Consumer Reports New Cars

March 2022

Consumer Reports New Cars will help you decide which new car, suv, minivan, or pick up truck is right for you. We buy every vehicle our engineers test and drive them like you would. We also provide exclusive, real world reliability ratings based on subscribers' experiences with more than 740,000 vehicles.

United States
Consumer Reports, Inc.
USD 12.99

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1 min.
the cr difference

WHEN YOU’RE BUYING a new car, it can feel like everyone you encounter just wants to sell you something and there’s nobody out there you can trust. CR is here to help! You can rely on our recommendations because we have detailed data that nobody else does. We conduct exclusive annual reliability surveys of our members to find out which problems cost vehicle owners time and money, and which cars are trouble-free. We also ask owners whether they’re satisfied with their vehicle, because the only thing better than a reliable car is a reliable car that owners love, too. In our 2021 Annual Auto Surveys, we gathered data on about 300,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, minivans, and wagons. But that’s not all. Only CR buys its own vehicles to test rather than relying on…

2 min.
ask our experts

Q. When I replaced a tire with a nail in it, I was told I had to buy two new ones. Were they ripping me off? The salesperson was telling the truth. This is because it’s important to maintain a similar tread depth between the tires on the same axle (i.e., both front or both rear) on a two-wheel-drive vehicle. If the other tire on the axle is 50 percent worn or more, you’ll upset the handling and braking balance. Plus, they will be rotating at different rates, which could cause problems for the anti-lock-braking and traction-control systems. There are some cases where it makes sense to replace one tire. “If your tires are less than 30 percent worn you can get away with replacing just one tire and placing it on…

7 min.
the most & least reliable vehicles

Despite manufacturer promises of improvements, attention to detail, and “industry best practices,” the first model year of most vehicles can be a reliability risk. We know this because Consumer Reports members who responded to our 2021 Annual Auto Surveys told us about the problems they had with their cars, minivans, SUVs, and trucks over the previous 12 months. From this voluminous data we can predict the reliability for almost every mainstream 2022 model. It often takes automakers a few years to overcome these initial reliability failings, meaning problems can surface during the second and even third model years. Below, we look at how every mainstream automaker performed in this year’s survey, and highlight key findings for each brand. Asian Automakers Of the top 10 most reliable automakers, eight are brands that have their headquarters in…

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2022 all-new & redesigned models

SUBCOMPACT SUVs Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Toyota Corolla Cross* Fiat 500X Jeep Compass Jeep Renegade Volkswagen Taos* COMPACT SUV Mitsubishi Outlander* MIDSIZED 2-ROW SUVs Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Ford Bronco Jeep Grand Cherokee* MIDSIZED 3-ROW/LARGE SUVs Toyota Sequoia Dodge Durango Jeep Grand Cherokee L Jeep Wagoneer* Nissan Armada Nissan Pathfinder* Chevrolet Suburban GMC Yukon XL LUXURY COMPACT SUVs Lexus NX* BMW X1 BMW X2 BMW X4 Genesis GV70* Infiniti QX55* Jaguar E-Pace Jaguar F-Pace Land Rover Defender Land Rover Discovery Sport Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Mercedes-Benz GLA Mercedes-Benz GLB Alfa Romeo Stelvio LUXURY MIDSIZED/LARGE SUVs BMW X6 BMW X7 Lexus LX* Lincoln Navigator Cadillac Escalade Infiniti QX60* Infiniti QX80 Land Rover Discovery Land Rover Range Rover* Land Rover Range Rover Sport Land Rover Range Rover Velar Maserati Levante Mercedes-Benz GLS ELECTRIC SUVs/PICKUPS Audi Q4 E-Tron* BMW iX* Cadillac Lyriq* Ford F-150 Lightning* Hyundai Ioniq 5* Jaguar I-Pace Kia EV6* Nissan Ariya* Rivian R1S* Rivian R1T* ELECTRIC CARS Mazda MX-30* Toyota Mirai BMW i4* Chevrolet Bolt EUV* Mercedes-Benz EQS* Polestar 2 Porsche Taycan COMPACT CARS Chevrolet Spark Honda Civic* Hyundai Accent Hyundai Venue Kia Rio Mitsubishi Mirage Nissan Kicks Nissan Sentra Nissan Versa Toyota C-HR MIDSIZED/LARGE CARS Dodge Charger Nissan Maxima Volkswagen Passat Chevrolet Malibu LUXURY COMPACT CARS Acura ILX Audi A3* BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Kia Stinger Lexus…

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reliability predictions for 2022

Our predictions are based on overall reliability for the past three model years, provided the vehicle has not been redesigned. One or two years of data will be used if the model was redesigned in 2021 or 2020. These charts give our predicted reliability score: average, 41 to 60; better than average, 61 to 80; and worse than average, 21 to 40. We base these on data gathered from our members each year about problems with their vehicles. CR’s latest auto surveys gathered data covering about 300,000 vehicles. We analyzed trouble areas and created an overall reliability score for each model and year. Serious problem areas that can lead to expensive repairs are more heavily weighted. SUBCOMPACT SUVs Chevrolet Trailblazer 100 Subaru Crosstrek 85 Nissan Rogue Sport 84 Mini Cooper Countryman 82 Chevrolet Trax 82 Mazda CX-30 75 Honda HR-V…

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brand report cards

Here we present the rankings of brands based on their average reliability scores. We identify the most and least reliable model scores within each brand and list whether the brand’s rank went up or down based on their relative position from our last survey. This means we consider only those brands in both surveys that had sufficient data for two or more models. (This year we were newly able to rank Acura, Chrysler, and Genesis, but we dropped Dodge, which was ranked last year.) Our predicted reliability score is calculated on a 0-to-100-point scale, with the average rating falling between 41 and 60 points. Note: We have insufficient data to rank the Alfa Romeo, Dodge, Fiat, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mitsubishi, and Polestar brands.…