Car Quality Info

2015 Car Reliability GPAs
Below are the 12 Best Cars and Trucks in America in 2015 by Auto Reliability Grade Point Averages, a measure of infrequency of reported serious problems, together with each model's GPA and the number of model years upon which the GPA is based.

Cars with a Perfect 4.00 GPA

Toyota Prius (GPA: 4.00, No. of Model Years of Data: 10)
Honda Fit
 (GPA: 4.00, No. of Model Years: 8)
4-cylinder Toyota Highlander (GPA: 4.00, No. of Model Years: 5)
Toyota Camry Solara (GPA: 4.00, No. of Model Years: 4)
Lexus CT 200h Hybrid (GPA: 4.00, No. of Model Years: 3)

Toyota Prius C (GPA: 4.00, No. of Model Years: 3)
Toyota Prius V (GPA: 4.00, No. of Model Years: 3)

Cars with a GPA from 3.75 to 3.99

V8, 2-wheel-drive Toyota Tundra (GPA: 3.92, No. of Model Years: 5)
V6 Lexus ES
 (GPA: 3.88, No. of Model Years: 10)
V6 Toyota 4Runner
 (GPA: 3.81, No. of Model Years: 10)
Lexus RX Hybrid
 (GPA: 3.81, No. of Model Years: 5)
Lexus LS, a flagship luxury sedan (GPA: 3.75, No. of Model Years:
 10)

A GPA based on a larger number of model years of data is likely more reliance worthy.

The balance of the 50 best cars and trucks in 2015 are listed in the Kindle e-book The 50 Best Cars in America in 2015.

The 50 Best Cars in America in 2015 by James Bleeker.

The breakdown by automobile manufacturer of the 50 Best cars and trucks in 2015 is given by the pie chart below.

Pie Chart of Manufacturer Shares of the 50 Best Cars in America in 2015.

The 2015 Reliability GPAs for car manufacturers with significant sales in North America are given in the chart below.

Auto Company 2015 Reliability GPAs.

To view the 2015 Overall Reliability GPAs of the major auto brands in North America, visit www.CarsOnInfo.net.

The next chart depicts quality ranks of six car makers for years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, by the Reliability GPA.

The 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Quality Ranks of Manufacturers with Significant Sales in North America, based on the Reliability GPA.

The next chart depicts each vehicle manufacturer's number of CR's 2015 Cars to Avoid.

Auto Manufacturer Shares of CR's 2015 Used Cars to Avoid.

Below are links to some Kindle ebooks and hardcopy editions of the ebooks, most of which offer car, brand, and auto maker quality employing AutoOnInfo.net's Reliability GPA. The ebooks are available through Amazon.com at a small fee, $3.00 - $10.00; links are provided. Some of the hardcopy books are available at the office at a price of $25.00.

An example of an historical chart included in The 50 Best Cars in America in 2014 is given here. The chart uses a bar graph with an axis value of 2.00 for quick viewing of how much above or below average a brand’s Reliability GPA falls. A link attached to the graph will take you to Amazon.com's page offering the ebook.

The 2013 Reliability GPAs of the Major Brands Sold in the U.S.

 
Kindle Ebooks
 
The 50 Best Cars in America in 2014, Volume 6 of AutoOnInfo.net's Car Quality Series

The 50 Best Cars in America in 2014: Volume 6 of AutoOnInfo.net's Car Quality Series

Volume 6 of AutoOnInfo.net’s Car Quality Series is intended primarily as an aid to consumers in selecting a vehicle that both is reliable in the short term and provides a prospect of only modest repairs in the long term, and secondarily as an aid to auto industry analysts and reporters. To this end, it provides a list of the 50 Best Cars available in the U.S. in 2014 using the Overall Reliability GPA, AutoOnInfo.net’s standard measure of reliability now for several years, for ranking pickup trucks, sport-utility vehicles (SUVs), family cars, wagons, small cars, hatchbacks, sport/sporty cars, coupes, convertibles, upscale cars, luxury cars, and hybrids, and includes each car’s reliability GPA and grade and the number of model years upon which the GPA and grade are based. As a further aid, it includes 2014 brand and manufacturer GPAs for comparison and contrast and for better assessing long term performance and ownership expenses. In addition, it offers more than 30 full color charts depicting each brand’s and car company’s share of the Best Cars, both as a group and by body style. For further study and better understanding of auto quality in North America, it offers 10 charts that display, the 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 Reliability Grade Point Averages of each major brand and manufacturer, as well as a line graph plotting the 2010 to 2014 Reliability GPA ranks of the 6 most prominent manufacturers by U.S. sales.

AutoOnInfo.net's Car Quality Series, Volume 2: Brand Quality for Model Years 1985 to 2006 and Effect on Brand Market Shares from 1985 to 2009

AutoOnInfo.net's Car Quality Series, Volume 3: 2012 Reliability GPAs and Grades of the 6-to-10-Year-Old Cars and Trucks from Model Years 2002 to 2005

Volume 3 of AutoOnInfo.net’s Car Quality Series offers quality ratings on car and truck models, brands, and manufacturers using Auto Reliability Grade Point Averages (GPAs) and Grades. With these measures of performance, this e-guide brings to the aid of auto consumers a convenient, anywhere, anytime source of automobile information on enduring reliability. As a further aid, this book provides graphs depicting both automobile brand and manufacturer spectral signatures and density functions.

Ratings and rankings of vehicle models, brands, and manufacturers are for North American model years 2002 to 2005 when the cars and trucks were between the ages of 6 and 10 years old. Used car buyers may use the Reliability GPAs and Grades as a valuable shopping tool for earlier and later model years as well. New car buyers looking for models and lines that have withstood the test of time may use the GPAs and grades as a guide for what runs well over a multi-year time span. Motor vehicles graded and ranked include small cars, family cars, upscale cars, luxury cars, sport cars, small SUVs, midsize SUVs, large SUVs, minivans, and pickup trucks. For each of these body styles, the best and the worst are listed in separate chapters.

AutoOnInfo.net's Car Quality Series, Volume 2: Brand Quality for Model Years 1985 to 2006 and Effect on Brand Market Shares from 1985 to 2009

AutoOnInfo.net's Car Quality Series, Volume 2: Brand Quality for Model Years 1985 to 2006 and Effect on Brand Market Shares from 1985 to 2009

This volume of AutoOnInfo.net’s car guide series offers consumers and researchers an historical summary of the reliability and durability of car and truck brands and examines how these brands have fared in their U.S. market shares. It uses 6-year-old model entries in Consumer Reports’ Used Car to Avoid – also termed Vehicles to Avoid and Worst Cars, Year by Year – and CR’s reliability charts to ascribe quality grades to automobile brands for model-year groups 1985 to 1989, 1990 to 1994, 1995 to 1999, 2000 to 2004, 2005 to 2006, and 1985 to 2006. In addition to ascribing quality grades to each brand, it provides a chart that plots the number of the brand’s 6-year-old model entries in CR’s vehicles to avoid. To examine the effect that a brand’s reliability and durability has had on sales, two or more charts depicting the brand’s U.S. market shares for calendar years 1985 to 2009 are given. These grades and charts and the author’s comments impart an historical perspective that sheds light on the present condition of surviving vehicle lines and their future prospects, individual and institutional shortcomings, and what effect these may have on the U.S.

AutoOnInfo.net’s Car Guide and Shopping Companion: The 2009 Reliability GPAs and Grades of the 6-to-10-Year-Old Cars and Trucks from Model Years 1999 to 2002

AutoOnInfo.net’s Car Guide and Shopping Companion: The 2009 Reliability GPAs and Grades of the 6-to-10-Year-Old Cars and Trucks from Model Years 1999 to 2002

 AutoOnInfo.net’s Car Guide offers quality ratings on car models, brands, and manufacturers using Auto Reliability Grade Point Averages (GPAs) and Grades. With this guide, GPAs and grades, familiar by common-place use in educational settings, are brought to the aid of car consumers seeking a convenient, any-where, any-time source of automobile information on enduring reliability. Car models rated are from North American model years 1999 to 2002 when the cars were between the ages of 6 and 10 years old. Used car buyers may use the Reliability GPAs and grades as a valuable shopping tool for earlier and later model years as well. New car buyers looking for models and lines that have withstood the test of time may use the GPAs and grades as a guide for what runs well over a multi-year time span. Motor vehicles graded and ranked include convertibles, coupes, sedans, wagons, hatchbacks, minivans, SUVs, and pickup trucks.

 
Hardcopy Books
 
Hardcopy of AutoOnInfo.net’s Car Quality Series, Volume 3: Car Guide and Shopping Companion: The 2012 Reliability GPAs and Grades of the 6-to-10-Year-Old Cars and Trucks from Model Years 2002 to 2005
Hardcopy of AutoOnInfo.net's Car Quality Series, Volume 2: Brand Quality for Model Years 1985 to 2006 and Effect on Brand Market Shares from 1985 to 2009
 
These hard copy editions are available for purchase in Preferred's office.
 
Additional Resources
 
Three auto quality websites offering free car and truck quality information are www.AutoOnInfo.net, www.CarsOnInfo.net, and www.CarQualityInfo.net.