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Chevrolet is a famous American car brand well-known for a variety of vehicles, such as its classic muscle cars and its popular pickup trucks. Overall though, American car shoppers don’t usually buy a Chevy for its reliability, though Chevy shoppers who do want reliability may expect it from their trucks. In reality, though, the most reliable Chevy model right now isn’t a truck or an SUV, and it’s actually a model few would expect.

What’s the most reliable Chevy model?

iSeeCars gathered reliability data from over 12 million vehicles, turning that data into a score. Right now, the site has reliability scores for 17 cars in Chevrolet’s lineup. Two cars are tied for last place: the Trax and the Malibu Hybrid. Both have a score of 6.1 out of 10. After that, there’s another tie between the Bolt EV and the Spark, as both have a score of 7.1 out of 10.

Unsurprisingly, there’s another tie after that, this time between the Sonic and the Sonic Hatchback. Both have a score of 7.5 out of 10. Then there’s the Equinox with a score of 7.7 out of 10, and it’s followed by a tie between the Traverse and Colorado, as both got a 7.8 out of 10. After that is the Camaro Convertible with its score of 8 out of 10, followed by the Malibu’s score of 8.2 out of 10.

The Corvette Coupe comes after with an 8.4 out of 10, followed by the Camaro Coupe with an 8.5 out of 10. Then there’s the Corvette Convertible with an 8.6 out of 10 and the Tahoe with an 8.7 out of 10. The Suburban is next with an 8.8 out of 10; finally, the Impala won it all with a 9 out of 10. That reliability score made the Chevy Impala the second most reliable large sedan out of eight options in the segment.

Why the Chevy Impala having the best reliability rating is a surprise

A dark blue 2014 Chevy Impala 2.5L iVLC full-size sedan model parked outside a luxury home
2014 Chevy Impala | Chevrolet

Overall, it’s surprising that Chevy’s muscle cars did so well regarding their reliability. The Corvette and the Camaro both weren’t far behind the Impala. However, what’s more impressive is that the Impala won it all. Unlike the Corvette and the Camaro, the automaker killed off the Impala a few years ago.

Like with most cars that get discontinued, the Detroit-based automaker did that largely because car shoppers weren’t interested in the Impala anymore. Its sales numbers were far from the car’s glory days, and as such, Chevrolet didn’t give the car much attention regarding upgrades and fixes. Despite that, the drivers who ended up buying an Impala seem happy with their choice since it’s become a very reliable vehicle. 

What’s also interesting about these reliability scores is the high scores that the Chevy Suburban and Tahoe got. This is a surprise since the two large SUVs aren’t well-known for their reliability. Despite that poor reputation, the Suburban’s reliability score of 8.8 out of 10 made it the second most reliable Chevy model and also one of the most reliable large SUVs overall. 

The Suburban came in at No. 4 out of 12 large SUVs and was also at No. 4 out of 31 SUVs with third-row seats. The Tahoe didn’t do as well on the rankings, but its reliability score of 8.7 out of 10 is still very good for an SUV of its size.

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