2018 best and worst car brands
Finding your ideal car is a challenge. “Knowledge of reliable or well performing brands, is a great place to start,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent car insurance agency.
Recently, Consumer Reports not only compared models, but took it to the next level by comparing car brands. Scores are based on vehicle testing as well as owner feedback. Road-test score, predicted reliability and owner satisfaction, along with safety features, are factored into the final score.
USA Today says, “Consumer Reports is watched closely because it is notoriously independent when it comes to car evaluations, including buying models that it tests from dealers rather than borrowing them from automakers.”
So, who made the lists? We will start with the bad news first. The following car brands proved to be unreliable and lacking in performance.
2018 Worst Car Brands
- Land Rover
- Alpha Romeo
“Most of these car brands are not visiting this list worst car brand list for the first time. Several have been plagued with problems for years,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s top independent car insurance agency. Notably, Cadillac and Chevrolet finally made it off this notorious list in 2018.
A 2017 dependability study by J.D. Power cites the most common problems with modern vehicles is technology issues, specifically pairing a smartphone to Bluetooth in the car.
Now for the good news. These drivers can drive with pride knowing they made a wise investment into a reliable car brand.
2018 Best Car Brands
These car brands represent the most satisfying by customers, by consistently producing top-quality models. With over 35 brands selling cars, truck and SUV’s in the United States, hopefully these rating can help guide you when making you next car selection.