Car Reliability Survey Results, 48th Round

At the end of August we updated our car reliability stats for the 48th time. The stats now cover through the end of June, 2018, putting them over a year ahead of the car reliability information you’ll find elsewhere. These stats include the Tesla Model 3 plus the redesigned Accord, Camry, and Equinox, among others. Which have been reliable? With… More →

The End of the Quarterly Car Reliability Survey, and of Free New Memberships

A big thank you to everyone who has helped with TrueDelta’s Car Reliability Survey. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished together. Over the past twelve years we’ve helped countless people. Unfortunately, maintaining traffic and revenue (on top of operating the site) has become far too much work for two people. So we’ve made the difficult decision that the July 2018… More →

Car Reliability Stats–Now Covering Through March 31, 2018

We’ve posted the 47th update of our car reliability stats. These cover through March 31, 2018, so about 11 months ahead of those you’ll find elsewhere. Some quick observations: The redesigned Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain rarely required repairs. Congrats to GM for a clean launch. The Chrysler Pacifica has worsened in its second model year. I’ve been meaning to… More →

The Best Car Reliability Information Hardly Anyone Sees

Much of TrueDelta’s car reliability information is only accessible by members. But do members know this information exists? With the following types of reports do you: –not realize (or forget) it exists –know it exists, don’t see the point –know it exists, see the point, but never visit the pages –use this information The reliability reports: 1. reliability stats that… More →

J.D. Power IQS 2017: Who Did Best, And What Does It Mean?

J.D. Power presented the results of its 31st annual Initial Quality Study (IQS) today at the Detroit-based Automotive Press Association. For the second year in a row domestic brands scored better than the imports, though Hyundai-Kia did best of all. Lexus, which used to have the top score, for the first time ranked below the average. Most other Japanese nameplates… More →

Car Reliability Stats–Now Covering All of 2016

We’ve updated our car reliability stats to cover through the end of 2016, making our information about eight months ahead of that available elsewhere. Some highlights… The new 2017 Audi Q7 is doing very well for an all-new feature-packed crossover. The competing Volvo XC90, in contrast, has a higher repair frequency than any other 2016 we have a stat for… More →

40th Car Reliability Stats Update

Do something four times a year for ten years, and you’ll have done it 40 times. Today’s update to TrueDelta’s car reliability stats, covering through the end of June 2016, is our 40th. I can’t believe it’s really been that many. Car reliability has improved dramatically since we began. For some models (including the 2013 Toyota Tacoma) dozens of members… More →

In Reliability: New Faces, New Scales, and by Generation

People sometimes find the breadth and depth of TrueDelta’s car reliability information overwhelming. Even those that don’t often want a quick snapshot of how a model has been faring over multiple model years. For both purposes we decided to add car reliability stats by model generation. What’s a model generation? When a car model receives a significant update, it begins… More →

The most and least reliable cars in our survey

My previous post included the models with the lowest reported repair frequencies for each model year. As noted in that past, this wasn’t entirely fair. Other models are close, and given sampling error and the meaninglessness of small differences are essentially just as reliable. So here’s a list of all models (among those we received at least 25 responses for)… More →