The 2019 CarMD® Vehicle Health IndexTM Make and Model Reliability Rankings studies and ranks in-use vehicles and brands based on frequency of check engine light problems and then separately on average cost of repairs. In this report you will find the following:
- 10 brands with the lowest repair incidents/lowest average car repair costs
- 10 vehicles by year, make and model with the fewest repair incidents/lowest average repair costs
- Top three vehicles by category
This Index report summary also provides insight on the most common repairs for the top 10 vehicles in each category. This can be useful to vehicle owners, used car buyers and repair professionals.
Published annually since 2011, the CarMD Vehicle Health Index Make and Model Reliability Rankings is the only ranking that statistically measures check engine failures and repair costs. While other industry reports often rely on subjective survey data, we base our figures on statistical analyses reported directly from model year 1996 to current vehicles on the road in the U.S. over the past year, which is more comprehensive than many first-year owner surveys and studies. To achieve this unmatched level of accuracy, we have analyzed the vehicle data and health of more than 14.4 million in-use vehicles manufactured from 1996 to 2019 reporting check engine health between Oct. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2019.