When buying a pre-owned car there are many things to consider but one of the most important is finding a reliable used automobile. A great source of information regarding reliability is Consumer Reports annual ratings. Consumer Reports compiles it lists using responses from its Annual Auto Survey which garners about 1.4 million responses. The results are broken down into types of cars to help narrow your search.
If you are looking for a small car then the vehicles listed below cannot be beat for finding a reliable car. They all made Consumer Reports latest list and top many other of the reliable used automobile ratings.
If you are looking for something a bit larger, here are the most reliable used family sized cars.
If you have a big family to haul around then a mini van is the best solution. While there are a lot of mini vans out on the road, only two are reliable enough to make the Consumer Reports list. Again Toyota tops the category followed by Honda Odyssey.
When it comes to mid and large sized SUVs, once again Toyota is the big winner with 4 SUVs on the list. The Highlander, Land Cruiser, 4 Runner and Sequoia. The other SUVs on the list include the Honda Pilot, Lexus RX and GX, Infiniti FX35 and QX4, Acura MDX, Hyundai Sante Fe, and Subaru Tribeca.
Obviously, just because a car is on the Consumer Reports list does not guarantee that it will provide years of reliable service. It is always a good idea to get a car lemon report or have a mechanic you trust check out any used car you may purchase. There are a lot of things to consider when looking for a used car, and not every vehicle that will fit your specific needs may be on this list, but they are a good place to start your search.