Ranked by the number of problems reported by owners
Considering how big an investment it is to actually go out and buy a brand-new car, most buyers probably assume they are going to have a relatively trouble-free few years, at the very least, of ownership. Sadly, that's not always the case.
According to Consumer Reports, not all cars are as reliable as they should be. The magazine's Auto Reliability Survey compiled responses from the owners of hundreds of thousands of vehicles. Click here for more information from Consumer Reports, but first, scroll through the slideshow above to see the vehicles that were singled out as being unreliable, in descending order.
Last updated October, 2018
Honda OdysseyThe Honda Odyssey is a very nice minivan, with lots of space inside and some clever engineering to maximize room for either cargo or passengers. But, according to Consumer Reports, owners report problems with the Odyssey's in-car electronics, power equipment, and body hardware.
Honda Odyssey Information
Volkswagen AtlasThe Volkswagen Atlas is one of the roomiest vehicles in its class of three-row crossovers. If you really need a lot of space for people and their stuff, it's a pretty good option. But owners report problems with the Atlas, the most troubling of which are with its transmission. Other sore spots include its climate system along with various noises and leaks.
Volkswagen Atlas Information
Buick EnclaveThe Buick Enclave was completely redesigned for 2018, and it's a very attractive luxury crossover. Owners who responded to Consumer Reports' annual survey, however, say that they have experienced minor problems with the Enclave's nine-speed automatic transmission, its climate system, and its emissions system.
Buick Enclave Information
Chevy Silverado HD
We're surprised to see the Chevy Silverado HD on this list. Fullsize pickup trucks tend to be very durable vehicles, but owners have had major engine problems, says Consumer Reports. Less troubling but still irksome are issues with noises and leaks along with the truck's in-car electronics package.
It's worth noting that this rating applies to both the Silverado 2500 and its twin, the GMC Sierra 2500.