The 5 Most Reliable Car Brands of 2014

December 12th, 2014 by


While many believe that the driver/owner can make any car the “most reliable car” through good driving habits and regular maintenance, statistics show certain brands do have less issues overall when compared to competitors.

Here are some of the current bests you can check out at car-buyers’ favorite Buy Here Pay Here RI dealer, Shannon Motors:



It’s no surprise that the same company that produces Lexus would also make it on the list. The company took off in the 1970s thanks to the demand for smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles after the 1973 oil crisis. Since then, the company’s vehicles have been known for their value and dependability.


In terms of reliability, Honda is right on par with Toyota. Both Japanese companies have long-running lines of reliable compacts cars and SUVs that continue to last longer than other brands. The Civic sedan and CR-V crossover are the company’s two standout models, consistently rated as the best performing and safest in their class.



For years, Lexus has been the poster child for reliability. On top of J.D. Power and Associates and Consumer Reports dependability lists, Lexus owners seem to have less problems than their luxury and non-luxury counterparts. This comes with an increased overall cost in purchase price and maintenance, but the brand also retains its value better than any other.


In recent years, Buick has made a comeback, revamping itself as a force to be reckoned with in the luxury car market. Alongside its sister brand, Cadillac, which has also revamped to attract a more young buyers, the two GM brands have become two of the most reliable brands on the road, and a great choice for American luxury car buyers.