Consumer Reports magazine, which has a powerful influence on vehicle reputation in the United States, ranked General Motors Corp.'s Buick Regal as the most reliable family sedan sold in America and has given "recommended" ratings to four Ford Motor Co. models, including the once-maligned Focus small car, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Buick Regal, which outscored the Toyota Camry, Nissan Maxima and Honda Accord among other rivals, is the only model from a traditional U.S. brand to make the magazine's "most reliable" list for 2004 models, the Journal said. The rankings will appear in Consumer Reports New Car Preview 2004 issue, according to the Journal.