For many years now, Consumer Newspaper already one of the richest sources of vehicle reliability data around. The organization tests several vehicles each year and surveys its members on various automotive topics, including reliability. The results of the 2022 annual automobile survey are available and the list the most reliable means has been revealed.
- Toyota Corolla hybrid: ninety three
- Lexus GX: 91
- Small cooperative: 89
- Toyota Prius: 89
- Mazda MX-5 Miata: 85
- Lincoln Corsair: 82
- Toyota Corolla: 81
- Subaru Crosstrek: 80
- BMW 3 series: 80
- Toyota Prius Prime: 77
In terms of the most reliable vehicles, Consumer Newspaper say that sedans are still the best choice. Their average score is 58, which is significantly higher than the SUV average of 51. pickup truck lower, 44 and 39, respectively Consumer Newspaper Note, many sedans are older models that have allowed their manufacturers to address the wrinkles, making them more reliable.
SUVs and SUVs of domestic car manufacturers truck performed better in the survey than their import counterparts, with scores of 45 and 41, respectively. The study also showed that crossbreed and plug-in hybrids are becoming more reliable and have climbed scores to the top of their segment in many cases.
Consumer Newspaper says their study covered 17 trouble areas, including minor issues like creaks and clatters and much larger problems like powertrain failure. The organization claims that it evaluates each issue based on its severity to generate a predictive reliability score, with 100 being the best score. A car must have been manufactured for at least two years to be considered for inclusion.