J.D. Power’s Vehicle Dependability Study uses the “problems per 100 vehicles” to determine their top 10. It surveys drivers who own cars that are 3 years old. The total number of problems reported for each vehicle over its first 3 years determines it’s rank; the fewer problems the better the ranking. The followinfg results are for 2011 model year vehicles.
10- Lexus ES, best compact premium car.
9- Mini Cooper, best compact sporty car.
8- Lexus GS, best midsize premium car.
7- Toyota Camry, best midsize car.
6- Chevy Volt, best compact car.
5/4- There was a tie for 4th place between the Lexus LS and the Cadillac DTS, for best large premium car.
3- Buick Lucerne, best large car.
2- Honda Fit, best sub compact car.
1- Chevy Camaro, best midsize sporty car.