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Reliability over price


While car price is an important consideration when shopping for a new car that fits your budget, there is a lot to be said for the saying “you get what you pay for.” Which is why many car shoppers want to go over their budget a bit to make sure that the price of a new car will provide the benefit of long, trouble-free service during the first few years of ownership.

However, it is unfortunate that this does not always prove correct. We previously learned that many car models are expected to end up in a garage within the first 12 months of ownership. Even worse, many models also end up with chronic problems that fail the purpose of increasing the investment in a new car that was supposed to perform so well.

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Car shoppers help

This is the last analysis message by Consumer Reports Auto experts who have found through their recent car surveys that cars aren’t performing as well as expected, leaving car shoppers indignant to say the least.

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With that in mind, the good people in Consumer Reports View their “10 Least Reliable Cars” follow-up with a new list focusing on the “10 Most Reliable Cars” you can buy today.

Drawing directly from a database of useful information based on nearly 320,000 vehicles, CR analysts have calculated their predictions of which new car models will give car owners the fewest number of problems covering 17 problem areas ranging from minor annoyances to expensive repairs that It involves problems with the engines and transmission.

Please note that the reliability rating is on a scale of 1-100 and it is very interesting to see the difference in the numbers comparing the least reliable vehicles with the most reliable vehicles.

For a more detailed breakdown of the features of each vehicle, please visit Consumer Reports website. Note that while access to some information requires a Trade Registry membership, the potential savings make it negligible in comparison when looking for the latest information to help with your vehicle purchase search.

10 reliable cars

However, here is a list of 10 models you should consider that are presented in order, starting with the most reliable of the top 10 recommendations for reliability in a new car.

1. 2022 Lexus GX
Price Range: $56,125 – $65,635
CR MPG: Gross 17 / City 12 / Hwy 24 mpg
Ranked #3 out of 30 luxury mid-size SUVs
Reliability Rating: 95

2. 2022 Kia Niro Electric
Price Range: $39,090 – $44,650
CR MPGE: Total 112 / City 123 / Hwy 102 MPH
Ranked #1 of 44 Electric Cars
reliability rating:

3.2022 Toyota Prius Prime
Price range: $28,670 – $34,450
CR mpg: total 69 / city 56 / highway 81 mpg
Ranked #3 of 8 Mini Cars
Reliability Rating: 93

4. 2022 Toyota Prius
Price range: $25,075 – $33,370
CR MPG: Gross 52 / City 43 / Hwy 59 MPG
Ranked #2 out of 8 mini cars
Reliability rating: 91

5.2022 Cadillac XT5
Price Range: $43,995 – $55895
CR MPG: Total 20 / city 13 / highway 30 mpg
Ranked #2 out of 32 luxury compact SUVs
Reliability Rating: 89

6. 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Price range: $27,650 – $38,550
CR MPG: 34 total / city 25 / highway 42 mpg
Ranked #1 out of 4 Roadsters
Reliability Rating: 88

7. Honda Insight 2022
Price range: $25,760 – $29,790
CR MPG: Total 54 / City 44 / Hwy 62 mpg
Ranked #1 out of 8 compact cars
Reliability Rating: 87

8.2022 Toyota Highlander
Price Range: $35,855 – $51,460
CR MPG: Gross 22 / City 14 / Hwy 32 MPG
Ranked #2 out of 14 three-row midsize SUV
Reliability Rating: 86

9. Subaru Crosstrek 2022
Price range: $23,145 – $36,345
CR MPG: Gross 29 / City 20 / Hwy 39 MPG
Ranked #1 out of 14 Compact SUVs
Reliability Rating: 85

10. 2022 Mazda CX-9
Price range: $35,630 – $47,560
CR MPG: Gross 22 / City 15 / Hwy 32 MPG
Ranked #4 out of 14 three-row midsize SUV
Reliability Rating: 85


For additional articles on buying a new car, here are some helpful pieces to consider:

• Consumer Reports mechanics recommend avoiding these known gasket-inflated models

• Toyota Mechanic Asks If You Should Really Consider Buying a Toyota Corolla Cross

• Toyota 2022 model preferred by Toyota master mechanic

Timothy Boyer is a Turk News Automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. With his experience in early automobile restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications to improve performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at Tweet embed For daily new and used vehicle news.

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