Ford crashes, JeepĀ® soars in reliability rank, USA Today, Oct. 26
o Ford Motor lost its spot as a shining example of Detroit reliability in the latest Consumer Reports magazine survey announced Tuesday, while Chrysler Group came close to taking Ford’s place with an improved lineup, USA Today said. Japanese automakers continue to top rankings by brand, holding the first nine spots, the paper said. Quality improvements at Chrysler Group boosted the company’s JeepĀ® brand to the 13th spot — highest of any Detroit brand, the article said. Its Chrysler 200 is No.2 among family sedans in expected reliability, and its Dodge Durango is No.1 among big, non-luxury SUVs, CR says, the paper reported.