When you’re talking about vehicle reliability, there’s no better source than J.D. Power. This research firm is the go-to expert in dependability, and our list of the 10 most reliable car brands is based on the organization’s 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study.
The study examines problems experienced by original owners of recent vehicles; the fewer problems per vehicle model, the higher its rank. The brands’ scores are compiled using the same data across each brand’s entire lineup and averaged out, in a sense, by calculating how many problems were experienced by each brand’s customers per 100 vehicles sold. We’ll start at 10 and work our way to the most reliable brand according to J.D. Power.