Tuesday, January 31, 2023
News A Dozen Vehicles Lose Their Consumer Reports’ Recommendation

A Dozen Vehicles Lose Their Consumer Reports’ Recommendation

Losing the Consumer Reports’ recommended status can be huge a blow


  • Reliability issues caused them to be dropped from the “good” list.

  • The Toyota Corolla HB got demoted.

  • In other news, 22 get promoted to the recommended list.


Likewise, earning it certainly has its ups. The timing for this announcement is not unusual. In fact, we are currently in the middle of awards’ season and of the hundreds handed out every year, landing on Consumer Reports’ recommended list, as an automaker, is good as gold, or is it lithium now?

2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave | Photo: Olivier Delorme

The impact of being dropped from the list is equally striking. This is what’s happened to 12 vehicles recently. Based on Consumer Reports’ reliability data accumulated via online surveys to their members, this “dirty dozen” have lost their titles because of their below- or well-below-average reliability.

The twelve are the following: Chevrolet Bolt, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Kona EV, Kia Sorento, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Nissan Rogue, Toyota Corolla Hatchback, Volvo S60, Buick Enclave, Ford Mustang, and Jeep Gladiator.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Photo: Olivier Delorme

The recommended list now includes 22 new vehicles. Based on improved reliability according to the survey, these vehicles have earned one of the highest most relevant awards. And they are the following:

Acura MDX, Acura RDX, Acura TLX, Audi Q7, BMW X3, Chevrolet Blazer, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Bronco Sport, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Ford Ranger, Genesis G70, Honda Odyssey, Honda Passport, Infiniti QX50, Kia Niro EV, Nissan Rogue Sport, Ram 1500, Volkswagen Atlas, Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, Volkswagen Jetta, and Volvo XC60.

2021 Volkswagen Atlas | Photo: Volkswagen

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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