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Consumer Report: Lexus tops reliability survey

2015-10-21 08:07

BEST PERFORMER: Lexus has out-performed brands such as Infiniti and Honda when it comes to transmission problems, according to the 2015 Consumer Reports. Image: Lexus

Detroit - Elaborate new transmissions are helping automakers meet rising fuel economy standards, but they're also requiring more trips to the repair shop.

Transmission problems tripped up Honda, Nissan, Jeep and other brands in Consumer Reports' annual reliability survey.

Worst brands...

Lexus and Toyota — which rely on older transmissions in many of their models — were the best-performing brands. Audi, Mazda and Subaru rounded out the top five. The worst performers out of 28 brands were Infiniti, Cadillac, Ram, Jeep and Fiat.

The survey predicts the reliability of 2016 cars and trucks based on a survey of its subscribers. The 2015 survey was based on responses from owners of 740 000 vehicles.

Consumer Reports' annual survey is closely watched by the auto industry, since many potential buyers follow its recommendations.

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