru Subaru Baja   2.00 2.50 2.50 2.33 C 2.00 C 3
344 Subaru Subaru Forester, non-turbo 3.75 3.50 2.75 2.25 3.06 B 2.25 C 10
345 Subaru Subaru Impreza, non-turbo 3.25 2.75 3.00 2.50 2.88 B 2.50 B 10
346 Subaru Subaru Impreza WRX/STi 1.75 1.50 2.25 2.50 2.00 C 1.50 C 10
347 Subaru Subaru Legacy, 4-cylinder 3.25 3.00 2.50 1.75 2.63 B 1.75 C 10
348 Subaru Subaru Legacy, 6-cylinder 2.50 3.00 3.00   2.83 B 2.50 B 6
349 Subaru Subaru Outback, 4-cylinder 3.75 3.25 2.25 2.00 2.81 B 2.00 C 10
350 Subaru Subaru B9 Tribeca, Tribeca 2.00 2.50 3.00   2.50 B 2.00 C 4
353 Suzuki Suzuki SX4 3.00 3.00     3.00 B 3.00 B 3
356 Volkswagen Audi A3 2.00 1.00 1.00   1.33 D 1.00 D 4
357 Volkswagen Audi A4, 4-cylinder 2.25 2.00 1.25 0.50 1.50 C 0.50 D 10
358 Volkswagen Audi A5/S5 1.33 2.00     1.67 C 1.33 D 3
359 Volkswagen Audi A6, V6 2.00 2.00 1.75 1.67 1.85 C 1.67 C 6
360 Volkswagen Audi A6, 3.0T 0.00       0.00 F 0.00 F 1
361 Volkswagen Audi Q5, V6 0.33 0.00     0.17 F 0.00 F 3
362 Volkswagen Audi Q7 0.00 1.00 1.00   0.67 D 0.00 F 2
363 Volkswagen Audi TT 1.00 1.00   2.00 1.33 D 1.00 D 2
365 Volkswagen Volkswagen CC 1.33 2.00     1.67 C 1.33 D 3
366 Volkswagen Volkswagen Eos 1.33 1.00 0.00   0.78 D 0.00 F 4
367 Volkswagen Volkswagen GTI, 4-cylinder 2.00 1.33 1.00   1.44 D 1.00 D 5
368 Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf, Rabbit 2.75 3.00 3.00 2.00 2.69 B 2.00 C 6
369 Volkswagen Volkswagen Jetta Sedan, 5-cylinder 2.50 2.25 1.67 2.00 2.10 C 1.67 C 7
370 Volkswagen Volkswagen Jetta Sedan TDI 2.00 2.50 2.00   2.17 C 2.00 C 4
371 Volkswagen Volkswagen Jetta SportWagon TDI 2.00 2.00   2.00 2.00 C 2.00 C 4
372 Volkswagen Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback   1.00 1.50 1.33 1.28 D 1.00 D 4
373 Volkswagen Volkswagen Passat, 4-cylinder 1.67 1.25 0.25 0.75 0.98 D 0.25 F 9
374 Volkswagen Volkswagen Routan 0.00 0.00     0.00 F 0.00 F 2
375 Volkswagen Volkswagen Tiguan 2.00 2.00     2.00 C 2.00 C 3
376 Volkswagen Volkswagen Touareg     0.00 0.00 0.00 F 0.00 F 1
379 Volvo - Geely Volvo C30 2.33 3.50     2.92 B 2.33 C 3
380 Volvo - Geely Volvo C70 3.00 2.50 1.50 1.00 2.00 C 1.00 D 4
381 Volvo - Geely Volvo S40 2.00 2.33 2.25 1.67 2.06 C 1.67 C 6
382 Volvo - Geely Volvo S60 3.00 2.67 2.25 2.00 2.48 C 2.00 C 8
383 Volvo - Geely Volvo S80, 6-cylinder 2.67 2.33 2.50 3.00 2.63 B 2.33 C 6
384 Volvo - Geely Volvo XC60 2.00       2.00 C 2.00 C 2
385 Volvo - Geely Volvo XC70 Cross Country 2.33 2.25 2.25 2.25 2.27 C 2.25 C 9
386 Volvo - Geely Volvo XC90, 6-cylinder 1.50 2.00 0.67 0.00 1.04 D 0.00 F 5
 

Chart of the Reliability GPAs of the Top 21 and Bottom 22 Cars and Trucks

Bar graph depicting the overall Reliability GPAs of the 21 best cars and trucks and 22 worst cars and trucks in 2012.

Note that all of the top 21 cars and trucks have a Reliability Grade of A and that all of the 22 worst cars and trucks have a Reliability Grade of F.

Chart of Manufacturer Shares of 30 Best Cars and Trucks in 2012

Bar Chart of the Auto Manufacturer Shares of the 30 Best Cars and Trucks in 2012

From the bar graph it may be seen that neither General Motors Corporation nor the Chrysler Group have a motor vehicle model among the 30 best, although Ford Motor Company has two.

Chart of Manufacturer Shares of 30 Worst Cars and Trucks in 2012

Bar chart of Auto Manufacturer Shares of 30 Worst Cars and Trucks in 2012

From this bar graph it may be seen that General Motors Corporation and the Chrysler Group dominate the list of the 30 worst in 2012. Also, note that Toyota Motor Corporation and Honda Motor Company have not one model among the 30 worst.

Ford Motor Company has none of the 30 worst in 2012, but does have 2 of the 40 worst.

Note that Toyota and Honda products dominate the upper end of the reliability spectrum (accounting for a combined total of 83.3% of the 30 best automobiles) far more than GM and the Chrysler Group dominate the bottom end of the reliability spectrum, which two of the Detroit Three account for only 63.3% of the 30 worst automobiles.

In summary, the best automobiles are concentrated in two automobile manufacturers, but the worst automobiles are more broadly distributed among motor vehicle manufacturers.

Caution      When the number of model years of data (appearing in the far right column) for a vehicle is limited to more recent years, the reliability GPAs, Average GPA, and Minimum GPA of that vehicle may be less reflective of the vehicle's reliability over a longer period of time.

The method of computation of the GPAs is probably familiar to nearly every college, technical school, and high school student. A Grade Point of 4.00 (that is, an A) is given to a Consumer Reports Used Car Verdict of "Much Better Than Average," a GP of 3.00 (that is, a B) is given to a CR "Better Than Average" rating, a GP of 2.00 (that is, a C) to an "Average" rating, a GP of 1.00 (that is, a D) to a "Worse Than Average" rating, and a GP of 0.00 (that is, an F) to a "Much Worse Than Average" rating. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is an average of the Grade Points and is computed using Microsoft's Average(a:b,[c:d],...) function. The Overall GPA given in the table and chart above is the average of the four 4-year GPAs.

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Additional Resources

More detail on brand Quality Grades is given in the Kindle ebook entitled AutoOnInfo.net's Car Quality Series, Volume 2: Brand Quality for Model Years 1985 to 2006 and Brand Market Shares from 1985 to 2009. Links to the Amazon page offering the book are given below.

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This volume of AutoOnInfo.net’s car guide series offers consumers and researchers an historical summary of the reliability and durability of car and truck brands and examines how these brands have fared in their U.S. market shares. It uses 6-year-old model entries in Consumer Reports’ Used Car to Avoid – also termed Vehicles to Avoid and Worst Cars, Year by Year – and CR’s reliability charts to ascribe quality grades to automobile brands for model-year groups 1985 to 1989, 1990 to 1994, 1995 to 1999, 2000 to 2004, 2005 to 2006, and 1985 to 2006. In addition to ascribing quality grades to each brand, it provides a chart that plots the number of the brand’s 6-year-old model entries in CR’s vehicles to avoid. To examine the effect that a brand’s reliability and durability has had on sales, two or more charts depicting the brand’s U.S. market shares for calendar years 1985 to 2009 are given. These grades and charts and the author’s comments impart an historical perspective that sheds light on the present condition of surviving vehicle lines and their future prospects, individual and institutional shortcomings, and what effect these may have on the U.S.

Also visit www.CarsOnInfo.net and www.CarQualityInfo.net for more car and truck quality tables, charts, graphs, and information.