These are the 16 most unreliable car brands for 2020

Land Rover2017 Land Rover Discovery.
  • JD Power’s vehicle-dependability study measures the number of issues reported by owners of three-year-old vehicles.
  • In the 2020 survey, respondents reported an average of 134 problems per 100 vehicles.
  • Land Rover finished last among 32 car brands, with 220 problems per 100 vehicles.
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Owners of three-year-old vehicles report fewer issues now than they have in the 31-year history of JD Power‘s vehicle-dependability study, but some brands still lag behind.

For the 2020 version of its study, JD Power collected responses from 36,555 owners of vehicles from the 2017 model year, measuring dependability a few years into ownership. While Genesis led the pack with 89 problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover ranked last among 32 brands, with 220 problems reported per 100 vehicles compared to an industry average of 134 problems per 100 vehicles.

These are the least reliable car brands based on those metrics, according to JD Power.


T15. Acura

Acura2017 Acura RDX.

Problems per 100 vehicles: 139


T15. Honda

Honda2017 Honda CR-V.

Problems per 100 vehicles: 139


14. Ram

Problems per 100 vehicles: 140


13. Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi2017 Mitsubishi Mirage.

Problems per 100 vehicles: 146


12. Mini

BMWMini Cooper S.

Problems per 100 vehicles: 147


11. Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-BenzMercedes-Benz E63 AMG.

Problems per 100 vehicles: 152


10. Subaru

Subaru2017 Subaru Impreza.

Problems per 100 vehicles: 154


9. Infiniti

Infiniti2017 Infiniti QX50.

Problems per 100 vehicles: 155


8. Dodge

FCA2017 Dodge Charger.

Problems per 100 vehicles: 158


7. Jeep

Fiat Chrysler2017 Jeep Wrangler.

Problems per 100 vehicles: 159


6. Fiat

Fiat Chrysler2017 Fiat 500X.

Problems per 100 vehicles: 160


5. GMC

GMC2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD.

Problems per 100 vehicles: 162


4. Volvo

VolvoVolvo XC90.

Problems per 100 vehicles: 185


3. Jaguar

Jaguar2017 Jaguar F-Pace.

Problems per 100 vehicles: 186


2. Chrysler

Fiat Chrysler2017 Chrysler 300.

Problems per 100 vehicles: 214


1. Land Rover

Land Rover2017 Land Rover Discovery.

Problems per 100 vehicles: 220

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