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Consumer Reports Reliability Rankings – Fiat-Chrysler Can’t Catch A Break

Admittedly, I’m not a Chrysler fan. The worst vehicle I ever owned was a Dodge Dakota, and that single vehicle turned me from a Dodge fan to a giant critic of the Chrysler product…but it isn’t really my personal experience with a Dodge Dakota that’s made me a Chrysler critic.

I’m a believer in facts and hard data, and the hard data on Chrysler (now Fiat-Chrylser) reliability has been consistently bad. Yesterday, Consumer Reports came out with their rankings and guess what: the Chrysler family (Ram, Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler, and Fiat) did very poorly.

Toyota Tundra Cleans Up on 2013 Consumer Reports Reliability Rankings

The December 2013 issue of Consumer Reports is out, but don’t bother picking it up. Nothing really has changed, the Toyota Tundra continues to dominate. Ho-hum…

Toyota Tundra Cleans Up on 2013 Consumer Reports Reliability Rankings

No real surprise here, the Toyota Tundra has cleaned up on the Consumer Reports reliability rankings.

Consumer Reports Should Stick To Reliability Ratings and Leave The Reviews To Someone Else

Here’s a video from Consumer Reports about the new 2014 Tundra. While I wouldn’t call it awful, I wouldn’t call it good either.

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Here’s why:

Consumer Reports: Toyota Top Consumer Brand

Consumer Reports has released the results of their 2012 Car-Brand Perception Survey, and it’s good news for Toyota. As in years past, the highly rated Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks tops the list in consumer brand perception, earning Toyota a winning streak that likely leaves runners up Ford, Chevrolet and Honda scratching their heads.

Toyota Ranked Top Consumer Brand

Toyota was once again ranked by Consumer Reports as the top consumer brand continuing a dominant streak of placing first.

Ford Consumer Reports Reliability Rankings Fall, Toyota Still King

The latest findings by Consumer Reports indicate that Ford, and other domestic brands, has slipped in the reliability rankings while Toyota remains on top of the ratings.

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Toyota remains king while Ford drops in the reliability ratings.

Ford’s drop was from 10th to 20th and is mostly blamed on the redesign of a few old models, as well as problems with their new electronic systems. This is bad news for Ford, as the automaker has taken years to build up a good reputation for reliability in last year’s Consumer Reports rankings. But, as pointed out by David Champion Sr., director of Consumer Reports‘ Automotive Test Center in East Haddam, Conn., it only takes a few problems to lose that reputation.