Swanson's Cars & Trucks 15 Most Reliable Car Brands of 2018
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J.D. Power's 2018 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, which was released in February, measures the number of problems reported by consumers who have owned 2015 model-year vehicles for three years.
The study found that vehicle dependability increased 9% over the 2017 study, which was the first increase since 2013.
These are the 15 most reliable car brands:
- Chevrolet/Hyundai (Tied)
- BMW/Toyota (Tied)
- Lincoln/Nissan (Tied)
"For the most part, automotive manufacturers continue to meet consumers' vehicle dependability expectations," J.D. Power vice president of global automotive Dave Sargent said in a press release. "A 9% improvement is extremely impressive, and vehicle dependability is, without question, at its best level ever."
Lexus topped the survey for the seventh consecutive year with a score of 99 reported problems per 100 vehicles, while the industry average was 142. Porsche, Buick, Infiniti, and Kia rounded out the top-five.