2015 Lexus RC 350

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


J.D. Power released its 2018 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, which measures the number of problems reported by consumers who have owned 2015 model-year vehicles for three years, on Wednesday. 

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

2015 Porsche Macan
Problems per 100 vehicles: 99

 

2. Porsche

2015 Buick Regal GS

Problems per 100 vehicles: 100

3. Buick

2015 Infiniti Q70

Problems per 100 vehicles: 116

4. Infiniti

2015 Kia Soul

Problems per 100 vehicles: 120

5. Kia

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Problems per 100 vehicles: 120

TIED-6. Chevrolet

2015 Hyundai Genesis

Problems per 100 vehicles: 124

TIED-6. Hyundai

2015 BMW X3

Problems per 100 vehicles: 124

TIED-7. BMW

2015 Toyota RAV4

Problems per 100 vehicles: 127

TIED-7. Toyota

2015 Lincoln Navigator

Problems per 100 vehicles: 127

TIED-8. Lincoln

2015 Nissan Frontier

Problems per 100 vehicles: 133

TIED-8. Nissan

Honda Accord Sport 2015

Problems per 100 vehicles: 133

9. Honda

2015 Audi S4

Problems per 100 vehicles: 140

10. Audi

2015 Mazda CX9

Problems per 100 vehicles: 141

11. Mazda

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Problems per 100 vehicles: 144

12. Mercedes-Benz

Problems per 100 vehicles: 147

Here is how the rest of the brands ranked.

The increasing reliability of older models could mean a downturn in new car sales in 2018.

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

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