• J.D. Power released its 2018 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study in February.
  • Lexus topped the survey for the seventh consecutive year.
  • This year saw the first increase in dependability since 2013.

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.

“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.

These are the 15 most reliable car brands.


1. Lexus

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Foto: 2015 Lexus RC 350sourceLexus

Problems per 100 vehicles: 99


2. Porsche

Foto: 2015 Porsche MacansourcePorsche

Problems per 100 vehicles: 100


3. Buick

Foto: 2015 Buick Regal GSsourceBuick

Problems per 100 vehicles: 116


4. Infiniti

Foto: 2015 Infiniti Q70sourceInfiniti

Problems per 100 vehicles: 120


5. Kia

Foto: 2015 Kia SoulsourceKia

Problems per 100 vehicles: 120


TIED-6. Chevrolet

Foto: 2015 Chevrolet ColoradosourceGeneral Motors

Problems per 100 vehicles: 124


TIED-6. Hyundai

Foto: 2015 Hyundai GenesissourceHyundai

Problems per 100 vehicles: 124


TIED-7. BMW

Foto: 2015 BMW X3sourceHigh Gear Media

Problems per 100 vehicles: 127


TIED-7. Toyota

Foto: 2015 Toyota RAV4sourceToyota

Problems per 100 vehicles: 127


TIED-8. Lincoln

Foto: 2015 Lincoln NavigatorsourceLincoln

Problems per 100 vehicles: 133


TIED-8. Nissan

Foto: 2015 Nissan FrontiersourceNissan

Problems per 100 vehicles: 133


9. Honda

Foto: Honda Accord Sport 2015sourceHonda

Problems per 100 vehicles: 140


10. Audi

Foto: 2015 Audi S4sourceAudi

Problems per 100 vehicles: 141


11. Mazda

Foto: 2015 Mazda CX9sourceMazda

Problems per 100 vehicles: 144


12. Mercedes-Benz

Foto: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-ClasssourceMercedes-Benz

Problems per 100 vehicles: 147


Here is how the rest of the brands ranked.

Foto: sourceReuters

13. Ford: 152 problems reported per 100 vehicles

14. MINI: 153

15. GMC: 156

16. Volkswagen: 157

TIED-17. Acura: 159

TIED-17. Jaguar: 159

18. Volvo: 162

19. Dodge: 166

TIED-20. Ram: 167

TIED-20. Subaru: 167

21. Mitsubishi: 173

22. Cadillac: 186

23. Jeep: 188

24. Fiat: 192

25. Land Rover: 204

26. Chrysler: 211