10 Most Satisfying Cars, According to Consumer Reports

These are models our members said they'd buy or lease again

2021 Ford Mustang Mach E
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Photo: Ford

Choosing the perfect car can involve significant research as you look at pricing, features, and safety. A savvy shopper might factor in a model’s reliability and even owner satisfaction, a survey-based measure from Consumer Reports of how happy car buyers are with their vehicles.

Consumer Reports asks members each year about their car purchases. They provide great insights by answering one question: If you had it to do all over again, would you definitely buy or lease the same model?

More on Owner Satisfaction and Car Reliability

We’ve found that the vehicles that live up to their promise—and their owners’ expectations—are rated the most satisfying. And we’ve use that data to predict the satisfaction for 2022 models.

Combined with CR’s test and reliability ratings, our owner satisfaction ratings give you valuable guidance when you’re shopping for a vehicle. (Detailed information is available on our car model pages.)

Below, we’ve ranked the 10 most satisfying cars based on our latest survey, starting at the top. Each vehicle is shown with the percentage of owners who would definitely buy it again, along with the car’s key ratings.

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