Consumer Reports Reveals Most And Least Reliable Cars And Brands For 2021

Consumer Reports published their annual reliability report. While almost twenty-six new vehicles were added, twelve vehicles lost their recommendations.

Consumer Reports collects reliability data each year through an online survey sent to members. Ask vehicle owners to describe any issues their vehicles experienced over the last 12 months. These include areas like the engine, transmission, electrical system and bodywork. A predicted reliability score is a rating from 0-100 points with an average of 41 to 60 points.

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Coming out on top in this year’s study was Lexus with a score of 76 points. It was ahead of Toyota, Mazda, Infiniti, and Toyota, with 75 and 71 points, respectively.

Buick Envision and Chevrolet Traiblazer were among the most highly rated domestic vehicles.

In terms of vehicle segments, cars – which includes sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, coupes, and convertibles – proved to be the most reliable with an average predicted score of 57 compared to the 50 score of SUVs and the 43 score of pickups and minivans.

Consumer Reports has recommended a number of vehicles that have improved reliability for the model year 2021. Acura MDX Acura RDX Acura TLX Acura TLX Chevrolet Blazer Chevrolet TrailBlazer Chevrolet Traverse Ford Bronco Sport Ford Mustang Mach-E Ford Ranger Genesis G70 Honda Odyssey Honda Passport Infiniti QX50 Kia Nio EV Nissan Rogue Sport Ram 1500 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Volkswagen Jetta and Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Volkswagen Jetta Volvo XC60

Consumer Reports did not recommend certain models because of their reported reliability. These models included the Chevrolet Bolt and Hyundai Santa Fe as well as Jeep Gladiator.

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Author: Brandon Park