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The Car Brands That Will Cost You the Least to Repair


Washington DC December 12, 2018; The AIADA asked wat car brand is the least expensive to repair? What is the most reliable car on the road this year? According to The Detroit Free Press, CarMD has the answers to those questions in its 2018 Vehicle Health Index Make and Model Reliability Rankings. Published annually since 2011, it measures the frequency of repairs and repair costs this year for vehicles starting with model year 1996 to new vehicles. The report does not include tire and brake issues or maintenance such as oil changes. Between Oct. 1, 2017, and Sept. 20, 2018, CarMD said it analyzed vehicle data and health of about 5.6 million vehicles reporting check engine alerts and subsequent repair. Click here to see what it found. 

Most reliable vehicles:

1: 2016 Audi Q5 luxury compact SUV

2: 2017 Honda Civic

3: 2017 Subaru Crosstrek compact SUV

4: 2017 Honda CR-V compact SUV

5: 2017 Honda HR-V subcompact SUV

6: 2017 GMC Acadia SUV

7: 2015 Subaru Forester compact SUV

8: 2016 Honda CR-V compact SUV

9: 2016 Honda Civic

10: 2016 Volvo XC-90 luxury SUV