2019 Vehicle Dependability:Most Dependable Small Cars
J.D. Power publishes the Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) on an annual basis. Now in its 30th year, the VDS surveys thousands of vehicle owners in order to find out what has gone right and what has gone with their cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans. Only original owners of vehicles are included in the survey, and only problems experienced during the 12 months prior to the survey are recorded. The findings are reported in the VDS.
To help consumers make the best choice in a vehicle, J.D. Power summarizes the VDS data in the form of an overall dependability rating presented on a 10-point scale. This simple summary of the information gives car buyers easy access to the overall findings for a given model, and the ability to quickly compare different models in order to find the right model for their needs.
This guide contains the most dependable small cars originally sold for the 2016 model year. Each one receives an overall score of 9 or 10 out of 10, the vehicles are listed below in alphabetical order, and those models receiving an award for dependability are specifically identified as such.