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Subaru Selected as Best Automaker by Consumer Reports

March 1, 2012

Consumer Reports released their annual automaker report cards this week, which combines reliability ratings and road test scores of more than 275 vehicles.

The report card shows which manufacturers are building the best all-around models, and this year's winner was Subaru.

Recently redesigned models such as the Impreza, Legacy, and Outback contributed to the strong test results. Rounding out the top 5 were Mazda, Toyota, Honda, and Nissan.

Ford fell to 10th place, from 5th last year - mostly due to problems with their MyFord Touch infotainment system (which I don't think is completely fair).

Check out the graph below showing how each manufacturer did on the report card:

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