2013's Reliability GPAs and
Grades for Cars and Trucks Sold in North
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by James Bleeker
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Pages in this section of AutoOnInfo.net provide tables and charts on auto
reliability in 2013. All tables offer Reliability GPAs for 4 age ranges, an
Overall Reliability GPA and corresponding Reliability Grade, and a Minimum
GPA and corresponding Grade. All three pages have a chart that
depicts some or all of the Overall GPAs given within the table, from best to
worst. The first of the following pages has three charts that depict manufacturer shares of the best
and worst cars and trucks in America in 2013.
The 2013 Tables and Charts of Reliability GPAs
Cars and Trucks
Car and Truck Brands
Car and Truck Manufacturers
The 2013 Chart of Auto Manufacturer GPAs
Below is the chart depicting each auto manufacturer's 2013 Overall Reliability GPAs
Note the very sizable drop in GPA from Honda Motor Company to Mitsubishi
The Auto Reliability GPAs are automobile reliability
statistics that are obtained from Consumer Reports' auto reliability
survey data summarized in the reliability tables of (1) Consumer
Reports: New Car Buying Guide: 2013, (2) Consumer Reports: Used Car
Buying Guide: 2013, and
(3) the April 2013 issue of the Consumer Reports magazine.
The method of computation of the GPAs is probably familiar to nearly every college, technical school, and high school student.
For each model year, 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
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 of a model is the average of the four 4-year GPAs.
The GPAs of brands and manufacturers are the averages of the model
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