All Car Reliability GPAs

The 2013 Overall Auto Reliability Grade Point Average (GPA) and Grade for Motor Vehicles Sold in North America:
The Complete Table and Charts of 15 Best and 15 Worst Vehicles and Car Manufacturer Shares of 30 Best and 30 Worst

by James Bleeker

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The Complete Table

This page provides the 2013 Overall Reliability GPAs and Grades for most of the convertibles, coupes, sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, minivans, sport-utility vehicles (SUVs and XUVs), and pickup trucks sold in the U.S. Convertibles, coupes, sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons are typically classified as cars; minivans, sport-utility vehicles, and pickup trucks are typically classified as light trucks.

The Overall Auto Reliability GPA and Grade is obtained from Consumer Reports' auto reliability survey data summarized in the reliability tables of (1) Consumer Reports: New Car Buying Guide: 2013, (2) Consumer Reports: Used Car Buying Guide: 2013, and (3) the April 2013 issue of the Consumer Reports magazine.

The Reliable Two, Toyota Motor Corporation and Honda Motor Company, appear first in the table, because of their rather singular stature; the remaining automobile manufacturers are listed alphabetically.

Letter grades for automobile reliability are determined thusly: A if the Auto Reliability GPA is 3.50 to 4.00, B if the Auto Reliability GPA is 2.50 to 3.49, C if the Auto Reliability GPA is 1.50 to 2.49, D if the Auto Reliability GPA is 0.50 to 1.49, and F if the Auto Reliability GPA < 0.50.

The 2013 Overall Reliability GPA and Grade of
Cars and Light Trucks Sold in North America




ID


Auto Manufacturer


Line / Brand



Model

Overall Reliability GPA
Grade Based on Overall GPA Number of Model Years of Data
1 Toyota Motor Corporation Lexus CT 200h 4.00 A 2
2 Toyota Lexus ES 4.00 A 10
3 Toyota Lexus GS 3.27 B 9
4 Toyota Lexus GX 3.33 B 9
5 Toyota Lexus HS 250h 4.00 A 2
6 Toyota Lexus IS Sedan, rear-wheel drive 3.63 A 10
7 Toyota Lexus LS 3.38 B 10
8 Toyota Lexus RX 3.56 A 10
9 Toyota Lexus RX Hybrid 4.00 A 6
10 Toyota Lexus SC 3.13 B 4
12 Toyota Toyota 4Runner, V6 3.94 A 10
13 Toyota Toyota Avalon 3.56 A 10
14 Toyota Toyota Camry, 4-cylinder 3.63 A 10
15 Toyota Toyota Camry Hybrid 3.83 A 6
16 Toyota Toyota Camry, V6 3.17 B 6
17 Toyota Toyota Camry Solara 3.75 A 6
18 Toyota Toyota Celica 2.00 C 1
19 Toyota Toyota Corolla 3.69 A 10
20 Toyota Toyota Echo 3.25 B 2
21 Toyota Toyota FJ Cruiser 4.00 A 3
22 Toyota Toyota Highlander, V6 3.88 A 10
23 Toyota Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3.75 A 7
24 Toyota Toyota Matrix 3.44 B 8
25 Toyota Toyota Prius 4.00 A 10
26 Toyota Toyota Prius C 4.00 A 1
27 Toyota Toyota Prius V 3.00 B 1
28 Toyota Toyota RAV4, 4-cylinder 3.56 A 10
29 Toyota Toyota RAV4, V6 3.08 B 6
30 Toyota Toyota Sequoia 3.02 B 9
31 Toyota Toyota Sienna, front-wheel drive 3.00 B 10
32 Toyota Toyota Sienna, all-wheel drive 2.00 C 6
33 Toyota Toyota Tacoma, V6, 2-wheel drive 3.50 B 6
34 Toyota Toyota Tacoma, V6, 4-wheel drive 3.06 B 10
35 Toyota Toyota Tundra, V8, 2-wheel drive 3.22 B 5
36 Toyota Toyota Tundra, V8, 4-wheel drive 3.31 B 10
37 Toyota Toyota Venza, V6 3.38 B 4
38 Toyota Toyota Yaris Hatchback 4.00 A 4
40 Toyota Scion tC 2.75 B 4
41 Toyota Scion xA 3.50 A 2
42 Toyota Scion xB 3.52 A 8
43 Toyota Scion xD 3.00 B 3
46 Honda Motor Company Acura MDX 2.88 B 10
47 Honda Acura RDX, 4-cylinder, turbo 3.42 B 6
48 Honda Acura RDX, V6 2.00 C 1
49 Honda Acura RL 3.61 A 5
50 Honda Acura RSX 3.50 A 4
51 Honda Acura TL 3.19 B 10
52 Honda Acura TSX 3.15 B 9
54 Honda Honda Accord, 4-cylinder 3.25 B 10
55 Honda Honda Accord, V6 2.67 B 6
56 Honda Honda Civic Sedan 3.06 B 10
57 Honda Honda Civic Hybrid 2.94 B 9
58 Honda Honda Civic Si 2.38 C 5
59 Honda Honda Crosstour 3.67 A 3
60 Honda Honda CR-V 3.88 A 10
61 Honda Honda CR-Z 4.00 A 1
62 Honda Honda Element 3.73 A 9
63 Honda Honda Fit 4.00 A 6
64 Honda Honda Insight 3.00 B 2
65 Honda Honda Odyssey 2.06 C 10
66 Honda Honda Pilot 3.63 A 10
67 Honda Honda Ridgeline 3.81 A 7
68 Honda Honda S2000 3.56 A 5
71 BMW AG BMW 135i 0.67 D 2
72 BMW BMW 325i,328i Sedan 1.94 C 10
73 BMW BMW 330i,335i Sedan 1.44 D 4
74 BMW BMW 5 Series, 6-cylinder 1.73 C 9
75 BMW BMW 535i 0.33 F 5
76 BMW BMW 7 Series 0.38 F 3
77 BMW BMW X3, non-turbo 2.00 C 7
78 BMW BMW X3, 6-cylinder, turbo 0.50 D 2
79 BMW BMW X5, 6-cylinder 0.46 F 6
80 BMW BMW Z4 2.33 C 6
82 BMW Mini Cooper Clubman 3.00 B 2
83 BMW Mini Cooper Countryman 0.50 D 2
84 BMW Mini Cooper Mini Cooper 1.06 D 10
87 Chrysler Group Jeep Commander 1.56 C 3
88 Chrysler Jeep Compass 0.33 F 2
89 Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee, V6 1.50 C 10
90 Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee, V8 1.78 C 5
91 Chrysler Jeep Liberty 1.06 D 10
92 Chrysler Jeep Patriot 1.67 C 6
93 Chrysler Jeep Wrangler, 2-door 1.58 C 6
94 Chrysler Jeep Wrangler, 4-door 0.42 F 6
96 Chrysler Chrysler 300, V6 2.23 C 7
97 Chrysler Chrysler 300, V8 1.33 D 3
98 Chrysler Chrysler Crossfire 4.00 A 1
99 Chrysler Chrysler Pacifica 0.94 D 5
100 Chrysler Chrysler PT Cruiser, non-turbo 0.73 D 7
101 Chrysler Chrysler Sebring/200 Sedan 1.33 D 6
102 Chrysler Chrysler Town & Country 0.06 F 10
104 Chrysler Dodge Avenger 1.00 D 1
105 Chrysler Dodge Calliber 1.44 D 3
106 Chrysler Dodge Challenger 1.63 C 4
107 Chrysler Dodge Charger 1.50 C 6
108 Chrysler Dodge Dakota 1.42 D 6
109 Chrysler Dodge Durango, V6 2.00 C 2
110 Chrysler Dodge Durango, V8 2.00 C 6
111 Chrysler Dodge Grand Caravan 0.06 F 10
112 Chrysler Dodge Journey 0.00 F 4
113 Chrysler Dodge Magnum 1.50 C 2
114 Chrysler Dodge Nitro 2.00 C 1
115 Chrysler Dodge Ram 1500, V8 2.00 C 10
116 Chrysler Dodge Ram 2500, turbodiesel 0.77 D 9
117 Chrysler Dodge Stratus 1.00 D 3
120 Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 4-cylinder 2.33 C 2
121 Daimler Mercedes-Benz C-Class, V6 2.69 B 10
122 Daimler Mercedes-Benz CLK 1.81 C 5
123 Daimler Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan, V6 2.44 C 10
124 Daimler Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 0.00 F 5
125 Daimler Mercedes-Benz GLK 2.33 C 3
126 Daimler Mercedes-Benz M-Class 1.65 C 8
127 Daimler Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2.00 C 4
128 Daimler Mercedes-Benz SL 1.00 D 1
129 Daimler Mercedes-Benz SLK 1.56 C 3
131 Daimler Smart ForTwo Smart ForTwo 2.00 C 2
134 Fiat SpA Fiat 500 2.00 C 1
137 Ford Motor Company Ford Crown Victoria 2.19 C 8
138 Ford Ford Edge, V6 1.83 C 6
139 Ford Ford Escape, 4-cylinder 2.19 C 8
140 Ford Ford Escape, V6 1.75 C 10
141 Ford Ford Escape Hybrid 2.50 B 5
142 Ford Ford Expedition 1.88 C 10
143 Ford Ford Explorer, V6, 4-wheel drive 1.06 D 10
144 Ford Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2.83 B 6
145 Ford Ford F-150 EcoBoost 1.50 C 2
146 Ford Ford F-150, V8, 4-wheel drive 2.06 C 10
147 Ford Ford F-250, turbodiesel 0.44 F 9
148 Ford Ford Fiesta 1.00 D 2
149 Ford Ford Five Hundred 2.28 C 3
150 Ford Ford Flex 1.25 D 4
151 Ford Ford Focus 2.63 B 10
152 Ford Ford Freestar 1.67 C 3
153 Ford Ford Freestyle, Taurus X 1.75 C 4
154 Ford Ford Fusion, 4-cylinder 2.60 B 7
155 Ford Ford Fusion, V6, front-wheel drive 3.17 B 7
156 Ford Ford Fusion Hybrid 3.33 B 3
157 Ford Ford Mustang, V6 2.21 C 9
158 Ford Ford Mustang, V8 3.06 B 8
159 Ford Ford Ranger 2.48 C 9
160 Ford Ford Taurus 2.06 C 10
162 Ford Lincoln LS 1.67 C 3
163 Ford Lincoln MKS 1.75 C 3
164 Ford Lincoln MKT 0.00 F 1
165 Ford Lincoln MKX 2.08 C 6
166 Ford Lincoln MKZ, Zephyr, fwd 2.94 B 7
167 Ford Lincoln Navigator 2.17 C 5
168 Ford Lincoln Town Car 2.25 C 8
170 Ford Mercury Grand Marquis 2.19 C 8
171 Ford Mercury Mariner V6 1.77 C 7
172 Ford Mercury Milan, 4-cylinder 2.58 B 6
173 Ford Mercury Milan, V6, fwd 3.39 B 5
174 Ford Mercury Monterey 1.42 D 3
175 Ford Mercury Mountaineer, V8 1.60 C 7
176 Ford Mercury Sable Sedan 2.00 C 5
179 General Motors Corporation Buick Enclave 0.53 D 5
180 General Motors Buick LaCrosse, 4-cylinder 1.00 D 1
181 General Motors Buick LaCrosse, V6 1.38 D 8
182 General Motors Buick LeSabre 2.00 C 3
183 General Motors Buick Lucerne 1.61 C 5
184 General Motors Buick Regal 1.75 C 4
185 General Motors Buick Rendezvous 1.72 C 5
186 General Motors Buick Verano 0.00 F 1
188 General Motors Cadillac CTS, V6, rwd 1.94 C 10
189 General Motors Cadillac DeVille 1.50 C 3
190 General Motors Cadillac DTS 2.56 B 5
191 General Motors Cadillac Escalade 1.38 D 6
192 General Motors Cadillac SRX 0.88 D 9
193 General Motors Cadillac STS 1.25 D 4
195 General Motors Chevrolet Avalanche 1.27 D 9
196 General Motors Chevrolet Aveo 0.00 F 2
197 General Motors Chevrolet Camaro 1.67 C 3
198 General Motors Chevrolet Cobalt 1.56 C 6
199 General Motors Chevrolet Colorado 1.44 D 9
200 General Motors Chevrolet Corvette 1.63 C 10
201 General Motors Chevrolet Cruze 1.00 D 2
202 General Motors Chevrolet Equinox, V6 1.56 C 8
203 General Motors Chevrolet HHR 1.22 D 6
204 General Motors Chevrolet Impala 0.75 D 10
205 General Motors Chevrolet Malibu Sedan, 4-cylinder 1.56 C 8
206 General Motors Chevrolet Malibu Sedan, V6 1.25 D 5
207 General Motors Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1.50 C 2
208 General Motors Chevrolet Silverado 1500, V8, 2wd 1.83 C 6
209 General Motors Chevrolet Silverado 1500, V8, 4wd 1.63 C 10
210 General Motors Chevrolet Silverado 2500, turbodiesel 1.83 C 9
211 General Motors Chevrolet Sonic 2.00 C 1
212 General Motors Chevrolet Suburban 1.00 D 10
213 General Motors Chevrolet Tahoe 1.75 C 10
214 General Motors Chevrolet Trailblazer, 6-cylinder 1.46 D 7
215 General Motors Chevrolet Traverse 1.38 D 4
216 General Motors Chevrolet Venture 1.33 D 3
217 General Motors Chevrolet Volt 3.00 B 2
219 General Motors GMC Acadia 0.58 D 6
220 General Motors GMC Canyon 1.44 D 9
221 General Motors GMC Envoy, 6-cylinder 1.46 D 7
222 General Motors GMC Sierra 1500, V6 1.75 C 5
223 General Motors GMC Sierra 1500, V8, 4wd 1.63 C 10
224 General Motors GMC Terrain, 4-cylinder 1.33 D 3
225 General Motors GMC Yukon 1.75 C 10
226 General Motors GMC Yukon XL 1.00 D 10
228 General Motors Pontiac G6 sedan 1.71 C 5
229 General Motors Pontiac Grand Prix 1.00 D 6
230 General Motors Pontiac Solstice 1.50 C 2
231 General Motors Pontiac Torrent 1.89 C 4
232 General Motors Pontiac Vibe (a Toyota-engineered product) 3.63 A 8
235 General Motors Saab 9-3 2.17 C 6
236 General Motors Saab 9-5 1.83 C 3
238 General Motors Saturn Aura 1.72 C 3
239 General Motors Saturn Ion 2.08 C 5
240 General Motors Saturn L-Series, L300 2.00 C 1
241 General Motors Saturn Outlook 0.00 F 3
242 General Motors Saturn Sky 1.50 C 2
243 General Motors Saturn Vue, 4-cylinder 1.73 C 6
247 Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai Accent 2.44 C 6
248 Hyundai Hyundai Azera 2.42 C 5
249 Hyundai Hyundai Elantra Sedan 2.63 B 10
250 Hyundai Hyundai Equus 2.00 C 1
251 Hyundai Hyundai Genesis coupe 1.00 D 2
252 Hyundai Hyundai Genesis Sedan 1.88 C 4
253 Hyundai Hyundai Santa Fe, 4 cylinder 2.17 C 4
254 Hyundai Hyundai Santa Fe, V6 1.75 C 10
255 Hyundai Hyundai Sonata, 4-cylinder 2.48 C 8
256 Hyundai Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 1.50 C 2
257 Hyundai Hyundai Tucson 2.38 C 8
258 Hyundai Hyundai Veloster 3.00 B 1
259 Hyundai Hyundai Veracruz 1.72 C 4
260 Hyundai Hyundai XG 2.75 B 2
263 Jaguar - Tata Jaguar X-Type 2.00 C 1
264 Jaguar - Tata Jaguar XF 0.00 F 2
265 Jaguar - Tata Jaguar XJ 0.50 D 2
268 Kia Motors Corporation Kia Forte 2.83 B 3
269 Kia Kia Optima 2.08 C 6
270 Kia Kia Rio 3.00 B 1
271 Kia Kia Rondo 1.72 C 3
272 Kia Kia Sedona 0.96 D 9
273 Kia Kia Sorento, 4-cylinder 1.50 C 2
274 Kia Kia Sorento, V6 0.81 D 7
275 Kia Kia Soul 2.33 C 3
276 Kia Kia Sportage 2.67 B 6
279 Land Rover - Tata Land Rover LR4 1.00 D 1
282 Mazda Motor Corporation Mazda B-Series 2.58 B 7
283 Mazda Mazda CX-5 4.00 A 1
284 Mazda Mazda CX-7 1.33 D 4
285 Mazda Mazda CX-9 2.58 B 6
286 Mazda Mazda MX-5 Miata 3.23 B 8
287 Mazda Mazda Mazda2 3.00 B 1
288 Mazda Mazda Mazda3 2.90 B 9
289 Mazda Mazda Mazda3, Skyactiv 2.00 C 1
290 Mazda Mazda MazdaSpeed3 0.00 F 1
291 Mazda Mazda Mazda5 1.40 D 6
292 Mazda Mazda Mazda6 2.35 C 9
293 Mazda Mazda RX-8 0.00 F 1
294 Mazda Mazda Tribute, V6 1.81 C 8
297 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.67 B 2
298 Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Endeavor 1.00 D 1
299 Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Galant 2.00 C 1
300 Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Outlander 3.36 B 5
301 Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 4.00 A 1
304 Nissan Motor Company Infiniti EX 2.33 C 3
305 Nissan Infiniti FX 2.88 B 9
306 Nissan Infiniti G Sedan 3.00 B 10
307 Nissan Infiniti M 3.17 B 7
308 Nissan Infiniti QX56 2.00 C 1
310 Nissan Nissan 350Z, 370Z 2.81 B 7
311 Nissan Nissan Altima, 4-cylinder 2.69 B 10
312 Nissan Nissan Altima, V6 2.67 B 6
313 Nissan Nissan Armada 0.67 D 3
314 Nissan Nissan Cube 2.00 C 2
315 Nissan Nissan Frontier 2.31 C 10
316 Nissan Nissan Juke 2.00 C 2
317 Nissan Nissan Leaf 3.00 B 2
318 Nissan Nissan Maxima 2.44 C 10
319 Nissan Nissan Murano 1.90 C 9
320 Nissan Nissan Pathfinder 1.81 C 8
321 Nissan Nissan Quest 0.88 D 4
322 Nissan Nissan Rogue 2.75 B 5
323 Nissan Nissan Sentra 2.38 C 10
324 Nissan Nissan Titan 1.67 C 7
325 Nissan Nissan Versa Sedan 0.00 F 1
326 Nissan Nissan Versa Hatchback 2.11 C 5
327 Nissan Nissan Xterra 1.96 C 9
330 Porsche AG Porsche 911 1.83 C 4
331 Porsche Porsche Boxster 3.31 B 5
332 Porsche Porsche Cayenne 1.67 C 4
333 Porsche Porsche Cayman 1.50 C 2
336 Subaru Division of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd Subaru Baja 1.17 D 3
337 Subaru Subaru Forester, non-turbo 2.56 B 10
338 Subaru Subaru Forester, turbo 3.17 B 3
339 Subaru Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.83 B 5
340 Subaru Subaru Impreza Wagon and Hatchback 3.08 B 9
341 Subaru Subaru Impreza WRX/STi 1.65 C 8
342 Subaru Subaru Legacy, 4-cylinder 2.56 B 10
343 Subaru Subaru Outback, 4-cylinder 2.56 B 10
344 Subaru Subaru Outback, 6-cylinder 2.58 B 6
345 Subaru Subaru B9 Tribeca, Tribeca 2.50 B 4
348 Suzuki Motor Corporation Suzuki SX4 2.50 B 2
351 Volkswagen AG Audi A3 0.83 D 3
352 Volkswagen Audi A4, 4-cylinder 1.44 D 10
353 Volkswagen Audi A5/S5 2.63 B 4
354 Volkswagen Audi A6, V6 1.94 C 9
355 Volkswagen Audi A7 4.00 A 1
356 Volkswagen Audi Q5, 2.0 T 2.50 B 2
357 Volkswagen Audi Q5, 3.2 1.50 C 4
358 Volkswagen Audi TT 1.00 D 1
360 Volkswagen Volkswagen Beetle 1.10 D 9
361 Volkswagen Volkswagen CC 2.00 C 3
362 Volkswagen Volkswagen Eos 1.75 C 5
363 Volkswagen Volkswagen GTI 0.92 D 6
364 Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf, Rabbit 2.75 B 6
365 Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.33 D 3
366 Volkswagen Volkswagen Jetta Sedan, 5-cylinder 2.00 C 8
367 Volkswagen Volkswagen Jetta Sedan TDI 2.31 C 6
368 Volkswagen Volkswagen Jetta SportWagon TDI 2.00 C 5
369 Volkswagen Volkswagen Passat, 5-cylinder 3.00 B 1
370 Volkswagen Volkswagen Passat, 4-cylinder, 5-cylinder 0.94 D 9
371 Volkswagen Volkswagen Tiguan 1.63 C 4
372 Volkswagen Volkswagen Touareg 0.25 F 3
375 Volvo - Geely Volvo C30 2.33 C 2
376 Volvo - Geely Volvo C70 1.33 D 3
377 Volvo - Geely Volvo S40 2.00 C 4
378 Volvo - Geely Volvo S60 2.50 B 7
379 Volvo - Geely Volvo S80, 6-cylinder 2.96 B 4
380 Volvo - Geely Volvo XC60 1.33 D 3
381 Volvo - Geely Volvo XC70 2.44 C 10
382 Volvo - Geely Volvo XC90, 6-cylinder 1.17 D 4
Note: Where a model entry specifically includes "awd" or "4wd," the GPAs and Grades are for this specific driveline version of the model. Similarly for engine size and type, transmission, and body style.


Chart of the 2013 Reliability GPAs of the Top 15 and Bottom 15 Cars and Trucks

Bar chart depicting the Auto Reliability GPAs of the 15 best cars and trucks and the 15 worst cars and trucks.

Note that all of the top 15 cars and trucks have a Reliability Grade of A and that all of the 15 worst cars and trucks have a Reliability Grade of F.

Charts of Manufacturer Shares of 30 Best Cars and Trucks in 2013

With regard to manufacturer shares of the 30 best automobile, I give two charts for 2013. The first chart depicts company shares of the 30 best cars, trucks, and SUVs that offer at least 3 model years of data. This permits a comparison with last year's chart of manufacturer shares of the best.

Chart depicting auto manufacturer shares of the 30 best cars and trucks in 2013, with the stricture that the model must offer at least 3 model years of data.

Unlike last year (when Ford, Nissan, Mazda, and Porsche each contributed small percentages), this year Toyota Motor Corporation and Honda Motor Company accounted for all of the top 30 offering 3 or more model years of data.

The next chart relaxes the stricture of requiring 3 or more model years of data and depicts car maker shares of the 30 best vehicles offering only 2 or more model years of data.

Bar chart depicting auto manufacturer shares of the 30 best cars and trucks in 2013, with the stricture that the model must offer at least 2 model years of data.

With this relaxed restriction, still only two manufacturers - Toyota Motor Corporation and Honda Motor Company - account for all of the 30 best cars, trucks, and sport-utility vehicles, and Toyota increases its share of the top motor vehicles in America. And both charts point to a competition of two at the top end of the quality spectrum in 2013.

Chart of Manufacturer Shares of 30 Worst Cars and Trucks in 2013

The next chart depicts manufacturer shares of the 30 worst cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans in 2013.

Bar chart depicting auto manufacturer shares of the 30 worst automobiles of 2013.

Note that General Motors is experiencing increasing competition at the bottom end of the spectrum. Also note the absence of Toyota and Honda at this end of the spectrum.

In summary, the best automobiles are concentrated in two automobile manufacturers, but the worst automobiles are quite broadly distributed among motor vehicle manufacturers.

Caution: When the number of model years of data (appearing in the far right column) for a vehicle is limited to more recent years, the reliability GPAs, Average GPA, and Minimum GPA of that vehicle may be less reflective of the vehicle's reliability over a longer period of time.

The method of computation of the GPAs is probably familiar to nearly every college, technical school, and high school student. A Grade Point of 4.00 (that is, an A) is given to a Consumer Reports Used Car Verdict of "Much Better Than Average," a GP of 3.00 (that is, a B) is given to a CR "Better Than Average" rating, a GP of 2.00 (that is, a C) to an "Average" rating, a GP of 1.00 (that is, a D) to a "Worse Than Average" rating, and a GP of 0.00 (that is, an F) to a "Much Worse Than Average" rating. A Grade Point Average (GPA) for each vehicle age group 0-to-4 years, 2-to-6 years, 4-to-8 years and 6-to-10 years is an average of the Grade Points and is computed using Microsoft's Average(a:b,[c:d],...) function. The Overall GPA given in the table and chart above is the average of the four 4-year GPAs.

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To the left are icons of the pdf editions of Volumes 2, 4, and 5 of AutoOnInfo.net's Car Quality Series. To view a description of the book on scribd.com or download a copy, click the applicable icon. The pdf editions of Volumes 4 and 5 are available at no charge.

Volume 6 of AutoOnInfo.net’s Car Quality Series is intended primarily as an aid to consumers in selecting a vehicle that both is reliable in the short term and provides a prospect of only modest repairs in the long term, and secondarily as an aid to auto industry analysts and reporters. To this end, it provides a list of the 50 Best Cars available in the U.S. in 2014 using the Overall Reliability GPA, AutoOnInfo.net’s standard measure of reliability now for several years, covering model years 2002 to 2013 for ranking pickup trucks, sport-utility vehicles (SUVs), family cars, wagons, small cars, hatchbacks, sport/sporty cars, coupes, convertibles, upscale cars, luxury cars, and hybrids, and includes each car’s reliability GPA and grade and the number of model years upon which the GPA and grade are based. As a further aid, it includes 2014 brand and manufacturer GPAs for comparison and contrast and for better assessing long term performance and ownership expenses. In addition, it offers more than 30 full color charts depicting each brand’s and car company’s share of the 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 Best Cars and each brand’s and auto maker’s share of the best pickups, best midsize sport-utility vehicles, best small SUVs, best family cars, best wagons, best small cars, best hatchbacks, best sport/sporty cars, best coupes, best convertibles, best upscale cars, best luxury cars, and best hybrids in America. For further study and better understanding of auto quality in North America, it offers 10 charts that display, using a bar graph with an axis value of 2.00 (for quick viewing of how much above or below average a brand’s or auto maker’s  Reliability GPA falls), the 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 Reliability Grade Point Averages of each major brand and manufacturer, as well as a line graph plotting the 2010 to 2014 Reliability GPA ranks of the 6 most prominent manufacturers by U.S. sales.
The 100 Worst Cars in America in 2014 offers lists of the worst cars and trucks available in the U.S. It uses AutoOnInfo.net’s Overall Reliability GPA covering model years 2002 to 2013 for ranking pickup trucks, sport-utility vehicles (SUVs), minivans, family cars, wagons, small cars, hatchbacks, sport/sporty cars, coupes, convertibles, upscale cars, and luxury cars in order to aid consumers in avoiding a vehicle that may require a larger number of repairs and a greater number of expensive repairs. To this end, it includes each car’s reliability GPA and grade and the number of model years upon which the GPA and grade are based, as well as brand and manufacturer GPAs for comparison and contrast and for better assessing long term performance and ownership expenses.   In addition, it is offered as an aid to auto news reporters and auto analysts for better understanding and assessing the differences and changes in brand and auto manufacturer product quality and sales.  Further to assist consumers, reporters, and analysts in better understanding auto quality in North America, it offers 10 color charts that display, using a bar graph with an axis value of 2.00 (for quick viewing of how much above or below average a brand’s or auto maker’s  Reliability GPA falls), the 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 Reliability Grade Point Averages of each major brand and manufacturer, as well as a line graph plotting the 2010 to 2014 Reliability GPA ranks of the 6 most prominent manufacturers by U.S. current sales.

To the left are icons of the pdf editions of Volumes 6 and 7 of AutoOnInfo.net's Car Quality Series. To view a description of the book on scribd.com or download a copy, click the applicable icon. The pdf edition of Volume 7 is available at no charge. Volumes 6 and 7 have enhanced navigational capability as well as an improved page style.

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