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Research 2017 Highest Dependability Ratings

The 2017 Dependability ratings and awards measure reliability based on 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.
See Highest Dependability small vehicles
Small cars provide affordable, efficient transportation solutions. These were the highest-ranked small cars and SUVs in vehicle dependability in 2017.
2017 Award Winners
See Highest Dependability compact vehicles
Each year, J.D. Power ranks the compact cars and SUVs that are most likely to prove dependable, based on problems reported by their original owners. In 2017, the following models are expected to be dependable.
2017 Award Winners
See Highest Dependability midsize vehicles
According to J.D. Power vehicle dependability data, the following midsize cars and SUVs are the most likely to prove durable over time.
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See Highest Dependability large vehicles
Based on feedback from original owners, J.D. Power identifies which 2017 models are likely to prove the most dependable.
2017 Award Winners

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