Lexus, Porsche, Toyota tops for long-term dependability in newest research
Fiat, Land Rover, and Volvo took dwelling the underside three spots, with 249, 221, and 204 issues per 100 autos, respectively. On common, automobile house owners reported 136 issues per 100 autos over the primary three years of possession.
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Lexus took dwelling the highest award for the eighth 12 months in a row, though its rating slid from 99 issues per 100 autos final 12 months to 106 this 12 months.
The best-ranked automobile for its reliability was the Porsche 911. Porsche and all different German manufacturers—Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen—carried out above the trade common for the primary time within the 30-year historical past of the research.
Total, J.D. Energy mentioned that 3-year-old car reliability improved four p.c over final 12 months’s research. The commonest issues reported by house owners have been with voice-recognition techniques, transmission shift high quality points, and battery failures, J.D. Energy mentioned in its report.
J.D. Energy surveyed about 33,000 unique house owners of 2016 model-year vehicles and vehicles and grouped 177 potential issues skilled during the last 12 months into eight classes.
2016 Porsche 911 Targa four GTS
This is a take a look at the highest and backside 10 autos and the variety of issues reported:
10 best-performing manufacturers for reliability:
– Lexus 106
– Porsche 108
– Toyota 108
– Chevrolet 115
– Buick 118
– Mini 119
– BMW 122
– Audi 124
– Hyundai 124
– Kia 126
10 worst-performing manufacturers for reliability:
– Fiat 249
– Land Rover 221
– Volvo 204
– Dodge 178
– Ram 171
– Acura 171
– Jaguar 168
– Jeep 167
– Cadillac 166
– GMC 161
The research additionally broke out 20 totally different car segments and named probably the most dependable car in every class. Among the highlights included the Toyota Camry (mid-size automobile), Volkswagen Tiguan (small SUV), Chevrolet Equinox (compact SUV), BMW X3 (compact premium SUV), Hyundai Santa Fe (mid-size SUV), Lexus GX (mid-size premium SUV), Ford Expedition (giant SUV), and Toyota Tundra (giant light-duty pickup truck).
A couple of of the phase winners are fashions which were dropped or are scheduled to be discontinued, particularly the Chevrolet Sonic, Buick Verano, and Chrysler City & Nation.