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The most and least reliable cars in 2018, according to Consumer Reports

Looking to maximize (or, if you're weird, minimize) your dollar? These cars are your best (or worst) bets, according to CR.

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Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
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Most reliable: Lexus GX

CR called out Lexus' second-largest SUV for its quietness and off-road capability.

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Most reliable: Lexus NX

CR praised the NX's nimble character and the hybrid's excellent fuel economy.

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Most reliable: Honda Fit

The Fit is an absolute riot to drive, and its magical second row makes storing big things inside this small hatch surprisingly easy.

2019 Kia Sedona
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Most reliable: Kia Sedona

Kia refreshed the Sedona for 2019, taking a good minivan and making it even better.

2019 Mazda MX-5 Grand Touring
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Most reliable: Mazda MX-5 Miata

The MX-5 also got an update in 2019, adding power and features for every trim.

2019 Toyota Corolla
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Most reliable: Toyota Corolla

It wouldn't be a list of vehicle reliability without the ubiquitous Toyota Corolla.

2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
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Most reliable: Toyota Highlander

Toyota's reliability isn't relegated to its sedans and hatchbacks. 

2016 Toyota Prius four
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Most reliable: Toyota Prius

Toyota's long-time hybrid is still a good one, with some excellent fuel economy and those head-turning looks.

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Most reliable: Toyota Prius C

The Prius C didn't get hit with the ugly stick like its bigger brother did, still rocking a variant of the last-generation Prius' design language.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime
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Most reliable: Toyota Prius Prime

The Prius Prime boasts a massive vertical touchscreen and the electric-only range expected of a plug-in hybrid.

2018 Buick Enclave
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Least reliable: Buick Enclave

Consumer Reports says to watch out for the transmission and climate system on this one.

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Least reliable: Cadillac ATS

CR says Cadillac's smallest coupe (or sedan) has issues in its transmission and fuel-system departments.

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Least reliable: Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

CR found problems with the 2500HD's engine, in addition to its telematics.

2019 Chevrolet Traverse
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Least reliable: Chevrolet Traverse

Here, CR says to watch out for the transmission and the in-car electronics.

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell
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Least reliable: Honda Clarity

Consumer Reports says Honda's first electrified-only model might have issues with the climate control and "body hardware."

2019 Honda Odyssey
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Least reliable: Honda Odyssey

CR dinged the Odyssey for potential issues with its in-car electronics and, again, "body hardware."

2017 Kia Cadenza
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Least reliable: Kia Cadenza

Kia's oft-forgotten large sedan may have issues with the climate control and fuel system, CR reports.

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Least reliable: Ram 3500

CR notes that Ram's heavy-duty pickup might have problems with its steering, suspension and engine cooling.

2017 Tesla Model X
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Least reliable: Tesla Model X

CR and many owners have pointed out issues with the Model X's electronics, as well as its unique rear doors.

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Least reliable: Volkswagen Atlas

CR knocked the Atlas down a peg for its climate system, transmission and various noises and leaks.

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