The Most Reliable Car Brands And Why Subaru Only Gets An Honorable Mention
Are Subaru vehicles reliable? A new report from iSeeCars says the Subaru brand gets the number one spot, but only for an honorable mention. The report reveals the car brands with the largest percentage of cars with over 200,000 miles are Toyota (2.0%), Honda (1.6%), Chevrolet (1.5%), Cadillac (1.5%), GMC (1.4%), and Ford (1.4%).
The Subaru brand does not show up until number 8 on the most recent Cars Most Likely to Reach 200,000 Miles by car brand list. Subaru ranks 0.6 percent of their vehicles, reaching the 200K mile mark, below the average of all auto brands at 1.0 percent.
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Subaru gets an iSeeCars honorable mention
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."
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.
Subaru ranks in the top 25% of automakers in Consumer Reports' latest testing
According to a recent 2021 study from Consumer Reports, out of twenty-eight automakers in the U.S. market, Subaru scores number seven overall in predicted reliability, putting them at the top 25% of the most reliable car brands category. You can read the complete report here.
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.
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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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