Top 10 Most Reliable American Cars List Dominated by GM: Consumer Reports

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

In the battle of the ‘big three’, General Motors is proving to have the most reliable vehicles.

In Consumer Reports‘ latest predicted reliability results from its annual Auto Survey, the most reliable American-made cars were ranked in 10 different segments, with General Motors’ vehicles taking top honors in seven segments.

Chevrolet was represented in multiple categories, with its Sonic model being ranked as America’s most reliable small car. The Volt was the winner in the fuel-efficient hatchbacks category, while the Traverse gets the nod in the large SUV class. In the midsized SUVs segment, the Chevrolet Equinox was ranked most reliable (along with the GMC Terrain), and the Chevrolet Avalanche is considered the most reliable truck made in America.

In the luxury SUV class, the Buick Enclave was ranked most reliable, while the Cadillac CTS scored big for the compact sport sedan class. Representing Chrysler was its 300 model in the upscale cars category, and Ford had its sole winner in the sporty cars category with its Mustang V6.

“We’re often asked how the domestics’ reliability stacks up, especially with some people wanting to specifically buy American,” Consumer Reports said in a statement. “The results show that there are some very reliable U.S.-branded models, but they also remind of potential risks with buying first-year models.”

Watch a video below from Consumer Reports on the most reliable American cars.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Hayes61455 Hayes61455 on Dec 22, 2012

    Very funny; maybe you want to do an article ranking the efficiency of various automatic weapons.

  • Disgusted Disgusted on Dec 03, 2013

    You people are so ignorant and UN-AMERICAN! Where do you think all the money goes when someone buys an import? Not to America. How about showing some American pride and actually supporting American companies. Whats sad is how people from other countries stand by thier own kind, while the so-called American's clamor for imported goods. We are already almost a country of consumers. Might as well seal our fate completely. Way to go "America"

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    • Christian Cerna Christian Cerna on Apr 09, 2016

      America can survive on its own. Just look at how it used to be in the 1950's-1970's. Practically everything was made here. It was only in the past few decades that manufacturing moved overseas. And only because of greed. Corporations trying to squeeze out every penny so that they can please their shareholders.