When you’re in the market for a new car, sure you want something that looks sleek, with all the bells and whistles, but at the end of the day, if it isn’t dependable, you might as well be throwing your money in the trash. Well, the J.D. Power 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study reveals the most dependable cars out there, and it seems it doesn’t necessarily take a lot of money to get a vehicle you can count on.
J.D. Power determined dependability based on the number of problems owners of 2014 vehicles experienced per 100 cars (PP100), and the lower the score a car gets, the higher the quality. The industry average is about 156 PP100, although the Top Ten-selling vehicles came in at 134 PP100.
So, which cars are the most dependable? Lexus and Porsche tied for the top spot with a score of 110 PP100, with Lexus earning top honors for the sixth year in a row. But again, it’s not all luxury brands in the Top Ten. Toyota lands at number three, followed by Buick and Mercedes Benz.
Top Ten Most Dependable Car Brands
1. Lexus (110)1. Porsche (110)3. Toyota (123)4. Buick (126)5. Mercedes-Benz (131)6. Hyundai (133)7. BMW (139)8. Chevrolet (142)9.Honda (143)10. Jaguar (144) As for the least dependable car, Fiat earned that “honor” with a score of 298, with Jeep just ahead of them with a 209.
- ONE MORE THING! As for the problems most people are facing, technology-related issues seem contribute the most to the decline in dependability. The most problematic area continues to be in the Audio/Communication/Entertainment/Navigation category, accounting for 22% of all problems reported, an increase from 20% last year.
Source: JD Power