Every year, J.D. Power gathers information from original owners of three-year-old cars and releases their Vehicle Dependability Study. The annual study focuses on what the owners say has gone wrong or right during the first 36 months of ownership.

The Best Cars for Dependability

Based on hundreds of owners surveyed, J.D. Power awarded six vehicles with the highest dependability ratings. These ratings represent how dependable the car is expected to be based on what actual owners report. Out of those six, we've picked the four most affordable winners to highlight:

  • 2015 Buick Regal2015 Buick Regal

    Dependability Power Circle Rating: 4 out of 5

    Average price: $18,197

    Details: This mid-size sedan comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivering 259 horsepower and an all-wheel drive option. Along with great fuel economy, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot is a standard feature.

  • 2015 Chevrolet Malibu2015 Chevrolet Malibu

    Dependability Power Circle Rating: 4 out of 5

    Average price: $14,628

    Details: With minimal stylistic changes for 2015, a brand new 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot gave the Malibu added life. The Malibu’s 196-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is the most popular engine type.

  • 2015 Hyundai Sonata2015 Hyundai Sonata

    Dependability Power Circle Rating: 4 out of 5

    Average price: $16,121

    Details: The Sonata added more refinement, technology, and space for 2015. The 2015 Sonata comes with multiple engine choices: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, and a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine.

  • 2015 Toyota Camry2015 Toyota Camry

    Dependability Power Circle Rating: 5 out of 5

    Average price: $17,005

    Details: Toyota improved the Camry’s look in 2015. The refreshed Camry came equipped with a better, more stylish interior and exterior, a better vehicle structure, and technology upgrades.

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