Published by Consumer Reports 2022 list of most reliable car brands. Toyota has surpassed its sister luxury brand Lexus to rule At the top of the rankings. Four of the top five spots in the ranking are now occupied by Japanese automakers. The exception is BMW In third place, it jumped ten spots from last year’s ranking and gained one position. There are several other interesting notes to take from Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings.
For those of you unfamiliar with the annual rankings, Consumer Reports How its reliability ranking is compiled best describes itself:
“Our predicted reliability scores are calculated on a 0-to-100-point scale, with average ratings falling between 41 and 60 points. To rank a brand, we must have enough survey data for two or more models.”
“Every year, CR asks its members what problems they have had with their vehicles in the previous 12 months. This year, we collected data on more than 300,000 vehicles from the 2000 to 2022 model years (including a few early-introduction 2023 model years), addressing 17 issues including engine, transmission, in-car electronics and more. We use that information to provide reliability ratings for each major mainstream model.”
“Consumer Reports’ brand-level rankings are based on average predicted reliability scores for vehicles in the brand’s model lineup.”
It’s no surprise to see Toyota taking the top spot. Most of the manufacturer’s models score above average in predicted reliability. Toyota Corolla Cross It was the most reliable model on the list with a predicted reliability score of 96. Only one Toyota model scored seriously below average. Tundra Pickup Full-size pickup trucks were the least reliable vehicle category with an average score of 30.
There was a mixed showing from US domestic brands. Lincoln was the highest-ranking American domestic brand with a tenth-place ranking and the biggest mover over the past year. Consumer Reports attributed the 14-spot climb to Lincoln Corsair And Nautilus SUVs Meanwhile, Chevrolet dropped ten spots to 20th place, ahead of sister brand GMC. Chevy Bolt Among the EV models that have been reported to have problems are mentioned Electric vehicles were the second least reliable vehicle category.
As more time, money and resources are spent on developing electric vehicles, EVs are bound to become more reliable. Although, I’m not too sure about full size pickup trucks on the other hand.