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Consumer Reports has just released results from its annual reliability survey and the findings show that Ford has made major gains to place itself among or ahead the most reliable Japanese brands. CR reports that 90 percent of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury products scored average or better reliability, and important models like the mid-size Fusion scored above the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Not all was rosy for FoMoCo, however, as all-wheel-drive versions of the Lincoln MKS, MKX and MKZ all scored below average in reliability.

General Motors had 20 of 48 models score average reliability, while Chrysler saw one-third of its models place below average. The Asian brands, meanwhile, are still the standard bearer for reliability. Of all the Asian models included in the report, 69 percent scored above average reliability, while only 47 percent of European models and 42 percent of American models could claim the same. European brands, however, are improving according to CR. Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Audi have all improved in the survey this year, though some BMW models like the 535i and X3 have declined and the Porsche Boxster fell below average in reliability and lost its spot on the CR Recommended list.

Follow the jump for an official press release from Consumer Reports that wades through all the data better than we can and click below for charts that further reveal which brands and models performed well and which didn't. You can also hop on over to ConsumerReports.org for a live chat to discuss the results with the CR team.



[source: Consumer Reports]

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Good for Ford. GM and Chrysler need to get their game on, if they want to go after appliance-seeking, Camry-buying consumers.

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What a joke. Did they take JD Powers chart and invert it?

Cadillac at #32? Are they kidding? It is #9 on JD Powers 2009 rating.

Suzuki at #13? It's dead last on JD Powers!

Does CR use a dart board? Or do they read the specks in their bong water to come up with their ratings?

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Suzuki is the dead utter joke of the century as fas as automobiles go.

The better we get them off shore and off of our roads, the better off we will be.

Chris

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Suzuki is the dead utter joke of the century as fas as automobiles go.

The better we get them off shore and off of our roads, the better off we will be.

Chris

Disagree, Suziki itself has very good products, the problem is that GM shoved Korean $h!boxes down the it throat and forced them to sell those for years. We still don't have the Swift, but the Kizashi seems to be quite a car, especially for people who actually like driving.

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