According to the data collected for the 2018 VDS, this Most Dependable Small Cars 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.
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.