ADVERTISEMENT. ADVERTISE HERE 9. Kia (Credit: AP) Kia received an overall score of 68, a road test score of 73 and a high predicted reliability rating. Consumer Reports said, "Kia delivers competent cars sold for less than the leaders in their respective segments." 10. Subaru (Credit: AP) Subaru was ranked No. 5 on the best brands list with an overall score of 73. The carmaker received a road test score of 80, and a high predicted reliability rating. "Many of the models are let down by shaky reliability and the brands infuriating Cue touch-screen infotainment system, which is buggy and difficult to use Consumer Reports said. 21. Mercedes-Benz (Credit: AP) German automaker Mercedes-Benz received an overall score of 56, a road test score of 81 and a low reliability rating, putting it at No. Consumer Reports said, it can "finally count itself as one of the automakers known for competent technology." 6. Porsche (Credit: AP) With the highest road test score of 84, Porsche was ranked No. Test drivers said it combined a comfortable ride with responsive handling. Since rankings are based strictly on cars currently for sale, they excluded Volkswagen and Audi diesels. Sales were halted for both after Volkswagen AG, the parent company, admitted having manipulated emission test results.
23. Chrysler (Credit: AP) Receiving an overall score of 54, a road test score of 73 and a low reliability rating, Chrysler landed No. 23 on the best brands list, with Consumer Reports saying: "Reliability has often been iffy, though.