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J.D. Power Announces Most Dependable Vehicles

March 25, 2010

Most dependable CarEach year, J.D. Power and Associates sends out a questionaire to 50,000 car owners to determine which cars are the most dependable.

The survey measures the number of problems reported for each model during the first 3 years of ownership. The industry average is 155 problems reported per 100 vehicles.

This year's Vehicle Dependability Study found that Porsche, Lincoln, and Buick brands had the fewest problems reported. Porsche owners reported only 110 problems per 100 vehicles while Lincoln and Buick reported 114 and 115 respectively.

Toyota, Honda, and Ford were the top three non-luxury brands with the fewest reported problems.

The most dependable individual model was the Cadillac DTS. Owners reported only 76 problems per 100 vehicles. Other individual makes that did well include the Toyota Prius, Honda CR-V, Audi A6, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, and the Buick LaCrosse.

Here is a graph showing the complete rankings for each brand:

JD Power Dependability Study 2010

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