Most Reliable 2016 Cars:Sedans

Christian Wardlaw | Aug 08, 2016
2016 Toyota Corolla L photo

When you buy a new car, you want to know that it’s going to last awhile. To predict how reliable new cars, trucks, and SUVs are likely to be in the future, J.D. Power synthesizes relevant data from its annual Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) and Initial Quality Study (IQS), converting the information into predicted reliability Power Circle Ratings.

Listed in alphabetical order on the pages that follow are the top-rated non-luxury sedans in terms of predicted reliability, according to J.D. Power. Note that the ratings measure a model’s predicted reliability in comparison with other models in that specific car’s market segment, and is not a reflection of how it may fare when compared with all models in this guide.

2016 Buick LaCrosse

2016 Buick LaCrosse photo

A full-size sedan originally designed to meet the preferences of customers in China, where Buick is a popular brand, the LaCrosse is about to be replaced by an all-new 2017 model. In the meantime, the outgoing version is offered with a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain or with a V-6 engine. All-wheel drive is also available, but only with the V-6.

The 2016 LaCrosse receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4.5 out of 5.

2016 Buick Verano

2016 Buick Verano Turbo photo

Sharing a platform with the first-generation Chevrolet Cruze and styling with the European-market Opel Astra, the Buick Verano is a dependable compact sedan offered in regular strength and turbocharged formats. Buick has announced that it will not replace the Verano in its U.S. lineup, so after a short production run for the 2017 model year, it will be discontinued.

The 2016 Verano receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4.5 out of 5.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

2016 Chevrolet Malibu photo

Redesigned for 2016, the midsize Chevy Malibu sedan replaces a model that enjoyed a reputation among its owners for quality and dependability. New turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, new infotainment and driver-assistance technologies, and an efficient hybrid version headline the changes. Note that the previous version of the Malibu remained in production as the Malibu Limited.

The 2016 Malibu receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4.5 out of 5.

2016 Kia Forte

2016 Kia Forte photo

Priced like a compact car, equipped with an interior that is EPA-classified as a midsize car, and featuring one of the longest and most comprehensive warranties in the industry, the Kia Forte impresses as a stylish and dependable form of transportation. If the 4-door sedan version isn’t your thing, this car also comes as a 2-door coupe and as a 5-door hatchback.

The 2016 Forte receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4.5 out of 5.

2016 Toyota Camry

2016 Toyota Camry XLE photo

America’s best-selling car is also one of the most dependable sedans you can buy. A midsize family car, the Toyota Camry is offered with a 4-cylinder or a V-6 engine, or as a gas-electric hybrid vehicle. The Camry XSE is the most fun to drive, while the XLE is the plush and more luxurious choice. Even in standard LE trim, the Camry offers lots of long-lasting value.

The 2016 Camry receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4.5 out of 5.

2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Toyota Corolla photo

For decades, the Toyota Corolla has been known to deliver dependability. Today’s version is no different, but now Toyota has given the car styling sizzle and a big back seat that adds significant versatility. Try the LE Eco trim level to obtain the most power combined with the best fuel economy, while the sporty-looking Corolla S amps up the attitude.

The 2016 Corolla receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 5 out of 5.

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