July 19, 2017 in Auto

The 5 most reliable car companies

Rather than putting a strain on your budget, and your nerves, with a car that often breaks down, why not choose a vehicle that is dependable?

The following vehicle makes have been identified as tops in reliability, based on repair data collected from Oct. 1 2015, through Sept. 30, 2016, for 1996 through 2016 model-year cars and trucks. More than 4 million vehicles were analyzed to come up with the makes that have the lowest percentage of failures related to check-engine-light warnings.

Here, starting with the best, are the most reliable vehicle makes and their average repair cost.

2016 ranking: No. 1.

Average repair cost (parts and labor): $489.23.

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2016 ranking: No. 2.

Average repair cost (parts and labor): $545.11.

2016 ranking: No. 3.

Average repair cost (parts and labor): $538.79.

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2016 ranking: No. 4.

Average repair cost (part and labor): $493.51.

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2016 ranking: No. 5.

Average repair cost (parts and labor): $379.22.



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