You have often heard the saying, "It's not about the destination; it's the journey." This has never been so true as it is with vehicles in today's society. Between commuting and traveling, people spend a lot of time in their cars. They look for reliability in their vehicles. Several different lists have been compiled to help you as you search for the best car for you.
According to Consumer Reports, Ford makes the most reliable domestic vehicles. Asian cars are also very reliable; the Hyundai, Kia, Honda, Subaru, Toyota, and Scion all score relatively high for reliability. Another study from Consumer Reports shows that Honda is top, followed by Subaru, Toyota, and Hyundai. Volkswagen and Nissan tied closely behind.
Another study, performed by Warranty Direct, lists the ten most reliable cars: the Honda Accord because of its engine power and value, the Subaru Forrester because of its sporty yet classic feel, the Mazda MX5 as a modern roadster, the Mitsubishi Carisma as an easy hatchback, the Toyota Yaris as a great supermini, the Honda Civic because it's solid and spacious, the Nissan Almera because of its practicality, the Honda CR-V as a compact 4 wheel drive vehicle, the Toyota RAV4 because its sporty yet practical, and the Nissan Micra because it's roomy and light. There are many reliable cars on the market today; good luck finding the one that is right for you.
There is much information on this website. You will find some of the top manufacturers in reliable cars, along with some specific models that rank up high on the list. It is especially interesting that the Japanese makes every single car on the top ten list.
Besides listing several of the top makes and models of the most reliable cars, this site by Consumer Reports also makes some very helpful and interesting comparisons. For example, it shows that the Lincoln MKZ beat out the Acura TL and the Lexus ES. It also lists some of the lowest ranking cars in reliability, such as the Volkswagen Touareg.
This website will help you fully understand what a reliable car and is not, by pointing out the factors that can affect a car's reliability. Here you can find a large number of trusted buying guides, user reviews and a reliability index to help you compare vehicles.
This blog is from 2010, and it shows where some car manufacturers have risen or fallen since last year. Honda still remains on top, but the redesign of several Subaru models have raised their score in the reliability tests.