Each year, nonprofit consumer research and consumer advocacy organization Consumer Reports releases its yearly evaluation results to inform consumers about the most and least reliable vehicles. This comprehensive research involves over 300,000 vehicles and vehicle owners and bases its findings on overall reliability for the past three model years.
“With today’s inflated car prices, people are keeping their vehicles longer than ever,” said Jake Fisher, senior director of automotive testing at Consumer Reports. It makes perfect sense to choose wisely and avoid purchasing a lemon.
What are the Least Reliable Car Models?
Consumer Reports reveals that the Toyota Prius Prime and RAV4 Prime EVs have lower reliability scores than other similar hybrid models. The plug-in Chrysler Pacifica hybrid was found to be one of the least reliable vehicles based on the survey. Only full-size pickups fared worse for reliability when compared with EVs. Consumers should keep this in mind with all the hoopla surrounding new electric cars.
Consumer Reports least reliable car models ranking includes cars with at least two model years of data and considering common problems like squeaky brakes and trouble with four-wheel-drive systems. Here are the top nine least reliable car models for 2023:
- 2023 Jeep Wrangler
- 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE
- 2022 Jeep Gladiator
- 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500/GMC Sierra 1500
- 2022 Chevrolet Bolt
- 2022 Ford Explorer
- 2022 Nissan Sentra
- 2022 Lincoln Aviator
- 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric
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