You might think you've got a good idea of which models make a list of the most dependable cars in America. You might be surprised, however, by which cars demonstrate both high quality when new, and long-term reliability when used.
It's summertime, and the American economy is improving. People are spending more money on the things they want, in addition to the things they need. When it comes to cars that means consumers are more willing to add a second or third vehicle to the household that is designed primarily for fun rather than function, and few cars are more enjoyable to drive on a warm summer evening than a convertible.
Despite the historically high gas prices, people still want to drive SUVs. And, naturally, people want to drive high-quality SUVs. Below, we've listed six sport utilities that, according to J.D. Power study findings, rank highest in their respective segments for quality, and which get at least 20 mpg in the city.
Gas prices are higher this summer than last, by an average of 10 cents per gallon according to some estimates. That means filling a 15-gallon fuel tank costs more than $50, which makes choosing a fuel-efficient car important to maintaining household budgets.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are arriving in dealer showrooms in increasing numbers, and car companies are working overtime in order to make them appealing as daily drivers for the average consumer.
These New and Used SUVs and Crossovers Rank Highest, Says J.D. Power
Tuition, fees, and expenses for room and board continue to outpace the annual rate of inflation. With students and their families footing a greater portion of the bills for higher education, it's important to make sure your son or daughter is driving an affordable and reliable vehicle that won't create additional expense.
Having a baby means more than setting up a nursery and getting serious about a career plan. As a new parent, your top responsibility is to protect and nurture your child to the best of your ability. When it comes to picking the right family car that means choosing something safe and dependable, yet roomy enough to fit child safety seats while carrying a stroller, playpen, diaper bag, and more.
Graduation time is here, and the last of your offspring may be heading off to college in the fall. That means mom and dad can finally ditch the family car and get something fun to drive.
Looking for a high-quality new car that also pushes your emotional buttons? Based on the results of the J.D. Power Initial Quality and APEAL (Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout) studies, the following models rank among the best in both worlds, earning an award for both their quality and their overall appeal.
According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS),SM which measures customer satisfaction among original owners after 3 years of vehicle ownership, these 2010 model-year vehicles provide the best dependability in their respective classes, and can be purchased as used cars for less than $15,000.
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