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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(Read more J.D. Power & Associates stories.)

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