Lexus has been named the top car for 2013 by Consumer Reports, marking the right year in a row that Japanese automakers have dominated the rankings (capturing 8 out of the top 10 models).
Suburu and Mazda tied for second place, followed by Toyota and Acura, Honda, Scion, Audi, Nissan’s Infiniti brand and Mercedes Benz.
Unfortunately Detroit automakers did not fare very well in the Magazine’s rankings, with Cadillac best at 14th place, and GMC and Chevrolet in a three-way tie with Volvo for 17th place. Buick came in at 21st. Chrysler was next at 22, while Ford and Lincoln, which continue to be plagued by problems with the complexity of its touch screens and “unrefined automatic transmissions” ranked as 23 and 24. Additionally, Jeep and Dodge were the two bottom finishers at 25th and 26th places.
The Magazine stated that Lexus cars are “among the most reliable, even through they are ‘brimming’ with technology, including hybrid gas-electric power systems and complex information and entertainment systems.”