The best way to judge a car’s reliability is to ask people who own one. That’s the reasoning behind the J.D. Power and Associates ranking of the most reliable 2005 vehicles. The top winners were announced in 19 categories. The list has to be taken somewhat with a grain of salt because it lists the BMW X3 as a sedan when it's an SUV, or multi-activity vehicle as J.D. Power refers to them.
Lexus garners six segment awards—the most of any nameplate in 2008. Toyota follows with five segment awards. Ford and Honda each capture two. Models by Buick, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Mazda and Mercury each rank highest in one segment.
The 2008 study is based on responses from more than 52,000 original owners of 2005 model year vehicles. The study was fielded from January through April 2008. Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services company operating in key business sectors. For more information visit JDPower.com.
|2005 Toyota Tundra||2005 Toyota Sequoia||2005 Toyota RAV4||2005 Toyota Prius|
|2005 Toyota Highlander||2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo||2005 Mercury Monterey||2005 Mazda Miata|
|2005 Lexus SC 430||2005 Lexus LX 470||2005 Lexus LS 430||2005 Lexus IS 300|