7 Most Reliable Cars That Rarely Need a Mechanic

If you’re looking for good, reliable cars, you might want to consider the following winners.

When you’re searching for the most dependable cars, one of the best places to start is with J.D. Power and Associates. For almost 30 years, they have been putting out their U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) and this year is no exception.

This time, the 2018 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study has surveyed 36,896 original owners of 2015 model-year cars after three years of ownership. Many cars were awarded top honors in dependability in this year’s study and our focus is on the top nine. As a group, these vehicles are more friendly to the driver’s wallet and less friendly to the mechanic’s. Furthermore, all nine have received high marks in overall dependability from the J.D. Power study. Check out these maintenance tips that will extend the life of your car.

1 Dodge Challenger (Top-rated midsize sporty car)

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  • Overall quality rating: 5 out of 5
  • Overall performance and design rating: 5 out of 5

Topping our list of the most reliable cars is the Dodge Challenger. While it may not have been in J.D. Power’s top brand category, it makes the top of our rundown of reliable cars because of its overall performance and design. While you won’t be reaching hybrid levels of fuel efficiency with the SRT variant, the 6.4 liter Hemi V-8 does feature an EPA-rated 25 mpg on the highway. Combine that with the sleek, stylish handling and you have a car made for performance but user-friendly enough for the casual driver.

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