Most Dependable Manufacturers

Which vehicles produce the fewest problems in the first three years of ownership? J.D. Power and Associates has released its 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study, which lists the most dependable cars and trucks for the 2010 model year. Based on problems reported per 100 vehicles, Lexus is the most dependable manufacturer.

Most Dependable Manufacturers
Performance by make is based on problems per 100 vehicles for all models; a lower score is better. The industry average is 126. Click on a manufacturer name to read the latest Cars.com make report.
NameplateScore
Lexus71
Porsche94
Lincoln112
Toyota112
Mercedes-Benz115
Buick118
Honda119
Acura120
Ram (Dodge)122
Suzuki122
Mazda124
Chevrolet125
Industry Average126
Ford127
Cadillac128
Subaru132
BMW133
GMC134
Scion135
Nissan137
Infiniti138
Kia140
Hyundai141
Audi147
Volvo149
Mini150
Chrysler153
Jaguar164
Volkswagen174
Jeep178
Mitsubishi178
Dodge190
Land Rover220

Source: J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study

The table represents the vehicles with the fewest problems reported in the first three years of ownership, according to a vehicle dependability study by J.D. Power and Associates. More than 37,000 original owners of 2010-model-year cars and trucks were surveyed.

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