- The Hawk & Tom Show

November 20, 2019

If you're in the market for a NEW CAR, you might NOT want to buy the hot new model.  Consumer Reports just looked at 400,000 cars sold over the last 20 years, and they found that when brand new models come out, they're not always reliable.

- 45% of new or significantly redesigned models ranked below average when it came to reliability.  Or in other words, the kinks haven't been worked out yet, so the new features they added tend to break or be glitchy.

It also happens when existing models get a big overhaul.  For example, the 2017 Honda Odyssey was rated as very reliable . . . Then Honda revamped the 2018 version, and people had issues with things like the touchscreen GPS system.

- The study found that cars tend to be the most reliable in the FINAL year of their run . . . or an average of five to seven years after they first launched.

The MOST reliable cars in the study included:   Mazda Miata . . . Toyota Prius . . . Lexus GX . . . Toyota 4Runner . . . and Hyundai Kona.

The LEAST reliable list includes:   Chevy Colorado . . . Volkswagen Atlas . . . Acura MDX . . . Jeep Wrangler . . . Tesla Model X . . . and Chrysler Pacifica



(Consumer Reports / Fox News)