2019 Vehicle Dependability:Most Dependable Family Cars
In response to a survey conducted by J.D. Power, thousands of original owners of 3-year-old vehicles share what’s gone right and what’s gone wrong with their cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans during the prior 12-month period. J.D. Power gathers and analyzes the data, drawing conclusions that are reported in the annual Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).
To simplify the VDS findings in a consumer-friendly way, J.D. Power creates overall dependability ratings based on a 10-point scale. This allows car shoppers to quickly determine whether a particular make and model is dependable or not, and also makes it easy to compare vehicles side-by-side in order to understand which models are most likely to provide a trouble-free ownership experience.
This guide contains the most dependable family-size cars originally sold for the 2016 model year. Each vehicle receives a 9 or a 10 out of 10 for overall dependability, and we specifically note those models that received an award in this year’s VDS. The most dependable family cars are listed in alphabetical order.