Most reliable cars: JD Power ranks vehicle dependability

J.D. Power and Associates on Thursday released its annual survey of vehicle dependability based on questionnaires sent to owners of 2007 model-year vehicles.

The list includes the top performers and runners-up in each category. A MAV, or multi-activity vehicle, refers to sport utility vehicles and crossovers.


Subcompact Car

  • Highest ranked: Honda Fit
  • Runner-up: Toyota Yaris

Compact Car

  • Highest ranked: Toyota Prius
  • Runners-up: Toyota Corolla, Pontiac Vibe

Compact Sporty Car

  • Highest ranked: Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • Runners-up: Saturn Sky, Pontiac Solstice Convertible

Midsize Sporty Car

  • Highest ranked: Chevrolet Monte Carlo
  • Runners-up: Toyota Solara, Ford Mustang

Midsize Car

  • Highest ranked: Buick LaCrosse
  • Runners-up: Mercury Milan, Honda Accord

Large Car

  • Highest ranked: Mercury Montego
  • Runners-up: Buick Lucerne (tie), Ford Five Hundred (tie)

Compact Premium Sporty Car

  • Highest ranked: BMWZ4 (no runners-up)

Entry Premium Vehicle

  • Highest ranked: Lincoln MKZ
  • Runners-up: Acura TSX, Cadillac CTS

Midsize Premium Car

  • Highest ranked: Audi A6
  • Runners-up: Lexus ES350, Cadillac STS (tie), Infiniti M-Series (tie)

Large Premium Car

  • Highest ranked: Cadillac DTS
  • Runner-up: Lexus LS460

Premium Sporty Car

  • Highest ranked: Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
  • Runners-up: Porsche 911

Compact MAV

  • Highest ranked: Honda CR-V
  • Runners-up: Subaru Forester, Hyundai Tucson

Midsize MAV

  • Highest ranked: Toyota Highlander
  • Runners-up: Toyota 4Runner, Ford Freestyle

Large MAV

  • Highest ranked: Toyota Sequoia
  • Runners-up: GMC Yukon, Ford Expedition

Large Pickup

  • Highest ranked: Toyota Tundra
  • Runners-up: Ford F-150 LD, Chevrolet Silverado Classic HD

Midsize Pickup

  • Highest ranked: Honda Ridgeline
  • Runners-up: Dodge Dakota, Ford Ranger


  • Highest ranked: Ford Freestar
  • Runners-up: Toyota Sienna, Buick Terraza (tie), Chrysler Town & Country (tie)

Midsize Premium MAV

  • Highest ranked: Lexus GX470
  • Runners-up: Lexus RX, Infiniti FX-Series

Large Premium MAV

  • Highest ranked: Lincoln Mark LT
  • Runners-up: Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade EXT