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After Lincoln, Cadillac and Dodge models took hits from Consumer Reports, it is now time for the Dodge Dart.

Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey ranks and scores the predicted reliability of new vehicles, taking into consideration the owner experiences with 1.2 million vehicles.

According to the Consumer Reports the Dodge Dart is impressive when it comes to upscale options and handling, but it also said that the vehicle feels underpowered compared with other cars. The car which underwent the tests was a Dart featuring a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The Dodge Dart is the first all-new model manufacture by the Fiat-Chrysler alliance, build from a platform adapted from Alfa Romeo.

This is the second year of fall for Ford’s brands, with Ford on the 27th place from the total of 28 car brands, and Lincoln taking the 26th spot. Chrysler, Dodge and Ram took the next three spots, while Jeep was ranked the 19th. Jaguar finished last. Audi made an impressive leap from the 26th spot to the 8th.

Ford’s new vehicles didn’t get the consumers’ confidence mainly because of the PowerShift transmissions in the compact Focus and the subcompact Fiesta, but also due to the problematic MyLincoln Touch and MyFord infotainment systems.