Browsing CR to see what the latest reliability results are for some of the cars I"m interested in, sometimes giving the ratings as a numeric value 1= much worse than average; 3 = average; 5 = much better than average.
Tesla Model 3: 2022 rating gets a 4 (above average) for the first time after years at average. Nice! Predicted reliability is still average for the 2023, but we can hope the above average becomes a trend. The Model 3 earns a ‘Recommended’ check mark.
Tesla Model Y: 2020 - 2, 2021 - 2, 2022 - 3 Predicted 2023- 2. Model Y earns an ‘Average’ for the first time in 2022. Yay! Hope that continues and improves.
Toyota RAV4 Prime: 2021 - 3, 2022 - 4, Predicted 2023 - 3. Toyota is always at or near the top of reliability ratings, so them earning an Average for 2021 and Predicted for the RAV4 Prime is not great, but it was a new model, so hopefully they’ll pull that up rapidly.
Prius Prime: recent years and 2023 predicted are all Above Average.
Prius regular hybrid: straight 5s ever since 2012 and of course that’s predicted for 2023.
There is a Prius and Prius Prime redesign hitting in 2023 with a big improvement in looks and acceleration. The Prime will supposedly hit 0-60mph in 6.6 sec while the standard Prius clocking 7.2 seconds while sipping fuel for 57 mpg (not achieving both at the same time, lol) 2023 Toyota Prius and Prius Prime Preview - Consumer Reports
Chevrolet Bolt: 2020 - 1, 2021 - 1, 2022 - 2, Predicted - 1. The Bolt used to rate Average, but that has sadly tanked. I guess I’ll have to take it off my potential buy list.
Kia EV6: Mentioned in the CNBC article as the highest rated EV, they came out of the gate with 5, much better than average reliability for the inaugural 2022 model. Very cool looking car, performs well, rated highly across the board on other aspects as well by CR. Car and Driver also loves it. Unfortunately it’s pricey and doesn’t qualify for tax credits.
Okay, enough for now. Hope some of y’all found that interesting.