Special Report

America's Best (and Worst) Car Brands

16. Ford
Consumer Reports overall quality:
66
J.D. Power problems per 100 vehicles: 204
2015 sales: 2,511,935
Sales chg. 2014-2015 : 5.3%

Ford is America’s second largest car maker and the only one of the big three to avoid Chapter 11 during the recession.

17. Lincoln
Consumer Reports overall quality:
65
J.D. Power problems per 100 vehicles: 132
2015 sales: 101,227
Sales chg. 2014-2015 : 7.1%

Lincoln is Ford’s luxury car division.

18. Scion
Consumer Reports overall quality:
65
J.D. Power problems per 100 vehicles: 167
2015 sales: 56,167
Sales chg. 2014-2015 : -3.2%

A low end division of Toyota, Scion was introduced to attract younger, budget-conscious drivers. The brand will be shuttered this year.

19. Chevrolet
Consumer Reports overall quality:
64
J.D. Power problems per 100 vehicles: 125
2015 sales: 2,033,442
Sales chg. 2014-2015 : 4.4%

GM’s largest division, Chevrolet manufactures the Silverado, the second best selling pickup in the U.S.

20. Acura
Consumer Reports overall quality:
64
J.D. Power problems per 100 vehicles: 129
2015 sales: 177,165
Sales chg. 2014-2015 : 5.6%

Acura is Japanese automaker Honda’s luxury division.

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