Top 10 Most Reliable Cars and SUVs of 2021

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8. Audi A5

Audi a5
Source: Car and Driver

Based on the A4, the A5’s power comes from the same 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The A5 is available in coupe, convertible and hatchback body styles, all just as reliable. The A5 behaves similarly to the A4, providing a firm yet nimble ride! Those who opt for the convertible style can operate the soft top up to 30 mph.

It may take some time to master the controls, but they prove to be logical with familiarity. The A5 has standard FCW and city-speed AEB with pedestrian detection.

7. Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Kona

The 2021 Hyundai Kona has a lot going for it, making it one of the more reliable vehicles. It’s easy to drive, boasts a comfortable interior, and has an above-average predicted reliability rating.

It finishes near the top of Consumer Reports subcompact SUV rankings. It has a slightly below-average starting price, making it a great value in the class. Those looking for a small crossover should give the Kona a try.

6. Toyota Prius Prime

Toyota Prius Prime
Source: Car and Driver

This plug-in Prius can usually drive for about 23-miles on electricity only. However, in colder weather and when quick acceleration is needed, the gas engine tends to start-up.

Consumer Reports assesses vehicle performance data by more than 300,000 car owners to put together their rankings, which reflect the magazine’s predictions of 2021 model-year reliability.

Reliability is a huge factor in what makes cars worth buying. Folks at Consumer Reports evaluate based on regimented performance tests and survey results.

More than 250 models compete each year to meet the highest standards for performance, safety, reliability and more. They’re competing for the hearts of American car shoppers!

Scores improve depending on the number of problems reported in the last year for vehicles from the last three model years. The most reliable cars also scored well in dynamic safety tests, such as the challenging accident avoidance maneuver.

Here are the most reliable cars of 2021, according to Consumer Reports.