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Research 2016 Highest Dependability Ratings

The 2016 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
Looking for a high-quality, low-cost answer to the question of what to drive? In 2016, these small cars and SUVs were highest-ranked for vehicle dependability.
2016 Award Winners
See Highest Dependability compact vehicles
Dependability is important no matter what type of car or SUV you're thinking about buying. In 2016, the following models were ranked highest in their respective segments for this critical attribute.
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See 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 are the most dependable according to the people who originally owned them.
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Dependability is a key consideration for any vehicle shopper. Based on J.D. Power research, the 2016 large cars and SUVs below all ranked highest in their respective segments for dependability.
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