A Driver - AAMCO ColoradoDespite all the car recalls, there’s actually a handful of dependable cars and trucks on the market. J.D. Power released a report of the most dependable vehicles from 2011 based on feedback from 41,000 customers.

Our of all the feedback and complaints, these vehicles stacked up against all the other cars out there in the market and rose to the top in regards to reliability and quality.

The Most Dependable Compact Vehicles

If you’re looking for a small compact car that is light-weight yet packs a punch, these 2011 vehicles were awarded the most dependable. People love compacts for their convenience and fuel-efficiency.

  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Lexus ES 350
  • Mini Cooper
  • Honda CR-V
  • Scion xB
  • Acura RDX

The Most Dependable Midsize Cars

Slightly larger than compacts but roomier, midsize cars generally have the same engine power as a compact cars. The higher end midsize vehicles offer upgrades and V-6 engines though.

  • Honda Crosstour
  • Toyota Camry
  • Lexus RX
  • Lexus GS
  • Chevrolet Camaro

The Most Dependable Sub-Compact


  • Honda Element
  • Honda Fit

The Most Dependable Large Cars

These full size cars come bigger, roomier, and with more power. Stow as much as you want with plenty of cargo room or fold down and remove seats. Although these aren’t as fuel-efficient, they are great for crowds.

  • Buick Lucern
  • GMC Yukon
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Cadillac DTS
  • Lexus LS
  • Toyota Sienna

The Most Dependable Trucks

When you’re hauling gear and supplies for work or for home projects, these trucks are the most dependable to get the job the done.

  • GMC Sierra 2500HD
  • GMC Sierra 1500
  • Honda Ridgeline

If you’re looking to pick up a used car of one of these models, be sure to get a Pre Purchase Inspection so you don’t end up with a junker that needs a lot of fixing up.

At AAMCO Colorado, we care about the condition of your car. If you’re in need of transmission repair, car repair, or factory recommended maintenance, schedule an appointment with a Colorado AAMCO Location near you.