We could all use a bit of certainty in today’s world, so we are showing you the most reliable new vehicles of 2021. They are also exciting, good looking, and fun to dream about.

How important is reliability in a new car search? Statistics show we keep cars, SUVs, and trucks an average of 8.4 years. Sports cars normally don’t rack up the mileage since they are usually not driven daily and are in the top 10 new cars owners keep the longest. The Toyota Land Cruiser is car most owners hold on to a long time – an average of 11.4 years.

Consumer Reports collected data on 329,00 vehicles and predicts that fewer problems will occur on their 10 Most Reliable Cars than their competitors. In their study, Consumer Reports looked at 17 areas from nuisances like squeaky brakes to larger issues like out-of-warranty transmission repairs. Combined with track testing and owner satisfaction survey results the Overall Score is calculated.

10 Most Reliable 2021 Cars

  1. Toyota Prius
  2. Lexus NX
  3. Buick Encore
  4. Lexus GX
  5. Honda HR-V
  6. Toyota Prius Prime
  7. Hyundai Kona
  8. Audi A5
  9. Audi A4
  10. Mazda CX-5

10 Least Reliable 2021 Cars

Of course, the study results include the flip side of reliability.

  1. Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500
  2. Subaru Ascent
  3. Volkswagen Atlas
  4. Jeep Compass
  5. Volvo XC90
  6. Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon
  7. Tesla Model S
  8. Jeep Wrangler
  9. Ford EcoSport
  10. Volvo XC60

Overall Brand Rankings

Consumer Reports overall rankings range from 1 – 100. The severity of each type of problem was used to create the Predicted Reliability Score. The Top 10 Brands include:

  1. Mazda (83)
  2. Toyota (74)
  3. Lexus (71)
  4. Buick (70)
  5. Honda (63)
  6. Hyundai (62)
  7. Ram (58)
  8. Subrau (57)
  9. Porsche (55)
  10. Dodge (54)

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 Sources: Consumer Reports,, USA Today