all this data are to be taken with tweezers, the study of consumption reports was carried out on an extremely large sample at a global level. However, the reliability of a car depends heavily on its use and maintenance on the part of its owner.
What is obvious is the evolution of some models compared to last year, this change is explained by the resolution of the reliability problem by the big brands on their model. Indeed, the FCA group (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) is improving greatly but also European manufacturers like Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW. Ford increased its score, but its competitor on the Lincoln premium range experienced a drop on its note.
The big losers are the Acura (Honda), Mazda, and Cadillac. Having a limited range in the United States, if one or two models receive a low rating, it is the entire brand that is impacted. General Motors also drops in its rating.
What are the 10 most reliable cars?
analyzed such as transmission, squeaking brakes, traction system… Each issue was assessed and received a reliability score for all selected vehicles. According to a major U.S. study called Consumer Reports, the safest cars are the ones that will often go to the dealership during the month. It was rigorous work on the part of the experts, more than 17 criteria were.
Kia Niro combines fuel economy with the versatility of use. This hybrid uses a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that, with electric assistance, offers 141 hp. Connected to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, it’s not a car that stands out for its agility, but it’s more responsive than its competitors.
Subaru BRZ / Toyota 86
On the old-fashioned sports car side, opt for the Subaru BRZ or Toyota GT86. The trip can be exhausting because of the noise and suspensions… but will undoubtedly be unforgettable if you get behind the wheel. The curves and the very flexible direction will accompany you on all your journeys.
Without necessarily offering a playful or aesthetic driving at the latest releases of the brand, this Lexus has a good storage space and has hybrid mechanics, which adjusts consumption. Inside, some details may question the price and the interface of the screen is a little outdated.
The GS offers a good balance between driving, comfort, and power. With the possibility of using a hybrid engine, less fuel-intensive, equipped with an atmospheric V8 of 467 hp. At the technology level, the control of the entertainment system is not the simplest…
In general, it manages to offer a high-end driving experience similar to the Q5, but in a shorter model of 63 centimeters. Reports of the Consumer Reports study. The raised complaints are limited to a few small locations, especially the rear controls are somewhat complicated at first, but make sense after familiarizing themselves with Audi’s vehicle.
The 2016 Toyota RAV4 stands out for its hybrid version among SUVs. Large, quiet, and with some more than correct finishes and equipment, it is not surprising that it sells well in the United States and Europe.
The hybrid system is considered a guarantee of reliability … but despite its aesthetic, the Lexus IS is not a sports sedan … and is not as luxurious as you’d expect. Despite the fact that its finishes are above average. The dashboard system driver does not necessarily work very well.
Toyota Prius V
Toyota Prius – stands out for its low fuel consumption … although both engines must force slightly when the car is fully loaded and its driving is not pleasant enough. Buyers generally complain about the balance of the vehicle which is not regular.
Toyota Prius C
This is the equivalent of the Toyota Auris in our market. It is a reliable compact model with little food, perfect for urban routes. Any problems? Very little, except for the “noisy engine and slow acceleration.” In addition, consumers do not like the slightly abrupt change of gear.
The weight of the vehicle and the seven-speed automatic transmission is a good point. Suspensions absorb shocks quite well. But its comfort is spoiled by the noise of the engine when the vehicle reaches a high speed. The noise can be heard a little in the cockpit.