Scion named most reliable brand by Consumer Reports

The results of Consumer Reports’ Annual Reliability Survey are in, and the most reliable brand is a bit of a surprise.

Toyota’s image has been marred by a wave of recent recalls, but that didn’t stop its youth-oriented Scion brand from being named the most reliable brand on the market in a survey of drivers. The Scion brand benefited from its small sample size of just three vehicles, but all three cars had strong showings in the report.

The new tC liftback coupe, boxy xB compact and xD subcompact hatchback were all cited for being well above-average in terms of reliability. Last year, the xD took top honors in the survey as the most reliable car in the country.

Scion is marketed at younger drivers, and each model offers aggressive styling and customization options that aren’t typically seen on Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

This also means that the cars tend to be a bit more affordable as well, since they’re aimed at drivers with a short or bad credit history.

With a strong combination of style and reliability, Scions could be some of the best cars for bad credit drivers available on the market today.