J.D. Power Awards

2010 Highest Dependability Ratings

The 2010 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 dependability in 2010 was Porsche.

Porsche
When it comes to long-term reliability, Porsche is the highest-ranked brand in vehicle dependability in 2010.
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Highest Dependability small vehicles
Looking for a high-quality, highly efficient small car or SUV? In 2010, these models were highest-ranked for vehicle dependability.
2010 Award Winners
Highest Dependability compact vehicles
Dependability is important no matter what type of vehicle you're considering. For 2010, the following compact cars and SUVs were ranked highest in their respective segments for durability.
2010 Award Winners
Highest Dependability midsize vehicles
Finding a dependable midsize car or SUV is easy, thanks to J.D. Power vehicle dependability data. The following three-year-old models were ranked as the most dependable according to the people who originally owned them.
2010 Award Winners
Highest Dependability large vehicles
Dependability is a key consideration for any vehicle shopper. Based on J.D. Power research, the 2010 large cars and SUVs listed below all ranked highest in their respective segments for dependability.
2010 Award Winners
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2010 Vehicle Dependability Study Results
Understanding new-vehicle quality after 3 years of ownershipOne way to gauge a vehicle's long-term dependability is to survey owners of 3-year-old models that were purchased new and ask them to identify problems that have arisen during the previous 12 months. Understanding owner-reported quality problems is one of the many inputs that automakers around the world use to improve vehicle quality and long-term dependability, and this is precisely what J.D. Power and Associates provides with its auto industry benchmark, the Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).
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