Consumer Reports’ 2024 Cars Reliability Results

Consumer Reports’ 2024 Cars Reliability Results 1

Consumer Reports' 2024 Cars Reliability survey reveals important findings on hybrids, EVs, and which brands make the best vehicles. We asked CR members about issues they’ve had with their vehicles over the last 12 months. This year, we compiled responses on more than 330,000 vehicles and combined those findings with 10-years of reliability data to calculate predicted reliability ratings for almost every new vehicle on the market.

10 Least Reliable Cars:

10 Most Reliable Cars:

Who Makes the Most Reliable Cars?:

7 Cars and SUVs Lose Consumer Reports' Recommendation Due to Reliability Issues:

35 Comments on "Consumer Reports’ 2024 Cars Reliability Results"

  1. @TheNortheastAl | November 29, 2023 at 10:06 AM |

    Thanks CR for reporting the truth. I just resubscribed a few minutes ago. Honest testing of consumer products is very important, especially in this economy.

  2. Give me a gas powered car over an EV. EVs are for people that can waste money or don’t care about reliability.

    • As an BMW EV owner for 7 years and a Tesla owner for 2 years I also indorse everyone staying far far FAR away from them!!

    • I saved more money on a brand new Tesla than I did with my 2015 bmw 5 series. Never spent a dime on maintenance (other than tires and windshield fluid), didn’t have to pay for gas and my electric bill only went up about $20 a month. Cut the bs lol

    • Some would say that Gas powered vehicles are for those who don’t care about the environment they are leaving for their children.

    • Are you a provocateur or just scared to death of change?

    • @hondajohn6948 | November 29, 2023 at 2:25 PM |

      @@CYCLEGAMER1 the okder model s teslas were great the new mass produced teslas are junk unfortunately!

  3. @user-vw3yr2rt8z | November 29, 2023 at 10:28 AM |

    Degen oil propaganda

  4. Still hearing EV more reliable, that’s a hype!!

    • If you are talking about Tesla, it’s not hype. Teslas are the best electric cars on the market period.

    • The engine is a lot more reliable, that’s usually what people mean and reflects on much lower yearly maintenance costs.
      Everybody heard about Tesla’s basic mistakes in early stages, like rear bumpers being ripped off when driving in deep water (which by the way happens to Lamborghinis as well, they just didn’t think anyone would drive them in deep water).

  5. 🖐 There is a reason why dealers are sitting on huge inventories of EVs that aren’t selling (including Teslas, who have had 6 price drops in 2023 alone!). EVs were brought to market before the technology, battery range etc, was ready. We rented a EV and it was a pain in the butt from start to finish! 🖐🔥🔥🔥

    • That’s a lie…Teslas are some of the highest selling vehicles on the market. If they are sitting in a car lot it’s because the DEALER is trying to sell the car for much more than if a person just bought it directly from Tesla. Dealers are the “middle man” who are trying to make profit. Direct sales to consumer is the new way!

    • @@CYCLEGAMER1Better than ICE?

      Teslas are being heavily discounted so they benefit from the 7500 federal EV credit. There are also state and local credits that your ICE vehicle doesn’t receive today.

    • @@JTR253 What is your point? I’m saying they are selling very well and that is is fact

  6. I’m a fan of EV’s, but I’m also a fan of the truth. I want objective reliable data. Thanks CR!

  7. I call BS. I have had ZERO issues with anything EV unique over four different vehicles since 2011.

    • You: Sample size of 4 vehicles
      Consumer Reports: Sample size of 330,000 vehicles.
      Yeah I’m gonna go with CR on this one bud.

    • @wesfields9322 | November 29, 2023 at 12:40 PM |

      Now we know you lying because first, anything lexus and toyota is runaway reliable brand according to every reputable mechanic and 2nd, ive to hear any owner of these cars spew the “zero issue” b.s like you just did 😂

  8. Lease your EV and wait for NACS if you are getting a non-Tesla.

  9. Lemme get this straight, manufacturers are building EVs that have more problems than ICE vehicles despite having %30 less parts than ICE vehicles. How is that even possible?

  10. My guess is non-tesla EVs are so new that many owners don’t know how to treat them or deal with them rather than reliability issues. I had a Tesla M3 performance and the build quality was terrible. Bits of the car would fall off & there is no one to talk to, just an app. I don’t think gas cars will go away anytime soon but EVs are inherently better in many ways & they just need to come down in cost (mostly battery tech) and CR is right about manufacturers need time to figure it out. I would have gotten a Lexus but Toyota is reluctantly beginning to get in to EVs. So I got the Genesis GV60, Hyundai’s Lexus and it’s been great. I was trained about how to own an EV by having a Tesla.

  11. our prius prime was pretty solid just needed a battery 12v replaced within 2 yrs we’ve owned two of them over 5 yrs would buy again

  12. Given that most EVs are new models, it is not surprising that as a group they would have lower than average reliability. CR has pointed that is true for all vehicles regardless of the power train used. Pickup trucks as a group also have lower reliability ratings but people keep buying them. Our EV has been trouble free for two years but that’s just one data point.

    • @dontbanmebrodontbanme5403 | November 29, 2023 at 4:09 PM |

      To add to what you said, manufacturers have just started making ICE cars. Even Tesla has only been making them for 15 years. No surprise that a company like Ford, who literally invented the assembly line, would create more reliable ICE cars. Let’s see what the numbers look like in 10 years. And yeah, my 2023 Tesla MYLR hasn’t had a single issue since I’ve bought it, but as you mentioned, that’s just one data point.

  13. @marchanson7901 | November 29, 2023 at 12:42 PM |

    it’s still relatively early for the EVs, but hybrids have been around since before tesla, not to mention the prices of some of the EVs that i’ve looked at are too high, but in the future competition and quality/reliability will take hold

  14. @nickolastiguan | November 29, 2023 at 12:45 PM |

    I will stick with my hybrid for now

  15. To understand how much EV’s reliability is problem, saying that EV’s experience 79% more problems than gas-powered cars is far from enough.

    I own an hybrid (not plugin) car that is 15 years old and only had one problem, with the front windows’ elevators. The battery was replaced after 8 years at no cost.
    If I change to an EV and have less than double those problems (79% more), it’s still a good result.
    Also, the severity of the problems is important. The windows’ elevators did not leave me stranded on the road.

  16. @billyrock8305 | November 29, 2023 at 1:19 PM |

    Toyota Hybrid #1 option 💯 ✅

    RAV4 Hybrid- Topgun 🌎 🌳
    Camry Hybrid- Topgun 🌎 🌳

  17. Plug-in hybrids from Toyota are top notch. No issues at all on my 2020 Prius Prime over 3 years of driving. My 2022 Model 3 RWD has been trouble free since purchase.

    • @dontbanmebrodontbanme5403 | November 29, 2023 at 4:07 PM |

      Same with my 2023 Model YLR. Not a single problem. The results are not surprising, however. A lot of manufacturers just started making EVs, some putting out their first model just this year. ICE cars have been around well over 100 years. It’s no shock that the know how to build ICE cars better.

  18. @Buc_Stops_Here | November 29, 2023 at 1:31 PM |

    That is a change. Originally, CR was saying that EVs were most reliable because they were simpler machines with fewer moving parts. Now with longer term data they have figured out that EV cars are actually not that reliable. Tesla is mid-range on reliability, the best EV maker around and still not that great. Toyota, Honda, Mazda – those brands hybrid and gas engines are far more reliable for now.

  19. @hereigoagain5050 | November 29, 2023 at 2:36 PM |

    Tesla looks more attractive all the time. Too bad about that pesky Elon problem. Can someone buy him mittens so he can’t text?

  20. @dontbanmebrodontbanme5403 | November 29, 2023 at 4:05 PM |

    This isn’t surprising. Most legacy automakers just started making EVs. Tesla has been making them for 15 years. Not a shock that Teslas EVs are reliable and everyone else has a lot of work to do. I don’t think people should then throw the baby out with the bathwater. At the end of the day, once manufacturers learn more about EV tech, these numbers will change and EVs will show to be more reliable. Remember, ICE cars have been around well over 100 years!

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