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    10 Most Reliable Cars

    Consumer Reports' massive annual surveys reveal the models that shine for reliability

    2024 Toyota Camry Hybrid front in a studio
    Toyota Camry
    Photo: Toyota

    Purchasing a car is a long-term investment, with the expectation that it will provide dependable transportation for the long haul. But as Consumer Reports’ latest auto surveys show, not all cars can fulfill that promise.

    Based on our latest Annual Auto Surveys, these models are the 10 most reliable cars and SUVs today. We predict that they will give owners fewer problems than their competitors based on data collected on more than 330,000 vehicles as reported by their owners, covering the 2000 through 2023 model years, including some early 2024 models. (For more details, check out CR’s Guide to Car Reliability.)

    More on Car Reliability

    CR gathers auto reliability data through online questionnaires sent to our members. We ask about any problems members may have had in the previous 12 months with 20 aspects of their vehicles, including the engine, transmission, EV battery, and EV charging, as well as issues with body hardware, and paint and trim. Within each of these 20 potential trouble areas, respondents can give feedback on more specific issues that cause a problem, helping us to understand where a vehicle might have experienced troubles. We use these insights to predict the likelihood of the same or similar models experiencing them. 

    We weigh the severity of each type of problem to create a predicted reliability score for each vehicle, from 1 to 100. (That score is then combined with data collected from our track testing, as well as our owner satisfaction survey results and safety data, to calculate each test vehicle’s Overall Score.) To be considered for this list, we must have at least two model years of data in calculating the predicted reliability score.

    Based on that analysis, these models are the most reliable overall from our survey, presented in rank order starting with the best performer.

    For more details on the models’ reliability predictions and history, click through to their respective model pages.

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