Subaru Named Best Car Brand by U.S. Consumer Reports
New York, Feb. 21 (Jiji Press)--Japanese automaker Subaru Corp.'s <7270> Subaru was named the best car brand for the first time in U.S. magazine Consumer Reports' annual rankings released Thursday.
"Subaru's strong predicted reliability and owner satisfaction marks drove it to the head of the pack," the magazine said. It rose from seventh in last year's rankings.
Among other Japanese brands, Toyota Motor Corp.'s <7203> Lexus luxury brand came fifth, Mazda Motor Corp.'s <7261> Mazda sixth and the Toyota brand ninth.
Honda Motor Co.'s <7267> Honda was ranked 13th and Nissan Motor Co.'s <7201> Nissan 21st.
South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co.'s Genesis luxury brand fell to second place from last year's top, while German automaker Volkswagen AG's Porsche rose to third from fifth.
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