2018 Vehicle Dependability Study:Most Dependable Small Cars
When J.D. Power conducts the research that goes into the annual Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), the company surveys thousands of original owners of 3-year-old vehicles. Based on the collected data, J.D. Power discovers what has gone right and what has gone wrong each make and model, and reports the findings in the VDS.
Power Circle Ratings are derived from this data, and are designed to provide consumers with a visual summary of the study’s discoveries. Each rating reflects how dependable a particular car, SUV, minivan, or truck is likely to be based on what owners of the vehicle have shared with J.D. Power. Using Power Circle Ratings, consumers can make smarter choices when buying a used vehicle.
According to the data collected for the 2018 VDS, this Most Dependable Small Cars guide includes those 2015 model-year vehicles that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership.