Lost in the coverage of the decline of American brands in Consumer Reports, is that both the Mini Cooper and Mini Countryman have made it to the Recommended List (at the end of the press release).

This hurts my brain!

https://www.consumerreports.org/media-room/press-releases/2018/10/consumer_reports_annual_reliability_survey_tesla_and_other_domestic_brands_take_big_steps_backwards_in_rankings11/