Consumer Reports released its Annual Auto Reliability Survey last month, which predicts the dependability of every new vehicle on sale today.
There were plenty of eyebrow-raising tidbits like the fact that the Chrysler Pacifica minivan is projected to have average reliability, an unheard-of rating for the brand, especially with a first-year product. Additionally, Kia’s Niro hybrid crossover is supposedly the most dependable vehicle available today, a major win for this South Korean automaker.
Consumer Reports’ Annual Auto Reliability Survey is based on responses from their subscribers who have purchased or leased more than 640,000 new vehicles since the year 2000. This gives the influential watchdog organization a huge amount of data to base its predictions on, which apply to more than 300 different vehicle nameplates.
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I just got through watching Auto guides 10 least reliable Brands. Hyundai topped the list! Yet in this video they're saying it comes in as number 10 of the most reliable brands! C,mon! Make up my mind!
Most of these Asian brands apart from Lexus and Infinity actually have their reliability ratings boosted up by simple and cheap cars in their line ups, which are so spartan nothing can go wrong on them, and people who buy them are nowhere near as picky as someone who buys a BMW. You think someone who buys a base Toyota Yaris is going to be extremely picky and report every smallest issue he has? No. But a freaking BMW 7 series owner who pays 200k dollars for his car WILL be very picky and will expect perfection. You see, it's these MINOR faults that are actually most commonly reported in premium brands, in cheaper brands the issues reported are on average more serious and far more often have more to do with mechanical components rather than something minor like infotainment issues.
I think the report is very reliable, at least as far as it concerns Toyota. Did 294,000 kms on my first 2006 Camry. Later purchased a 2011 Camry. Now completed 256,000 kms. All I have had to replace were shock absorbers (twice on each car), absorber mountings (once), engine mountings (once), brake disc (3 sets @ 80,000 kms each), brake disc (twice), new wiper blade (once in both cars after completing 200,000 kms) and an AC compressor (on my former 2006 Camry) at about 235,000 kms. Never has the car stalled even once. The best endorsement of their reliability came when I returned to Toyota to trade in my 2006 Camry for the 2011 Camry. The sales rep only asked to view the booth and engine compartment and exterior to make sure that my car was not involved in any major accident to qualify for the trade in. I enquired whether he wanted to test drive the car to which his remark was, "We don't need to do that. Toyota engines and gearboxes hardly ever give problems". That was enough, I immediately booked the 2011 Camry! I am not a Toyota sales person but an owner of 2 Camrys for 11 and half years now. It doesn't drive to excite yes, but be in no doubt that it is every bit as reliable as claimed in this video.
its normal German card not to be in top positions as the man say'd they have the most cutting edge technology inside them and since its new it tents to break at some points just cuz its not tested long enough but still to see bmw and audi in top 5 its amazing since we all know they are the most cutting edge techno companies nowdays
Buick Encore I had was a piece of junk at 19,000 miles that cat converter went and at 22,000 miles it had cracked cyclinder heads and GM knew that there was a problem on the 2013 and 2014 model and never did a recall. Dumped that piece of junk on a Subaru Crosstrek Limited.
Not surprised Honda is so low. When Honda makes a new car it’s full of issues. Kia hasn’t really made any huge drivetrain changes. Sticking to mostly 6 speed autos which is why it’s higher up. Makes sense
Why don't just put in Tata or Proton somewhere in number 5-6, then this post will make sense. Toyota as most reliable car in 2017 is the most ridiculous thing I ever heard this few years. Maybe in 20years ago, but this few years, Toyota have the most car recall among all car brand.
BMW and Audi ranked the worst and the second worst respectively in the JD Power car brand dependability survey for the UK this year but here they are in the 4th and 5th best in America despite the fact American market models are mostly built in Mexico...what the hell is going on here???
My 2017 Hyundai Elantra has been problem free until last Saturday when a subtle noise started, and when I made an appointment to go to the dealer to have them see if they could find out what it was, the noise went away and now its back...
I would say they are all on par with each other and are fierce competition...True Honda has slipped lately (still good, but not like they used to be) but Hyundai and Kia are really kicking ass and make extremely well cars. Ppl who hate and who have never owned a single Hyundai will say I’m lying, but, times change. Hyundai and Kia are eventually going to take over some of the Japanese rivals...
To everyone crying foul over Honda's poor showing — Honda introduced a lot of new technology in the last year or so, including new turbo power plants, and so on. You always slip in reliability after that. Give Honda a couple of years to iron out the kinks, and they will be back in the top 4.
I have had my 2012 Honda Ridgeline since new (2011) and the only failure that I have ever experienced with it was a flat tire. Dependability has been so good in fact that I am having trouble justifying upgrading to another vehicle. I'm not a fan of the newly redesigned Ridgeline, or Pilot (Big CRV), so it is likely that if I do upgrade I will move away from Honda. I was thinking Toyota 4Runner, so its good to see Toyota high on the list, but I don't know ...my Ridgeline still rides buttery smooth.
The last one sounds like a joke. The 86 is definitely less reliable with random creaks and weird things happening overall in the car, the problem is that the owners know what they're getting into and what problems exist, so they rate it higher after they have less problems than they expected.