According to a study released by J.D. Power, Lexus and Porsche are tied for top spot in a list of the most dependable automotive marques after three years of ownership, while Toyota takes the lead among non-premium brands.
Now in its 28th year, the study took a look at issues experienced by 35,186 original owners of 2014 model year vehicles, with overall dependability determined by the number of problems per 100 units (PP100).
Conducted between October and December 2016, the study concluded that the industry average is 156 PP100, while the top 10 sellers among 2014 model year vehicles is 134 PP100.
This is the sixth straight year that Lexus has ranked at the top of the list, tied with Porsche with a rating of 110 PP100. Rounding out the top five nameplates are Toyota (123 PP100), Buick (126 PP100) and Mercedes-Benz (131 PP100).
Taking into consideration all segments, Toyota models captured 10 of the 18 highest rankings for dependability, with the Lexus ES, Lexus GS, Lexus RX, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Toyota Prius, Toyota Prius v, Toyota Sienna and Toyota Venza taking top spots.
General Motors captured second place among manufacturers with four segment awards recognizing the Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Sonic, Chevrolet Silverado HD, and Chevrolet Tahoe.
The following is the list of the most dependable vehicles by segment, according to the J.D. Power study:
Small car: Chevrolet Sonic
Compact car: Toyota Prius
Midsize car: Toyota Camry
Midsize sporty car: Chevrolet Camaro
Compact premium car: Lexus ES
Midsize premium car: Lexus GS
Large car: Toyota Avalon
Compact SUV: Toyota FJ Cruiser
Small SUV: Volkswagen Tiguan
Midsize SUV: Toyota Venza
Large SUV: Chevrolet Tahoe
Compact premium SUV: Mercedes-Benz GLK class
Midsize premium SUV: Lexus RX
Large light-duty pickup: Ford F-150
Midsize pickup: Honda Ridgeline
Large heavy-duty pickup: Chevrolet Silverado HD
Minivan: Toyota Sienna
Compact multi-purpose vehicle: Toyota Prius v