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Toyota Brands Share Reliability Ranking With Buick as Honda Ebbs

  • Lexus, Toyota continue to hold lead in Consumer Reports list
  • Buick is first U.S. automaker in Top 3 in more than 35 years
A General Motors Co. Buick Avista concept vehicle stands on display after being unveiled during an event ahead of the 2016 North American Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016.
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus and Toyota brands held their lead atop Consumer Reports’ annual reliability rankings, while General Motors Co.’s 117-year-old Buick line became the first from the U.S. to win one of the list’s top three places.

The survey, a buying bible to car shoppers that has been dominated by Japanese automakers, has more international representation this year. As other automakers catch up to Japan’s manufacturers, both Subaru and Honda tumbled from the top group of “more reliable” brands, with Honda’s Civic compact car losing its longstanding recommendation from Consumer Reports.