Friday, October 19, 2007

Consumer Reports' top five reliable family cars list includes two hybrids, Prius at #1

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Two of the five most reliable family cars in the U.S. are hybrids, according to the readers surveyed by Consumer Reports in the non-profit magazine's latest reliability survey. At the number one spot we find the Toyota Prius, and coming in at number 4 is the Toyota Camry Hybrid (note: in the CBC article that mentions this list, the Camry entry includes an asterisk that is then not identified anywhere on the page, so go figure). The other cars in the top five are Honda Accord (#2), Hyundai Sonata, 4-cyl. (#3), and Ford Fusion (#5).

Consumer Reports says that, overall, Ford has gotten better with its vehicle reliability recently, while Toyota has slipped. Toyota still dominated the ratings, though, with 17 of the top 39 most-reliable vehicles. CR's four least reliable vehicles are listed after the jump.

[Source: CBC News via Green Car Congress]
Consumer Reports least reliable family cars
  1. Chevrolet Impala V8
  2. Volkswagen Passat
  3. Pontiac G6
  4. Volvo S40/V50


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