Toyota Continues to Dominate Reliability Surveys

Posted Monday, Oct 24, 2016 by nhtwpprod

Toyota Motor Corporation  is the No. 1 automaker in the world, outselling all other brands. Toyota got the top spot by turning out consistently great vehicles year after year. The Japanese automaker is continuing that tradition, having recently been named among the most reliable vehicle manufacturers by Consumer Reports.


Toyota, Lexus, and Buick were named the most reliable brands by Consumer Reports’ latest survey. Lexus, which is Toyota’s luxury brand, came in first, and Toyota came in second in the survey. Buick, General Motors’ luxury brand, came in third.

Slow & Steady Wins the Race

Automotive journalists say that Toyota, Lexus, and Buick were rewarded for their incremental approach to new technology. Many new vehicles often receive complaints concerning the latest whiz-bang techno gear the manufacturer has added to the vehicle.

The top manufacturers in Consumer Reports’ reliability survey have taken a slower approach to adding new tech to its vehicles, engaging in thorough testing and debugging to ensure new mechanical gear is highly reliable, and that new electronic gear is easy-to-use and highly functional before incorporating them into their vehicles. This more measured approach has led to fewer recalls and better reviews from consumers.

Understanding the Survey

Consumer Reports compiles the survey by collecting responses from its subscribers. The publication collected subscriber comments regarding vehicles they own from the 2000 to 2017 model years. Consumer Reports gathered responses from about 500,000 of its consumers.

Consumer Reports’ reliability survey is considered the gold standard for information concerning the dependability of vehicles. Car buyers around the globe depend on Consumer Reports to determine which brands will give them the best long-term value.

Consumer Reports is far from the only publication to give Toyota its seal of approval. Toyota also regularly performs among the top automakers in J.D. Power’s Survey of Initial Quality and other reliability rankings.


Toyota’s Journey

Toyota has had an amazing journey to become the world’s top automobile manufacturer. When Toyota first arrived in the American market in 1953, foreign-made vehicles were widely considered as inferior to Detroit automakers’ products. Over the course of several decades, Toyota turned that belief on its head as the company focused on producing quality vehicles that offer dependability and an enjoyable driving experience.  “Toyota reliability” has become a buzzword for the company.

In 2009, Toyota’s years of producing consistently reliable vehicles paid off. That year, Toyota overtook General Motors as the world’s top automaker, and it has regularly been at the top of the sales heap since then, facing down stiff competition from rival car manufacturers. In 2015, Toyota sold more than 10.15 million vehicles—the only automaker to crack the 10 million mark that year.

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