The Most Reliable Cars and SUVs of 2017

2017 Toyota Camry
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12 Cars That Top Our Reliability Ratings

When you’re buying a new car, you want to know that your investment will be reliable for the long haul. At U.S. News & World Report, we use a predicted reliability rating provided by J.D. Power and Associates as part of our new car rankings.

They score vehicles on a scale of two to five, using information from their Vehicle Dependability and Initial Quality Studies. The best vehicles score five out of five. The score reflects historical initial quality and dependability data from the past three years.

If you’re the kind of buyer who keeps their cars way past the end of their factory warranties, predicted reliability is a factor that you should pay particular attention to. Once the warranty expires, any repair costs come straight out of your wallet.

The list of the top performing vehicles for 2017 includes cars from a variety of classes, from compacts to super luxury cars, and demonstrates that reliability is not linked to a car’s price tag. There are some affordable cars that score excellent ratings, while some of the most expensive cars in the market don’t receive great scores. You can see how each car’s predicted reliability rating compares to its peers in each class’s rankings. Not all cars in our rankings have been evaluated by J.D. Power.

When you’re ready to buy, be sure to explore our new car deals page where you can find the latest in financing incentives and lease deals that can save you thousands of dollars when you get your new car. But first, take a look at the new cars with top-tier predicted reliability scores on the following slides.