Special Report

America's Best (and Worst) Car Brands

1. Audi
Consumer Reports overall quality:
80
J.D. Power problems per 100 vehicles: 134
2015 sales: 202,202
Sales chg. 2014-2015 : 11.1%

Audi is the luxury division of Volkswagen, but unlike its parent company, the brand has maintained a healthy sales increase in the last year.

2. Subaru
Consumer Reports overall quality:
78
J.D. Power problems per 100 vehicles: 166
2015 sales: 582,675
Sales chg. 2014-2015 : 13.4%

Japanese automaker Subaru is a rapidly-growing manufacturer or low-priced four-wheel drive cars.

3. Lexus
Consumer Reports overall quality:
76
J.D. Power problems per 100 vehicles: 95
2015 sales: 344,601
Sales chg. 2014-2015 : 10.7%

Toyota’s luxury division, Lexus, is a strong competitor with BMW and Mercedes.

4. Porsche
Consumer Reports overall quality:
76
J.D. Power problems per 100 vehicles: 97
2015 sales: 51,756
Sales chg. 2014-2015 : 10.1%

Porsche is another luxury car brand controlled by VW.

5. BMW
Consumer Reports overall quality:
76
J.D. Power problems per 100 vehicles: 142
2015 sales: 346,023
Sales chg. 2014-2015 : 1.8%

Unlike some of the other major luxury brands, BMW has no parent company.

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