As always, American offerings aren’t exactly the most reliable cars on the market – according to Consumer Reports the honor goes for the imports coming from Japanese brands. Yes, it’s all déjà vu.
According to the iconic publication’s 2016 Annual Auto Survey, there are no less than 17 “trouble zones” that make up the basis of the top. And in last place, the worst in terms of reliability is the humongous Cadillac Escalade, with issues with the transmission and electronics. Also at the bottom of the pack sit the Ford Focus, Jeep Renegade, Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL, Chrysler 200, Tesla Model X, Ram 2500, Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon, Ford Fiesta, and Fiat 500L. A whopping nine out of 10 cars in the least reliable part of the list come from North American carmakers. The Consumer Reports’ beef with the Fiat 500L is already subject to popular tales, while the Model X gets a hit due to its beautiful but problematic Falcon Wing doors.
At the other end of the spectrum sits in top place the Toyota Prius – even though it has been recently recalled for an issue with the parking brake. The top most reliable cars list also includes the Lexus CT200h, Infiniti Q70, Audi Q3, Lexus GX, Lexus GS, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Chevrolet Cruze, Audi Q7, and Toyota 4Runner. The world’s largest and most valuable automotive brand in the world – Toyota – is again the big winner with two entries from its namesake brand and three from the luxury division Lexus.
Via Consumer Reports