J.D. Power Awards

2018 Highest Dependability Ratings

The 2018 Dependability ratings and awards measure the responses from more than 80,000 verified owners of 3-year-old vehicles annually. This rating focuses on the type and number of problems owners experienced during the preceding 12 months with their 3-year-old vehicle. The fewer the number of problems reported by car owners, the higher the score.

Highest rated Dependability brand

The highest-ranked brand for vehicle dependability in 2018 was Buick.

Buick
Based on the durability of its entire lineup of cars and SUVs, Buick is the most dependable brand in 2018 according to J.D. Power research.
See 2018 brand comparision
Highest Dependability small vehicles
Small car and SUV buyers are typically on a tighter budget, making dependability a matter of significant importance. According to J.D. Power research, these were the highest-ranked models in their respective segments in terms of vehicle dependability in 2018.
2018 Award Winners
Highest Dependability compact vehicles
The following 2018 compact cars and SUVs ranked highest in their respective segments in terms of vehicle dependability, based on feedback from their original owners.
2018 Award Winners
Highest Dependability midsize vehicles
Dependability is important to the people who rely on midsize cars and SUVs. If you're shopping for this kind of vehicle, consider the models below, which ranked highest in vehicle dependability in 2018.
2018 Award Winners
Highest Dependability large vehicles
When it comes to dependability, the large cars and SUVs listed below are likely to deliver. They ranked highest in their respective segments in 2018.
2018 Award Winners
Most recent Dependability award related articles
2018 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Trucks
This Most Dependable Pickups guide includes those 2015 model-year vehicles that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership.
See full article
2018 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Coupes and Convertibles
This Most Dependable Coupes and Convertibles guide includes those 2015 model-year vehicles that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership.
See full article
2018 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Family Cars
This Most Dependable Family Cars guide includes those 2015 model-year cars and minivans that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership. They are listed in alphabetical order.
See full article
See all related articles
New Car Preview
2019 Porsche Cayenne Preview
Most Dependable
2018 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Coupes and Convertibles
Most Popular
10 Most Popular Hatchbacks and Wagons
New Model Update
New for 2018: Honda
New Car Preview
2019 Audi A8 Preview
More related
articles