If the prevalence of automotive reliability and dependability studies are any indication, consumers care a lot about how well their cars will hold up. It’s easy to see why: The average car on the road is a record 11.5 years old, according to IHS Automotive. That’s more than enough time for an unreliable choice to ravage your finances.
Surveys have shown that when it comes to buying a car, shoppers still want reliability more than any single other factor. That’s why Cars.com created the Worry-Free Index, which crunches a lot of data to find the cars most likely to give you peace of mind (and peace of wallet) when it comes to repairs and maintenance. Here are the most worry-free cars for 2015: