Toyota has long been recognized as a brand you can count on, and it just added another reason why. The renowned Japanese automaker was recently named the top brand in Consumer Reports’ Car Reliability Survey. The study, which collects data on customers who report serious car problems, gauges how well cars and their systems are likely to hold up over time.

You might not be surprised that Toyota landed so high in this year’s brand rankings. But how they did it is another matter. We’ve highlighted a few explanations below.

4 Reasons Why It Doesn’t Get Any More Reliable than Toyota

It beat out the best of the best

And we mean the best. This year’s survey received responses for a whopping 640,000 vehicles across 27 different brands. With an average reliability score of 80 out of 100, Toyota’s 14-model lineup emerged at the top, above lauded nameplates like BMW, Chevy, Ford, Honda, and Mercedes-Benz.

It averaged the highest scores

Superior concepts and craftsmanship are to thank for Toyota’s high score, which exceeds what Consumer Reports considers an average rating by 20 points. All told, Toyota averaged fewer problems than its competitors in the following categories:

  • Audio system
  • Body hardware
  • Body integrity
  • Brakes
  • Climate system
  • Drive system
  • Electrical system
  • Engine
  • Exhaust
  • Fuel system
  • Power equipment
  • Suspension and steering
  • Transmission

It’s just a fact

Skeptics and other auto brands alike might claim bias, but the Car Reliability Survey is one of the largest scientific surveys performed in the U.S. That means Consumer Reports uses both reliability and validity to conduct a facts-first report. Consumer Reports’ National Research Center experts consult independent engineers and statisticians, so when they say Toyota is the best, you can take their word for it.

It’s all about the 86

Every lineup has an MVP. For Toyota, this year’s was the Toyota 86. This award-winning sports car scored big reliability points for features like the 86 Audio 7” touch-screen display and the Star Safety System™. And with an impressive engine that performs at a high level for a long time, it’s no wonder why the 86 is the cream of Toyota’s crop.

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A red Toyota 86

Expect Nothing But the Best Reliability in Sylacauga, AL

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