Consumer Reports 10 Least Reliable Cars for 2022

Trucks and SUVs dominate this list, especially all-new models.

Dan Carney, Senior Editor

November 16, 2022

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We've seen the list of Consumer Reports' most reliable cars for 2022, which showcases the cars that owners have reported the fewest problems with over the last two years.

But the cars that behave don't provide us much interest, because very little goes wrong with them. The real interest lies in the vehicles whose owners report the most problems.

That is Consumer Reports' least reliable vehicles list, which provides us plenty of fodder for consideration and concern. Unsurprisingly, mechanically related vehicles populate multiple spots on the "worst" list, much as their less troublesome cousins on the most reliable cars list have some overlap.

"Consumers tell us reliability is one of the most important factors when buying a car,” said Jake Fisher, senior director of auto testing at Consumer Reports. “Our data can help people choose a satisfying car that can go the distance and avoid headaches at the repair shop, which is more important than ever with high prices, low inventory, and more vehicle choices.”

Click through the gallery to see which vehicles did the best, er, the worst.

About the Author(s)

Dan Carney

Senior Editor, Design News

Dan’s coverage of the auto industry over three decades has taken him to the racetracks, automotive engineering centers, vehicle simulators, wind tunnels, and crash-test labs of the world.

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