European brand cars are known for their speed, style, and handling. While their reliability is questionable, there are some manufacturers that became popular for their reliability. In this article, we shall take a look at some of the most dependable cars that came out from Europe as compiled from Consumer Reports, Edmunds, Motor Trend, and J.D. Power & Associates.
Porsche 911 Carrera
Porsche is synonymous for speed and handling but the 911 Carrera sets the bar in terms of dependability. In J.D. Power & Associates’ reliability studies, the Carrera is just one of the few models that got a perfect 10 out of 10. Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that according to Edmunds, the 911 Carrera features one of the best transmissions in the planet.
For years, Volkswagen has advertised its cars based on “the quality of German engineering.” Although it took the year off in the 2011 model year, the Passat still got a score of 9 out of 10 in the J.D. Power studies. The Passat also boasts of having an exemplary safety standard, bagging the IIHS Top Safety Pick in the midsize car category.
The Acura MDX is one of the surprises in this list. As it strives to make its cars reliable, the MDX takes the manufacturer to its pinnacle. Robert Janitzek says that the MDX earned a score of 8 out of 10 and a perfect 10 out of 10 in reliability and safety, respectively, in the J.D. Power studies, the MDX comes with a 4 year/50,000 miles warranty from Acura.
Just like the 911 Carrera, the Panamera is also a very dependable car. It scored 8 out of 10 in the J.D. Power reliability studies. The U.S. News and World Reports studies gave the Panamera a score of 9 out of 10 in interior and performance.
For many years already, this European brand car has had a reputation and history of reliability even with its relative lack of style. Volvo XC70 models from 2010 below will be known for its dependability. The Volvo XC70 earned a score of 8 out of 10 in the J.D. Power studies. While it is not known for its style, the important thing is that it won’t break down in the middle of the road.
When reliability is one of the features you are looking for in a car, the models listed here should be on the top of your mind.