Most Reliable Cars for 2018

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The reliability of a car relates to its cost of maintenance, fuel economy and durability for a long term. Find out which cars can be your trusted companion for a long time coming.
A car should be well-built, durable, low on maintenance and high on mileage, for it to be reliable. In many surveys conducted by automobile entities, it has been observed that the cars from Lexus, and Toyota are the most reliable in all the above-mentioned aspects.

Consumers first think of dependable brands when it comes to buying a new car. There are other car brands, such as Kia, Chevrolet, Honda, etc., which do produce reliable machines as well. Here's a look at the best of these.
Lexus GS 450h RWD
Lexus GS 450h RWD is a luxury sedan, with splendid and spacious interiors. Its performance specifications are :
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 3.5L V6 engine, 338* horsepower and 257* torque
  • Mileage (City / Highway / Combined)* : 29 / 34 / 31
  • Four-channel Anti-lock Braking System
  • 10-Airbags System
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • Price : USD 63,635*
Honda Civic Si
Honda Civic Si is one of the hot favorites with impressive mileage and tech interiors in a compact car. Its specifications are :
  • Front wheel drive
  • 1.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine, 205* horsepower and 192* torque
  • Mileage (City / Highway / Combined)* : 28 / 38 / 32
  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Price : USD 23,900*
Lexus ES 350
Lexus ES 350 is a mid size luxury sedan with attractive interiors and spacious rear legroom. Its performance specifications are :
  • Front wheel drive
  • 3.5L V6 engine, 268* horsepower and 248* torque
  • Mileage (City / Highway / Combined)* : 21 / 30 / 24
  • Vehicle Proximity Notification System
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • 10-Airbag System
  • Price : USD 38,900*
Kia Niro FE
Kia's Niro FE is a hybrid luxury crossover sedan, with spacious interiors. Its performance specifications are :
  • Front wheel drive
  • 1.6L Engine and an electric motor, 139* combined horsepower and 195* combined torque
  • Mileage (City / Highway / Combined)* : 52 / 49 / 50
  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • Blind Spot Detection System, with Lane Change Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning System
  • Price : USD 22,890*
Toyota Prius V
Toyota Prius V is one of the best hybrid models with cargo space like an SUV, and provides a great fuel economy. Its specifications are :
  • Front wheel drive
  • 1.8L 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor, 134* combined horsepower and 105* combined torque
  • Mileage (City / Highway / Combined)* : 43 / 39 / 41
  • 7-Airbags System
  • Vehicle Proximity Notification System
  • Star Safety System - Traction Control, Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology
  • Price : USD 26,675*
Lexus IS 350 AWD
Lexus IS 350 AWD is a five passenger luxury sport sedan, and has impressive interiors. Its performance specifications are :
  • All wheel drive
  • 3.5L V6 engine, 311* horsepower and 280* torque
  • Mileage (City / Highway / Combined)* : 19 / 26 / 22
  • Direct Tire Pressure Monitor System
  • 10-Airbags System
  • Smart Stop Technology
  • Price : USD 43,995*
Toyota Prius C
This is another addition to Toyota's hybrid car releases. It is especially designed for in-city traveling. Prius C is a compact car with roomy interiors and great mileage. Its specifications are :
  • Front wheel drive
  • 1.5L 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor, 99* combined horsepower and 82* combined torque
  • Mileage (City / Highway / Combined )* : 48 / 43 / 46
  • Toyota Safety Sense - Pre-Collision System, Tire Pressure Monitor System, Lane Departure Alert and Auto High Beams
  • 9 airbags
  • Price : USD 20,150*
Chevrolet Cruze
Chevrolet Cruze is a small sedan with diesel engine. It's a compact car with great mileage and attractive interiors. Specifications are as follows :
  • Front wheel drive
  • 1.4L DOHC turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, 153* horsepower and 177* torque
  • Mileage (City / Highway / Combined)* : 28 / 37 / 31
  • Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • 10-Airbags System
  • Price : USD 22,115*
Other cars which are equally good are listed below, have a look at them
  • Subaru BRZ
  • Toyota 86
  • Kia Optima
  • Toyota RAV4
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Subaru Forester
  • Audi Q3
  • Honda Ridgeline

The reliability of a car largely depends on how it is driven. A supposedly reliable car, if not serviced and maintained as required, would not perform up to the standard. Remember: if you love your car, it will love you back!

(*Prices, horsepower, torque and mileage may vary according to the different regions)