These are the 18 most reliable used cars of 2017

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Conv 2014Chevrolet

When it comes to buying a used car, reliability is paramount. Fortunately for car buyers, J.D. Power released its 28th annual Vehicle Dependability Study this week. The study examines the reliability of 2014 model-year cars over the past 12 months - giving car buyers a glimpse at the type of problems these three-year-old cars are likely to experience.

"We find buyers are increasingly avoiding models with poor reputations for dependability, so manufacturers can't afford to let quality slip, particularly on their best sellers," J.D. Power vice president, global automotive, Dave Sargent, said in a statement. "The good news is that consumers don't have to spend a lot of money to get a very dependable vehicle."

Overall reliability is judged based on the number problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100) with a lower score reflecting fewer problems.

As part of the study, J.D. Power found the most reliable model in 18 major automotive segments. This year, the big winner is Toyota - taking home the top spot in 10 categories. General Motors followed in second with four segments wins.

Here's a closer look at the results of the J.D. Power 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study.

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Small car: 2014 Chevrolet Sonic

Small car: 2014 Chevrolet Sonic

Compact Car: 2014 Toyota Prius

Compact Car: 2014 Toyota Prius

Midsize car: 2014 Toyota Camry

Midsize car: 2014 Toyota Camry

Large car: 2014 Toyota Avalon

Large car: 2014 Toyota Avalon

Minivan: 2014 Toyota Sienna

Minivan: 2014 Toyota Sienna

Midsize pickup: 2014 Honda Ridgeline

Midsize pickup: 2014 Honda Ridgeline

Large light duty pickup truck: 2014 Ford F-150

Large light duty pickup truck: 2014 Ford F-150

Large heavy duty pickup: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD

Large heavy duty pickup: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD

Compact premium car: 2014 Lexus ES

Compact premium car: 2014 Lexus ES

Midsize premium car: 2014 Lexus GS

Midsize premium car: 2014 Lexus GS

Midsize sporty car: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro

Midsize sporty car: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro

Small SUV: 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

Small SUV: 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

Compact SUV: 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Compact SUV: 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Midsize SUV: 2014 Toyota Venza

Midsize SUV: 2014 Toyota Venza

Large SUV: 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe

Large SUV: 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe

Compact premium SUV: 2014 Mercedes GLK.

Compact premium SUV: 2014 Mercedes GLK.

Midsize premium SUV: 2014 Lexus RX

Midsize premium SUV: 2014 Lexus RX

Compact multi-purpose vehicle: 2014 Toyota Prius V

Compact multi-purpose vehicle: 2014 Toyota Prius V

Here's an overview of how all of the brands fared in the 2017 study.

Here's an overview of how all of the brands fared in the 2017 study.
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