The 27th update of TrueDelta’s car reliability stats was recently posted to the public site. This update covers the year ending March 31, 2013. Other sources are nearly a year behind.
Models for which very few repairs have been reported:
2012 — Honda CR-V, Honda Fit, Kia Soul, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Subaru Forester, Toyota Prius, Toyota Prius c
2011 — Honda Civic, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-9, Nissan LEAF
2010 — Lexus RX
Once again we have very few “sad faces” (out of a total of over 400 results):
2013 — Ford Escape (mostly fit and finish issues)
2012 — FIAT 500 (common problems with oil leaks, Bluetooth module, and intermediate steering shaft)
2011 — MINI Cooper (common problems with the thermostat and coolant temp sensor)
2010 — Hyundai Genesis sedan, Jaguar XF, Mercedes-Benz GLK
Few repairs were also reported for the all-new 2013 Honda Accord and updated 2013 Audi A4 and allroad. Among other new 2013s, the Mazda CX-5 and Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ remain in the “yellow zone” thanks to some common minor problems.
We fell just short of the minimum sample size with a few new-for-2013 models. Only one of the 25 owners responding for the new Ford Fusion reported any repairs, but that one reported multiple repairs, yielding a moderate repair frequency. With the next update this stat will likely improve. The C-MAX isn’t doing as well, with a stat at the high (not good) end of the moderate range. The new Nissan Pathfinder / Infiniti JX35, Acura RDX, and Nissan Altima are all moderate as well, with the last possibly suffering from a few common glitches. Our preliminary stat for the Dodge Dart is the best for this bunch, and just inside the low range. (Then again, the FIAT 500 had a good start that was not sustained.)
To view the stats for a model, and the specific repairs behind the stats: