These are the 16 most reliable car brands for 2020

Genesis G70.

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Genesis G70.
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Genesis
  • Genesis took the top spot in JD Power’s 2020 vehicle-dependability study.
  • The brand’s customers reported 89 problems per 100 vehicles, compared to an industry average of 134.
  • Lexus and Buick took second and third, respectively.
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Cars are more reliable than ever, according to JD Power, as owners of three-year-old vehicles report fewer issues now than they have in the 31-year history of its vehicle-dependability study.

For its 2020 rankings, JD Power collected responses from 36,555 owners of cars from the 2017 model year, measuring dependability a few years into ownership. In its first year in the study, Genesis ranked the highest among 32 brands, with 89 problems reported per 100 vehicles compared to an industry average of 134 problems per 100 vehicles.

These are the most reliable car brands based on those metrics, according to JD Power.


T15. Nissan

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2017 Nissan Frontier.
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Nissan

Problems per 100 vehicles: 136


T15. Audi

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Audi R8.
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Audi

Problems per 100 vehicles: 136


T13. Kia

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2017 Kia Soul Turbo.
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Kia

Problems per 100 vehicles: 132


T13. Hyundai

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2017 Hyundai Elantra.
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Hyundai

Problems per 100 vehicles: 132


12. Cadillac

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2017 Cadillac CT6.
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Cadillac

Problems per 100 vehicles: 131


11. Mazda

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2017 Mazda 3.
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Mazda

Problems per 100 vehicles: 130


10. Ford

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2017 Ford Raptor.
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Ford

Problems per 100 vehicles: 126


T8. Chevrolet

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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD.
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Chevrolet

Problems per 100 vehicles: 123


T8. BMW

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BMW 2 Series.
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BMW

Problems per 100 vehicles: 123


7. Lincoln

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2017 Lincoln MKZ.
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Lincoln

Problems per 100 vehicles: 119


6. Volkswagen

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2017 Volkswagen E-Golf.
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Volkswagen

Problems per 100 vehicles: 116


5. Toyota

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2017 Toyota Avalon LTD.
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Toyota

Problems per 100 vehicles: 113


4. Porsche

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Porsche 911 Carrera 4S.
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Porsche

Problems per 100 vehicles: 104


3. Buick

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2017 Buick LaCrosse.
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GM

Problems per 100 vehicles: 103


2. Lexus

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2017 Lexus ES 350.
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Lexus

Problems per 100 vehicles: 100


1. Genesis

Genesis G70.

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Genesis G70.
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Genesis

Problems per 100 vehicles: 89