2017 Vehicle Dependability Study:Most Dependable Coupes and Convertibles

Christian Wardlaw | Feb 22, 2017
2014 Chevrolet Camaro photo

Each year, J.D. Power surveys original owners of 3-year-old vehicles in order to learn what has gone right and what has gone wrong during this period of ownership. The data is compiled and analyzed, and the findings are published in the annual J.D. Power U.S. Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS).This data is also used to calculate Power Circle Ratings, which are designed to provide a visual representation of how a particular car, truck, SUV, or minivan compares with other models in the same vehicle segment in terms of dependability. Consumers can use the ratings to make smart decisions about their next vehicle purchase.This Most Dependable Coupes and Convertibles guide includes those models that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after 3 years of ownership.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 photo

Chevrolet made substantial changes to the 2014 Camaro. In addition to a styling update for greater differentiation between the different Camaro trim levels, new features like a head-up display and Recaro performance seats debuted. The big news, however, was the addition of the Z/28 model to the lineup, a 505-horsepower track-tuned performance car.The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro receives a Vehicle Dependability Power Circle Rating of 5 out of 5 and receives a dependability award in the Midsize Sporty Car segment.

2014 Ford Mustang

2014 Ford Mustang photo

In its final year before a complete redesign, the 2014 Mustang saw few changes. Ford discontinued the Boss 302 variant, added a new Appearance package for the standard and GT trim levels, and installed extra equipment on the Shelby GT500 in the form of heated front seats.The 2014 Ford Mustang receives a Vehicle Dependability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.

2014 Honda Civic Coupe

2014 Honda Civic Coupe photo

With refreshed styling, a little more engine power, a new transmission, and an expansion of its infotainment and driver-assistance technology offerings, the 2014 Honda Civic Coupe aimed to rekindle interest in small, 2-door cars. Trim levels included the basic LX, mid-grade EX, leather-upholstered EX-L, and the performance-tuned Si.The 2014 Honda Civic receives a Vehicle Dependability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.

2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe photo

For a short period of time, Hyundai sold a coupe version of the Elantra. In 2014, the car was offered in a single level of specification, with a 173-horsepower 4-cylinder engine, sport-tuned steering and suspension components, 17-in. aluminum wheels, and a rear spoiler. A reversing camera and blind-spot mirrors were made standard in 2014, and a 7-in. touch-screen infotainment system debuted with Blue Link subscription services and an available navigation system.The 2014 Hyundai Elantra receives a Vehicle Dependability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.

2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe photo

A 4-passenger luxury sports coupe, the 2014 Mercedes C-Class was largely unchanged from the previous model year but did add a new Edition 507 Performance package. This upgrade added 56 more horsepower, reduced weight with an aluminum hood and forged aluminum wheels, and is signified with red-painted brake calipers, carbon fiber rear spoiler, and matte-finish paint. Other C-Class Coupes wore C250, C350, and C63 AMG nomenclature.The 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe receives a Vehicle Dependability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic Coupe photo

Offered in E350 and E550 model series, the 2014 Mercedes E-Class Coupe and convertible models were among a handful of the company’s products unavailable in performance-tuned AMG guise. In 2014, these cars received a subtle styling makeover, updated safety systems, and other minor changes.The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe receives a Vehicle Dependability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.

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