Audi vs. BMW: Battle of the Brands' 2016 Lineups

Reliability Winner: BMW
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Reliability

Winner: BMW

BMW wins the battle for reliability with the most vehicles demonstrating an About Average or Better Than Most reliability grade according to J.D. Power’s ratings. BMW’s most reliable vehicles are luxury small cars, luxury midsize cars, and luxury midsize SUVs.

Five BMW vehicles, the 2 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, X5, and X6, get better than most reliability according to J.D. Power’s ratings. Only two Audi vehicles, the A3 and the A7, can boast better than most reliability reputations.

Among luxury midsize cars, BMW’s 5 Series is slightly more reliable than the Audi A6. Audi’s luxury large car, the A7, demonstrates slightly more reliability than its rival, the BMW 6 Series.

In terms of subcompact SUVs, the BMW X3 has a slightly higher reliability rating than the Audi Q5. Reliability scores for another BMW luxury compact SUV, the X4, are not yet available.

Both brands are tied for reliability among super luxury cars and luxury sports cars. Also, reliability scores are currently unavailable for several vehicles.

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