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10 Most Reliable Car Brands - Subaru Moves Up A Spot, Scores Ahead Of Lexus

Which car brands are the most reliable? See where Subaru ranks with all automakers and where the 2022 Forester, Outback, and Crosstrek are in the most reliable models list.

Are Subaru vehicles reliable? An updated report from iSeeCars says the Subaru brand moves up one spot from last year. The report reveals the top five car brands with the longest-lasting cars with over 200,000 miles are Toyota (2.3%), Honda (1.9%), GMC (1.8%), Chevrolet (1.6%), and Ford (1.5%).

The average for all car brands is 1.2 percent of cars with over 200,000 miles. Subaru moves up to the seventh-best car brand, with 0.8 percent of its models reaching 200,000 miles, according to the iSeeCars study. Subaru ranks ahead of Acura (0.7%), Dodge (0.7%), Nissan (0.7%), and Lexus (0.6%).

2022 Subaru Forester, 2022 Subaru Crosstrek, 2022 Subaru Outback

The iSeeCars study says. "Earning an honorable mention is Subaru, known for its safe vehicles and brand loyalty among customers. The Subaru Outback and Subaru Forester rank highly for long-term reliability, and the brand scores above average for value retention."

Extended mileage studies

The extended mileage studies can be misleading because Subaru has fewer vehicle offerings (nine models) than any car brand giving the big automakers an advantage. Toyota has thirty-six models in its lineup, Ford has thirty-four offerings, making it much easier with many more models to hit the 200,000-mile mark. The same is true for Honda, Chevrolet, and GMC with their extensive vehicle lineups.

2022 Subaru Forester, 2022 Subaru Crosstrek, 2022 Subaru Outback

Subaru longevity

Ninety-six percent of Subaru vehicles sold in the last ten years are still on the road today, "more than Honda or Toyota," a report from Experian says.

Are Subaru vehicles reliable?

Subaru ranks in the top 25 percent of automakers in Consumer Reports' latest reliability testing.

Which Subaru models are the most reliable?

The latest CR report says the Subaru Crosstrek subcompact SUV and Forester compact SUV have better than average reliability. In the iSeeCars recent most-reliable SUVs, the Subaru Outback scores the number three most reliable small SUV, and CR ranks the 2022 Outback number one overall of eleven midsize SUVs.

The Subaru brand has reliable all-wheel-drive SUVs in several studies. The Subaru Crosstrek subcompact SUV, with the highest score, is Subaru of America's hottest-selling model, and the Subaru Forester has improved the most from last year's scores. The Subaru Outback also scores high in recent reliability scores.

Subaru's lowest cost to own

Kelley Blue Book's 2022 5-Year Cost to Own cars, trucks, and SUVs says the 2022 Subaru Forester, 2022 Outback, and 2022 Ascent score among the eleven best new SUVs. The next-generation 2022 Subaru BRZ now scores best in the sports car category.

What does it mean for new car shoppers?

KBB adds up all costs associated with a vehicle for five years to come up with the winners. Costs such as fuel, maintenance, repairs, financing, insurance, and one of the most significant factors of all, depreciation, are all factors that affect a vehicle's total ownership costs.

When buying a new or used car, longevity and reliability are essential. You want your vehicle to last as long as possible with the fewest problems. Are Subaru vehicles reliable? The 2022 Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, Ascent and other are new models are among the most-reliable cars according to multiple studies.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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