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Research 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.

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See 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.
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See 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.
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See 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.
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See 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.
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