Lexus Tops Most Dependable Brand List
- Lexus topped the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study, with Land Rover finishing at the bottom of the list.
- The Lexus RX was cited as having the "fewest reported problems in the industry."
- Porsche, Lincoln, Toyota and Mercedes-Benz also were top performers in the study, which was released on Wednesday.
The Lexus RX was cited as having the "fewest reported problems in the industry." Lexus ranked highest in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for a second consecutive year.
Porsche, Lincoln, Toyota and Mercedes-Benz also were top performers in the study, which was released on Wednesday. Dodge, Mitsubishi, Jeep and Volkswagen were among the low scorers in the report.
Power noted that Toyota "continues to perform well in long-term dependability and earns seven segment awards — more than any other automaker in 2013." Winning the segment awards are the Lexus ES 350, Lexus RX, Scion xB, Scion xD, Toyota Prius, Toyota Sienna and Toyota RAV4.
General Motors snagged four segment awards for the Buick Lucerne, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Sierra HD. Honda received two segment awards for the Acura RDX and Honda Crosstour. The Audi A6, Ford Ranger, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Nissan Z also earned segment awards.
Edmunds says: Kudos to Toyota for a stellar performance in this highly watched dependability study.