Can one car be good enough to represent the quality of an automaker’s entire lineup?

Likely not, so Consumer Reports has determined which car brands consistently deliver vehicles that serve consumers well. The publication tabulated the overall score, road test score and predicted reliability results for each tested model of a brand. Those figures were then averaged at the brand level before being used to rank automakers to see who makes the best cars.
Read more about the Top 10 Best Automakers of 2016: Consumer Reports at AutoGuide.com.