Top 10 Best Car Brands

The world of cars is vast, filled with iconic names and sleek designs that turn heads wherever they go. But when it comes down to it, which brands truly stand out? Which ones have built reputations for performance, luxury, cutting-edge tech, or that hard-to-define 'cool' factor?

We want to see where your priorities lie. What are the best car brands? Maybe you're a die-hard fan of German engineering. Perhaps you dream of Italian supercars, or maybe rock-solid reliability is your top priority. Let your voice be heard.
The Top Ten
1 BMW BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke in German, or Bavarian Motor Works in English) is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945.

Driving the BMW 320i for the first time, I realized that the car represented sheer, ultimate driving pleasure. The luxurious interior of the 320i is very pleasurable and spacious. It's definitely a car that you only let certain people inside. To be honest, it's capable of attracting eyes when people see you driving the BMW 320i.

The first time I drove the 320i to my church, it felt like I was showing off, but I wasn't at all. However, I want to drive the new BMW Z4 convertible. That's only if I tend to live alone in life. If I ever do get married and have a couple of kids, the Z4 couldn't be my car, but the 3-Series definitely will be. Perhaps a 3-Series convertible for more pleasure.

2 Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes, Porsche, Honda (Acura), and Toyota (Lexus) are the leaders in quality, in no particular order. People who picked BMW may have done so because of design, but certainly not quality! They don't know the truth! How would I know? I've administered warranty repair paperwork for that brand.

There's a saying that the perception of quality is far more important than actual quality, and it must have been written because of BMW. I give them a 6 for quality, and Mercedes is a 10.

I have worked in the service departments of Ford, Toyota, Honda, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Nissan, and Isuzu. I can tell you this: you can't go wrong with a Toyota, Honda, or Mercedes. Sure, there are other model cars that are fine cars (please don't include BMW). The stack of papers I had to go through for BMW warranty repairs could fuel a bonfire for weeks. Don't be fooled by JD Powers either. I believe they promote cars they want to promote, not based on quality or facts.

3 Lamborghini Automobili Lamborghini is an Italian brand and manufacturer of luxury sports cars and SUVs based in Sant'Agata Bolognese and tractors Lamborghini Trattori in Pieve di Cento, Italy.

Lamborghini has to be the best car manufacturer ever. The quality with which they make these cars is superb. Every aspect, from the engine to the suspension to the body, is a true masterpiece. One example of the quality and thought put into these cars is their choice of bull hides over cowhides for their handmade leather seats, to avoid stretch marks.

The technology behind these machines is amazing, and the power and luxury they offer are unique. In addition to making the best supercars, Lamborghini is also an extremely versatile company because of the tractors they produce. Ferruccio Lamborghini is a true genius and visionary. In simple words, Lamborghini has no equal.

4 Ferrari

Only a list comprised of votes by non-car people would have the almighty Prancing Horse at number five. Ferrari is the most successful racing team in history, led by the greatest manager of any car manufacturer, Enzo Ferrari. Ferrari is home to the greatest non-Brazilian driver in history, Schumacher. Ferrari produces art.

In 20 years, nobody will care about how efficiently the 4-cylinder engine in the 3-series sips on gas or how comfortable the Audi A4 is. But the F40 will still be hailed. Lamborghini has been a humorous joke since the Diablo. Kids not old enough to drive will point at Lamborghinis foolishly, without even knowing what a Miura is. Doctors and lawyers who tailgate and don't use turn signals will rant about their German sedans but can't even drive a manual.

5 Audi Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and distributes luxury vehicles

Although I'm really into supercars, Audi has to be my favorite brand. I'd love to have an A8 in my garage. I'm drawn to the touchscreen, cool gadgets, rear screens, and overall design. I'm also a big fan of the R8 for its speed, acceleration, and sleek look. While I love brands like BMW, Lexus, Cadillac, Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren, Bugatti, Mercedes, Porsche, and Aston Martin, Audi remains my top choice.

I was surprised (and happy) to see Audi at number four on the list. Many people underestimate the quality of these cars. They look amazing, offer superior comfort, and the S Models are much quicker than their competitors while still costing less. The RS models are simply out-of-this-world fast. I can't think of another brand that delivers this level of value for the price. It's the best brand of car I've ever owned, and from now on, it's the only brand I'll choose.

6 Toyota Toyota is a Japanese car manufacturer, located in Toyota, Japan. Some of their most notable cars include the Prius, Corolla, and Highlander.

I owned a 1970 Corolla (1200), and it was a wonderful car for the most part. I had problems with sticky valves as it got older, so I was periodically having to use carb cleaner to free them up. The car was hit by a drunk driver while parked outside my apartment complex in 1974 and was totaled (with 76K miles on it).

I own a 1991 Toyota 2WD pickup with 208K miles on it, featuring a 22RE engine. It's great and reliable. However, Toyota has moved away from its roots and become focused on making large trucks that Americans want. This has hurt their standard of quality and image for some.

7 Ford The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.

I have to say that I've been a loyal Ford customer for over 26 years. Like the saying goes, "If you take care of your vehicle, it will take care of you." I currently own three Fords and a 2008 Honda Accord.

I have a 1992 Ranger XLT with a manual transmission. Both of my kids learned to drive on it, and I taught them how to drive a stick shift. It has 200,000 miles and is still going strong. I also have a 2006 Ford F-150 FX4 that rides like a champ, as well as a 2010 GT500 Shelby. What can I say about the Shelby except that it's a powerful machine with smooth handling? All in all, I'm completely satisfied with Ford.

By the way, the Honda belongs to my wife. What can I say? She loves Honda. It's not a bad car, but I still prefer Ford.

8 Porsche Porsche is a German automotive manufacturer specializing in high-performance sports cars, SUVs, and sedans. Founded in 1931, the company is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. Porsche is renowned for its iconic models like the 911 and has a strong presence in motorsport. The company focuses on combining... read more

There is simply no comparison. Every brand above Porsche on this list is either saturated with overpriced cars or has horrendous track records regarding reliability. I'm looking at you, in particular, Audi and BMW.

Porsche, on the other hand, is not only known for its fantastic build quality and reliability (for a luxury car) but also for its outstanding customer satisfaction and performance. It also has an unparalleled history in motorsports that no other car manufacturer can even come close to. Porsche has easily been the top car brand in the world for decades and will continue to be for many more.

9 Honda Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, and power equipment.

I know that all the expensive cars, like Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini, are great and everything, but the only cars I've ever had are Hondas. I've owned a Honda Accord, 2 Honda Odysseys, and a Honda Fit. They are reliable cars that I see everywhere. They have super-duper-looper cool models, and they are great for families.

Go Hondas! I love you sooo much. I take back whatever I said about my car being boring. It was just because I got used to you. Love you! #1 fan #biggestfaneva

I've seen many car brands, but none compare to BMW, Honda, and Lamborghini. Toyota comes in second in terms of price, alongside Honda. People who think the 2014 Toyota Corolla has beaten Honda are wrong. Toyota copied the headlights of the 2014 Honda Civic and extended them slightly to mask the resemblance. Honda and the other two brands are number one.

10 Nissan Nissan is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. Founded in 1933, the company produces a range of vehicles including sedans, SUVs, and electric cars. Nissan focuses on innovation and sustainability, investing heavily in research and development. The company... read more

Seriously, an underrated brand. As with almost all other JDM cars, they have so much reliability it's not even funny. The Nissan GT-R goes head-to-head with the 911. The Fairladies (Z's) are so much fun to drive.

This brand may not be the most powerful, but I don't see anyone else putting so much into a V6 engine that it can keep up with all these more powerful engines. People just don't understand the brand, not to mention it's basically the brand that put Japan on the map.

I have a 2006 Altima V6 and love it! It runs like a luxury car - very smooth and quiet. It's been reliable, is fun to drive (accelerates quickly for a near full-sized sedan), and is comfortable. The only thing it lacks is an infotainment system, but most cars in 2006 didn't have those fancy screens in the dashboard!

The Contenders
11 Chevrolet Chevrolet, colloquially referred to as Chevy and formally the Chevrolet Division of General Motors Company, is an American automobile division of the American manufacturer General Motors.

Chevy is the best car I've ever owned, and it's way better than a crappy Ford. My Ford stalled in the middle of the road twice, and the Wi-Fi constantly cuts out. Chevys have heated front and rear seats. I once found an Aveo at Huber Chevy for $15,550 and saw the same model at Janssen Kool Honda for $15,600. When we paid for it, they charged an extra $2,000 for the same car. Ridiculous, right?

In my opinion, Chevy is obviously the best. Their cars have great features inside, like extra heating and cooling, seats that you can relax and lay down in, and so many other amazing things.

12 Tesla

Very high-tech and all hand-assembled, this car is art in motion without using regular fuel. Yes, everyone asks me, "Where do you think electricity comes from?" The fact is that it's much more efficient than any gas or diesel-powered vehicle, making the car well worth the big investment.

Besides, over time, solar technology will become more efficient, and battery technology will improve. This will make it possible to drive the distances a gas car drives, with very fast recharge times. If you were to visit Tesla and see the quality of the car and compare it to anything else out there, you'll quickly realize that it's the most luxurious car available.

13 Jaguar

Jaguars are svelte. Jaguar makes incredible cars. While BMW, Audi, and Mercedes focus on creating lane-assist features and self-parking packages, Jaguar doesn't care. Jaguar ignores the rules. It doesn't need the best GPS, $5,000 headlights, or an 80-way seat, because, well, it's a Jag.

Jaguar cars are rolling masterpieces of style and design, known for superior engineering and elegant coachwork. No other manufacturer has produced so many graceful, magnificent, cat-like motoring machines as Jaguar. They offer sports/GT cars and saloons to rival any other, truly living up to their name.

14 Bugatti Bugatti is a French automotive manufacturer known for producing high-performance luxury cars. Founded in 1909, the company is a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. Bugatti focuses on creating cars that are not only fast but also aesthetically pleasing and technologically advanced. The brand aims to... read more

I agree. It brought a tear to my eye to see that Bugatti isn't number one. First, the legendary Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport held the title of the world's fastest car for over eight years - an achievement no other car has matched. Even today, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport remains one of the fastest cars in history. I believe it deserves the top spot, especially now that Bugatti has released the Chiron. Click that vote button, and let's see Bugatti at number one!

Throughout history, Bugatti has consistently been the cream of the crop. Any model from this brand, new or old, promises incredible performance and beauty.

15 Aston Martin Aston Martin is a British luxury car manufacturer known for its high-performance sports cars. Founded in 1913, the company is headquartered in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England. Aston Martin has a rich history in motorsport and has produced iconic models like the DB5, which gained fame through the James... read more

What! Only 15th? These cars are perfect. They're beautiful, stylish, elegant - every good adjective you like. The DB11 and DB5 are really the best cars ever. Mr. Bond, you could not make a better choice for a car.

I don't know why they didn't include Aston Martin in the top 10 list. I think Aston Martin deserves to be at least in the 5th position. It's such a lovely car and, plus, it's like a bat out of hell.

James Bond drove it - says it all. Unmatched in coolness. BMWs aren't cool. Only marketing salesmen drive them.

16 Cadillac Cadillac is a division of the American automobile manufacturer General Motors that designs and builds luxury vehicles.

No offense, but most people who voted for BMW, Mercedes, or any other luxury German, Italian, or British car have probably never driven one or can't afford one. Cadillac offers four times the luxury at half the price of German cars with outdated systems.

Please consider that although BMW, Lamborghini, and Audi occupy the top spots, I bet almost everyone who voted for them only likes them because they are flashy "rich" cars, not because they have ever owned them and truly experienced them.

17 Dodge Dodge is an American brand of automobiles, minivans, and SUVs, founded in 1900. Owned by Stellantis, Dodge focuses on creating high-performance, durable vehicles. Known for its muscle cars like the Charger and Challenger, Dodge aims to offer exciting driving experiences, blending power with comfort.

I think Dodge is the best because they're the only brand left that makes pure muscle cars. Ford's Mustang and Chevrolet's Camaro have become sports cars. While the Charger may have evolved into more of a sports-muscle car (though still awesome), the Challenger remains true to the original and is currently the only true muscle car in production.

I love the Viper. It's one of my favorite cars, and I adore its style and speed. Dodge put a small team to work on a car that was needed quickly, and they produced a supercar. I love this brand, their cars, and their style.

18 Bentley Bentley is a British luxury car manufacturer that specializes in creating high-end automobiles and SUVs. Founded in 1919, the company is headquartered in Crewe, England. Bentley is known for its attention to detail, craftsmanship, and high-performance capabilities. The company focuses on providing exceptional... read more

Come on, Bentley should also be in the top 10, along with Jaguar and Rolls-Royce.

The Continental is the greatest overall car in the world. It's fast, luxurious, practical, handles well, looks great, and can drive in any condition (not up a mountain, but you know what I mean).

Looks really classy, probably has the second most luxurious interiors next to Rolls Royce.

19 Volkswagen Volkswagen is a German automotive manufacturer founded in 1937. Headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany, the company produces a wide range of vehicles, from sedans and hatchbacks to SUVs and commercial trucks. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest car manufacturers and focuses on creating cars for the... read more

I drive a VW CC, and most people think it's a Mercedes when I give them a ride. It's a very reliable car, especially considering the number of systems it has. You might argue that your Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla is better and more reliable, but those are simplistic, mass-produced, and somewhat boring cars that lack character. Also, maintenance on a VW is among the cheapest compared to other European car brands.

Dad auto. The car. It's basic. Volkswagen is the people's car, but it offers a lot more. The German design is sporty yet subtle, and their high-class, sportier models are well worth the price. Along with that, the GTI may be the best possible first car for a teen, which earns it my applause.

20 Mazda Mazda Motor Corporation, commonly referred to as simply Mazda, is a Japanese multinational automaker based in Fuchū, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

I love my Mazda3 for the most part. It is a very reliable car and is very nice to drive. The only problem that I have with it is the connectivity to my phone. Some issues I've encountered include not being able to choose the song I want to hear (it almost always says unable to view song library), and losing the connection if I put my arm over my phone.

I'm very disappointed that Mazda doesn't have Apple CarPlay. If you don't care about CarPlay, then Mazda is a solid choice for a new car.

21 Rolls Royce

Bentley does make magnificent cars. However, Rolls-Royce outdoes them in several model comparisons: Cullinan vs. Bentayga, Ghost vs. Flying Spur, Wraith vs. Continental, Dawn vs. Continental Convertible, and especially Phantom vs. Mulsanne. Rolls-Royce is the pinnacle of luxury, and nothing compares.

I don't know what's up with people these days. Jaguar, a luxury sports automobile manufacturer. Rolls-Royce, the most luxurious car company in the world. And even Bentley all have such low rankings.

Seriously, Rolls-Royce at number 18? Rolls-Royce is definitely the most luxurious car company in the world. I have sat in many Rolls-Royces, and the interior basically feels like a V12 7-star hotel.

22 Koenigsegg Koenigsegg is a Swedish supercar manufacturer, founded by Christian von Koenigsegg in 1994. Only producing about 15 cars a year, Koenigsegg is one of the rarest cars to see on the road.

This car company is one of a kind: handmade production cars, led by a man with no prior experience in creating cars, breaking Bugatti's record, and surviving a disaster (where the Koenigsegg factory burned down).

Koenigsegg makes some of the sexiest cars that any person could ever wish for. The design is like no other - a passionate mix of science and art, similar to a Ferrari. Basically, this car brand is the best in the world from my point of view. Agera SAK, here I come!

Koenigsegg should be in the top 10. They're stunningly fast, sleek, and have incredible looks. This handmade company deserves a better rating.

23 Lexus

Lexus is defined by luxury, refinement, elegance, and most importantly, reliability. You can always rely on a Lexus. Their engines last a lifetime. Among the top 10 most reliable car brands of 2015, Lexus is ranked number one.

Their latest creations are masterpieces crafted to perfection. The 2016 Lexus LX, their flagship SUV, is simply mind-blowing. The interior of the LX is unbelievable, and the SUV's capabilities are indeed immense. Given the capabilities and the level of detail and luxury put into the vehicles, Lexus has to be in the top 10. Way to go, Lexus!

24 Camaro

Camaros are the best cars in the whole world. They should have been number one. I would pay a billion dollars to have one! They are so enthralling, gorgeous, and breathtaking. I love Camaros!

25 Subaru Subaru is a Japanese automaker known for its all-wheel-drive vehicles and boxer engines. Founded in 1953, Subaru focuses on creating durable and versatile vehicles that can handle a variety of driving conditions. The brand aims to offer a blend of performance, safety, and reliability in its product... read more

There is no such thing as the best car ever, because they all have different purposes. But if there was a best car brand in the world, this would be it. Subaru does everything. They go fast, have 4WD, are comfortable as can be, stylish, and extremely reliable.

I drove VWs for 20 years, and before that, I was all about Ford Mustangs. I switched from VWs to Subaru due to constant issues with my Volkswagens. I've never loved a car or enjoyed driving as much as I do my current Subaru (and I had GLIs, which are fun to drive). Living in New England, the Subaru has been the best vehicle I've driven in the snow (even compared to trucks).

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