The 2017 Consumer Reports study on car reliability was based on data submitted by the followers of the Consumer Reports website. Between 2000 and 2017, they have leased or purchased more than 640,000 new vehicles of more than 300 models, and provided feedback about the cars. The 27 brands featured in the 2017 annual reliability survey include most of the popular brands on the market, except Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Genesis, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, MINI, Mitsubishi. and Smart. Hope this article will help you with more information and experience when choosing cars for yourself.
The reliability of a car model reflects the possibility that it may have more or less problems and repairs during the time of usage. This attribute directly affects the user’s satisfaction and also the car’s value when resold. If reliability is one of the important factors you consider when buying a car, pay close attention to this article, so that you can avoid purchasing cars from the least reliable brands. Here is a list of the 10 most unreliable car brands in 2017:
Chevrolet has an average rating of just 39. The brand dropped three ranks to No. 18 in the Consumer Report's trusted list. The new Chevrolet Bolt EV - an electric sedan - is the brand’s most reliable model, while the iconic performance model Camaro is the least reliable.
Japanese cars are always reliable, right? Wrong. This year, Acura dropped 7 ranks with only a reliable score of 38. The ILX sedan is the least reliable model in its lineup.
Climbing 3 ranks from 2016, but the Jeep is not a reliable car brand. Although problems with the Cherokee model’s 9-speed gearbox is finally been fixed, other issues with the Grand Cherokee and Renegade have been reported.
Consumer Reports seems to love and hate Tesla at the same time. They adore the large size Model S of the brand, but the Model X with several reported problems was put at the lowest position in the reliability rank, even lower than the infamous Cadillac Escalade. Tesla's average reliability score is only 37 points.
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Lincoln had an average score of 33, dropping two places compared to last year. The MKZ sedan is the company's most reliable model and the MKX crossover is the least.
With the same score of 33 as Lincoln's, Volvo dropped four ranks to the 23rd out of 27 brands. Serious problems with in-car entertainment system of the XC90 crossover model has caused the company to drop rating in 2017.
An experienced car manufacturer which has been producing many lines of vehicles, yet Dodge doesn’t seem to know how to make its cars more reliable. According to Consumer Reports, the Grand Caravan is the best Dodge car, while the Journey crossover is the worst. Dodge scored an average of 32.
Ram's reliability score is 30, which leaves the brand at the 25th place among 27 large manufacturers. Troublesome heavy truck models have affected the credibility of the brand.
GMC has fallen behind other brands in terms of reliability, ranks second from the bottom of the list and only above Cadillac. Acadia is their worst car, while the Sierra 2500 HD is GMC’s most reliable model.
According to Consumer Reports' annual reliability survey for 2017, GM’s luxury brand Cadillac is the most problematic brand which continues to lose six points over the last year. As mentioned above, the Escalade is one of the two least reliable models of all cars, while the CTS is the best model of the brand.
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