Reliability?

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The JD Power group look at the number of faults recorded by various models and then ranks them. The study, which looked at problems reported in the past 12 months by owners of 2014 model-year vehicles, found an industry average of 156 problems per 100 vehicles. The previous study released in 2016 found 152 problems per 100 vehicles. As high-tech gadgetry filters down through all levels of vehicles, more problems are being registered by owners.

Instead of looking at the gloom and disaster end, here are the best in various categories, but remember this is the US marketplace:

Tops for reliability

■ Small car – Chevrolet Sonic

■ Compact car – Toyota Prius

■ Compact premium car – Lexus ES

■ Midsize car – Toyota Camry

■ Midsize sporty car – Chevrolet Camaro

■ Midsize premium car – Lexus GS

■ Large car – Toyota Avalon

■ Small SUV – Volkswagen Tiguan

■ Compact MPV – Toyota Prius v

■ Compact SUV – Toyota FJ Cruiser

■ Compact premium SUV – Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

■ Midsize pickup – Honda Ridgeline

■ Midsize SUV – Toyota Venza

■ Midsize premium SUV – Lexus RX

■ Minivan – Toyota Sienna

■ Large SUV – Chevrolet Tahoe

■ Large light-duty pickup – Ford F-150

■ Heavy-duty pickup – Chevrolet Silverado

Source: J.D. Power