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Mopar avoids CR “worst ten”

by David Zatz on

Although Allpar has criticized the Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings for various reasons, it is always good to not have any cars on their “worst ten” list.  This is the list of the ten “least reliable” new cars, based on their survey of the last three model years (assuming no redesign in that time); cars with an asterisk are based on a single model year.

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This year, Ford dominated the list; of particular interest to Chrysler would be the #8 and #10 entries, Ford Explorer, which goes up directly against Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango in the market, and Ford Taurus (turbo), which competes directly against the Dodge Charger police car.

Other than Ford, which has literally half the spots on the list, the only domestic car represented is the Cadillac XTS, in its first model year.

The list released by Consumer Reports is:

1. Ford C-MAX Energi (Plug-in Hybrid)*
2. Ford Escape (1.6L Ecoboost)*
3. Mini Cooper Countryman
4. Ford C-Max Hybrid
5. Nissan Pathfinder*
6. Volkswagen Beetle
7. Cadillac XTS*
8. Ford Explorer (V6, 4WD)
9. Hyundai Genesis Coupe*
10. Ford Taurus (turbo)*

Thank, Curtis Redgap.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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