Note: This isn’t a ranking of how awesome the brands are. Instead imagine if every brand made the exact same car (features, engine, materials...everything), the only difference being the brand it came from. Below is my personal ranking for which brands would charge you the most (hence, the highest premium).
The sectioning is where my mind says, “this is no longer a premium brand, this is a luxury brand.” So Toyota is the absolute highest you can go before turning into a premium brand.
Defunct Brands (Recent-ish)
If any French Brands (DS, Citroen, Peugeot, Renault) came back to the US, they would automatically be placed in the Premium Group for me.
I’m not sure where I view VW, Ram, or Tesla. They jump up and down for me.