2014 Car Reliability GPAs

Below are charts giving (1) each brand's share of the Best Midsize SUVs in America in 2014, (2) each brand's share of the Best Pickup Trucks in America in 2014, (3) each auto maker's share of the Worst 150 Cars in America in 2014, (4) each brand's share of the Worst 100 Cars in America in 2014, (5) the 2014 brand Reliability GPAs, (6) the 2014 auto maker Reliability GPAs, and (7) for the 6 most prominent car manufacturers by U.S. sales (Toyota Motor Corporation, Honda Motor Company, Nissan Motor Company, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, and the Chrysler Group) the Reliability GPA ranks for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Each chart carries a link to the page on Amazon.com offering the Kindle eBook edition of The 50 Best Cars in America in 2014 or The 100 Worst Cars in America in 2014 in which the chart appears. The 50 Best Cars in America in 2014 has more than 30 other charts, as well as the list of the 50 best, with Reliability GPA and the number of data years upon which the GPA is based; The 100 Worst Cars in America in 2014 lists not only the 100 worst, but also the next 50 worst.

Bar Graph of Brand Shares of the Best Midsize SUVs in 2014

The following bar graph displays each automobile brand's percent share of the Best Midsize Sport-Utility Vehicles in America in 2014. In 2014, Toyota accounted for 50% of the Best Midsize SUVs in America, followed by Lexus (with 25%), and Mitsubishi, Acura, and Honda (each with 8.3%).

Brand Shares of the Best Midsize Sport-Utility Vehicles in the U.S. in 2014, by the Reliability GPA.

Bar Graph of Brand Shares of the Best Pickups in 2014

The following bar graph displays each automobile brand's percent share of the Best Pickup Trucks in America in 2014. In 2014, Toyota accounted for 83% of the Best Pickups in America, followed by Honda with 17%.

Bar graph of the brand shares of the best pickups in America in 2014.

Bar Graph of Auto Maker Shares of the 150 Worst Cars in America in 2014

The following bar graph displays each automobile manufacturer's percent share of the worst cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans in America in 2014.

Bar graph depicting Auto Manufacturer Shares of the 150 Worst Cars in America in 2014

Bar Graph of Auto Brand Shares of the 100 Worst Cars in America in 2014

The following bar graph displays each automobile brand's percent share of the 100 (101 by tie) worst cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans in America in 2014.

Bar Graphs Depicting Auto Brand Shares of the Worst 100 Cars in America in 2014

Bar Graph of the 2014 Automobile Manufacturer Reliability Grade Point Averages

The following bar graph displays the 2014 Reliability GPAs of the major auto makers with sales in the U.S., from best to worst. It uses an axis value of 2.00 for easy viewing of how much each car company falls above or below the average. Note the sizable gap between Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, third in rank in 2014, and Suzuki Motor Corporation, fourth in rank.

This chart provides the 2014 Reliability Grade Point Averages of the major automobile manufacturers with sales in North America.

From the above graph, it may be seen that if the Reliability GPA of the Toyota-engineered Vibe model is not included in the computation of General Motors' Overall Reliability GPA, GM ties with Ford Motor Company near the bottom end of the spectrum. The graph below depicts GM's rank with the Vibe included.

Line Graph Displaying the Reliability GPA Ranks of the 6 Most Prominent Car Companies by U.S. Sales for Year 2010 to 2014

The following line graph displays the ranks by Reliability Grade Point Averages of Toyota Motor Corporation, Honda Motor Company, Nissan Motor Company, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, and the Chrysler Group. The chart captures the more recent years of the rather endless competition between Toyota and Honda for best-car-and-truck company in America. Ford Motor Company took quite a dip in 2014, in large measure because of the poor consumer-reported performance of its new technology vehicles.

This line graph displays the Reliability GPA ranks of Toyota Motor Corporation, Honda Motor Company, Nissan Motor Company, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, and the Chrysler Group for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Computations

There are several steps in computing a car’s Overall Reliability GPA. First, numerical values are accorded CR’s overall ratings for each model year offering the necessary data. The values follow naturally from educational standards – a 4.00 for CR’s Much Better Than Average rating, a 3.00 for a Better Than Average rating, a 2.00 for an Average rating, a 1.00 for a Worse Than Average rating, and 0 for a Much Worse Than Average Rating. The sources of CR’s ratings are its New Car Buying Guide: 2014, its Used Car Buying Guide: 2014, and the April 2014 car issue of Consumer Reports

Next, an average is taken over each of the four model year periods 2002 to 2005, 2004 to 2007, 2006 to 2009, 2008 to 2011, and 2010 to 2013. 

Finally, an average of the five 4-year averages is calculated using Microsoft’s Excel to obtain the car’s 2014 Overall Reliability GPA. 

A car’s Overall GPA may be based on as few as 1 rated model year or as many as 12 rated model years. The number of rated model years depends on the availability of needed data. 

A brand’s Overall GPA is the average of its car GPAs, and similarly, a manufacturer’s Overall GPA is the average of its car GPAs.

The 50 Best Cars in America in 2014

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

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.

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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.

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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.
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