When a driver invests in a car, it’s with the expectation that it will be around for the long haul. Proper maintenance is a critical component for any vehicle’s longevity, but owners also expect manufacturers to produce a dependable vehicle.
The J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study measures the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles during the past 12 years by original owners of three-year-old model-year vehicles. The 2019 study measures problems in model year 2016 vehicles. A lower score reflects higher quality, and the study covers 177 specific problems grouped into eight major vehicle categories.
With this in mind, here are 10 highest ranked brands from the study: