The Most and Least Dependable Cars
March 5, 2015For the fourth year in a row, Lexus ranked highest in vehicle dependability, according to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study.
Lexus was ranked #1 with a score of 89 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100). Second place was given to Buick with a 110 PP100 and third went to Toyota with 111 PP100. See below for all the winners.
Now in its 26th year, the study evaluates the overall dependability of cars and trucks by examining the problems owners experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of 2012 model-year vehicles, including driving experience, features and controls, and much more.
The 2015 survey found that issues with Bluetooth connectivity and voice recognition were the most frequently reported problems after three years of ownership. Additionally, technology is continuing to be of critical importance to owners when it comes to how they think about a vehicle's reliability and how likely they are to repurchase from the same brand.
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- Gregg Fidan
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