Here’s one Top 10 list where Chevrolet definitely didn’t want to see the new mid-engine Corvette’s name: Consumer Reports’ 10 Least Reliable Cars for 2022.
In the recently released rankings, the new Stingray received a reliability score of 13 out of 100. The lower the number, the less reliable the vehicle is.
While owners and other automotive enthusiasts may be thrilled with the new Corvette, Consumer Reports apparently is so sure, labeling the 6.2-liter LT2 engine, the Tremec dual-clutch eight-speed automatic transmission, drive system, paint, and trim as potential problem areas.
“Our surveys take a deep dive into the numerous things that can go wrong with a vehicle,” Consumer Reports explains on its website. “We study 17 trouble areas, from nuisances – such as squeaky brakes and broken interior trim – to major bummers, such as out-of-warranty transmission repairs and trouble with four-wheel-drive systems.”
The non-profit organization then weighs the severity of each problem to create a predicted reliability score for each vehicle, with at least two model years of data available before calculating the score.
On a positive, the Corvette wasn’t the lowest on the list. That honor goes to the Mercedes-Benz GLE with a reliability score of 5. Also ranking below the Stingray were the Ford Explorer at 8, Ford Mustang at 9, and Chevy Silverado at 11.
Others on the list, in descending order, were the Subaru Ascent, Chrysler Pacifica, and Tesla Model Y, all at 18; and Volkswagen Tiguan and Volvo XC90, both at 17.
In case you’re wondering, the Lexus GX SUV, which hasn’t been redesigned in more than a decade, is the most reliable vehicle in the 2022 rankings, and overall Lexus is the most reliable brand.
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