Best and Worst Car Brands: Complete List of 2014 Leading Brands




Best Car Brands 2014
Best Car Brands 2014
Credit: Consumer Reports

The Consumer Report published the recent results of their 2014 Car-Brand Perception Survey for the best and worst car brands.

If you are planning to get a new car, you may want to check out the list below before deciding what brand to buy. Keep in mind that the following survey results are based on consumer perception and does not indicate the actual quality, performance or value of the cars.

Top 5 Best and worst car brands based on perception

Overall brand perception
Best Worst
Brand Score Brand Score
Toyota 145 Land Rover 4
Ford 120 Maserati 8
Honda 109 Jaguar 9
Chevrolet 105 Rolls-Royce 11
Tesla Motors 88 Scion 17
Subaru 87 Ram 17
Mercedes-Benz 82 Mini 21
Volvo 80 Mitsubishi 21
Cadillac 78 Infiniti 22
BMW 73 Jeep 23 

Important factors in buying a new car

Factor 2014 (%)
2013 (%)
Quality 90 90
Safety 88 88
Performance 83 83
Value 82 83
Fuel economy 81 81
Design/style 70 65
Technology/innovation 68 65

Top five best car brands based on Quality

Quality
Brand 2014 (%)
Brand 2013 (%)
Toyota 23 Honda 21
Mercedes-Benz 21 Toyota 21
Ford 19 Mercedes-Benz 19
Chevrolet 19 Ford 19
Honda 19 Chevrolet 15 

Top five best car brands based on Safety

Safety
Brand 2014 (%) Brand 2013 (%)
Volvo 60 Volvo 53
Subaru 30 Ford 19
Toyota 19 Honda 18
Ford 17 Toyota 17
Honda 16 Mercedes-Benz 12 

Top five best car brands based on Performance

Performance
Brand 2014 (%)
Brand 2013 (%)
Chevrolet 22 Ferrari 20
BMW 20 BMW 20
Ford 18 Chevrolet 19
Audi 17 Ford 18
Lamborghini 16 Honda 16 

Top five best car brands based on Value

Value
Brand 2014 (%) Brand 2013 (%)
Toyota 25 Toyota 24
Honda 21 Honda 22
Ford 20 Ford 20
Kia 18 Hyundai 19
Chevrolet 16 Chevrolet 16

Top five best car brands based on Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy
Brand 2014 (%) Brand 2013 (%)
Toyota 40 Toyota 40
Smart 33 Honda 29
Honda 26 Smart 23
Tesla 22 Ford 16
Volkswagen 20 Chevrolet 14

Top five best car brands based on Design/Style

Design/Style
Brand 2014 (%)
Brand 2013 (%)
BMW 20 Audi 19
Cadillac 20 Cadillac 18
Audi 20 BMW 17
Mercedes-Benz 20 Lexus 17
Chevrolet 18 Ford 16 

Top five best car brands based on Technology/Innovation 

Technology/Innovation
Brand 2014 (%) Brand 2013 (%)
Tesla 34 Toyota 20
Mercedes-Benz 20 Mercedes-Benz 19
Toyota 20 Cadillac 19
Ford 19 Ford 19
BMW 18 Lexus 16

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