The 10 most reliable cars of 2018

Lexus2018 Lexus GX 460.

  • On Wednesday, Consumer Reports released its annual list of the 10 most reliable cars.
  • The publication created the list by analysing survey responses on more than 500,000 vehicles, and used the responses to predict which cars will create the fewest problems for their owners.
  • Toyota placed seven vehicles on the list, more than any other automaker, and took the top spot with its Lexus GX SUV.
  • No cars from American automakers made the list, as the other three spots were taken by Mazda, Kia, and Honda.

On Wednesday, Consumer Reports released its annual list of the 10 most reliable cars. The publication created the list by analysing survey responses on more than 500,000 vehicles, and used the responses to predict which cars will create the fewest problems for their owners.

Toyota placed seven vehicles on the list, more than any other automaker, and took the top spot with its Lexus GX SUV. Consumer Reports said the GX was fast and quiet for an SUV, offering a smooth ride and a comfortable cabin.

Toyota and Lexus were also the top two brands on Consumer Reports’ list of the most reliable car brands for the sixth consecutive year. Lexus took the top spot with an average reliability score of 78 out of 100, and Toyota ranked second with a reliability score of 76.

“Lexus is an excellent example of how technologically advanced luxury vehicles can also be very reliable,” Consumer Reports said.

No vehicles from American automakers made the most reliable cars list, as the other three spots were taken by Mazda, Kia, and Honda. American automakers took six of the 10 spots on Consumer Reports’ list of the least reliable cars, reflecting the poor performance of American automakers on the publication’s list of the most reliable brands. American automakers accounted for nine of the 10 least reliable brands, and none placed in the top 15.

These are the 10 most reliable cars, according to Consumer Reports.


10. Toyota Highlander

Toyota2018 Toyota Highlander.

9. Kia Sedona

Kia2019 Kia Sedona.

8. Honda Fit

Honda2018 Honda Fit.

7. Toyota Prius

Toyota2018 Toyota Prius.

6. Lexus NX

Lexus2018 Lexus NX 300.

5. Toyota Corolla

Toyota2018 Toyota Corolla.

4. Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

3. Toyota Prius Prime

Toyota2017 Toyota Prius Prime.

2. Toyota Prius C

Toyota2018 Toyota Prius C.

1. Lexus GX

Lexus2018 Lexus GX 460.

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