Most Reliable Cars includes 2021 Lexus NX

Purchasing a car is a long-term investment, with the expectation that the car will provide dependable transportation for the long haul. But as Consumer Reports' latest auto surveys show, not all cars can fulfill that promise.

Based on our latest Auto Surveys, these models are the 10 most reliable cars today. We predict that these cars will give owners fewer problems than their competitors, based on data collected on 329,000 vehicles. (For more details, check our Guide to Car Reliability.)

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Our surveys take a deep dive into the numerous things that can go wrong with a vehicle.

We study 17 trouble areas, from nuisances—such as squeaky brakes and broken interior trim—to major bummers, like out-of-warranty transmission repairs or trouble with four-wheel-drive systems. We weight the severity of each type of problem to create a Predicted Reliability Score for each vehicle, from 1 to 100. (That score is then combined with data collected from our track testing, as well as our owner satisfaction survey results and safety data, to calculate each test vehicle’s Overall Score.) To be considered for this list, we must have at least two model years of data in calculating the predicted reliability score.

Based on that analysis, these models are the most reliable.

They are presented in rank order, starting with the most reliable, with the reliability scores.

For more details on the models’ reliability predictions and history, click through to their respective model pages.

Toyota Prius
Reliability: 93

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2021 Toyota Prius

Price Range: $24,525 - $32,650

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Lexus NX
Reliability: 91

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2021 Lexus NX

Price Range: $37,510 - $46,810

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Buick Encore
Reliability: 91

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2021 Buick Encore

Price Range: $23,200 - $25,220

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Lexus GX
Reliability: 90

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2021 Lexus GX

Price Range: $53,100 - $64,365

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Honda HR-V
Reliability: 90

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2021 Honda HR-V

Price Range: $21,020 - $27,320

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Toyota Prius Prime
Reliability: 88

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2021 Toyota Prius Prime

Price Range: $28,220 - $34,000

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Hyundai Kona
Reliability: 87

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2021 Hyundai Kona

Price Range: $20,400 - $45,400

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Audi A5
Reliability: 86

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2021 Audi A5

Price Range: $41,800 - $60,600

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Audi A4
Reliability: 86

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2021 Audi A4

Price Range: $39,100 - $44,600

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Mazda CX-5
Reliability: 85

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2021 Mazda CX-5

Price Range: $25,270 - $37,405

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