Consumer Reports’ automaker report cards for 2012 revealed that Subaru has earned the top score for the first time.
Subaru’s score of 75, two points higher than last year, reflects better test scores for its redesigned models, including the Impreza, Legacy and Outback. The 2012 Impreza now tops the small-sedan class and is the Consumer Reports Top Pick in that category. Subaru’s average road-test score of 82 was the highest in the company’s analysis.
Honda, which had been the perennial winner for the past four years, slipped two points to No. 4 among 13 major automakers, behind Mazda and Toyota. Honda has been hurt by several redesigned models — including the Civic and Odyssey — that didn’t measure up to their predecessors, according to Consumer Reports.
via F&I Magazine.