Determining dependability of new cars is extremely difficult, since the actual trustworthy data in that respect can only be seen in the hindsight. In this video, however, we will be trying to make predictions for the 2020 car models, using the most recent studies by Consumer Reports and initial quality and projected reliability data by JD Power. Bear in mind, that this list covers all major passenger vehicle body styles as well as various price segments.
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#1 2020 Toyota Prius: toyota.com/prius
Year after year, Toyota’s best-selling hybrid makes it to the top of reliability, fuel efficiency and affordability ratings. This not quite handsome hatchback keeps it simple, relying on the proven hybrid powertrain.
#2 2020 Kia Sportage: kia.com/us/en/sportage
According to JD Power’s 2019 initial quality study, Kia Sportage finishes at the top of the compact crossover class. In 2020, it gets a facelift, offering even more standard equipment and safety tech.
#3 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata: mazdausa.com/vehicles/2020-mx-5-miata
It is not a coincidence that the Mazda MX-5 Miata holds the title of the world’s bestselling convertible sportscar. It has great handling, lively performance, and according to this year’s CR study, snatches the title of the most reliable car model.
#4 2020 Toyota 4Runner CR and 2020 dependability study by JD Power
The 5th generation Toyota 4Runner has been on the marker for ten 10 years now, and though many might say that it feels a bit old and needs some interior refinements, no one will doubt its dependability.
#5 2020 Genesis G70: genesis.com/us/en/2020/genesis-g70.html
The past year has been really good to Genesis. After being included to the JD Power’s dependability study for the first time, the brand received the top award, while their G70 compact sedan was recognized as the best option in its class based on the initial quality.
#6 2020 Hyundai Kona: hyundaiusa.com/us/en/vehicles/kona
The subcompact crossover segment is on the rise, steadily pushing out hatchbacks and sedans as consumers favorite affordable family vehicles. The Hyundai Kona holds a solid position across all powertrain variants, be it pure internal combustion, hybrid, PHEV and all-electric.
#7 2020 Lexus ES: lexus.com/models/ES/packages
The ES executive sedan is the current best seller within the mid-size luxury car segment. It was fully redesigned as recently as 2019 and even pushed out the GS model from some markets.
#8 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe: chevrolet.com/suvs/tahoe
Despite what Youtube commentators tend to say, new GM vehicles score very good dependability ratings, and this is especially true for their full-size SUV makes like the Tahoe.
#9 2020 Porsche 911
Porsche is highest-rating German brand in the new vehicle dependability survey conducted by JD Power, finishing in the 4th place. Of course, the company’s success has a lot to do with its most iconic 911 sports car, that entered its 8th generation in 2019.
#10 2020 Kia Sedona
Though not nearly as popular as Honda Odyssey or Chrysler Pacifica, Kia Sedona manages to stand out from the minivan crowd, offering a fresh design, strong safety ratings and as well as high quality and dependability for the money.