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Most Reliable Car Brands

When you’re looking for a new or used car for your family, you want a vehicle that’ll last you for years and ideally won’t cost you an arm and a leg in maintenance and repair fees. That’s why agencies like Consumer Reports, J.D. Power, and others rate automobiles based on metrics like dependability and reliability: basically, they look at all the cars on the market for a given model year and determine which vehicles and brands will tend to last the longest, given regular maintenance. So which brands have made the cut? Read on to find out!


Toyota Cars

In 2021, J.D. Power has awarded five segment awards for dependability to the Lexus ES, Lexus GX, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Sienna, and Toyota Tundra. Coupled with Toyota’s history of building long-lasting cars that hold their value, a Toyota is a great choice for anyone looking for a car that’ll last a long time.


Honda Accord

Honda is another car manufacturer that has the reputation for reliability, affordability, and high build quality in their cars, trucks, and SUVs. Many of Honda’s best-selling models, such as the Honda Civic, Honda Odyssey, Honda CR-V, Honda Fit, and Honda Accord, are known for lasting well into the six-figure mileage, with many even making it past the quarter-million-mile mark! For a vehicle whose reliability is unmatched, a Honda is a sure bet.


Kia Telluride

For the first time in 2021, Kia ranked highest overall among mass-market brands in J.D. Power’s dependability ranking. That means you can count on the Kia Soul, Kia Sportage, Kia Rio, or any of Kia’s lineup to get you where you need to go for as long as you need to get there.


Subaru Outback

Subaru is already well-known for its all-wheel-drive SUVs, hatchbacks, and innovative BOXER engines. However, they’ve also been consistently rated highly in reliability, meaning that when you buy a Subaru from a Tonkin dealer, you can count on it to be a member of your family for years to come.

The Importance of Regular Maintenance

Of course, you can help maximize your car’s lifetime by performing regular maintenance. Common maintenance includes regular oil changes, using the right kind of gas for your automobile, rotating the tires, and keeping your filters clean and fluids topped off.

If you keep up with regular maintenance and repairs, you can greatly extend the life of your vehicle, regardless of its make and model. In fact, with some of the Toyotas, Hondas, Kias, and Subarus from the Tonkin family of dealers, you can get 200,000 or even 300,000 or more miles out of them! When you’re ready to buy a reliable car that’ll last you for years, come to one of our Tonkin family of dealerships in Oregon. We’ll be happy to help you find your next car!

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