Consumer Reports' Least Reliable New Cars on the Market

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When it comes to buying cars, we could all use a bit of help steering us away from certain models we find appealing, but that would result in a serious case of buyer’s remorse further down the line. To give you a helpful thrust, Consumer Reports has just come out with a list of the most reliable and least reliable new cars on the market today. Here’s a roundup of those that fall into the latter category. If you’re thinking about buying any of these, you’d be wise to think twice.

  • Acura MDX. With a price range between $43,280 and $54,805 you might be tempted into believing that the Acura MDX will get you quite a bit of car. After all, more dollar signs equals more reliability – right? Not always. Consumer reports ranks the MDX Acura’s worst model vehicle, when compared with its other models.
  • Dodge Charger. This is one handsome car, which hurts all the more to learn that Consumer Reports has rated it one of the less reliable cars made by Dodge, eking out far lower ratings than other cars put out by Dodge. With a price tag ranging from $25,995 all the way up to $44,995 it might be in your best interests to save your money and opt for a car with higher overall reliability ratings.
  • Nissan Armada. If you’re looking for an SUV under $60,000 you’ll probably be “driven” to take a closer look at the Nissan Armada, which runs from $40,710 to $56,180. But if you’re paying attention to what Consumer Reports is telling us, you should probably keep looking.
  • Hyundai Sonata. Known for being a darn good monetary deal, Hyundai’s Sonata runs from $20,895 to $27,595. Sound too good to be true? It might be. According to Consumer Reports, the Sonata is Hyundai’s least reliable new vehicle, as compared to the Veloster. But the good news is, the Veloster can be had for $17,450 base.
  • Chevrolet Corvette. If you’re in the mood to buy a Corvette, the findings by Consumer Reports might just spoil that for you. They’ve just rated it one of the least reliable models made by Chevy. But perk up. You can still opt for their most reliable model, the Volt. We know it’s not quite the same thing, but hey, we’re talking reliability here, not coolness.

Still not convinced? That’s probably a good sign. You may be the type of person who wants to hear it from numerous sources rather than just taking one organization’s word for what makes a great car and what doesn’t. If you’ve got questions, why not ask your local auto mechanic? They can tell you in all honesty what kinds of cars are brought in most often, and what kinds of cars are brought in less often – giving you a professional’s opinion on what are the most reliable cars out there.