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Consumer Reports 10 Most Reliable Cars for 2021

Here are the cars whose owners reported the fewest problems in Consumer Reports’ annual survey.

The 2021 Auto Reliability Report is out from Consumer Reports, based on data collected from CR members about their experiences with more than 300,000 vehicles. Cars from the last three years were judged in a variety of areas, with owners reporting annoying details like misaligned body panels and major headaches like transmissions that quit after 5,000 miles.

"With new-car prices at all-time highs and a shortage of vehicles on dealers’ lots, it’s more important than ever to consider reliability when you invest in something new,” said Jake Fisher, senior director of auto testing at Consumer Reports. “Buying a reliable vehicle can help ensure that you’ll be able to hit the road when you need to, and not worry about getting stuck waiting on parts for repairs.”

For a look at which brands and specific models came out on top, click through our top 10 slide show.

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