12 Most Reliable Cars Ever At Reasonable Prices
1. 1983 - 2011 Ford Ranger
The Ford Ranger is so incredibly durable that it is used as a delivery vehicle for car part stores across the country. You can also find well-loved Rangers in fleets that have close to 700,000 miles on the odometer.
2. Toyota Prius
Despite its mildly complicated powertrain, the Toyota Prius is a basic form of transportation with its highlights including an affordable starting price, excellent gas mileage, and hybrid class-leading reliability.
3. 1986 - 1993 Honda Accord
Honda Accord automakers put engineering and engines first, and owners rarely have issues with the Accord. While any model year is an excellent choice, the 1986 to 1993 models will likely give you the best driving experience.
4. Audi Q3
With 200hp available via a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the power won’t blow anyone away. However, with broad application of this engine throughout Audi’s stable, it has proven reliable and fun.
5. 1994 - 1999 Nissan Maxima
Most Nissan Maximas can run as far as 400,000 miles on their odometers and are still going strong. The fourth-generation Maxima from 1994 offered a 3-liter V6 that made to the list of Ward’s 10 Best Engines.
6. Lexus GS
The Lexus GS is the most reliable luxury car offering class-leading comfort with the peace of mind that comes from a Toyota product. And if you want to move quickly, the GS offers a 5.0-liter V8 with 467hp and 369lb-ft.
7. 1999 - 2006 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra
The Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra shares the same sturdy mechanical underpinnings that can keep going for hundreds of thousands of miles with minimal effort on your part. You can also find a wide range of popular configurations and customizations after purchase.
8. Toyota 4Runner
If you need versatility, dependability, and off-road capability, look no further. Power comes exclusively from a 4.0-liter V6 that serves up 270hp and 278lb-ft via a five-speed automatic. With a durable truck platform, high resale value, and generations of 4Runners to prove its dependability, buyers won’t regret choosing the 4Runner.
9. 1983 - 2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ
The 1983 to 2001 version started a new trend in SUV design because it didn’t have the body-on-frame construction that was typical of a traditional SUV. The straight-6 engine used in the Cherokee has proved itself to be durable. You may also want to choose the gas-powered models of the time because they are likely to have fewer issues on the road than those with a turbo diesel engine.
10. Toyota Sienna
According to Consumer Reports, the Toyota Sienna is the most reliable family hauler. It’s the only minivan currently offered with all-wheel drive, making it the best option for buyers who live in snowy climates. The sole available engine is a 3.5-liter V6 that provides a healthy 296hp and 263lb-ft, which is sent to the wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
11. 1989 - 1999 Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback
Subaru is known for creating tough vehicles, and the peaked with the models released from 1989 to 1999 because they have the best durability. You can easily find an Outback or Legacy wagon with more than 300, 000 miles on it and no significant issues to speak of.
12. 1983 - 1999 Volkswagen Jetta
If you really want to see the maximum mileage on a Volkswagen Jetta, go with models from 1983 to 1999, covering the second and third generations. The second generation was well received for its spaciousness, and the third generation focused more on its comfort and crisp handling.