recently released its latest for 2022, in which it asked members about the reliability of their vehicles in terms of performance, features, infotainment and more. For this 2022 survey, only one Buick model was reported to have improved over the previous year.
Overall Consumer Reports Survey Findings
Each year, it sends out a reliability survey to its members, asking respondents to provide information about their vehicle’s repair and maintenance history. The company uses the responses received to rank the vehicles in terms of .
Mid-size SUV, which rose from average to above average in the area of owner satisfaction. Its reliability history ratings also went from below average to above average.
The 2022 Buick Enclave earned acceptable and above-average reliability scores in the road test. However, it excelled above all in the areas of drivetrain, braking and rear seat comfort. Consumer Reports also praised the SUV for its quietness and responsiveness. While the current 2022 Enclave appears reliable, some issues with past years’ models made it difficult to achieve a very high predicted reliability score. However, that could change over time if the 2022 and later models consistently demonstrate improvement in that area.
Other models also had better reliability in 2022
Very few of the other vehicles listed for best reliability in 2022 were American-made. The Chevy Corvette made the list, as did the Ford Escape Hybrid. The Lincoln Corsair and Nautilus were also included in the improved reliability category.
Unsurprisingly, many of the vehicles that have received accolades for being most reliable have been made by Japanese and Korean manufacturers. Japanese cars appearing in the list include , Nissan Rogue, Subaru Ascent and Toyota Corolla Hatchback. Among Korean-made vehicles, Hyundai and Genesis both boasted two cars on the list. Hyundai has Santa Fe and Santa Fe Hybrid, while Genesis has brought G80 and GV70.
Finally, we cannot forget our friends in Europe. Consumer Reports found that the Mini Cooper had improved in reliability over the previous year, as had the Volvo S60.
Of course, there are some vehicles to watch out for as well, meaning Consumer Reports found their reliability was declining. These included Ford Bronco Sport and Mustang Mach-E, as well as Hyundai Elantra and Kona. The Nissan Sentra, Toyota Tundra and Volvo XC60 were also listed as having declining reliability. All of these vehicles thus earn Consumer Reports’ unfortunate header of “No Longer Recommended.”
Reliability is definitely a key consideration when buying a vehicle, so it’s always a good idea to check what Consumer Reports has to say before making any final decisions. Otherwise, you may end up in the repair shop more often than you’d like.