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Ranked: Most dependable cars on the road in 2020

Research firm J.D. Power has been producing its annual U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study for more than 30 years — a study that automakers take seriously and consumers recognize and value. The 2020 study examines problems experienced in the last 12 months by original owners of 2017 model-year vehicles, with overall dependability determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles — also known as PP100. A lower score indicates higher dependability.

This year J.D. Power reports that overall dependability improved 1.5 percent compared to 2019 — however, the level of improvement is down compared to last year.

The 2020 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study is based on responses from more than 36,000 original owners of 2017 model-year vehicles after three years of ownership. J.D. Power conducted the study from July through November 2019.

Challenges of Technology

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"Despite the increased adoption of complex vehicle technology, dependability continues to improve," said Dave Sargent, vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power. "There's no question that three-year-old vehicles today are better built and more dependable than same-age vehicles were in previous years. However, the rapid introduction of technology is putting increased pressure on dependability, so it would not be surprising to see problem levels plateau, or even increase, over the next few years," Sargent cautioned.

In-Vehicle Technology

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The in-vehicle technology category — which includes audio, communications, entertainment and navigation systems — still accounts for more problems than any other category in the study; however, the 2020 study results also reveal it as the most improved category. "Many owners complain about these systems early in the ownership experience and, three years later, they're still frustrated with them," Sargent said. "We're seeing improvement, but automakers still have a long way to go to before they can declare victory in this area," Sargent also noted.

Highest Ranked Nameplate: Genesis

2020 Genesis G90

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In its first year of inclusion in the annual J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, Genesis ranks highest in overall dependability with a score of 89 PP100. Hyundai's high-scoring luxury brand bumped Lexus to second place, after Toyota's luxury brand held the top spot for the past six years. Buick, Porsche and Toyota round out the top five brands.

Most Dependable Vehicle Overall — Lexus ES

2020 Lexus ES

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Lexus may no longer be the top brand overall, but the Lexus ES ranks highest of all vehicles in the study. The ES earned a score of a mere 52 PP100, which is the best score ever recorded in the study's 31-year history.

Most Dependable Small Car - Honda Fit

2019 Honda Fit

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The Honda Fit excels at space management — the perfect example of a car that's small on the outside yet large on the inside. The unique rear seats can be configured in multiple ways to allow cargo storage of all shapes and sizes. The 2017 Honda Fit is powered by a 1.5-liter engine producing 130 horsepower, and it achieves up to 36 mpg on the highway with its standard 6-speed manual transmission.

Standard equipment includes air-conditioning with air filtration, power windows and door locks, a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity with audio streaming and a number of active safety features.

Most Dependable Small Premium Car - BMW 2-Series

2020 BMW 2-Series

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BMW's small entry-luxury model for the U.S. market, the 2 Series joined the lineup as a 2014 model to replace the 1 Series. The 2 Series is a modern example of the type of sporty, agile, fun-to-drive car on which BMW built its reputation in the 1960s. For 2017 the 2 Series received the latest generation of BMW's TwinPower Turbo engine that offers increased horsepower and torque versus the outgoing version, as well as improved fuel economy.

The high-performance M2 joined the lineup a year earlier, powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine that produces 365 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque in overboost mode.

Most Dependable Compact Car - Nissan Leaf

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus

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The Nissan LEAF is the first fully-electric vehicle to earn a top segment score in the Most Dependable study. By 2017 more than 100,000 LEAFs had been sold in America, making it by far the best-selling electric car of the time. The 30-kWh battery pack became a standard feature for the 2017 model year, extending the driving range to 107 miles — a 27 percent increase over the previous model.

The 2017 LEAF is powered by an 80-kW electric motor producing 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque. The battery can be quick-charged to 80 percent in about 30 minutes, and a full charge takes 6 hours with a Level 2 240-volt system.

Most Dependable Compact Sporty Car - Mazda MX-5 Miata

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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The most successful convertible of all time, the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata went on sale in summer 2015. In 2017 Mazda introduced the MX-5 RF — a retractable fastback with a power-folding hardtop that opens and closes in 13 seconds. The 2017 MX-5 incorporated SKYACTIV technology for improved performance and more efficiency; it also adopted the KODO—Soul of Motion design to bring a modern look to the classic roadster.

The 2017 MX-5 is approximately 150 pounds lighter than its predecessor, making it lightweight, nimble and fun to drive. The 2017 MX-5 sports a 155-horsepower SKYACTIV- G 2.0-liter engine combined with a standard SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual transmission.

Most Dependable Compact Premium Car - Lexus ES

2020 Lexus ES F-Sport

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One of the best-selling luxury cars in America during the 2017 model year, the ES was the entry-level Lexus sedan that came with many of the comfort and convenience features found in more expensive models. Updated with a bold new grille the previous year, the 2017 ES 350 is powered by a 268-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine driving the front wheels.

At the time it may have been the entry-level sedan in the Lexus lineup, but the ES still offers plenty of standard luxury amenities expected in a Lexus. Leather trim was standard, as were a power moonroof, automatic climate control, a high-end audio system with Bluetooth audio streaming and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Most Dependable Midsize Car - Buick Regal

2017 Buick Regal AWD

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The 2017 Buick Regal represented the end of the fifth generation of this long-lived nameplate, and it was the last Regal sedan offered by Buick (In 2018 it was replaced by the Regal Sportback). The midsize sedan was available in a range of trim levels and could be obtained with front- or all-wheel drive. Buick offered the Regal with a premium interior and a long list of standard features that included heated leather seats, dual-zone climate control and signature ice-blue ambient lighting. For 2017, Buick added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.

Most Dependable Midsize Sporty Car - Ford Mustang

2020 Ford Mustang

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The current-generation Mustang debuted a few years ago with a lower, wider stance; a lower roof height; wider rear fenders and a wider track. Available as either a coupe or a convertible, the 2017 Mustang was offered with three different engine choices — a standard V6 and two performance options: a turbocharged EcoBoost four cylinder or a 5.0-liter V8, the latter producing 435 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque in the Mustang GT. For those in need of extreme performance, Ford also offered the Shelby GT350 boasting 526 horsepower.

Most Dependable Midsize Premium Car - Genesis G80

2017 Genesis G80

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The Genesis G80 was an all-new model for 2017, one of two introductory vehicles of Hyundai's premium brand when it launched that year. Previously sold as the Hyundai Genesis, the 2017 Genesis G80 featured a premium interior with high-grade materials such as genuine aluminum and matte-finish wood. Available with rear or AWD, at that time the G80 could be equipped with either a 3.8-liter V6 or a 5.0-liter V8 engine generating 420 horsepower.

Most Dependable Large Car - Toyota Avalon

2016 Toyota Avalon

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Flagship of the Toyota lineup, Avalon feels like a high-end luxury sedan, especially in the Limited trim. Refreshed one year earlier, the 2017 Avalon offered a quiet, roomy cabin and was available with either a 268-horsepower V6 engine or very efficient hybrid system. For 2017 Toyota upgraded the Avalon with standard Toyota Safety Sense-P for all trim levels. This included dynamic radar cruise control, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist and automatic high beam headlights.

Most Dependable Small SUV - Buick Encore

2017 Buick Encore

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The 2017 Encore was the smallest vehicle in the Buick lineup, and with a starting price of around $25,000 it was a great entry into the luxury crossover segment. The 2017 Encore came well equipped with such features as a power driver's seat, 7-inch color display with backup camera and built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection. The Encore Sport Touring trim became part of the lineup a year earlier, powered by a 153-horsepower turbocharged 1.4-liter engine with direct injection and start/stop technology combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Most Dependable Small Premium SUV - Mercedes-Benz GLA

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA

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The smallest model of the Mercedes-Benz SUV lineup, the GLA debuted as a 2015 model aimed directly at the BMW X1. The 2017 GLA250 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that produces 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, teamed with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive was standard but at the time the GLA could be had with 4Matic all-wheel drive.

For those looking for more performance, Mercedes also offered the AMG GLA45, powered by a hand-built 2.0-liter AMG engine that produces 375 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque with standard AMG 4Matic all-wheel drive.

Most Dependable Compact SUV - Chevrolet Equinox

2016 Chevrolet Equinox

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One of the most popular crossovers in America, in 2017 the Equinox was Chevrolet's smallest SUV with a roomy interior and seating for up to five occupants. Equinox received a number of design and feature updates a year earlier that included a new front fascia, projector-beam headlights and new wheel designs. Offered in a range of trim levels with front or all-wheel drive, the 2017 Equinox could be equipped with a choice of engines, including a 301-horsepower V6. The interior is quite spacious and offers increased flexibility with its MultiFlex sliding rear seat that provides more legroom for rear-seat passengers or, when needed, more cargo space.

Most Dependable Compact Premium SUV - Porsche Macan

2020 Porsche Macan

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The compact-premium SUV market continues to grow, but the Macan certainly stood out from said crowd in 2017. The fifth vehicle in the Porsche lineup at the time, Macan was styled after the larger Cayenne and still embodied all qualities expected from the iconic German sports car brand. Macan was available with full-time all-wheel drive, and could be equipped with various powertrains ranging from a 2.0-liter 252-horsepower 4-cylinder engine to a 440-horsepower V6 in the Macan Turbo with Performance Package.

Most Dependable Midsize Pickup - Nissan Frontier

2020 Nissan Fro

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The Frontier is Nissan's entry in the midsize pickup truck market and it hasn't really changed much in the last 10 years. Available as a King Cab or Crew Cab, the 2017 Frontier could be had with rear- or 4-wheel drive as well as with long or short truck beds. Two engines were available: a 2.5-liter 152-horsepower 4-cylinder unit or a 4.0-liter V6 producing a more respectable 261 horsepower. Frontier could be equipped with a variety of features including a heavy-duty suspension, available off-road-tuned Bilstein high-pressure performance gas shock absorbers, skidplates (PRO-4X grade), and an innovative Utili-track Channel System for easy cargo securing.

Most Dependable Midsize SUV - Toyota 4Runner

2020 Toyota 4Runner

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As one of the few remaining truck-based SUVs on the market, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner offered capability that couldn't be found in most car-based crossovers. With a 270-horsepower V6 engine that could tow up to 5,000 pounds, 4Runner boasted a number of high-tech features in addition to its full-time 4WD system, making it one of the most capable SUVs available. For 2017 Toyota added the TRD Off-Road and TRD Off-Road Premium trims to the 4Runner lineup, offering excellent off-road capability while maintaining a luxurious, comfortable interior.

Most Dependable Midsize Premium SUV - Lexus GX

2020 Lexus GC

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By the middle of the first decade of the new millennium, the SUV trend had moved toward luxury crossovers that were more at home on pavement than on dirt, although the 2017 Lexus GX still retained its impressive off-road prowess. Based on the Toyota 4Runner, the GX had full-time 4WD and all the equipment needed to do some serious off-roading.

Utilizing a trucklike body-on-frame construction, the 2017 GX460 is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine that produces 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque with advanced dynamic control systems and a 6,500-pound towing capacity. Despite exceptional off-road capability, the 2017 GX460 features luxurious amenities inside, while the standard Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System delivers a smooth, comfortable ride.

Most Dependable Minivan - Toyota Sienna

2020 Toyota Sienna

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As one of the top-selling minivans on the U.S. market, the 2017 Sienna came well equipped with features that included 3-zone climate control and Toyota's Entune audio system with applications such as Yelp, iHeartRadio, OpenTable and Pandora. Although other minivans have offered all-wheel drive over the years, Sienna was the only AWD minivan on the market that year — perhaps making it even more appealing to those desiring a crossover. For 2017 the Sienna also received a power boost: a new 3.5-liter V6 engine generating 296 horsepower.

Most Dependable Large SUV - Chevrolet Tahoe

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

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There aren't many vehicles on the road that can compete with the Chevrolet Tahoe. With seating for up to nine occupants, plenty of cargo capacity, the capability to tow more than 8,500 pounds, and 9 inches of ground clearance for off-road adventures, the Tahoe is still one of the most capable SUVs on the road. Available with 2WD or 4WD, the 2017 Tahoe could be equipped with a suite of safety features as well as 4G LTE connectivity with a Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless phone charging, power-folding second- and third-row seats, an 8-inch color touchscreen and multiple USB ports.

Most Dependable Large Light-Duty Pickup (tie)  - Toyota Tundra

2021 Toyota Tundra Trail

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The full-size truck market is one of the hardest for a non-domestic brand to crack. Although the Tundra had improvements in sales over the years, it still makes up a small percentage of overall truck sales. Just two years after getting a complete redesign, the 2017 Tundra carried through with a variety of cab styles and bed lengths as well as rear- or 4-wheel drive. Two V8 engines were available, with the higher trims getting a 5.7-liter V8 that produced 381 horsepower, allowing the big truck to tow more than 10,000 pounds.

Most Dependable Large Light-Duty Pickup (tie) - Ford F-150

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

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The 2017 Ford F-150 was the most technologically advanced F-Series to date. New technology included an available 360-degree camera view, available trailer-hitch-assist rear camera view, available remote tailgate with hands-free opening, and an available next-generation tailgate step. That year Ford also brought back the F-150 Raptor — a high-performance off-road truck with a competition-proven chassis, powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine producing 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.

Most Dependable Large Heavy-Duty Pickup - Chevrolet Silverado HD

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD

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When consumers climb into the heavy-duty truck market, their choices narrow considerably. The 2017 Silverado HD combines impressive capability with a comfortable cabin and driving ease. The latter was further improved with Chevrolet's New Digital Steering Assist power steering — designed to make hauling and trailering more manageable via electronic controls that enhance road holding and stability on the highway. The 2017 Silverado HD can tow as much as 23,300 pounds when properly equipped.

Some of the usual suspects make up the top-tier of the Consumer Reports rankings.

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Want to buy a new refrigerator? They have a ranking for that. Consumer Reports also takes a close look at automotive brands rating them based on a combination of feedback from testing and member surveys. Each year they release a list ranking all the brands sold in the U.S.

Here's how Consumer Reports determines their rankings, straight from the horse's mouth:

Brand report cards are built on an average of the Overall Score for each model tested. A brand must have at least two models tested to be included. The Overall Score is based on four key factors: road test, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety.

• The road-test scores are for vehicles purchased by CR and run through more than 50 tests.
• Reliability predictions are based on problems reported by CR members in 17 trouble areas.
• Owner satisfaction from surveyed CR members reflects whether drivers would purchase the same car if they had it to do again.
• Safety includes crash-test results and extra points awarded for proven advanced safety features that come standard for the model.

From worst to first, check out how the brands scored below.

No. 33 - Fiat

Fiat 500X Trekking

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Fiat is the lowest ranked brand in the annual Consumer Reports ratings. They earned a 43/100 score and had no vehicles recommended by Consumer Reports.

No. 32 - Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Mirage

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Mitsubishi sank two spots to the next-to-last position with a score of 46/100. None of their vehicles are recommended by Consumer Reports.

No. 31 - Jeep

Jeep Gladiator

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Jeep earned a 49/100 score and sank two places from their 2019 position. The company has only one product Consumer Reports would recommend out of the six they tested.

No. 30 - Land Rover

2020 Land Rover Defender

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Land Rover earned a 50/100 in the ratings but none of its products are recommended by Consumer Reports.

No. 29 - Cadillac

2020 Cadillac CT6

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Cadillac's brand score of 57/100 helped it fall three places in the 2020 rankings. Consumer Reports does not recommend any of Cadillac's products.

No. 28 - Jaguar

2021 Jaguar F-Type

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Jaguar climes four places in 2020 with a score to 57/100.

No. 27 - Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo 4C

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Alfa Romeo scored a 59/100, the same as the No. 26 company. That's up one place from 2019's standing.

No. 26 - GMC

GMC Acadia AT4

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GMC is the highest rated brand that scored a "zero" in the question of which products Consumer Reports would recommend. They tested six. Overall, the company earned a 59/100.

No. 25 - Chevrolet

Chevrolet Camaro

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Chevy is down one place in 2020, scoring 61/100.

No. 24 - Acura

Acura ILX

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Acura has the same score as the No. 23 place brand (66/100) but had higher road test scores.

No. 23 - Ford

Ford Expedition

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Ford has fallen three places in 2020 with a 66/100 score, the same as what Acura got.

No. 22 - Volvo

Volvo XC60

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Volvo pops up one spot in Consumer Reports' rankings with its 67/100 score.

No. 21 - Dodge

Dodge Charger

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Dodge is up four places in 2020 earning a 68/100 score.

No. 20 - Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz GLA

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With its 68/100 score, Mercedes-Benz finds itself three spots lower on the list than where it ended up last year.

No. 19 - Buick

Buick Envision

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Buick slid down one spot with its 69/100 score, but still played better than most of the luxury brands on the list.

No. 18 - Chrysler

Chrysler 300

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Chrysler is up four places with a score of 69/100 for 2020. Its vehicles earned a very good 85/100 in road testing.

No. 17 - Nissan

Nissan Sentra

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Nissan jumped four places to No. 17 earning 70/100.

No. 16 - Volkswagen

Volkswagen Atlas

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No. 16 and 17 achieved the same 70/100 score. Volkswagen had better road-test scores, however.

No. 15 - Honda

Honda Passport

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Honda fell two places and earned a 72/100 score in this year's rankings.

No. 14 - Infiniti

Infiniti QX50

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Infiniti maintained its spot from 2019 getting a 73/100.

No. 13 - Lincoln

Lincoln Corsair

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Lincoln fell five spots in this year's rankings getting a 73/100 score despite earning a respectable 81/100 in road testing.

No. 12 - Toyota

Toyota Camry TRD

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Toyota fell three places in this year's rankings, scoring the same as the Nos, 14, 13, and 11 place brands with a 73/100.

No. 11 - Tesla

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Tesla was the biggest mover in this year's rankings, gong up eight places to end up at No. 11. The company scored 73/100.

No. 10 - MINI

Mini Cooper Electric

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Mini is up five places in the 2020 rankings compared to 2019 earning a 74/100 score.

No. 9 - Kia

Kia Sportage

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Kia hopped up three spots in the rankings earning a 74/100, the same as the tenth place finisher.

No. 8 - BMW

BMW X7

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BMW slipped one spot from their 2019 ranking, but earned the same score as the seventh place brand. The company earned high road test scores (88/100).

No. 7 - Hyundai

Hyundai Palisade

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Hyundai jumped three spots in the 2020 rankings, earning a 75/100 score.

No. 6 - Audi

Audi Q7

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While Audi scored the same as the brand in the fifth position (77/100), the automaker had higher owner satisfaction scores than the No. 5 place company.

No. 5 - Lexus

Lexus LX

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Lexus bested its mass market counterpart with its 77/100 score. The luxury automaker is in the same position this year as they were in 2019.

No. 4 - Mazda

Mazda CX-5

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Mazda moved up two spots from where they placed in 2019 thanks to a 79/100 score.

No. 3 - Subaru

Subaru Crosstrek

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Subaru moved down two places from their 2019 ranking coming in third with a score of 81/100.

No. 2 - Genesis

Genesis G70

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Genesis placed second with an 84/100 score, keeping their placement unchanged since 2019.

No. 1 - Porsche

Porsche Carrera

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Porsche scored 86/100, moving them up two places from 2019 and securing the German automaker the top spot in Consumer Reports' rankings.

A new program by Ford and Lincoln allows app users to shop for Nationwide insurance via app.

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Shopping for new insurance? Ford and Lincoln have partnered with Nationwide to help owners of the companies' vehicles obtain the right type of insurance for their needs. All the "paperwork" can be done electronically via the FordPass or Lincoln Way app.

Ford Insure and Lincoln Motor Company Insure, powered by Nationwide, offer an all-digital way to secure usage-based insurance coverage through Ford Motor Credit Company's licensed insurance agency. As part of the usage-based insurance plan, Ford Insure and Lincoln Motor Company Insure policyholders consent to be enrolled in Nationwide's SmartRide usage-based insurance program and will share their vehicle connectivity information with Nationwide for the initial six-month policy.

2020 Lincoln Corsair A number of Ford and Lincoln models are eligible for the insurance.Photo courtesy of Lincoln Motor Company

To get a quote, users simply have to log on to their FordPass or Lincoln Way app, click on the insurance tile, fill in some information, and submit the information. To assist with the process, the app automatically fills in key vehicle information on the form.

According to a release, "customers in 39 states with qualifying 2020 Ford or Lincoln vehicles can purchase a policy in minutes and become eligible to save up to 40 percent."

"This is the latest way we're improving the customer experience," said Elena Ford, chief customer experience officer at Ford Motor Company. "Insure makes getting insurance easier for connected-vehicle customers to cover one of their biggest investments – their vehicle – while saving money."

Once customers purchase a policy, the connected vehicle will track and share distance driven, hard braking and accelerating, idle time and night driving to establish a policy rate for renewal. The data are shared with Nationwide through the vehicle's embedded modem, eliminating the need for a special app or vehicle plug-in device. Any discount will be applied when the policy is renewed.

2020 Lincoln Aviator Users in 39 states are eligible for the insurance.Photo courtesy of Lincoln Motor Company

As part of the plan, customers will have access to Nationwide's standard Accident Forgiveness option, as well as crash repairs using genuine Ford parts.

"Customers want to be able to purchase auto insurance as quickly and easily as possible," said Brad Lemons, Nationwide's senior vice president of Personal Lines Product and Underwriting. "Ford and Nationwide are bringing together the best of our businesses to help make this happen in a way that is sure to delight our customers."

States where Ford Insure and Lincoln Motor Company Insure are available include: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C. Launches in other states are planned over time.

The insurance offer starts with these models: 2020 Ford Explorer, Fusion, Mustang, Transit Connect, Escape, Edge, EcoSport, Expedition, F-Series Super Duty, Transit, Ranger and the upcoming all-new 2021 F-150; and 2020 Lincoln Aviator, MKZ, Corsair, Nautilus and Navigator.