Japanese automobile manufacturers are one of the beautiful car makers with powerful engines, luxury interiors, and high-quality driving experiences. There are a few Japanese cars that are known for their reliability without any kind of issues over years. But there are also a few Japanese cars with the worst reliability ratings and actually cost a bomb to maintain. So here is a list of 10 Japanese cars of which 5 are the most reliable cars and the other 5 are the worst cars to buy.
5 Most Reliable Cars
1. Honda Accord
This vehicle is in production since 1976 and came as a compact car till 1989. Later the company changed it to a mid-size sedan and that is when the car began to become more popular. The manual transmission is removed in the 2021 model year. This has been the most reliable vehicle with around a 17million sales.
2. Subaru Outback
Launched in 1994, this vehicle is named one of the most reliable vehicles. And most of the model years have an all-wheel-drive system. The latest 2023 version of the vehicle has a standard 2.5L engine that can develop a power output of 182-hp and an optional 2.4L turbocharged engine with 260-hp power output. The all-wheel-drive and eight-speed CVT helps the vehicle to accelerate from 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds. With a top speed of 117 mph, this vehicle is pretty much good to use.
3. Toyota Camry
The vehicle is being sold internationally all over the world since 1982 and became one of the highest-selling vehicles in America. The 2023 Toyota Camry has a standard 176 hp four-cylinder engine for the base trim and produces a torque of 163 lb-ft. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission the vehicle can accelerate from 0-60mph in around 5.6 seconds. It can cover a 1/4-mile distance in 14.2 sec at a speed of 101 mph.
4. Lexus ES
This is a hybrid vehicle. Began the production in 1989 this vehicle has a huge reliability rating of 96 out of 100. The latest version of the vehicle has a 2.5L engine and an electric motor. This vehicle can develop a combined output of 215hp which is extremely good for a vehicle like this. And also this vehicle is known for luxury with its premium interiors.
5. Mazda MX-5 Miata
This compact vehicle is one of the best vehicles Mazda made. It has a very lightweight design with premium interiors. This vehicle can reach a top speed of 141mph and can accelerate from 0-60mph in 6.7 seconds. not only the performance of this vehicle but also the reliability is too good.
5 Worst Cars
1. Subaru Ascent
Ascent is a mid-size SUV with three-row seating. Made its debut at the LA Auto Show 2017. This vehicle is the most unreliable vehicle with a rating of just 18 out of 100. 2023 Subaru Ascent is coming with a better design than the previous models and many other advanced features like Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, Subaru’s Wide-Angle Mono Camera, and many more to improve the sales and reliability of this vehicle.
2. Infiniti Q50
This vehicle was introduced in 2013. It has a very good design along with premium interiors and powerful engines. But the main problem is with the reliability the 2014 model of this vehicle got many complaints regarding its issues with the powertrain, steering, and also the brakes. The luxury vehicle has got problems with the advanced features in vehicle and seven major recalls made.
3. Nissan Titan
This full-size pickup truck has a 2-door and 4-door body style. The 2022 model has a 5.6L V8 engine that makes 400hp and 413 lb-ft. The vehicle comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel drive as standard. It also has an optional all-wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 7.3 seconds with a top speed of 110mph.
4. Mazda RX-8
This vehicle has a 1.3L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is capable of producing a maximum power output of 212 hp. It has a rear-wheel drive and paired with manual transmission. Mazda RX-8 is one of the poorest cars the company ever made. It has a lot of problems with the engine and is underpowered.
5. Honda Odyssey
This Japanese car made its debut in 1994. This vehicle has many problems with almost all departments. The steering feel isn’t good, underpowered engines, inefficient braking, and many issues with the interiors as well. The second-row seats were heavy to move with less space. And speaking about the ride quality, it provides a stiff driving experience that doesn’t feel like a car while going through the bumps.
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