Best & Worst New Car Brands for 2016

best and worst new car brands for 2016
Who are the highest rated new car brands for 2016?

Before spending your hard-earned money wouldn't you like to know which car brands make the best, most reliable vehicles?

A question asked buy many is, "Why do some new car shoppers buy one car over the other?" There are many reasons people choose one vehicle over another. Some factors include cost, quality, brand loyalty, customer service, and even previous experience with the vehicle's brand.

As we all know, one good or bad vehicle doesn't define a whole brand. You should also always research a automaker and its brand thoroughly before making a final purchase.

Consumer Reports takes a look at the top 30 car brands creating their car brand Report Card. Ranked from best to worst, they take a look at safety, performance, owner satisfaction, safety aides reliability and road-test data. To figure what car brands consistently deliver the best vehicles, Consumer Reports averaged the road-test score, overall score and predicted the reliability results for each model tested for the brand. This score was used to determine which auto brand makes the best cars.

The auto brand to rise to the top was Audi. Audi had an overall score of 80, with a road-test score of 83. Their predicted reliability for the brand is better-than-average and the percent of test models recommended are at 100 percent.

The worst brand on the list is Fiat. Fiat had zero models recommended and a very poor average road-test score of 52 and overall score of 38. The predictive reliability of the Fiat brand is rated at worst along with other car brands such as Jeep, Land Rover, and Cadillac.

Check out all the best and worst rated car brands for 2016 below.

Before Buying a New Muscle Car Do Research Online First

Before buying a new vehicle, it’s important to know the dealer invoice price and what other people are paying for the same vehicle in your local area. Otherwise, you won’t know what's a good price to pay for the car.

As always, I highly recommend using an online referral service such as Edmunds Price Promise or TrueCar No Haggle Pricing, their quotes will automatically include any discounts or cash-back incentives currently available in the marketplace.

The Best and Worst Car Brands Available for 2016

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# Auto Brand Overall Score Road Test Score Predicted Reliability % of Test Models That Are Recommended
1 Audi 80 83 Better Than Average 100%
2 Subaru 78 80 Better Than Average 100%
3 Lexus 76 74 Best 88%
4 Porsche 76 84 Average 60%
5 BMW 76 85 Average 50%
6 Mazda 74 74 Better Than Average 100%
7 Buick 74 76 Better Than Average 80%
8 Toyota 72 69 Best 62%
9 Kia 72 75 Better Than Average 67%
10 Honda 71 73 Average 88%
11 Hyundai 70 76 Average 60%
12 Volvo 69 77 Average 25%
13 Mini 68 71 Average 50%
14 Mercedes-Benz 67 80 Worse Than Average 29%
15 Volkswagen 67 76 Average 71%
16 Ford 66 74 Average 38%
17 Lincoln 65 73 Average 25%
18 Scion 65 62 Better Than Average 75%
19 Acura 64 73 Worse Than Average 40%
20 Chevrolet 64 75 Worse Than Average 27%
21 Nissan 63 71 Average 33%
22 Infiniti 63 76 Worse Than Average 20%
23 GMC 60 71 Worse Than Average 17%
24 Cadillac 58 76 Worst 25%
25 Dodge 58 73 Worse Than Average 17%
26 Chrysler 58 73 Worse Than Average 0%
27 Land Rover 55 71 Worst 0%
28 Mitsubishi 51 46 Average 0%
29 Jeep 43 55 Worst 0%
30 Fiat 38 52 Worst 0%