Special Report

America's Best (and Worst) Car Brands

6. Buick
Consumer Reports overall quality:
74
J.D. Power problems per 100 vehicles: 106
2015 sales: 228,963
Sales chg. 2014-2015 : 11.4%

Buick is GM’s mid-price model line, and one of the best-rated non-luxury brands.

7. Mazda
Consumer Reports overall quality:
74
J.D. Power problems per 100 vehicles: 163
2015 sales: 319,184
Sales chg. 2014-2015 : 4.4%

Mazda is among Japan’s smaller manufacturers, selling roughly 320,000 units in the U.S. Last year. Toyota, Nissan, and Honda all had sales of at least one million in 2015.

8. Toyota
Consumer Reports overall quality:
72
J.D. Power problems per 100 vehicles: 113
2015 sales: 2,154,712
Sales chg. 2014-2015 : 4.5%

Japan’s largest car company, Toyota regularly vies with Volkswagen for the top spot among global manufacturers for cars produced each year.

9. Kia
Consumer Reports overall quality:
72
J.D. Power problems per 100 vehicles: 153
2015 sales: 625,818
Sales chg. 2014-2015 : 7.9%

Kia is a stablemate of Hyundai, and both are divisions of Hyundai Motor Group of South Korea.

10. Honda
Consumer Reports overall quality: 71
J.D. Power problems per 100 vehicles:
126
2015 sales: 1,409,386
Sales chg. 2014-2015 : 2.6%

One of Japan’s Big Three car companies along with Nissan and Toyota.

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