What is PainRank™?

PainRank™ is a scoring system by CarComplaints.com that uses relative complaint analysis to determine which vehicles suffer the most defects. It's more than just complaint volume as the score also considers the average cost of repairs, the mileage at failure, the age of the vehicle, among other factors.

Bottom line: the higher the score, the more painful it is to own.

Chevrolet Model Reliability

Chevrolet models have an average PainRank™ of 18.80.

RankModelComplaintsScore
40thCruze1,02358.13
39thEquinox2,32453.08
38thTrailblazer2,15849.84
37thSilverado 150068843.89
36thSilverado2,52243.14
35thCobalt1,05440.79
34thImpala4,70739.41
33rdMalibu4,47033.13
32ndTraverse59631.66
31stSonic31928.99
30thAveo48127.52
29thAvalanche69024.86
28thTahoe1,17723.86
27thHHR57523.17
26thSpark21120.75
25thUplander20320.38
24thBlazer62920.24
23rdCavalier1,14420.1
22ndColorado68119.57
21stSuburban1,14118.33
20thCamaro42213.83
19thTrax8312.89
18thMonte Carlo61812.84
17thPrizm20211.24
16thVolt829.46
15thSilverado 25002197.36
14thCorvette2026.3
13thSSR146.26
12thTahoe Hybrid264.68
11thMalibu Maxx364.36
10thLumina1604.21
9thOrlando114.03
8thSilverado 3500402.6
7thExpress742.25
6thCity Express51.79
5thSilverado 1500 Hybrid201.67
4thBolt71.45
3rdMalibu Hybrid41.38
2ndSpark EV101.35
1stSS101.15

Chevrolet Generation Reliability

Chevrolet generations have an average PainRank™ of 10.56.

RankModelComplaintsScore
80th1st Generation Cruze (2011-2015)94048.27
79th8th Generation Impala (2000-2005)3,31740.95
78th2nd Generation Equinox (2010-2017)1,25340.11
77th3rd Generation Silverado 1500 (2014-2018)58639.88
76th7th Generation Malibu (2008-2012)79936.62
75th2nd Generation Silverado (2007-2012)87936.42
74th1st Generation Equinox (2005-2009)1,01936.18
73rd6th Generation Malibu (2004-2007)1,22435.26
72nd1st Generation Silverado (1999-2006)2,06234.69
71st1st Generation Trailblazer (2002-2009)2,15832.88
70th1st Generation Cobalt (2005-2010)1,05331.75
69th9th Generation Impala (2006-2013)1,21728.86
68th5th Generation Malibu (1997-2003)2,03626.35
67th1st Generation Traverse (2009-2017)56523.09
66th1st Generation Aveo (2004-2011)48120.84
65th8th Generation Malibu (2013-2015)29319.28
64th1st Generation Avalanche (2002-2006)31719.22
63rd1st Generation HHR (2006-2011)57518.7
62nd2nd Generation Silverado 1500 (2012-2013)8518.65
61st3rd Generation Spark (2009-2015)21118.17
60th5th Generation Camaro (2010-2015)28615.06
59th1st Generation Uplander (2005-2009)20313.9
58th3rd Generation Cavalier (1995-2005)1,07713.89
57th2nd Generation Tahoe (2000-2006)41813.33
56th2nd Generation Avalanche (2007-2013)37312.69
55th2nd Generation Colorado (2013-2021)30312.41
54th9th Generation Suburban (2000-2006)35911.51
53rd6th Generation Monte Carlo (2000-2007)54711.48
52nd2nd Generation Blazer (1995-2005)61110.91
51st4th Generation Tahoe (2015-2020)23110.77
50th10th Generation Suburban (2007-2014)56310.7
49th2nd Generation Cruze (2016-2019)8310.41
48th1st Generation Colorado (2004-2012)37810.08
47th1st Generation Sonic (2012-2020)3199.51
46th3rd Generation Equinox (2018-2020)529.11
45th3rd Generation Tahoe (2007-2014)4438.9
44th9th Generation Malibu (2016-2020)1178.59
43rd11th Generation Suburban (2015-2020)1197.84
42nd10th Generation Impala (2014-2020)1647.46
41st2nd Generation Volt (2016-2019)286.41
40th3rd Generation Prizm (1998-2002)2026.31
39th1st Generation Silverado 2500 (1999-2006)1375.75
38th6th Generation Corvette (2005-2013)864.9
37th1st Generation Volt (2011-2015)544.81
36th1st Generation Tahoe (1995-1999)854.68
35th1st Generation Trax (2013-2021)834.65
34th7th Generation Corvette (2014-2019)484.18
33rd4th Generation Silverado 1500 (2019-2020)174.08
32nd2nd Generation Traverse (2018-2020)313.91
31st2nd Generation Lumina (1995-2001)1123.87
30th3rd Generation Silverado 2500 (2014-2019)343.59
29th5th Generation Corvette (1997-2004)563.49
28th1st Generation Malibu Maxx (2004-2007)363.14
27th2nd Generation Silverado 2500 (2007-2013)473.08
26th6th Generation Camaro (2016-2021)252.7
25th4th Generation Camaro (1993-2002)982.55
24th2nd Generation Silverado 3500 (2007-2013)232.54
23rd8th Generation Suburban (1992-1999)972.51
22nd1st Generation SSR (2003-2006)142.44
21st5th Generation Monte Carlo (1995-1999)662.42
20th3rd Generation Tahoe Hybrid (2008-2013)262.1
19th2nd Generation Cavalier (1988-1994)822.05
18th1st Generation Lumina (1990-1994)481.87
17th1st Generation Blazer (1985-1994)251.85
16th2nd Generation Silverado 1500 Hybrid (2009-2013)161.52
15th1st Generation Express (1996-2020)741.43
14th1st Generation Spark EV (2014-2016)101.37
13th4th Generation Spark (2016-2021)121.23
12th1st Generation Bolt (2017-2020)71.09
11th1st Generation City Express (2015-2016)51.07
10th9th Generation Malibu Hybrid (2016-2018)31.05
9th3rd Generation Silverado 3500 (2014-2019)91.02
8th3rd Generation Camaro (1982-1992)290.92
7th1st Generation SS (2014-2017)100.88
6th4th Generation Corvette (1984-1996)240.58
5th1st Generation Silverado 3500 (1999-2006)80.58
4th1st Generation Silverado 1500 Hybrid (2005-2006)40.56
3rd7th Generation Impala (1994-1996)50.42
2nd7th Generation Suburban (1985-1991)60.21
1st7th Generation Malibu Hybrid (2008-2009)10.11
N/A3rd Generation Blazer (2019-2021)0N/A
N/A4th Generation Silverado 2500 (2020-2020)0N/A
N/A4th Generation Silverado 3500 (2020-2020)0N/A
N/A8th Generation Corvette (2020-2020)0N/A
N/A2nd Generation Trailblazer (2013-2021)4N/A
N/A5th Generation Tahoe (2021-2021)0N/A
N/A12th Generation Suburban (2021-2021)0N/A

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