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The Most Dependable Models by Segment in the U.S.

The J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study was released today. Let’s have a look at the most dependable models by segment.

This year’s J.D. Power U.S. vehicle dependability study marks the 31st anniversary of the yearly study. The study consists of measuring the number of problems per 100 vehicles original owners of their three-year-old vehicles can experience over the past 12 months. The lower the number, the higher the quality.

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Despite the increased adoption of complex vehicle technology, dependability continues to improve,” said Dave Sargent, vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power. “There’s no question that three-year-old vehicles today are better built and more dependable than same-age vehicles were in previous years. However, the rapid introduction of technology is putting increased pressure on dependability, so it would not be surprising to see problem levels plateau, or even increase, over the next few years.

That being said, here’s the list of the highest-ranked model by segment according to the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study:

Small car: Honda Fit

Small premium car: BMW 2 Series

2018 BMW M2 Coupé Black Shadow Edition
2018 BMW M2 Coupé Black Shadow Edition | Photo: Olivier Delorme

Compact car: Nissan LEAF

2019 Nissan LEAF PLUS | Photo: Nissan

Compact sporty car: Mazda MX-5 Miata

2020 Mazda MX-5

Compact premium car: Lexus ES

2019 Lexus ES

Midsize car: Buick Regal

Buick Regal GS – Buick

Midsize sporty car: Ford Mustang

2019 Ford Mustang
2019 Ford Mustang | Photo: Ford

Midsize premium car: Genesis G80

2018 Genesis G80 | Photo: Genesis

Large car: Toyota Avalon

Small SUV: Buick Encore

2017 Buick Encore | Photo: Buick

Small premium SUV: Mercedes-Benz GLA

2015 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

Compact SUV: Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox Best-selling SUVs
Chevrolet Equinox | Photo: Chevrolet

Compact premium SUV: Porsche Macan

Midsize pickup: Nissan Frontier

2014 Nissan Frontier | Photo: Nissan

Midsize SUV: Toyota 4Runner

2016 Toyota 4Runner | Photo: Toyota

Midsize premium SUV: Lexus GX

2019 Lexus GX460 front
2019 Lexus GX460 | Photo: Lexus

Minivan: Toyota Sienna

2017 Toyota Sienna | Photo: Toyota

Large SUV: Chevrolet Tahoe

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Premier RST
2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Premier RST | Photo: Olivier Delorme

Large light duty pickup: Ford F-150/Toyota Tundra (tie)

2019 Ford F-150 Limited

2018 Toyota Tundra CrewMax SR5

Large heavy duty pickup: Chevrolet Silverado HD

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD | Photo: Chevrolet

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