Hybrids and sedans ranked high in Consumer Reports reliability survey, while EVs and pickups tank
November 16, 2022
Buying a car is such a complicated process. I always appreciate information from Consumer Reports on the topic.
Each year Consumer Reports issues a report on car reliability. It’s latest report showed hybrid vehicles and midsized or large sedans are among the most reliable, while electric vehicles and full-size pickup trucks are the two most problematic categories.
Seven of the top 10 most reliable brands are Japanese and Korean. Lincoln is the only domestic brand in this year’s top 10.
Here are how the brands ranked, along with information about whether they went up or down in the rankings from last year:
- Toyota, up two spots
- Lexus, down one spot
- BMW, up ten spots
- Mazda, down two spots
- Honda, unchanged
- Audi, up five spots
- Subaru, down one spot
- Acura, down one spot
- Kia ranked ninth, up six spots
- Lincoln, up 14 spots
- Buick, down seven spots
- Genesis, up nine spots
- Hyundai, down four spots
- Volvo, up two spots
- Nissan, down seven spots
- Ram, up one spot
- Cadillac, down five spots
- Ford, down four spots
- Tesla, up four spots
- Chevrolet, down 10 spots
- GMC, down three spots
- Volkswagen, down two spots
- Jeep, down one spot
- Mercedes-Benz, down five spots
Consumer Reports based its rankings on a survey of owners representing more than 300,000 vehicles from the 2000 through 2022 model years, with a few new 2023 models included. The rankings are based on problems with vehicles in the past year.
For details on the pluses and minuses of different models within each brand, see Consumer Reports’ 2022 car reliability findings at CR.org/reliability.
I love consumer reports. I don't buy anything (And I emphasize ANYTHING) without reading them.
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Posted by: Diane | November 27, 2022 at 07:01 AM
Glad I have a Toyota Prius. It's not new but going strong. The only thing was the catalytic converter got stolen at one point which was a big bummer.
Posted by: Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski | November 27, 2022 at 01:22 PM
My Honda Accord is working great. I had a Toyota Tercel that was a lemon, with radiator problems, so unfortunately, I had to get rid of it after about 50,000 miles.
Posted by: Rita | November 27, 2022 at 01:47 PM
Oh, now this is interesting, Rita.
Posted by: Carol Cassara | November 28, 2022 at 08:06 AM
Yes, it's always interesting what Consumer Reports has to say about cars and pickups.
Posted by: Rita | November 28, 2022 at 04:44 PM