And Consumer Reports is perhaps the one publication that’s always on the lookout for your best interests. It’s not just a clever name. Every year CR releases its Annual Auto Survey, a collection of data consisting of the year’s new cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers. All major makes and models are put through rigorous testing and the results are sometimes a bit surprising. Then again, perhaps not.
CR has released the new list consisting of the 10 lowest-rated models for reliability. Compared to recommended cars, these cars have a calculated reliability score of at least 125-percent lower. Issues ranged from poor crash test results to squeaks and rattles. The list is ranked starting from the worst score (percent below average):