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Ford Ranked 22nd In 2023 Consumer Reports Reliability Survey

Ford has struggled through its fair share of quality issues in recent years, an issue that has been reflected on Consumer Reports‘ annual reliability survey as well. In 2021, Ford ranked below average on this particular survey by coming in 18th place among 28 brands, and in 2022, the Blue Oval brand once again ranked 18th among the 24 brands that were part of that annual survey. Now, the 2023 Consumer Reports annual reliability survey has been released, and it’s more of the same for Ford.

This time around, Consumer Reports included 30 brands in its annual reliability survey, and out of that group, Ford ranked 22nd with a score of 40 out of 100 possible points. That ranks it behind Lexus (79), Toyota (76), Mini (71), Acura (70), Honda (70), Subaru (69), Mazda (67), Porsche (66), BMW (64), Kia (61), Hyundai (56), Buick (55), Infiniti (53), Tesla (48), Ram (46), Cadillac (45), Nissan (45), Genesis (44), Audi (43), Chevy (43), and Dodge (42), as well as ahead of Lincoln (38), GMC (36), Volvo (28), Jeep (26), Volkswagen (26), Rivian (24), Mercedes-Benz (23), and Chrysler (18).

CR derives this data using information gathered from its member surveys regarding any issues they’ve had with their vehicles over the past 12 months. This year’s survey contains data from 330,000 member-owned vehicles spanning the 2000-2024 model years, and covers 20 different problem areas such as brakes, interior trim, engines, transmissions, an EV batteries and charging issues. CR then weighs the severity of each problem to create a predicted reliability score between 1 and 100.

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In terms of electrified models, hybrids actually performed admirably by experiencing 26 fewer problems than their ICE counterparts, but the same can’t be said of PHEVs (146 more problems) or EVs, which averaged low-to-mid 40s in terms of reliability rankings. The biggest reported trouble areas for those models pertain to EV drive system motors, charging systems, and batteries, while as is usually the case, vehicles equipped with older technology features proved to be more reliable as well.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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