Ford and Toyota in Dead Heat Among Consumer Perceptions

Toyota's recent spate of quality woes have allowed competitors to steal sales from the beleaguered automaker. Ford is also catching up with Toyota in another important measure of auto industry success -- consumers' opinions of vehicle brands.

GM Vehicles Rise in Consumer Reports' Latest Quality Survey

Although Honda and Toyota remain the benchmark of reliability in the U.S. automobile industry, General Motors has made considerable strides in improving the quality of its cars and trucks, according to the magazine's 2010 Annual New Car Reliability Survey.

American Cars on a Roll
for Reliability

After the recent rash of auto recalls, Americans are more concerned than ever about quality and reliability in their cars. J.D. Power's latest rankings show domestic brands such as Ford and GM continuing to make headway on that front by decreasing the number of problems with their vehicles.