Top 10 Most Reliable American Cars and Trucks

Top 10 Most Reliable American Cars and Trucks

Small Cars: Chevrolet Sonic

Interested in buying a domestic vehicle but want to make sure it’s as reliable as can be? AutoGuide has compiled a list of the most reliable vehicle in its respective segment based on Consumer Reports’ 2013 predicted reliability results from the 2013 Annual Auto Survey.

In order to predict a vehicle’s reliability, Consumer Reports surveyed vehicle owners to see the number of serious problems they’ve encountered with their vehicle over the past 12 months of ownership. The results are compiled from responses on 1.1 million vehicles owned or leased and only vehicles that receive Consumer Reports’ recommended rating are listed. The Dodge Dart and Jeep Patriot both have “average or better” reliability, but they were left off the list for scoring poorly in the publication’s tests.

So if you’re in the market for a small car, look towards the Chevrolet Sonic. The 2014 Sonic sedan is priced from $14,995 while the hatchback has a starting price of $15,595. The compact is available with either a 1.4-liter turbo Ecotec engine with 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque or a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with 138 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque.

  • bendover

    Either you guys are in the tank for GM or their quality has increased 10 fold in the last 5 years. If that is the best we can do for quality for US auto manufacturers, no wonder the majority of cars on the street are foreign marques….


    American cars? more research dont hurt,but for me the Camry is more American than the Sonic or Spark any day,a Buick create by China S.A.I.C.?

  • James Hoffman

    No doubt about it, they are in General Motors pocket, which in my opinion, is very opinionistic. Now I know for a fact, no opinion about it, is owned and operated by General Motors.

  • American Pride

    Its people like you that really annoy me! Where and what was toyota doing during WWII when great american companies like GM Dodge and Ford were building trucks, tanks, airplane engines etc. for the war effort. To me these companies are American heroes. You can keep your Camry.(I dont care where its now being built, its more about the company than the car) Id rather drive a 30 year old Chevy than a Toyota! Youre having a pipe dream if you think GM quality is not on par with anything else out there. those of us directly involved with the auto industry seem to have a better grasp on this than the average person.

  • Jack Rohde

    They mean designed in America and the headquarters in America, and no way a Chevy truck from the older years 1950 to 2000 will outlast a Ford truck treated equally, before roller cams pre 1986, Chevy motors had a tough time going 80,000 miles with out flat cams and rounded lifters because of the smaller lifter diameter’s, all the Fords or Mopar’s me and my friends had went to 200,000 miles with out any major engine work

  • Calvin Coolidge

    its not and hasn’t been for years