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Lexus earns the top mark on report card

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For the second year in a row, Lexus has topped Consumer Reports’ annual Car Brand Report Cards list, leading the pack with 79 points.

Lexus earned praise for its “quiet, comfortabl­e and fuel-efficient” lineup, according to the magazine. Lexus is joined by Acura, scoring 75 overall points thanks to its reliable and “somewhat sporty” models.

This year, Audi ranked third with 74 points, boosted from last year’s eightplace finish thanks to its stellar interior quality and craftsmans­hip.

The Car Brand Report Cards list is based on data compiled from its own testing, reliabilit­y results and owner surveys. Subaru, Toyota, Mazda, Honda, Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz make up the rest of Consumer Reports’ top picks.

Rounding out the lowest scores on the list is Jeep, having marks docked for spotty reliabilit­y history.

It was followed by Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet and Cadillac. Both Ford and Cadillac lost points over fussy infotainme­nt systems.

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