Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey results bowed late November, and named Mazda’s new cars as the most reliable in the world.
Consumer Reports (CR) calculates its brand-level rankings on a 0-to-100-point scale by averaging the predicted reliability scores for all models it has enough data on.
It also requires “sufficient survey data for two or more models” for a brand to be included. So, if your brand or model isn’t included, that’s why.
The Mazda victory feels like a minor coup over the Lexus/Toyota dynasty that dominated the list up to last year, but one differentiating factor worth pointing out here is Mazda’s lack of electrification in the models considered.
Could the reliability ratings essentially be punishing those brands focusing on pushing the electric envelope? Tesla’s second-to-last-place rating says “yes,” while the top-ranked…