Top Three Most Reliable Cars

With climate change on the horizon and the economy still recovering, consumers are looking for reliable cars to get them where they need to go as efficiently and affordably as possible. As you might expect, certain types of cars are more reliable than others. Factoring in cost and fuel efficiency, we’ve put together a short list of the three most reliable cars available.

1. Honda Civic Hybrid: According to 24/7 Wall St, 5.4 percent of all cars on the road with mileage over 150,000 are Honda Civic hybrids. This beats out the Toyota Prius by 3.3 percent, which is surprising considering one-third of all hybrid cars sold in the United States are some version of the Prius. It could be attributed to the fact that Honda Civic owners drive more than Toyota drivers; but the case remains that the Honda Civic is one of the most reliable cars on the market. TheStreet agrees, claiming that a used Honda Civic is one of the most reliable cars you can get for the money you pay, which is under $8,000.

2. Volkswagen Up: calls the Volkswagen Up the most reliable car available in the UK. The vehicle earned the Small Car of the Year Award back in 2011 and is considered a reliable car for city driving. In general, sources agree that German-made vehicles like Volkswagens are among the most reliable cars you can get. TopGear’s second runner-up was the Volkswagen Golf Plus, a slightly bigger but still reliable version of the Volkswagen Golf. However, Yahoo Autos claims that Volkswagens cars aren’t as reliable when bought used, which is why the Honda Civic secures the top spot. If you’re looking to buy a Volkswagen, buy new.

3. Toyota Camry: Another vehicle available as a hybrid, the Toyota Highlander makes up 0.7 percent of all cars on the road with over 150,000 miles. USNews ranked the Toyota Highlander as “among the best” in reliability based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study. Toyota also appears three times on 24/7 Wall St.‘s list of most reliable hybrid cars. The Camry will give you plenty of longevity without breaking the bank and it’s also easy on the environment.

In contrast, Yahoo Autos released a list of the top ten least reliable car brands so you know what not to buy used. At the top of the list was the Mini Cooper, Smart cars, and the Jaguar.

If you’re looking to purchase a new and reliable car, consider this list and make a smart purchase. And remember to drive safely!

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