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The top three brands in Consumer Report's Reliability Rankings were all Japanese. Acura took third position, beat only by Lexus in first and Toyota in second.

So that is good news for Acura. Far better news than what the American brands got. Ford and Lincoln came in at 26th and 27th out of 28th. Cadillac did one better by getting 25th.

So while Acura may not be the most popular brand, at least we know that it is one of the most reliable.

Guide to Car Reliability | Owner Satisfaction - Consumer Reports
 

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thats what you got to love about Acura, they may not be the most innovative luxury car maker out there but when you buy an Acura you can expect to be getting one of the most reliable vehicles you've ever owned, new or old.
 

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Always found it interesting how Acura made the list but Honda didn't. Same with Lexus and Toyota..
 

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Always found it interesting how Acura made the list but Honda didn't. Same with Lexus and Toyota..
It's possible they go by percentage of reliable cars from the brand, Acura obviously sells less than Honda so with that you would also the amount of unreliable Acura's to be low.
 

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It is also possible that Honda is like 5th or something. The article does not lay out what many of the places on the list are. It is great to see that Acura is a reliable vehicle. Nice to see Acura beating out some of the companies with big egos, like Audi, Ford and Cadillac, in something.
 

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well it not new that japanese brands have better reliability than german and domestic

WHAT ELSE IS NEW?!
 

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well it not new that japanese brands have better reliability than german and domestic

WHAT ELSE IS NEW?!
That's true. But people have noticed a decline in reliability in Japanese vehicles from the 90's to now. Back in the 90's they were more about building quality vehicles in their home market and taking time to perfect it all before it got to the consumer. Reason why so many 90's Japanese vehicles still run amazingly. As they expanded over the years overseas and upped production a lot, reliability sank....BUT, they're still at the top, which is what matters most to us.
 

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yea well they also included infotainment snafus in their reliability ratings. Anyone whos ever owned a computer knows software glitches are simply part of standard operation. Considering how Many vehicles Ford sells SYNC equipped no wonder their reliability ratings are so low.

I want to know about Mechanical reliability. How likely are my brakes to fail or an injector to fall off...

Very skewed i have to say.
 

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I would hope that this index puts more weight on the actual mechanics of the car working rather than weighing everything equally. Having said that, I do think that including the infotainment quality in the index is a good thing. People care about these systems and want to know if they are going to work well or not.

This list tells you that if you get a Lexus, Toyota or Acura that your car, from engine to infotainment system, should work fine and not have problems.
 

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I would hope that this index puts more weight on the actual mechanics of the car working rather than weighing everything equally. Having said that, I do think that including the infotainment quality in the index is a good thing. People care about these systems and want to know if they are going to work well or not.

This list tells you that if you get a Lexus, Toyota or Acura that your car, from engine to infotainment system, should work fine and not have problems.
Thats how i see it and thats how it should be, the whole car needs to be looked at. years ago when cars were simple in the 80's and 90's there was only so much to mess around with. now there's a ton of things that changed our expeirence in cars, infotainment systems being one of the bigger ones.
 

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Disagree completely. Infotainment flare ups are software glitches, not mechanical reliability issues. you dont rely on infotainment for safety as you do brakes or airbag systems. These are what carries the most weight, what will get you killed if it malfunctions. Infotainment is an inconvenient malfunction that will render your vehicle completely useable ;)

If your brakes fail, you're dead. If your infotainment screen fails.....

Reliability relates to what you rely on, which parts of a vehicle do you rely on?
 

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personally I don't agree with including infotainment glitches or problems into the reliability of the car.

it doesnt actually explain to me how RELIABLE the car is at being a car.
 

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Disagree completely. Infotainment flare ups are software glitches, not mechanical reliability issues. you dont rely on infotainment for safety as you do brakes or airbag systems. These are what carries the most weight, what will get you killed if it malfunctions. Infotainment is an inconvenient malfunction that will render your vehicle completely useable ;)

If your brakes fail, you're dead. If your infotainment screen fails.....

Reliability relates to what you rely on, which parts of a vehicle do you rely on?
personally I don't agree with including infotainment glitches or problems into the reliability of the car.

it doesnt actually explain to me how RELIABLE the car is at being a car.
people do rely on their infotainment system's, it's part of the whole experience, it's what they paid for, it's one of the many reasons why they bought that car over a Civic or Corolla.
 

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those nav/info screens only show you GPS, radio, and other little extra's that we can do without. i rather focus reliability on the core functioning parts of the car like mentioned earlier.
 
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