DETROIT -- Above-average ratings for the aging Dodge Challenger and Grand Caravan helped vault the brand into the top 10 of the Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey for the first time.
Dodge, in eighth place, is the highest-ranked Detroit 3 brand.
Lexus led the way as Japanese brands secured the top three slots and four of the top 10 positions. Mazda moved up two spots to second place, with Toyota coming in third after dropping two slots. Subaru is seventh after falling five spots.
Three Korean brands — Genesis in fifth, Hyundai in sixth and Kia in ninth — made it into the top 10 along with two German brands, Porsche and Mini, which finished fourth and 10th, respectively.
After Dodge, the closest domestic make was Lincoln at No. 15, followed by Ford at 16, Buick at 18 and Chrysler at 19. Four domestic brands — GMC, Chevrolet, Jeep and Cadillac — landed in the bottom third.
Cadillac was in last place at No. 30.
The survey, which covers the 2000-2019 model years, is based on data collected from the organization's members about their experiences with more than 400,000 vehicles. The nonprofit then assigns a predicted new-vehicle reliability score to various nameplates.