The selection of the most quality and reliable cars


Ukrainians do not change cars every couple of years, as Europeans and therefore the question of quality and reliability of cars is very relevant to us. Moreover, this parameter is key for both new and used cars.

Of course, there are many different quality ratings from different countries. Among the most famous of them – German TUV, American J. D. Power and Consumer Reports. Typically, their statistics of reliability they form on the basis of the inspection or survey owners.

The American Agency J. D. Power has traditionally publishes a large-scale quality ratings of new cars in the first 90 days of ownership. In 2019 the best were:

  • The most reliable car of the year – Porsche 911
  • Small car – KIA Rio
  • Small premium car – BMW 2-Series
  • Compact cars – KIA Forte (Cerato)
  • Compact sports cars – Mini Cooper
  • Compact premium car – Genesis G70
  • Midsize cars – Chevrolet Malibu and Ford Fusion (Mondeo)
  • Mid-size sporty car – Dodge Challenger
  • Midsize premium car – Mercedes-Benz CLS
  • Large car – Nissan Maxima
  • The minivan – KIA Sedona
  • Small crossovers – KIA Sportage
  • Compact crossovers – Chevrolet Equinox
  • Compact premium crossovers – BMW X4
  • Mid-size pickups – the Ford Ranger
  • Midsize crossover Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Midsize premium crossover – Lexus RX
  • Large SUV – Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Large premium SUV – Cadillac Escalade
  • Large pick-UPS – Nissan Titan
  • Large heavy pickup trucks – Chevrolet Silverado HD


In Consumer Reports are also exploring new cars and interviewed their owners. Moreover, in addition to reliability also takes into account the driving characteristics and safety.

  • Compact cars – Toyota Yaris;
  • Compact premium car, Audi A4;
  • Mid-size car – Toyota Camry;
  • Full-size car – Toyota Avalon;
  • Hybrids – The Toyota Prius;
  • Subcompact crossovers – Hyundai Kona;
  • Compact crossover Subaru Forester;
  • Midsize crossovers – a Subaru Ascent;
  • Premium SUVs – the BMW X5;
  • Pickups – The Ford F-150.

If you are interested in the quality and reliability of a used car, you should look at the rating TUV. Moreover, the Germans even break it into sections, depending on the age of the car.

The best used car at the age of 2-3 years:

  1. Porsche 911
  2. Mercedes B-class
  3. Mercedes GLK
  4. Mercedes SLK
  5. Audi Q3
  6. Mercedes E-class Coupe
  7. Hyundai i20
  8. Mercedes C-class
  9. Mercedes A-class
  10. Audi A4/A5

The best quality cars at the age of 10-11 years:

  1. Porsche 911
  2. Mazda 2
  3. Audi TT
  4. Mercedes SLK
  5. VW Golf Plus
  6. Toyota Auris
  7. Toyota Corolla Verso
  8. Opel Agila
  9. VW Tiguan
  10. Mercedes A-class

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If you look at the most reliable cars on different sides of the ocean, the ratings differ substantially. Although there are General trends: for example, the Porsche 911 has received high marks both in Europe and in America. The important role played by the brand car. Americans have high scores get a Toyota, and the Germans – Mercedes.

Of course, the quality and reliability of your vehicle largely depend on the applied design technology. So, checked naturally aspirated engines are more durable and less demanding on the quality of the fuel than the turbo engine. It is therefore not surprising that, for example, in the United States drives a Hyundai Elantra 2013 with a mileage of over 1.5 million km.


Modern electronic systems can also be capricious. Therefore, when choosing a car (especially used) should think about what is more important to you bells and whistles or simplicity and reliability.

Which of the above ratings do you trust?

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