The Most Reliable Car Models And Brands of 2022

Reliability is one of the most important considerations when purchasing a car. Customer satisfaction is the number one aspect when it come to investing into a car. Many customers shop according to their feeling, what is the current hype or how to impress others. That might be OK for some but probably bot for smart and quality conscientious buyer. Buying a car is a big investment, unlike houses, cars depreciate over time, the more expansive the car, the more it depreciates in short period of time. The shorter one buyer keeps the car, the fastest it depreciates. Therefor you want to be happy with your decision years into the future.

Everyone wants to get a desired car, but you also want to check on alternatives for numerous of thing, like value, reliability, maintenance, insurance, gas consumption, cost of repair, etc. Having a reliable car will help lower your total cost over period of time, you want to drive a vehicle as cost effective as you can.

Whether you are looking to buy a new or used car, smart buyer looks for the least expansive and most reliable car. Here we’ll outline lists of the most reliable car brands and vehicle types.

Top vehicle reliability factors

There are many factors that make a vehicle reliable or not. These factors should be taken into consideration before deciding on a particular brand or model of vehicle. This can help consumers make better decisions on their new investment. Most of consumers have no access to insider knowledge into certain brands, certainly not into every brand available in Canada. Therefore,  J.D Power is a company that monitors all incoming warranty issues and recalls over long period of time that determines a vehicle dependability. J.D Power is standard for World wide reliability index when it comes to many industries, including automotive.

Family in a reliable car

Here’s a list of some of the factors that determine the most reliable cars, or the Reliably Index, according to mechanics and auto professionals:

  • Safety rating
  • 5-star rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • Meet or exceed Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (MVSR) standards
  • Vehicle resale and trade-in value
  • Recall history
  • Vehicle safety features
  • Brand, make, model reputation
  • The average lifespan of a vehicle model
  • Average repair costs
  • Comfort level like: noise, squeak&rattle, water tightness, instruments, seats, gates, doors….

 You as a driver also play a role in the longevity and dependability of a vehicle. Proper vehicle maintenance and care directly influences car dependability, longevity and your expanses.

Kia ranks highest overall in vehicle dependability, with a score of 145 PP100. (Problem per 100 Vehicles)

Buick (147 PP100),

Hyundai (148 PP100),

Toyota (158 PP100)

Dodge (166 PP100).

Genesis (155 PP100)

Lexus (159 PP100)

Porsche (162 PP100) 

Cadillac (168 PP100)

Lincoln (180 PP100)

Mitsubishi (183 PP 100)

BMW (187 PP 100)

Ford (188 PP 100)

GMC (192 PP 100)

Mercedes Benz (195 PP 100)

Jeep (201 PP 100)

Nissan (205 PP 100)


Sports car

Most Dependable Models

Porsche 911

Compact Car

  1. Toyota Corolla
  2. Chevrolete Cruze
  3. Hyundai Elantra

Compact Premium Car

  1. BMW 4 Series
  2. Infinity Q40
  3. Audi A5

Compact sporty car

  1. Mazda MX-5 Miata
  2. Mini Cooper
  3. Hyundai Veloster

Midsize sporty car

  1. Ford Mustang
  2. Chevrolet Camaro

Large car

  1. Chevrolet Impala
  2. Buick LaCrosse
  3. Dodge Charger

Midsize car

  1. Hyundai Sonata
  2. Chevrolet Malibu
  3. Kia Optima

Midsize premium car

  1. Lincoln MK2
  2. Lexus ES

Many drivers seek the best SUV in Canada, and one of the many factors includes reliability. Their popularity has risen because they are more spacious, comfortable, and trustworthy for city and country drivers. Here are some of the most reliable SUVs available.

Compact SUV

  1. Buick Envision
  2. Kia Sportage
  3. Hyundai Tucson

Compact premium SUV

  1. Lexus NX
  2. Lincoln MKC
  3. Cadillac XT4

Small SUV

  1. Buick Encore
  2. Kia Soul
  3. Toyota C-HR

Small premium SUV

  1. Lexus UX
  2. Mercedes Benz GLA

Midsize SUV

  1. Hyundai Santa Fe
  2. Toyota 4Runner
  3. Ford Flex

Midsize premium SUV

  1. Lexus RX
  2. Cadillac XT5

Upper midsize premium SUV

  1. Porsche Cayenne
  2. BMW X5
  3. Mercedes Benz GLE

Upper midsize SUV

  1. Kia Sorento
  2. Dodge Durango
  3. Chevrolet Traverse

Large SUV

  1. Chevrolet Suburban
  2. GMC Yukon
  3. Chevrolet Tahoe

What are the most reliable pickup trucks?

Pickups are at the top of the list of the best selling dependable vehicles for 2022. If your lifestyle involved camping, business, farms, the country or trips to the hardware store, trucks are a top choice. Keep in mind each truck has it’s own benefits, so do your research thoroughly.

Most reliable pick up trucks

Large heavy duty PICK UP

  1. Chevrolet Silverado HD

Large light duty PICK UP

  1. Toyota Thundra
  2. Ram 1500
  3. Chevrolet Silverado

Last but not least, Mini Vans


  1. Dodge Grand Caravan
  2. Toyota Sienna
  3. Chrysler Pacifica

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