Consumer Reports has released their annual list of the most (and least) reliable vehicles for 2022. The rankings take into consideration safety, road tests, owner satisfaction, and predicted reliability.
A reliable vehicle can save you a lot of stress, time, money, and effort and is an important factor that should go into your decision-making when purchasing a new car. Having a reliable vehicle means you can get longevity out of the purchase, and hopefully won’t be in unnecessarily unsafe situations or have to pay for costly repairs.
Why Are Reliable Cars Important?
A reliable car contributes to your safety in many ways. Having a car that you can depend on each day to get you to and from work will save a lot of stress during your daily commute. Reliability also reduces the chance you will have to pull over on the side of a highway or busy roads, which can be dangerous. A reliable car will help to keep you in safer situations overall.
Saving money on constant repairs is a great benefit to having a reliable vehicle. On average, having a reliable car over an unreliable car can save you anywhere from $5000-$10,000 annually.
An unreliable car won’t help to reduce your risk of insurance claims. The more likely your car is to break down, the more likely you may be involved in a situation resulting in an insurance claim.
Consumer Reports Most Reliable Cars 2022
Consumer Reports has compiled a list of the most reliable vehicles that all have high rankings in the following categories: high miles per gallon, a smooth ride, steady handling, suspension systems that handle winding roads and corners well, and a comfortable cabin. Here are the vehicles named most reliable:
1. Lexus GX
2. Kia Niro EV
3. Toyota Prius Prime
4. Toyota Prius
5. Cadillac XT5
6. Mazda MX-5 Miata
7. Honda Insight
8. Toyota Highlander
9. Subaru Crosstrek
10. Mazda CX-9
Consumer Reports Least Reliable Vehicles
1. Mercedes-Benz GLE
2. Ford Explorer
3. Ford Mustang
4. Chevrolet Silverado 1500/GMC Sierra 1500
5. Chevrolet Corvette
6. Volvo XC90
7. Volkswagen Tiguan
8. Tesla Model Y
9. Chrysler Pacifica
10. Subaru Ascent
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