Consumer Reports Names the Chevy Corvette to the 10 Least Reliable Cars List for 2022


Consumer Reports Names Chevy Corvette to the 10 Least Reliable Cars List for 2022

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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.

Consumer Reports via GM Authority

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  1. When I was about 12 years old I came to realize that consumer affairs never finds anything good about any American product.

  2. Agreed. Nothing hot was said by CR about my 2013 BMW 335is coupe when I bought it, and to this day, I have had ZERO issues with it over 60k miles I have on it. I’ll miss her when I trade her in for my 2022 Z51.

    Beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the beholder.

    And the C8 is a sexy beast.

  3. Are you absolutely kidding me? Consumers Report…really? There is not a larger group of empty-headed, America-hating losers on the planet. Well, maybe NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN and NPR.

  4. I wonder how many CR readers own a C8 and responded to their annual car survey. I bet it is a very small sample set and just those with warranty claims responded. Very suspect!

  5. Are those hacks still around?? Lol, never did pay much attention to what those clowns said….ever. And Racerboy your last sentence was really moronic. You sound like a real piece of work. Empty headed?? Look in the mirror.

  6. As a long-time owner of both Lexus & Corvette vehicles, I know from personal experience that BOTH are very reliable. Lexus build quality is generally so good that they’ll go an easy 200k miles (or more) if you just follow the factory maintenance schedule. I’m on my 4th (C7) Vette and it’s been bullet proof EXCEPT for the 8-speed auto which sometimes shifts erratically, but that’s due to a design/engineering problem caused by GM’s bean counters cutting corners. Otherwise, it’s a really first class ride. Bottom line: my up close and personal experience with 4 examples of both makes over a period of 27 years says Consumer Reports ratings (which look back in time) are kinda, sorta right. I still like Corvettes tho, and am on the waiting list for a C8 next year — so I’m confident it will be the best ever.

  7. Their view goes against everything I’ve heard. Aside from that, I own a 2015 Silverado (bought new), and have only had two minor issues – the radio module, and the alternator. Both repaired under warranty.

  8. I guess when you take over 51% of the market share in less than three years somebody’s going to get to Consumer Reports to slow you down these cars have been nothing short but amazing and obviously we’re going to have issues by building a car through the pandemic with all the work stoppages and supply issues the Z06 is a world killer some people just wish for the good old days when you could just say the Corvette was plastic and discount all other performance aspects of the car now we have a vehicle which is a home run so the next person you have see with a C8 what do they think is wrong with the car and I guarantee you they’re going to say nothing

  9. These guys hated the C5 hardtop, because it didn’t have enough luggage space.
    They also think Vette’s are too loud.
    They also equate a badly-lit glovebox with a failed transmission. (Both are equally “bad” are are weighed the same.)

    They are good for toasters, but have NO idea why people CHOOSE to drive what they do. To them EVERYONE should either be a Honda accord, or a Dodge minivan.

  10. I agree! CR is practically worthless. Three years ago when We were considering replacing our 30+ year old Kenmore washer & dryer, I subscribed in order to compare current models. There was no detailed information on various models just a bunch of estimated reliability numbers and only two washers were top loading and all the rest front loading! In the interest of reliability (and being an engineer) I would never choose a front loader over a top loading washer. Cancelled out that subscription soon after. Been plagued with offers to re-subscribe ever since!

  11. Patvann hit the nail right on the head. They only recognize artsy fartasy vehicles ! I once saw a sign out at Carlisle, “Life is too short to be driving boring cars” ! Enough said


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