Now comes a wide-ranging study out of the U.S that seems to prove that as a fact.
This year’s Consumer Reports Annual Reliability Survey involved feedback from 400,000 owners who recently purchased as many as 640,000 new or updated cars.
The participants were asked to report on problems and issues that they experienced with their cars and out of that Consumer Reports declared these 10 models as the most reliable cars available in 2017.
All but one, the Kia Niro, is available in Australia.
Consumer Reports 2017 Most Reliable Cars:
- Infiniti Q70
- Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86
- Toyota Prius C
- Toyota Prius V
- Toyota RAV4
- Lexus IS
- Lexus GS
- Lexus ES
- Audi Q3
- Kia Niro
Conversely, not everyone had a good story to tell. Issues with infotainment systems, transmissions and general design frustrations contributed to these ten models being declared the least reliable.
- Chevrolet Camaro - Trouble spots: Transmission (minor), in-car electronics, drive system
- Mercedes-Benz GLC - Trouble spots: Brakes, steering/suspension, power equipment
- Jaguar F-Pace - Trouble spots: Drive system, in-car electronics, noises and leaks
- GMC Acadia - Trouble spots: In-car electronics, power equipment, drive system
- Fiat 500 - Trouble spots: Brakes, power equipment, in-car electronics
- Ford Focus - Trouble spots: Transmission, drive system
- Ford Fiesta - Trouble spots: Transmission, climate system
- Volvo XC90 - Trouble spots: In-car electronics, power equipment, electrical system
- Cadillac Escalade - Trouble spots: Power equipment, transmission (major), climate system
- Tesla Model X - Trouble spots: Body hardware, paint and trim, climate system
Do you own any of the vehicles listed among the most/least reliable? How have you found the vehicle? Do you agree, disagree?
Let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.