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News Summary: Toyota tops in reliability survey

The Associated Press

TOYOTA ON TOP: Scion, Toyota and Lexus were the top three brands in Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings. Japanese automakers took the top seven spots in the survey. The top European brand was Audi while the top U.S. brand was Cadillac.

THE LOSERS: Ford and Lincoln, once top performers, fell to the bottom of the rankings because of persistent glitches.

HOW THEY'RE RANKED: Consumer Reports predicts the reliability of 2013 models by questioning readers about vehicles they own from the 2010-2012 model years. This year, 800,000 readers gave information on 1.2 million cars and trucks.