Consumer Reports recently released its annual reliability report, and once again, Japanese brands dominated just as they did across the pond, with the Mazda MX-5 being named the UK’s most reliable car. Consumer Reports gives a brand a score out of 100, and the average is usually between 41 to 60 points. The average reliability for Asian brands is 62, followed by European manufacturers with 44, and domestic brands on 18 points.
The top ten list of manufacturers is Lexus (76), Mazda (75), Toyota (71), Infiniti (69), Buick (66), Honda (66), Subaru (66), Acura (64), Nissan (63), and Mini (60). That’s essentially all Japan, apart from one US and one British manufacturer. There was insufficient data for Alfa Romeo, Dodge, Fiat, Jaguar Land Rover, Maserati, Mitsubishi, and Polestar.