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.

Least Reliable Acura Generations

Acura generations have an average PainRank™ of 2.36.

RankModelComplaintsScore
30th3rd Generation TL (2004-2008)17910.51
29th1st Generation TLX (2015-2020)2047.49
28th3rd Generation RDX (2019-2020)295.92
27th1st Generation MDX (2001-2006)1035.52
26th2nd Generation TL (1999-2003)1015.48
25th2nd Generation MDX (2007-2013)1015.18
24th3rd Generation MDX (2014-2020)1104.98
23rd4th Generation TL (2009-2014)684.9
22nd1st Generation TSX (2004-2008)574.49
21st2nd Generation RDX (2013-2018)594.08
20th2nd Generation TSX (2009-2014)913.94
19th1st Generation RDX (2007-2012)363.5
18th1st Generation RSX (2002-2006)202.77
17th2nd Generation CL (2001-2003)172.65
16th1st Generation RLX (2014-2020)201.25
15th1st Generation ILX (2013-2020)171.15
14th2nd Generation Legend (1991-1995)220.92
13th1st Generation CL (1997-1999)90.83
12th1st Generation RL (1996-2004)160.74
11th2nd Generation EL (2001-2005)80.7
10th2nd Generation Integra (1990-1993)120.62
9th1st Generation Legend (1987-1990)50.5
8th3rd Generation Integra (1994-2001)140.41
7th2nd Generation RL (2005-2012)120.35
6th1st Generation TL (1996-1998)60.33
5th1st Generation ZDX (2010-2013)50.32
4th1st Generation CSX (2006-2011)60.22
3rd1st Generation MDX Sport Hybrid (2017-2019)10.18
2nd1st Generation EL (1997-2000)30.1
1st1st Generation SLX (1996-1999)10.05
N/A1st Generation NSX (2000-2005)0N/A
N/A1st Generation ILX Hybrid (2013-2015)0N/A
N/A2nd Generation NSX (2017-2020)0N/A
N/A1st Generation RLX Sport Hybrid (2016-2020)0N/A

Have a complaint about your vehicle?

The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.