7 SUVs Lost Their Consumer Reports Recommended Label

Every year, Consumer Reports compiles a list of the most recommended vehicles and those that aren’t exactly up to snuff. To get a Consumer Reports-recommended badge is not only a mark of honor, it helps sell cars. Consumers look to the non-profit organization to help wade through all of the safety, reliability, and comfort information out there. This year, seven SUVs have lost their Consumer Reports Recommended label, and that’s too bad, as people are sure to miss the Consumer Reports Recommended status on these popular SUV models.

A dark gray 2022 Kia Sorento driving on a gravel road.
2022 Kia Sorento | Kia

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Even though the 2022 Buick Enclave performed well in Consumer Reports‘ tests, it still lost its Consumer Reports Recommended status. That’s because its reliability is below average. Consumer Reports sends out surveys to help measure a SUV’s reliability, and many Enclave owners responded that they had transmission issues, as well as problems with the drive system, brakes, and the climate system.

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Thanks to its 2021 reliability rating, which is a 1/5, the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt lost its Recommended status for 2022. The climate system in the 2021 Chevy Bolt was a big problem, and body integrity didn’t fare well either. People also reported issues with the drive system, electric system, and major engine problems. Consumer Reports noted that “Bolt owners also reported that the infotainment display screen would freeze or go blank, making it impossible to use the radio, backup camera, or climate controls.”

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The 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric‘s affordability makes it a tempting buy, yet this year it loses its Consumer Reports Recommended status. The Hyundai Kona has been reported to have motor issues with its electrical drive system. It also has regenerative braking problems. Kona Electric owners have also reported having to replace the Hyundai Kona Electric’s battery packs.

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe has transmission problems

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The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe may be one of the most popular SUV models, but Consumer Reports stopped recommending it. That’s because of its transmission problems. In addition to having transmission problems, Santa Fe owners have reported having to replace the transmission computer. Paint and trim problems are rife in the Hyundai Santa Fe.

The 2022 Kia Sorento isn’t recommended by Consumer Reports

Like the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2022 Kia Sorento is no longer recommended. That’s because of its transmission problems. Some 2021 Kia Sorento owners had to have their dual-clutch automatic transmissions replaced, while others said that it was “rough and clunky.”

The 2022 Nissan Rogue suffers from fuel pump problems

The 2022 Nissan Rogue has some serious fuel pump problems. Emissions problems plague the 2021 Nissan Rogue. This has led to the 2022 Nissan Rogue losing its Consumer Reports Recommended badge. Other contributed to the loss include in-car electronics issues and a problematic infotainment screen.

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