America’s Vehicles “More Reliable Than Ever”
America’s vehicles are 4% more reliable this year than they were last year, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study. But it’s Toyota-owned brand, Lexus which came out on top. The luxury car manufacturer beat the likes of Porsche, Buick, BMW, and Audi to claim the top spot. Last year, the Japanese automaker saw sales in the U.S tumble by 2.2%, but this, along with Lexus’s new innovative technology, could soon turn things around.
In order to determine that Lexus is the most reliable car on the market, J.D. Power spent a year reviewing 177 pre-determined problems in eight different categories. The vehicles assessed were three years of age and were all registered in 2016. Following their in-depth analysis, J.D. Power found that the average number of problems was 136 per 100 vehicles. Lexus impressed as it was identified as having just 106 problems per 100 vehicles.
Opting for dependability
In addition to being voted the country’s most reliable automobile manufacturer, Lexus also boasts being the proud maker of the most dependable midsize premium SUV. The Lexus GX which currently has a starting price of $52,155 has a similar price point to less reliable vehicles, such as the Land Rover Discovery. So, when it comes to reviewing your funds so that you can purchase a new vehicle, it’s worth considering the most reliable brand on the market. After all, when you borrow funds for your new motor, it will be a safer and less risky debt that you’ll be taking on.
The top 5
A 2018 survey found that 76% of Americans favor a car’s appearance over reliability. Luckily, there are a whole host of good-looking cars which J.D. Power ranked above the national average. Porsche and Toyota took joint second place in the survey, with the two manufacturers scoring 108. Meanwhile, Chevrolet and Buick completed the top five, accumulating 115 and 118, respectively. In total, just 14 automobile brands scored the same or less than the national average, which highlights the need for Americans to choose brands which offer the best reliability for their money.
With America’s vehicles being safer than ever before, the nation has a good choice of dependable cars to choose from. But, it’s luxury brand Lexus which has come out on top thanks to its low number of recorded problems.