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10 Most Reliable Vehicles of 2022

Welcome friends back to Auto Exclusive! In today’s article, we’re going to talk about a recent article from Consumer Reports about the most reliable vehicles on the market today. This article…

 along with its sister report about the least reliable vehicles…is based on surveys sent to  320 000 owners that gauges owners’ experiences with their vehicles across 17 potential trouble areas  Let’s get started!

10 Most Reliable Vehicles

We start off our list with the 10th most reliable car the Mazda CX-9.

.a  three-row mid-size SUV that scores an impressive 85 out of 100 by Consumer Reports for reliability  Consumer Reports calls it the driver’s choice among the three-row family mover crowd  One reason for this is the 2.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine that produces 227 horsepower that is paired with a very smooth 6-speed automatic transmission.

The interior is well done especially on higher trim level models that also offer captain’s chairs instead of bench seats the  CX-9 offers very good fuel economy for a three-row SUV and owners will appreciate the ample safety features that the CX-9 offers.

..one of which is that all models now come standard as all-wheel drive  As for pricing the CX-9 starts at about $37,000 range  Next on our list at 9 comes Subaru’s Crosstrek a vehicle that consumer reports call a “pseudo SUV” because it’s more of a hatchback than an SUV  regardless of whether the Crosstrek should be called an SUV or a hatchback the Crosstrek is rated highly across the board by the group and is their

1 ranked SUV among 14 competitors.  As for reliability the Crosstrek really shines with 5 straight years of superb scores including this year’s score of 85 out of 100 in predicted reliability  As with most Subarus the Crosstrek comes standard as all-wheel drive and is quite popular with outdoor lovers as well as those that live in areas that often experience lots of rain or snow  Unlike most all-wheel drive vehicles the Crosstrek doesn’t suffer from mediocre fuel economy managing an overall 29 miles per gallon by Consumer Reports in their testing.

If superb reliability and standard of all-wheel drive weren’t enough the Crosstrek is sure to appeal to buyers in one other area.

.. price…

the Crosstrek starts in the low $23,000 price range. In the #8 spot, we have another 3-row mid-sized SUV…  the Toyota Highlander with the Consumer Reports predicted reliability score of 86 out of 100.

  The Highlander is a solid choice for SUV buyers as it not only scores well in reliability with nearly  perfect marks for the past 10 years but also scores very high in the road test category as  well as predicted owner satisfaction.

The standard 295 horsepower V-6 engine packs a lot of punch  and delivers a reasonable 22 miles per gallon (9.3 km/L) overall fuel economy in Consumer Reports testing  Overall consumer reports think so highly of the Highlander across the board that it is  their number 2 pick of 14 vehicles in the 3 row mid-sized SUV vehicle class if all of this  sounds like a good deal to you you can pick up a Toyota Highlander at a starting price of around  $36,000 for a base model and a little over $50,000 fully equipped. 

 The next vehicle on our list at #7 comes in from Honda with the Honda Insight  the Insight is a hybrid compact car that is based on the Civic but doesn’t enjoy the high profile  that the Civic enjoys as most people have never heard of the Insight this sedan might just have  it all first you start with the high reliability rating of 87 out of 100. Next you have great fuel  economy that is right up there with the Toyota Prius at 49 miles per gallon (21 km/L) on the highway and  55 (23 km/L) in the city.

Finally there’s Consumer Report surveys that indicate that 70 percent of  Insight owners would definitely buy their vehicle again all of this put together along with a nice  interior and a comfortable ride and it’s easy to understand why the Insight ranks first amongst  8 competitors in the compact car segment pricing for the Insight is pretty reasonable  starting price at about $26,000 dollars and maxing out in the mid $30,000 dollar range  Another Mazda pops up on our list at #6 the Mazda MX-5 Miata with a reliability score of  88 out of 100.

This fun little roadster a vehicle that Consumer Reports calls the “quintessential  modern roadster” is a solid choice for buyers for reasons other than just the high reliability  score in fact it comes in first place among 4 roadsters rated by the group the Miata offers fast  acceleration quick steering and precise handling as well as good fuel economy of 34 miles per  gallon (14.5 km/L) according to Consumer Reports field testing. Converting the Miata from open top or closed  is simple and buyers will enjoy the rare choice of a six-speed transmission or an optional automatic  Although the Miata offers a lot it’s not perfect and is not intended as a daily driver its trunk  size is small, interior noise can be high, and the seats aren’t optimal for long distance driving.  Pricing for the Miata starts at around $28,000 and maxes out at over $40,000  Coming in at #5 is the first and only vehicle to make the list from the Big Three  domestic automakers.

The Cadillac XT-5 with a superb reliability score of 89 out of 100. This luxury compact SUV starts off with a huge advantage… it’s looks.

..it’s clearly an attractive looking SUV  but that comes with a trade-off of not having optimal driver visibility. Nonetheless, add in being highly reliable and very comfortable and it’s obvious why the XT-5 is hard to beat the fit and finish are high end and the interior of the platinum trim level is exquisite Consumer Reports rates the XT-5 so high overall that it managed to secure the 2 spots in their ratings of 34  compact luxury sport utility vehicles.

.only barely being beat out by the Buick Envision.  Fuel economy isn’t amazing at an overall 20 miles per gallon (8.5 km/L) per Consumer Reports field testing.  A base Cadillac XT-5 starts around $44,000 and fully equipped models push $60,000.

Toyota reappears on the list at #4 with their hybrid compact car the Prius  The venerable Prius has now been around for 25 years and never fails to impress with  over 10 years of high scores in nearly every potential trouble spot tracked by Consumer  Reports and receives a genuinely impressive 91 out of 100 for reliability.

Beyond reliability  there’s fuel economy which is stunning at up to 56 miles per gallon (23.8 km/L) in combined fuel efficiency  overall prius owners are a happy bunch with 79 percent of owners indicating they would  definitely purchase their car again which is probably why the Prius manages to snag the  ranking of #2 among 8 compact cars. The Prius starts in around $25,000 and maxed out fully equipped in the mid $30,000 dollar range  At #3 we have the Toyota Prius Prime which may sound like it’s just a  higher end model of the Prius but in reality it’s a different model because it is a plug-in hybrid.  Although both vehicles are highly similar the Prius Prime is unique enough to be evaluated  separately and manages to score 2 points higher in reliability than the regular Prius  with a score of 93 out of 100.

As mentioned the Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid version of the  Prius so it’s both an electric vehicle that can be charged externally and drive up to 25 miles  on electricity in addition it has a traditional gas-powered engine that offers extended range  between the electric battery and gas the Prius Prime has an incredible driving range of up to  640 miles the prius prime starts around twenty eight thousand dollars and tops out in the mid $30,000 range before potential federal tax credits of $4,500  Coming in at #2 we have another electrified vehicle the Kia Niro Electric  which manages to secure a near perfect predicted reliability score of 95 out of 100. Unlike the  Prius Prime the Kia Niro electric is a purely electric hatchback that features a single  201 horsepower electric engine that provides reasonable but certainly not exciting driving  range of up to 239 miles on a full charge.

Drivers are able if they choose to drive with just a  single pedal that acts as both an accelerator and as a brake thanks to a common feature in electric  vehicles called “regenerative braking” that feeds power captured through braking into the battery.  The Kia Niro Electric not only scores high in reliability but actually pulled down the spot on the Consumer Report’s list of electric vehicles. Prices for the Kia Niro electric start at around $40 000 before potential federal tax rebates of up to $7,500 Coming in at with a perfect score of 100 out of 100  we have the three-row midsize luxury SUV the Lexus GX.

The GX is an off-road capable luxury  SUV based on the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado…a vehicle not sold in North America. It features a 4.

6 liter V-8 engine that is paired with a smooth six-speed automatic transmission…  a combination that offers plenty of power while still delivering a quiet enjoyable ride. Drivers will enjoy a commanding view of the road and extremely comfortable seats.

  Overall Consumer Reports ranks the GX #3 in the luxury SUV category.

One downside to the GX, however, is that it is likely to be discontinued in the next couple model years.  Prices for the Lexus GX range from about $57,000 to the $70,000 price range fully equipped. Thanks for watching! We’ll catch you in the next video!

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