Scion, Lexus tops in 2011 reliability survey

Consumer Reports issued its 2011 ranking of vehicle brands’ overall reliability Tuesday. Brands are listed below by their 2011 ranking and that’s compared with last year’s rankings.

Consumer Reports based the ranking on responses from the owners of 1.3 million vehicles covering model years 2002 through 2011. The magazine uses data from the annual subscriber to predict reliability for 2012 models.