Behind the Wheel with Phil Lebeau

Consumer Reports Reliability: Asian Cars Dominate--Again

They've done it again. The Asian automakers, especially the Japanese dominate the latest Consumer Reports survey(subscription needed for full reports) on auto reliability.

Of the 33 models CR picked to be "most reliable," 23 are from Japanese automakers. Some, like the Toyota Prius, we've come to expect to see on the list. Others, like the Hyundai Santa Fe, are newcomers. In fact, this is the first time Hyundai models have made the CR list.

What about the domestics? There's good news and bad news on that front. The good news is the overall quality of American models is improving. In fact, 90 percent of Ford's models are rated average or better by Consumer Reports.

The bad news is they still trail many of the foreign competitors in overall quality.

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