Reputable Consumer Reports, known for their research on the reliability of modern cars, name problem vehicles with high levels of engine and transmission wear. And this is one of the most expensive car repairs.
To determine the models that have the greatest chances of a defect in the power units, the analysts of the publication carefully studied their studies of previous years.
It turns out that a number of cars (the same age and the same mileage) get the same damage. Thus, the publication highlights 10 machines that, in the absence of regular and high-quality maintenance, are most at risk of engine overhaul.
10. GMC Acadia (2010)
The 2010 crossover should work properly (without damaging the powertrain) between 170 and 000 km. The best option is Toyota Highlander, released between 2008 and 2010.
9. Buick Lucerne (2006)
A little-known sedan outside of North America with an average engine travel of 186 to 000 km. If a person comes across a similar car, it is better to go around it and choose Toyota Avalon (230-000) or Lexus GS 2004.
8. Acura MDX (2003)
One of the most durable crossovers on the market, and its engine life is quite serious - 300 km. Then serious problems arise. The Lexus RX (000-2003) can be considered an alternative.
7. Cadillac SRX (2010)
The representative of the American brand finds a place on this list with the SRX crossover, which is said to be able to cover 205 km. After that, overhaul is most often required. That's why the customer is better off focusing on the 000 Lexus RX.
6. Jeep Wrangler (2006)
In this case, the version of the SUV with a 2,4-liter petrol engine is indicated. It is a relatively strong unit, with problems appearing after 240 km. The best choice in this case is the Toyota 000Rinner from 4-2004.
5. Chevrolet Equinox / GMC Terrain (2010)
Crossovers continue to be hugely popular, both with newer models and in the aftermarket. In the compact crossover Chevrolet and GMC, the engine travels between 136 and 000 km.
Better alternatives are Toyota RAV4 (2008-2010) or Honda CR-V from the same period.
4. MINI Cooper / Clubman (2008)
In this case, we are talking about both the standard model and the Clubman station wagon. The service life of the engines of both cars ranges from 196 to 000 kilometers. Consumer Reports recommends choosing Mazda210 over MINI.
3. Chrysler PT Cruiser (2001)
One of the most exotic cars on the market, which was previously available in Europe, was among the top three models with problematic internal combustion engines (if you do not follow the service regulations). In 2001 hatchbacks, the engine is most often sold with a range of 164 to 000 km. The much more practical Toyota Matrix is mentioned as an alternative.
2. Ford F-350 (2008)
With this pickup truck, the engine (6,4-liter diesel) can start causing problems before it even reaches 100 km. Nevertheless, its resource is 000 km, which must be covered without any defects. However, the model has no alternative, since most of its competitors have a similar situation.
1. Audi A4 (2009-2010)
Topping the list is the 4-liter turbocharged Audi A2,0, which has serious mileage problems ranging from 170 to 000 km. According to the publication, Lexus ES vehicles or Infiniti Gs released during the same period are offered as relatively reliable alternatives.