dependable carsUPDATED 3/6/2017 How dependable is your car? The latest results from J.D. Power and Associates found you don’t have to drive a luxury car if you want a quality car with few repair problems.

Most dependable cars

Lexus and Porsche lead the auto industry for dependability according to the J.D. Power 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study. However, you don’t need to buy the luxury brands to get a quality car.

Toyota is the highest non-premium brand followed by Buick and Mercedes-Benz.

Hyundai had its best ranking ever at the sixth spot.

The study looks at problems during the last 12 months for owners of 2014 model year vehicles.

Technology problems

As cars are loaded up with more technical equipment, J.D. Power is noticing an increase in problems. For the second year in a row, dependability got worse.

For the third year, Bluetooth pairing and connectivity issues along with built-in voice recognition are the biggest problem.

Battery failure is on the rise. 44% more owners reported the problem making the battery issue a top 10 problem.

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Brands above the industry average

  1. Lexus
  2. Porsche
  3. Toyota
  4. Buick
  5. Mercedes-Benz
  6. Hyundai
  7. BMW
  8. Chevrolet
  9. Honda
  10. Jaguar
  11. Kia
  12. Lincoln
  13. MINI
  14. GMC
  15. Cadillac
  16. Audi
  17. Volvo


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