Special Report

Best Car Brands of 2019

Source: Courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales

5. Toyota
> 2019 Sales: 1,016,373
> J.D. Power overall quality score: 8 out of 10
> Consumer Reports brand score: 73 out of 100

Toyotas have been lauded for their dependability in recent years. The brand took home the top spot in the Consumer Reports 2019 Brand Reliability Ranking and scored a perfect 10 in J.D. Power’s overall dependability rankings. Their reliability may be part of the reason Toyotas are so popular, with over 1 million sold in the U.S. through the first six months of 2019

Source: Courtesy of Hyundai Motor America

4. Hyundai
> 2019 Sales: 333,328
> J.D. Power overall quality score: 10 out of 10
> Consumer Reports brand score: 73 out of 100

For Hyundai, 2019 has been a banner year. Hyundai, along with its luxury brand brand Genesis, was one of just three carmakers to take home a 10 out of 10 in overall quality from J.D. Power. Hyundai also ranked fifth among the 28 cars Consumer Reports rated on reliability, jumping five spots from the previous year.

Source: Courtesy of Porsche Cars North America

3. Porsche
> 2019 Sales: 30,257
> J.D. Power overall quality score: 9 out of 10
> Consumer Reports brand score: 79 out of 100

The sporty Porsche family of vehicles is among the most reliable on the road, earning a 10 out of 10 dependability score from J.D. Power. Porsches are also among the best cars to drive. The brand scored a 90 on its Consumer Reports road test — no other car received a higher score than 87.

Source: Courtesy of Lexus, a Division of Toyota Motor Sales

2. Lexus
> 2019 Sales: 135,735
> J.D. Power overall quality score: 9 out of 10
> Consumer Reports brand score: 76 out of 100

Lexus is one of just two car brands to receive scores of 75 or higher on both Consumer Reports’ brand report card and reliability score. It is also one of just three brands to earn a 10 out of 10 in J.D. Power’s dependability awards, and it’s tied for the highest score in the ACSI’s automobile rankings for the second straight year.

Source: Courtesy of Hyundai Motor America

1. Genesis
> 2019 Sales: 10,008
> J.D. Power overall quality score: 10 out of 10
> Consumer Reports brand score: 80 out of 100

Genesis is far and away the best-reviewed car brand of 2019. It received a perfect 10 out of 10 score from J.D. Power in overall quality and came in second in Consumer Reports’ ranking with an 80, behind only Subaru’s 81. Consumers seem to be taking notice of these reviews — Genesis sales spiked more than 37% through June of 2019, as compared to the same time span the year prior. No other car brand had a sales increase of more than 12%.