The Ten Most Unreliable Vehicles for 2020

Tesla and Alfa Romeo prove that luxury doesn’t necessarily translate to reliability.
  • Image source: General Motors Co.

    The flip side of Consumer Reports annual list of the best cars, trucks and SUVs is the list of those that scored at the bottom of its customer surveys. CR gathers reports from 420,000 drivers to compile statistics on reliability, which it says makes the survey one of the largest scientific studies done in the U.S. annually.

    These are the results of this year's survey, counting down to the most troublesome vehicle at the end of the list.

  • Chevrolet Colorado. Image source: General Motors Co.

    Owners report major and minor transmission problems.

  • Chevrolet Camaro. Image source: General Motors Co.

    Owners reported problems with the transmission, paint, body hardware and power equipment.

  • Jeep Wrangler. Image source: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

    Wrangler drivers reported problems with suspension, body integrity and in-car electronics.

  • Alfa Romeo Giulia. Image source: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

    The Alfa has fuel system, power equipment and in-car electronics problems.

  • Volkswagen Atlas. Image source: Volkswagen of America

    Owners report trouble with power equipment, in-car electronics, climate system, and the fuel/emissions system.

  • Volkswagen Tiguan. Image source: Volkswagen of America

    Tiguans have problems with power equipment, in-car electronics, and steering/suspension.

  • Acura MDX. Image source: American Honda Motor Co.

    MDX trouble spots include in-car electronics, power equipment, and body integrity.

  • Tesla Model X. Image source: Tesla

    The electric crossover has problems with its in-car electronics, drive system, and signature gull-wing rear doors.

  • Chrysler Pacifica. Image source: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

    Chrysler's minivan owners report problems with in-car electronics, power equipment and suspension.

  • Chevrolet Traverse. Image source: General Motors Co.

    The Traverse has problems with transmission, in-car electronics, and power equipment.

Dan Carney is a Design News senior editor, covering automotive technology, engineering and design, especially emerging electric vehicle and autonomous technologies.

March 23, 2020

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