Skip to main content

The 12 Most Reliable Vehicles of 2023

6 minute read

By Devon Taylor

The 2023 model year stands to bring some exciting innovations to the world of passenger vehicles. Yet, good old-fashioned quality continues to rank as a critically important factor for new car buyers. According to market research published by Automotive Management, nearly two-thirds of consumers single out reliability as the most important factor.

Modern vehicles rely on all sorts of high-tech features to improve their drivability. Even so, reliability is a different question, and it is not equal among manufacturers and models. If you’re in the market for a reliable new car, these 2023 vehicles rank among the model year’s strongest options. Here they are, grouped by manufacturer and presented in no particular order.

Toyota Prius

First introduced in 1997, the Prius was the first mass-market gasoline-electric hybrid in automotive history. This eco-conscious, fuel-friendly vehicle has gone on to become one of Toyota’s most popular products.

The 2023 version builds on the vehicle’s strong reliability record. Reviewers have named it one of the world’s most dependable vehicles for several years running. Generous warranties back up outstanding fuel efficiency. The 2023 Prius models have fuel efficiency ratings as high as 58 miles per gallon.

Source: Toyota

Toyota Tundra

Pickup truck enthusiasts have long embraced the Tundra. The vehicle has a track record of topping lists of the most reliable vehicles in its class. The 2023 model is poised to continue that string of excellence without sacrificing its signature power.

The Tundra features a potent engine that generates up to 437 horsepower. Its towing capacity extends to a whopping 12,000 pounds. Impressive multimedia and comfort features complement the truck’s brute strength.

Source: Toyota

Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry has long been praised for its reliability. And that reputation carries over into the 2023 model year. For instance, J.D. Power gives it an impressive 84/100 score for quality and reliability.

While you might think of the Camry as a typical sedan, the Toyota mainstay recently got a new look that’s very sleek. So, you don’t have to sacrifice style to gain reliability. Consumer Reports says the new Camry is snazzier and nimbler.

Source: Toyota

Kia Sportage

With an industry-leading warranty and complete safety features, the Kia Sportage delivers excellent value. The 2023 edition is also poised to continue its long run of dominating reliability ratings in the crossover SUV class.

Kia refreshed the Sportage’s exterior and souped-up its driver-assist tech features. The only big knock against the Sportage is its mediocre fuel efficiency rating. It otherwise earns top marks for both reliability and performance.

Source: Kia

Kia Rio

Buyers in the subcompact category need look no further than the 2023 Kia Rio for class-leading reliability ratings. Its comprehensive warranty includes 10-year, 100,000-mile coverage for powertrain components. The basic warranty protection covers five years or 60,000 miles.

The vehicle offers decent power for its size, with its 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine generating up to 120 horsepower. Drivers also love its strong fuel economy and bumper-to-bumper dependability.

Source: Kia

Kia K5

Kia unveiled the K5 in 2021 as a replacement for its outgoing Optima model. The K5 picks up where the Optima left off in terms of reliability. The mid-size sedan may not be the most agile in its class, but reviewers praised its overall value.

The K5 has a lot to offer buyers seeking a combination of luxury, affordability, and dependability. Its interior is particularly stunning for the vehicle’s accessible price, which starts at $25,290 (MSRP).

Source: Kia

Honda HR-V

The 2023 Honda HR-V turns heads with a sleek, stylish design and impressive interior. This popular mid-size crossover SUV also earns top marks for fuel efficiency and cargo space.

Yet, the feature many HR-V owners appreciate most is the vehicle’s outstanding dependability. Like most Hondas, the HR-V tends to significantly outlast its expected lifespan and only rarely requires service when properly maintained.

Source: Honda

Honda Accord

Much like the Toyota Camry, the Honda Accord has long been heralded for its reliability and practicality. For example, J.D. Power awards the Accord with a great 83/100 score for quality and reliability.

And the 2023 model even gets a handsome new styling. The latest model isn’t a massive overall, but as Car and Driver puts it, “Why fix what’s not broken?” This evolution of the mainstay is a more refined version of the vehicle so many already like.

Source: Honda

Hyundai Tucson

The 2023 Hyundai Tucson is a compact SUV with some of the industry’s most impressive reliability ratings. J.D. Power & Associates gives the Tucson an overall score of 78/100 for reliability, quality, driving experience, resale, and dealership experience.

The strong performance carried over to enthusiastic reviews of the model year. The Tucson isn’t just reliable: it’s also stylish, practical, and fun to drive. Buyers in the compact SUV market will have a hard time finding a more dependable alternative.

Source: Hyundai

Hyundai Elantra

The iconic Hyundai Elantra returns in 2023 with an impressive lineup of performance specifications complementing its legendary reliability. Owners can get up to 43 miles per gallon and 201 horsepower for an MSRP starting at $20,500.

Some reviewers are divided over the Elantra’s curvaceous, futuristic styling. However, they are agreed in their enthusiasm for the vehicle’s practicality and dependability.

Source: Hyundai

Lexus GX

The 2023 Lexus GX is the most reliable SUV, according to Consumer Reports. So, it should definitely be on any car shopper’s radar this year. J.D. Power also gives it a sparkling 86/100 score for quality and reliability.

In addition to its high marks for reliability, the Lexus GX manages to be incredibly luxurious and off-road capable. As a result, it’s a versatile vehicle that has something to offer everyone. It could be the right call for your family.

Source: Lexus

Buick Envision

Longtime General Motors (GM) brand Buick surged to the top of reliability ratings in recent years. The automaker’s current lineup appears headed in the same direction. The 2023 version of Buick’s popular compact Envision SUV is one of the model year’s most dependable American mass-market vehicles.

The Envision earned glowing reviews from professionals. Multiple reviewers singled out its practicality, which is rare for a car competing for market share in the luxury class.

Source: Buick

Research Tips for New Car Buyers

When researching new cars, consumers should cross-reference reviews and recommendations using multiple sources. Particularly reputable industry publications include sites like Kelley Blue Book, Edmunds, and online magazines like Motor Trend and Car and Driver. You can trust these publications to deliver honest, unbiased information based on expert opinion.

J.D. Power & Associates is another high-profile provider of reliable information. The respected consumer analytics firm specializes in long-term vehicle dependability research. Its reviews and opinions carry high levels of authority within the automotive industry.


Devon Taylor

Managing Editor

Devon is an experienced writer and a father of three young children. He's simultaneously trying to build college funds and plan for an eventual retirement. He's been in online publishing since 2013 and has a degree from the University of Guelph. In his free time, he loves fanatically following the Blue Jays and Toronto FC, running, camping with his family, and playing video games.



The New 2022 Chevy Silverado: An Early Look Research and Reviews

The New 2022 Chevy Silverado: An Early Look

The new 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 is set to hit dealerships in the spring. The starting price is $30,400 and goes up considerably from there. Nine trims are available, each with a unique set of features and upgrades. If you’re looking to purchase a new truck for work or off-roading adventures, the new Chevrolet Silverado […]

Read More about The New 2022 Chevy Silverado: An Early Look

6 minute read




The Best New Full-Sized Trucks for 2022 Research and Reviews

The Best New Full-Sized Trucks for 2022

Full-size pickup trucks come in different weight classes, but most people can find all they need with a half-ton truck. You can find engine options for a wide range of needs, whether you’re looking for fuel efficiency, additional towing and hauling capability or off-road ability. If you want the maximum capability when shopping for a […]

Read More about The Best New Full-Sized Trucks for 2022

7 minute read