5 Popular Cars to Avoid, And What to Buy Instead | Consumer Reports

5 Popular Cars To Avoid, And What To Buy Instead | Consumer Reports 1

Skip high-selling models with low scores or reliability ratings, and consider these five alternative models that are recommended by Consumer Reports.

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38 Comments on "5 Popular Cars to Avoid, And What to Buy Instead | Consumer Reports"

  1. Yeah, avoid a Toyota if you don’t want a reliable vehicle lol

    • Prokelley1992 | May 25, 2022 at 1:53 PM | Reply

      My 2005 Camry and 2016 Corolla were both money pits. And the CVT in the Corolla was awful. It never put a smile on my face for the 3.5 years I owned it.

    • Chezzyperson 33 | May 25, 2022 at 5:50 PM | Reply

      @Prokelley1992 Never heard of someone every saying that about them

  2. Can you tell us the reasons why we should avoid the Toyota Corolla??

    • William Jaskoski | May 25, 2022 at 5:46 PM | Reply

      I’ve had Subarus in the past (1982 GL FWD and a 2008 Outback) but chose a Toyota Corolla hatchback to replace the Outback. I wanted to avoid the Jatco CVT that Subaru uses and in my experience the AWD system costs more to maintain than a conventional FWD. Besides the Corolla Hatchback was readily available with a manual transmission. Yes, I am limited when I make a COSTCO run, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

    • William Jaskoski | May 25, 2022 at 5:48 PM | Reply

      @Chezzyperson 33 Especially if you get the 6 speed manual.

    • Chezzyperson 33 | May 25, 2022 at 5:49 PM | Reply

      @M Mendoza hatchbacks are more roomier

    • Chezzyperson 33 | May 25, 2022 at 5:49 PM | Reply

      @Kip Slayback cause they thinks there’s a massive CVT issue that will require a placement but if that’s true Toyota should’ve fixed it already

    • Kip Slayback | May 25, 2022 at 6:58 PM | Reply

      @Chezzyperson 33 won’t effect me, I drive a 6spd manual.

  3. Don’t get one of the most reliable cars ever built and buy a Chevy blazer…. Huh??

  4. Ruben Torres | May 25, 2022 at 2:05 PM | Reply

    Any Toyota will outlast any Chevy.

  5. Why would you avoid the Corolla Hatch? That makes zero sense.

  6. Zk Motivation | May 25, 2022 at 2:25 PM | Reply

    ”If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.” – Bear Bryant

  7. CONSUMER REPORT SOLD ITSELF, TELLING THESE ATROCITIES. SHAMEFUL

  8. Mark Dumagpi | May 25, 2022 at 2:35 PM | Reply

    Also, avoid the newer, 2013 to 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport with any four-cylinder engine and the older, 2003 to 2006 Kia Sorento with any V6 engine and buy an older, 2008 or 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander with the 3 L V6 engine or a newer, 2021 Nissan Rogue with the 2.5 L four-cylinder engine instead. Thank you very much and good luck on your vehicle purchase.

  9. Harold Santos | May 25, 2022 at 2:36 PM | Reply

    How in the world you’re going to skip a toyota 4runner to get a chevy blazer instead 🤣

  10. A Chevy over a Toyota? Hell NO!!

  11. Gerardo Alvarez | May 25, 2022 at 2:39 PM | Reply

    Literally every recommended car you pushed was about “reliability.” How can you recommend a Blazer over a Toyota??

  12. They really recommended a Blazer over a 4Runner. That’s all I needed to know.

    • You’re saying a turbo three cylinder in an overweight vehicle produced by an American manufacturer doesn’t get your blood pumping?

    • @David Weber The Blazer comes with a turbo 4 cylinder or a NA 6 cylinder. Not that that makes the Blazer compete with the 4Runner. You’re thinking of the smaller Trailblazer with the 3 cylinder.

    • @Gregarproto Ah, yes, got vehicles confused. Both are garbage in any case, lol.

    • Chezzyperson 33 | May 25, 2022 at 3:38 PM | Reply

      The 4Runner’s ride is rough but just choose a Venza for the long term

  13. Pete Galindez | May 25, 2022 at 2:53 PM | Reply

    Wow…not a single EV or PHEV recommended? Really? The RAV4 Prime beats pretty much any 2 row CUV out there in any category, especially for commuting. And have you driven the Subaru Impreza? Needs to come with a can of Red Bull to keep you awake. The Corolla is TONS more fun to drive…

  14. Michael Trinidad | May 25, 2022 at 2:54 PM | Reply

    Consumer Reports is losing their credibility. I think I’m going to take advice from highly experienced mechanics that has worked on many vehicles throughout the years. They have valuable insight

  15. jose martinez | May 25, 2022 at 2:59 PM | Reply

    Although powerful, the crossover has given a lot of issues to its owners in the current generation. Of all the model years, the 2020 Chevy Blazer has been the most troublesome. It had constant issues popping up with the electrical system and the powertrain.

  16. I would much sooner buy the Corolla over the Impreza! The latter is a decent buy only if you need AWD, but otherwise the Corolla is better in almost every other aspect, unless you’re talking interior space which is obviously less in the Corolla hatchback (but not the sedan). My next car will be a Corolla Hatch, which I prefer to the sedan since I don’t need the extra space and it’s the only Corolla made in Japan!

  17. Most of these recommendations outside of the suvs only make sense (marginally) if you are leasing.

  18. Most of these recommendations outside of the suvs only make sense (marginally) if you are leasing.

  19. Chezzyperson 33 | May 25, 2022 at 5:41 PM | Reply

    The Corolla’s hatchback’s aisin CVT is much more well received with physical first gear and has been way less problematic than Subaru which is know to be the 2nd most problematic CVT just behind Jatco by Nissan so CR should focus on long term rather than initial reliability cause that’s how they say Blazer is reliable

  20. Kasun Meegahapola | May 25, 2022 at 6:10 PM | Reply

    I wonder why CR said Offroad ready Toyota 4Runner and showed the onroad ready 4Runner Limited? Both Limited and TRD Sport are on-road ready 4Runners while SR5,TRD ORP, TRD Pro trims are the more offroad focus 4Runners. 4Runner is a big line up you have 3 different suspension, 2 different sway bar systems, 3 different 4wd systems, 3 different interior materials, wheels, tires, different camera systems, different seating (2row , 3row), etc the list goes on an on. IMO CR got that one wrong.

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