most reliable used car brands

most reliable used car brands

Most Reliable Used Car Brands

Buying From One of These Car Brands Could Mean Fewer Service Visits When shopping for a new car, its predicted reliability rating is an important consideration. Though the car’s warranty initially covers many issues, taking your vehicle in for service is a time-consuming hassle. It gives you peace of mind to know that most of your car’s systems and features will remain trouble-free. We use J.D. Power’s predicted reliability research as one piece of the data that drives U.S. News’ rankings. We calculated the average reliability score for each automaker, based on all 2017 models on our site, to bring you the most reliable car brands. J.D. Power determines a vehicle’s predicted reliability by combining results from an Initial Quality Study and a Vehicle Dependability Study. The Initial Quality results are measured over the first 90 days of ownership, and Vehicle Dependability factors in historic reliability over three years. Reliability is scored on a five-point scale. U.S. News’ overall scoring combines predicted reliability, along with safety ratings, and multiple pieces of research pertaining to performance and interior features. Because our automotive scores are updated continuously with new expert reviews, reliability data, and safety data, our scores and rankings are subject to change. Vehicle status determines accuracy, since newer, or refreshed models have less accumulated data than carryovers. Click through to see which automakers have the most reliable lineup for 2017.
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Most Reliable Used Car Brands

Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM / STAN HONDA / GEOFF ROBINS / Chestnot / Getty Images › 1 of 13 › Buying From One of These Car Brands Could Mean Fewer Service Visits When shopping for a new car, its predicted reliability rating is an important consideration. Though the car’s warranty initially covers many issues, taking your vehicle in for service is a time-consuming hassle. It gives you peace of mind to know that most of your car’s systems and features will remain trouble-free. We use J.D. Power’s predicted reliability research as one piece of the data that drives U.S. News’ rankings. We calculated the average reliability score for each automaker, based on all 2017 models on our site, to bring you the most reliable car brands. J.D. Power determines a vehicle’s predicted reliability by combining results from an Initial Quality Study and a Vehicle Dependability Study. The Initial Quality results are measured over the first 90 days of ownership, and Vehicle Dependability factors in historic reliability over three years. Reliability is scored on a five-point scale. U.S. News’ overall scoring combines predicted reliability, along with safety ratings, and multiple pieces of research pertaining to performance and interior features. Because our automotive scores are updated continuously with new expert reviews, reliability data, and safety data, our scores and rankings are subject to change. Vehicle status determines accuracy, since newer, or refreshed models have less accumulated data than carryovers. Click through to see which automakers have the most reliable lineup for 2017.
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Most Reliable Used Car Brands

In its list of 10 most reliable used car brands, Toyota comes out on top at 210,705 miles until worthless. That's interesting when you note below that Lexus, its sister company, which shares parts, is among the least reliable used car brands.
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Most Reliable Used Car Brands

9 most dependable cars 1 of 10 With Americans owning their cars longer than ever, having confidence it is dependable is a top priority. Auto research firm J.D. Power and Associates released the results of its 2016 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, which surveyed 33,560 original owners of 2013 model-year cars after 3 years of ownership about the problems they had experienced. Nine cars were awarded with top honors in dependability in this year’s study. See which autos won in each category, as well as how J.D. Power rated them for overall quality, performance and design. Reliable cars Category Cars Top-rated city car Fiat 500 Top-rated compact car Buick Verano Top-rated compact premium car Lexus ES Top-rated compact sporty car Mini Cooper Top-rated large car Buick LaCrosse Check Auto Loan Rates Previous Next 1 of 10
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Most Reliable Used Car Brands

The least reliable Audi is the Q7, which shares many of its components with Volkswagen’s least reliable, the Touareg. So if space isn’t a necessity in your crossover, consider the Q7′s little brother, the Q5, which is among Audi’s most reliable.
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Most Reliable Used Car Brands

‹ Photo: U.S. News and World Report › ‹ 13 of 13 › More Shopping Tools From U.S. News & World Report To check out other vehicles from these reliable brands, visit our new car rankings. You can find the latest offers on our new car deals and lease deals pages. When you have made your choice, click on the U.S. News Best Price Program to find the dealers offering the lowest prices in your area. Shoppers have saved an average of $3,279 off MSRP on their new car purchases by using the program.
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Most Reliable Used Car Brands

More Shopping Tools From U.S. News & World Report To check out other vehicles from these reliable brands, visit our new car rankings. You can find the latest offers on our new car deals and lease deals pages. When you have made your choice, click on the U.S. News Best Price Program to find the dealers offering the lowest prices in your area. Shoppers have saved an average of $3,279 off MSRP on their new car purchases by using the program.
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To check out other vehicles from these reliable brands, visit our new car rankings. You can find the latest offers on our new car deals and lease deals pages. When you have made your choice, click on the U.S. News Best Price Program to find the dealers offering the lowest prices in your area. Shoppers have saved an average of $3,279 off MSRP on their new car purchases by using the program.
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Chevrolet When it comes to buying a used car, reliability is paramount. Fortunately for car buyers, J.D. Power released its 28th annual Vehicle Dependability Study this week. The study examines the reliability of 2014 model-year cars over the past 12 months — giving car buyers a glimpse at the type of problems these three-year-old cars are likely to experience.  “We find buyers are increasingly avoiding models with poor reputations for dependability, so manufacturers can’t afford to let quality slip, particularly on their best sellers,” J.D. Power vice president, global automotive, Dave Sargent, said in a statement. “The good news is that consumers don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a very dependable vehicle.” Overall reliability is judged based on the number problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100) with a lower score reflecting fewer problems.  As part of the study, J.D. Power found the most reliable model in 18 major automotive segments. This year, the big winner is Toyota — taking home the top spot in 10 categories. General Motors followed in second with four segment wins.  Here’s a closer look at the results of the J.D. Power 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study. View As: One Page Slides
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We use J.D. Power’s predicted reliability research as one piece of the data that drives U.S. News’ rankings. We calculated the average reliability score for each automaker, based on all 2017 models on our site, to bring you the most reliable car brands.
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GMC doesn’t make a single model that earns below a three out of five for predicted reliability, and only two models earned a three: the Canyon and the Yukon. The Sierra 1500 is the most reliable full size pickup truck in our rankings, with a four, and the Terrain, at 4.5, is our most reliable compact SUV.
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The Soul is Kia’s most reliable offering, with its score of 4.5 out of five. There is a lot to like about the Soul, so it comes as no surprise that it was the winner of our 2017 Best Compact Car for the Money and Best Compact Car for Families awards. The entire minivan class earns low reliability ratings overall, and the Kia Sedona follows suit, with its score of 2.5.
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Lexus takes the crown as the most reliable car brand, according to J.D. Power. There are a total of six vehicles in our rankings that achieve perfect reliability scores, and Lexus is the maker of three of those. The Lexus GS, GS Hybrid, and LS all achieved the top predicted reliability rating. However, the Japanese luxury automaker has one blemish: Its Lexus IS luxury small car received a three, which is still “about average.”
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What Car? and warranty provider Warranty Direct have announced the results of their 2013 Reliability Survey. Research was carried out on 50,000 Warranty Direct policies covering three to eight-year-old vehicles. Cars were scored using a “Reliability Index” rating, based on the number of times they failed, the cost of repairs, average time spent in the workshop, their age and mileage. The higher the score, the worse a car was rated; the average was 100. Click through our gallery to see which brands achieved a top 10 placing.
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MojoMotors.com does add a good caveat on its research: “Please note that while this data is a great way to understand how vehicle prices correlate to reliability, no study of used car reliability and its value is perfect. This is a make-specific study, not a breakdown of models, trims or years. There can be a large variation between model trims and there are many factors that go into the price of a car. Things like color, options, warranties and whether a car is a certified pre owned or not all greatly affect a cars valuation. Our study did not account for these variances.”

Published on Jan 18, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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