Most and Least Reliable New Cars You Can Buy

Buying a new car is one of the most expensive purchases most people will make in their lifetime.

Needless to say, when buying a new car, you'll want to purchase the most dependable and reliable vehicle you can get for the money.

To help with your research, Consumer Reports recently published their updated auto reliability survey. You can use this information to see which new cars have been giving people problems and which have not. This information will help increase your chances of not buying a vehicle that will end up costing you a small fortune during ownership.

Biggest Complaint About New Car Reliability

Infotainment systems that bundle hands-free-communications, navigation, audio and their display screens is the number one area of complaints according to Consumer Reports. The main complaint is not that these systems break or fail, it's when they're not performed right by the consumer and cause frustration and aggravation to the user.

Best and Worst Reliability Ratings by Brand

The most reliable vehicle brand on the market is Toyota's luxury line Lexus. Toyota came in second place and Audi, Mazda and Subaru rounded out the top five. Out of the twenty eight brands, foreign automakers held seven of the top ten spots. You can see where all the automakers ranked below. 

Auto Brand Reliability Ratings

most and least reliable new car brands 2015 | AutoCheatSheet.com

Best and Worse New Car Models Available

Below you'll find the new car models that received the highest and lowest ratings for reliability. Many of the vehicles on the "Best List" also performed well with Consumer Reports individual testing, These vehicles have an asterisk beside them. Keep in mind that even though a vehicle is on the most reliable list, doesn't mean Consumer Reports recommends them as a company. See all the vehicles below.

Most Reliable New Cars You Can Buy Right Now

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NEW CAR MAKE AND MODEL
Subaru Impreza* Toyota Corolla* Toyota Prius C
Nissan Vera Note* Lexus IS Kia Sorento*
Toyoya Prius* Audi A4 Toyota 4Runner
Toyota Prius V* Lexus ES* Nissan Murano*
Toyota Camry* Lexus GS* Toyota Highlander*
Honda Accord* Lexus LS* Toyota Sequoia
Mazda Mazda6 BMW 2 Series* Ford Expedition
Hyundai Sonata* Audi Allroad* Audi Q3*
Subaru Legacy* Toyota Sienna* Lexus NX*
Toyota Avalon* Subaru Outback* Buick Encore
Hyundai Azera* Kia Sportage Lexus GX*
Kia Cadenza* Toyota RAV4 Toyota Tundra
Lexus CT 200h Subaru XV Crosstrek  

Least Reliable New Cars for 2015

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NEW CAR MAKE AND MODEL
FIAT 500L\500 Ford Fiesta Ford Focus
Dodge Dart Nissan Sentra Volkswagen Beetle
Volkswagen Golf BMW i3 Chrysler 200
Nissan Altima Chrysler 300 Dodge Charger
Cadillac ATS Acura TLX Mercedies-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz CLA Mercedes-Benz S-Class Acura RLX
Chevrolet Corvette Dodge Challenger Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Ford Mustang Volvo V60 Jeep Cherokee
Nissan Pathfinder Dodge Journey Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chevrolet Suburban GMC Yukon XL Chevrolet Tahoe
GMC Yukon Lincoln MKC Cadillac Escalade
Infiniti QX60 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Ram 2500
Chevrolet Colorado GMC Canyon Chevrolet Silverado 1500
CMC Sierra 1500    

Click here to see the full results from the Consumer Reports survey.

Before Going Heading to the Dealership

When negotiating a new car's price, it’s important to know the dealer invoice price and what other people are paying for the same vehicle in your local area. Otherwise, you won’t know what's a good price to pay for the vehicle. I highly recommend using an online referral service such as TrueCar or CarClearanceDeals, their quotes will automatically include any discounts or cash-back incentives currently available in the marketplace.