Top 12 Most Dependable Models from the 2014 VDS
Jeff Youngs | Feb 14, 2014
Consumers looking for a dependable used vehicle from the 2011 model year should be prepared to pay a premium for a luxury nameplate. Based on the results of the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS), the 12 most dependable 2011 models are, with few exceptions, luxury models, and half of them originally rolled out of a Lexus dealership.Despite the fact that several of the models on this list wear luxury nameplates, as used or certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles, these models may prove surprisingly affordable. Since they are dependable and many CPO programs extend original warranty coverage, purchasing one could represent a smart alternative to buying a new vehicle.The 12 most dependable models according to the 2014 VDS, irrespective of vehicle segment, are listed below in order of fewest to highest problems per 100 vehicles (PP100). In cases where two or more models share a PP100 score, they are listed alphabetically.