Most, Least Reliable Cars
Lexus is best, Mini is worst
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2014 4:55 PM CST
This undated image made available by Toyota shows the 2013 Lexus GS 450h.   (AP Photo/Toyota)

(Newser) – Lexus is atop JD Power's list of the most reliable cars, a spot it's held for three straight years, reports Automotive News. The annual survey asks owners of 3-year-old cars about their maintenance issues over the previous 12 months. Some highlights:

  • Top five: Lexus, with 68 problems per 100 vehicles; Mercedes-Benz (104); Cadillac (107); Acura (109); Buick (112); Honda, Lincoln, and Toyota (tied at 114).
  • Bottom five: Mini (185); Dodge (181); Land Rover (179); Jeep (178); and Hyundai (169)
  • Overall quality down: Taken as a whole, vehicle dependability dropped for the first time since 1998, reports the New York Times. The number of problems per 100 vehicles rose from 126 to 133 in a year, an increase that a JD Powers exec calls "very significant."
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Feb 15, 2014 4:44 AM CST
If you figure in the premium price they ask for these cars. They better perform well. I say the more junk added to a vehicle, the more problems you will have. The best car I ever owned was a 91 CRX. Simple but dependable. Went well over 300k miles. Very low priced and economical. It got almost hybrid fuel mileage as well. Always 40 mpg. Why are the new cars not exeeding the late 70's vehicle? Like the Chevette and the Fiesta. Which got 45 - 48 regularly in the late 70's and early 80's timeframe. These were not even hybrid cars.
Feb 13, 2014 4:26 PM CST
Model names would have been nice.
Feb 13, 2014 9:56 AM CST
Toyota is one of the most reliable cars.