Buying a used car isn’t nearly as risky as it used to be just a few decades ago because vehicles are made to last longer and be more dependable. However, some brands are still a lot better than others. In the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, it highlights the most dependable car brands.
This study followed owners of 2013 model year vehicles and asked them to track how many problems they encountered over the past 12 months. The results are then recorded as problems per 100 vehicles (PP100).
Coming in at the top of the list is Lexus with only 95PP100. The highest-ranked non-luxury brand is Toyota, which came in fourth place with 113PP100. The industry average for this study was 152PP100. Some of the other well-performing brands include GMC, Chevrolet, Honda, Ram, Lincoln, Cadillac, and Volvo.
If you’re in the market for a used car that you can feel confident driving day-in and day-out, this study would be a great place to start. Here at Chip Wynn Motors, we frequently have many of these dependable brands in stock. Our inventory is always changing, so let us know what you’re looking for and we can give you a call when we have it.
The 2015 Honda CR-V wowed customers with a hot new look, an efficient and powerful new engine, and a number of new standard and available features to enhance the driving experience. It also won a whole lot of awards including but not limited to the Cars.com/USA Today/Motorweek 2015 Compact SUV Challenge winner award, U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Cars for Family award for SUVs, and KBB.com’s Best Buy award for small SUVs/crossovers.
Honda is upping the ante for the new model year by introducing a new Special Edition trim for the 2016 CR-V. The 2016 CR-V SE will slot in above the LX trim, adding 17-inch alloy wheels with two-tone finish, second-row and rear privacy glass, and a standard security system. Including destination and other applicable fees, the 2016 Honda CR-V SE will start at $24,395 with front-wheel drive and $25,695 with all-wheel drive.
If you’re looking to upgrade to a new SUV, there are none better than the 2016 Honda CR-V.