Consumer Reports Names the C8 Corvette to the 10 Least Reliable Cars
The 2022 Chevy Corvette has been ranked as one of the 10 least reliable cars on the market today.
According to non-profit consumer organization Consumer Reports, the 2022 Chevy Corvette was given only a reliability score of 13 out of 100.
The lower the number, the less reliable a vehicle is.
The 13 out of 100 score places the 2022 Chevy Corvette in fifth with regard to Consumer Reports’ 10 Least Reliable Cars list, slotting in between the Chevy Silverado in fourth, which scored 11 out of 100, and the Volvo XC90, which scored 17 out of 100.
The least-reliable vehicle in the list was the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE, which scored 5 out of 100.
The Consumer Reports list is based on a “deep dive into the numerous things that can go wrong with a vehicle,” with the organization identifying 17 specific “trouble areas.” These range from smaller issues, like broken trim bits, to bigger issues, like drivetrain repairs.
Each problem is weighted by the severity of the problem, with studied vehicles requiring at least two model years of data to calculate the predicted reliability score.
With regard to the 2022 Chevy Corvette specifically, Consumer Reports identified the engine, transmission, drive system, paint, and trim as potential concern areas.
As a reminder, the 2022 Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray is built atop the mid-engine Y2 platform and is equipped with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, mounted behind the cabin.
Output is rated at 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, all of which is harnesses by an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission from Tremec.
Production takes place at the GM Bowling Green Assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Per Consumer Reports, pricing for the 2022 Chevy Corvette C8 ranges between $60,900 and $79,850, while estimated fuel returns are set at 12 MPG city, 29 MPG highway, and 19 MPG combined.
While owners and other automotive enthusiasts may be thrilled with the new Corvette, Consumer Reports apparently is so sure, labeling the 6.2-liter LT2 engine, the Tremec dual-clutch eight-speed automatic transmission, drive system, paint, and trim as potential problem areas.
“Our surveys take a deep dive into the numerous things that can go wrong with a vehicle,” Consumer Reports explains on its website.
“We study 17 trouble areas, from nuisances such as squeaky brakes and broken interior trim to major bummers, such as out-of-warranty transmission repairs and trouble with four-wheel-drive systems.”
The non-profit organization then weighs the severity of each issue to create a predicted reliability score for each vehicle, with at least two model years of data available, before calculating the score.