When buying a new car, you should have a good idea what it will cost you in the long run. That means considering fuel, maintenance, and common repair costs for the vehicle you purchase on top of its MSRP. If you do your homework, you will probably pass on some lower-priced vehicles in favor of models that are more reliable over time. Consumer Reports is the go-to place for such feedback on any car, truck, or SUV when it comes to reliability.
In addition to thorough real-world tests and consideration of safety data, Consumer Reports conducted surveys covering 17 areas for over half-a-million cars from the 2016 model year. Using this trove of information, the testing agency came up with its list of vehicles that aced reliability tests. Once again, there was bad news for several U.S.-based automakers and impressive ratings for foreign brands, especially Toyota, whose vehicles made up half the list.
Here are the 10 most reliable cars and SUVs you can buy new, according to Consumer Reports.