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Camry Loses CR Recommended Status, Audi Among Most Reliable Brands

Camry Loses CR Recommended Status, Audi Among Most Reliable Brands

Consumer Reports has released the results of its Annual Auto Reliability ratings and rankings, and it's likely the results were met with a collective wince over at Toyota. That's because while the automaker—and its Lexus luxury counterpart—still ranked above all others in reliability... read more

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2012 Toyota Camry SE

Total Recall: Automakers Issue Fewer Safety Fixes In 2011

No matter what brand of vehicle you have, chances are it is—or will be—affected by some sort of recall. Recalls, while a necessity for safety, mean lost time and... read more December 30, 2011 by 


 
The 2012 Nissan Maxima. Image: Nissan

Nissan Vows To Restore Consumer Confidence In Its Product Quality

Feeling the sting from low quality scores in recent J.D. Power and Associates surveys, Nissan Motor Co. is amping up plans to do something to restore consumer confidence in... read more October 10, 2011 by 


 
2012 Nissan Juke

Nissan Works To Restore Consumer Confidence In Its Quality

Nissan is not at all happy with recent quality scores in the United States market, and the automaker has vowed to revamp its quality control to catch the competition. Nissan... read more October 10, 2011 by 


 
2011 Hyundai Equus

J.D. Power APEAL Study: Porsche's On Top, But Hyundai Wins Big

J.D. Power’s Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study looks at how gratifying a new vehicle is to own and drive, based upon owners surveyed three... read more July 27, 2011 by 


 
2011 Jetta SEL Sport  Photography by Kevin Pauly

2011's Worst-Quality New Cars

Automakers are smart to crow when they earn coveted quality awards. But when the hammer comes down--particularly on brand-new vehicles--the results are usually kept a little... read more June 24, 2011 by  15


 
2011 Ford Explorer

Ford Misses Quality Targets, Feels Pressure: Report

In 2010, Ford was the mainstream brand with the fewest quality defects, according to J.D. Power and Associates. Since then, their new Explorer was ranked 17th out of 19... read more June 3, 2011 by  8


 
Ford studies dandelions

Dandelion Not Just For Salads Anymore; How About Floor Mats?

Hold the weed killer! While homeowners typically look at dandelions sprouting on the lawn and immediately look for ways to kill the invasive weed, researchers at Ford and... read more May 10, 2011 by 


 
2012 Fiat 500

Seven Car Brands With Bad Reputations For Quality

Quality means different things to different car buyers--everything from reliability to fuel efficiency to utility. It's nebulous, but it can make or break the launch of a new... read more March 28, 2011 by  12


 
Toyota show sponsor

Mercedes, Honda Top Perceived Quality Survey; Toyota Rebounding

Toyota has faced a lot of blemishes to its reputation over the past year, but it's rebounding. Surprisingly well. So found ALG, in its Fall 2010 Perceived Quality Study (PQS)... read more November 1, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Kia Optima

Can Kia Catch Up With Hyundai In Quality, Reliability?

Kia is on track to set an all-time sales record in the U.S. this year, beating its previous 305,000 sales, and it's no surprise how: lots and lots of product. Over the past... read more September 29, 2010 by  3


 
2010 Toyota Avalon

Six Months After The Recalls: Toyota Bruised, Lexus Less So?

It's been a tough and trying year for Toyota—and Toyota owners. There had already been a few isolated claims of accelerators sticking. But it was the news of an incident... read more August 6, 2010 by  1


 
Akio Toyoda

Toyota Opens Lines Of Communication While Its President Dodges Congress

Toyota's response to the current recall fiasco has been a little slow -- and that's being generous. As new details emerge from memos and other documentation, it's clear that... read more February 18, 2010 by 


 
2010 Honda Civic Si Coupe

Ford Gaining On Honda And Toyota In Perceived Quality

Among mainstream brands, consumers still rate Honda and Toyota highest in quality—whether that is or isn't the case on actual quality surveys. But Ford is quickly gaining... read more November 23, 2009 by  1


 
Doug Betts

Chrysler Changing Corporate Culture To Boost Quality

No matter how you feel about Senator McCain's statements from earlier this week, there's no denying that Chrysler has a lot of potholes dodge as it motors down the road to... read more November 19, 2009 by  3


 
2010 GMC Terrain

GMC Terrain Debuts In New York: But Can It Trump CR-V?

We wrote last weekend about GMC's 2010 Terrain small crossover, meant to do battle with the likes of the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. At 30 mpg highway with its base 2.4-liter... read more April 8, 2009 by 


 
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