General Motors and its vehicles have greatly improved the reliability tests scores of the Consumer Reports magazine during this 2010, but even so, Honda and Toyota are still the best brand with the most reliable and desired vehicles in the automotive industry.
Chevrolet, the leading brand of General Motors, achieved higher marks than the industry average in 80% of its 2010 models, against the 50% only achieved in 2009.
The results of the annual research of Consumer Reports were published by the Automotive Press Association in Detroit.
The worst places in the list, which in recent years were occupied by different models of General Motors, belongs now to European brands such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
Among other factors that stimulate to General Motors, are the recent debuts of models like the Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Equinox, Buick LaCrosse V6 (FWD) and the Cadillac SRX SUV, models that have shown excellent levels of reliability.
In addition, General Motors discontinued many models that received poor grades in previous years. These models belong to brands that aren't to build cars anymore, such as: Saturn, Pontiac and Hummer.
However, General Motors stays away from the top positions of reliability as a company, positions held by major Asian manufacturers such as Honda and Toyota.
Most Reliable American Brands
Among American brands, Ford is still the most reliable, while Chrysler is behind General Motors, in third place.
General Motors was the manufacturer that resulted in better improvements compared with scores of 2009, and in total 69% of all models of its four brands (Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC), achieved average or better ratings in the industry.
Cadillac was the brand that improved the most, advancing seven positions compared to 2009, while Chevrolet achieved the highest percentage of models considered in the average or above the industry average with 89% versus 50% in 2009.
The Consumer Reports survey was conducted with reports of 1.3 million owners of vehicles year 2010.