Photo of 2017 Tacoma courtesy of Toyota.
Toyota remains at the top of Consumer Reports' annual reliability study, while Chrysler, Volkswagen, and Subaru showed the biggest improvement from the 2016 survey.
Toyota achieved an average reliability score of 80 on a 0-to-100 point scale. The study analyzes 2017 models and attempts to predict their penchant for needed repairs.
Toyota's most reliable model was the 86 sports car and its Tacoma was the least reliable model. Other brands in the top five included Lexus, Kia, Audi, and BMW.
This year, the most improved included Chrysler, which moved up 10 slots, and Volkswagen, which moved up six places. Ford improved three slots to 15, while Chevrolet fell three slots to 18. Ram increased four slots to 25.
Three brands fell significantly, including Acura, Mazda, and Cadillac.
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