The American edition of Consumer Reports has published an annual list of the most reliable cars of 2022 in various segments. This time they included 17 models of Audi, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, and others. Seven cars that were listed in the rating earlier dropped out of it due to customer complaints. One of them turned out to be the Ford Mustang Mach-E — the only electric car, the purchase of which Consumer Reports can no longer recommend.
Consumer Reports experts form a rating based on questionnaires filled out by car owners. They are interviewed about the problems they have encountered over the past year, and depending on their number and severity, they award points to models.
Mustang Mach-E this time did not have enough points to get into the list. The owners complained about failures of a number of systems: from the hanging display of the multimedia system to battery failure. Another serious issue that Ford had to stop selling in the summer was battery overheating and a sharp loss of power. Last year it turned out that the windshields were incorrectly fixed on the crossovers, and the panoramic hatches were not sealed.
Ford promises to solve problems with electronics and batteries with a new version of the software, which can be updated in Mach-E “by air”.
Consumer Reports recommended 17 cars: Audi Q3, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Escape Hybrid, Genesis G80, Genesis GV70, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid, Kia Seltos, Kia Sorento Hybrid, Kia Soul, Lincoln Corsair, Lincoln Nautilus, Mini Cooper, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Ascent and Volvo S60.