The most reliable Dodge car shouldn't be a surprise.
The top ten of Consumer Reports' most reliable car ranking is a desirable place for automakers to be. This year, Dodge entered the top ten for the first time and is the only representative of the Detroit Big Three in the list. Ford is languishing just below Lincoln in 16th place with the Ford F-150 as its least reliable model, while Chevrolet is way down in 25th spot with the Tahoe being its most reliable model.
As for Dodge, the least reliable model, according to Consumer Reports surveys, is the Durango, and its most reliable model is the Challenger.
Dodge climbed thirteen spots to reach number eight on the list, helping its parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), achieve the most significant gains overall. Dodge's improvements are likely down to a lack of new models and showing that new isn't always best for the consumer.
Consumer Reports is also reporting that the Tesla Model 3 and Model S have regained a Consumer Reports recommendation due to an increase in reliability. "The Tesla Model 3 struggled last year as the company made frequent design changes and ramped up production to meet demand," says Jake Fisher, senior director of auto testing at Consumer Reports. "But as the production stabilized, we have seen improvements to the reliability."
As for the rest of the top ten, Lexus sits in the top spot and is followed by Mazda and then Toyota. Porsche jumped up five spots to number four and is followed by Genesis, Hyundai, Subaru, and then Dodge. Hanging in the top ten after that is Kia and Mini.
The steepest declines in reliability come from Acura and Volkswagen. For Volkswagen, the Atlas and Tiguan have been suffering the most problems while the TLX is the thorn in Acura's side. The most significant improvements come from Porsche and Mini, who jumped up five spots each, along with Infiniti and Tesla climbing four places.