In the same way Consumer Reports ranks the least reliable vehicles every year, the agency also determines those that have exhibited the fewest problems. Based on responses to questionnaires sent to its members, CR compiles the data and weighs the severity of each problem to create a “predicted reliability score” for each vehicle.
That score is then combined with CR’s track testing, as well as its owner satisfaction survey results and safety data, to calculate an overall score for each vehicle. While the list below might look like a paid advertisement from Toyota, these are CR’s 10 most reliable new vehicles for 2018, starting with the most reliable.
A true, body-onframe architecture underpins the Lexus GX that it shares with the Toyota 4Runner. Last year, Lexus introduced a refreshed lineup of upgrade packages, including the Technology Package, which bundles Lexus’ safety and handling systems. The SUV comes in a base premium version, starting at $74,400, powered by a 4.6-litre V8 with 301 horsepower and 329 lb.-ft. of torque, and mated to a six-speed automatic.