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Best & Worst Ranked Cars by Brand
March 7, 2013How consumers perceive a brand name can sometimes make or break a company. However, that's not to say brands with the highest consumer loytalty and confidence don't offer duds every-so-often.
Because of this, Consumer Reports recently revealed what they consider the best and worst car models by brand based on their overall test scores.
For example, Consumer Reports considers the Camry Hybrid XLE to be Toyota's best model, while the FJ Cruiser is their weakest. Honda's Accord EX-L V6 and LX 4-cyclinder get high marks, while the Insight EX is the weak link. And the top model for Ford is their Fusion SE Hybrid, and the worst is the Fiesta SE sedan.
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|Audi||A6 3.0 Premium Plus Quattro||A5 Premium Plus (2.0T)*|
|BMW||135i||X5 35i Premium|
|Buick||Regal CXL (turbo)||Verano Leather (2.4)|
|Cadillac||CTS Premium (3.6)||Escalade (base)|
|Chevrolet||Corvette Z06||Spark 1LT|
|Chrysler||300 Limited (V6)||200 Limited (V6)|
|Dodge||Charger SXT Plus (V6)||Avenger SXT (4-cyl.)|
|Ford||Fusion SE Hybrid||Fiesta SE (sedan)|
|GMC||Acadia SLT2||Yukon Hybrid|
|Honda||Accord EX-L(V6)/LX (4-cyl.)||Insight EX|
|Hyundai||Genesis 3.8||Accent GLS (sedan)|
|Infiniti||G37 Journey (sedan)||QX 56|
|Jeep||Grand Cherokee Laredo (V6)||Wrangler Unlimited Sahara|
|Kia||Optima SX (2.0T)||Rio EX|
|Lexus||LS 460L||GX 460|
|Lincoln||Navigator Ultimate||MKS (base, 3.7)|
|Mazda||MX-5 Miata Grand Touring||2 Touring|
|Mini||Cooper (base, hatchback)||Cooper Clubman|
|Mitsubishi||Lancer Evolution GSR||Galant ES (4-cyl.)|
|Nissan||370Z Coupe Touring||Versa SV (sedan)|
|Porsche||Boxster 2.7||Cayenne (base V6)|
|Subaru||Impreza WRX STi||Tribeca Limited|
|Toyota||Camry Hybrid XLE||FJ Cruiser|
|Volkswagen||Golf TDI (manual)||Beetle 2.5L/Jetta SE (2.5)|
|Volvo||S60 T5||XC90 3.2|
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