Hybrids Sold in North America:
Table and Charts
by James Bleeker
This page provides the table giving the 2012 Auto Reliability GPAs of the
worst hybrid vehicles in 2012 and
a chart depicting the Overall Reliability GPAs of the top 6 hybrids in 2012
and the 1 worst hybrid in 2012.
The table below provides the 2012 Auto Reliability GPAs and Grades of the worst of
the hybrid sold in the U.S.
Reliability GPAs for 4 age ranges are given so that the
visitor may examine more closely the age range that is of
greater interest to him or her.
Letter grades for automobile reliability are determined thusly: A if the Auto Reliability GPA is 3.50 to
4.00, B if the Auto Reliability GPA is 2.50 to 3.49, C if the Auto Reliability GPA is 1.50 to 2.49, D if
the Auto Reliability GPA is 0.50 to 1.49, and F if the Auto Reliability GPA < 0.50.
The list of the worst hybrids in 2012 includes all of those vehicles with an Overall Auto Reliability GPA
from 0 to 1.84 - in letter grade, from the lowest F to a low C. The list in
2012 consists of only one.
The list of the worst hybrids in 2012 is of value to
those buyers who want to avoid the worst, but are rather
indifferent to whether a vehicle model is among the best.
GPAs and Grades of the Worst Hybrid in 2012
||Model GPA for 0-to-4 Year Old
||Model GPA for 2-to-6 Year Old
||Model GPA for 4-to-8 Year Old
||Model GPA for 6-to-10 Year Old
||Overall Reliability GPA
||Grade Based on Overall GPA
||Minimum Reliability GPA
||Grade Based on Minimum GPA
||Number of Model Years of Data
|In 2012, there was only one worst hybrid.
Note that General Motors' attempt at new technology gave it 100% of the
worst in the hybrid market segment.
Chart of the Reliability GPAs of the Top 6 and 1
The following bar graph depicts the Overall Reliability GPAs of the 6 best
hybrid vehicles and the 1 worst hybrid vehicle in 2012.
||When the number of model years of
data (appearing in the far right column) for a vehicle
is limited to more recent years, the reliability GPAs,
Average GPA, and Minimum GPA of that vehicle may be less
reflective of the vehicle's reliability over a longer
period of time.
The Auto Reliability GPAs are automobile reliability
statistics that are obtained from Consumer Reports' auto reliability
survey data summarized in the reliability tables of (1) Consumer Reports: New Car
Buying Guide: 2012, (2) Consumer Reports: Used Car Buying Guide: 2012, and
(3) the April 2012 issue of the Consumer Reports magazine.
The method of computation of the GPAs is probably familiar to nearly every college, technical school, and high school student.
A Grade Point of 4.00 (that is, an A) is given to a Consumer Reports Used Car Verdict
of "Much Better Than Average," a GP of 3.00 (that is, a B) is given to a CR
"Better Than Average" rating, a GP of 2.00 (that is, a C) to an "Average"
rating, a GP of 1.00 (that is, a D) to a "Worse Than Average" rating, and a
GP of 0.00 (that is, an F) to a "Much Worse Than Average" rating. A Grade
Point Average (GPA) is an average of the Grade Points and is computed using
Microsoft's Average(a:b,[c:d],...) function. The Overall GPA given in the
table and chart above is the average of the four 4-year GPAs.
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