The Most Reliable New Cars in 2018

Chevrolet Cruze | Kia Soul | Ford Explorer
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These Are the Most Reliable Cars, Trucks, and SUVs You Can Buy

A car can look and drive well, but if it’s not reliable, you won’t enjoy your time behind the wheel.

We use J.D. Power predicted reliability ratings for our new car rankings. J.D. Power rates vehicles for predicted reliability with a statistically-derived formula that uses their Initial Quality Study and past Vehicle Dependability Study results. Those predicted reliability scores help determine an overall score for each vehicle in our rankings.

Because good quality doesn’t just apply to one type of vehicle, the models on this list are cars, trucks, and SUVs. They are made by a variety of automakers, including Kia, Toyota, and Chevrolet (like the Cruze, which is pictured above). Contrary to what you may think, the most reliable vehicles aren’t necessarily the costliest.

Read on to find out which new vehicles are the most dependable.