Most Reliable 2005 Used Car Makes and Models

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2005 Toyota Tundra

Most Reliable Large Used Pickup The 2005 Toyota Tundra was named most reliable large used pickup according to a J.D. Power and Associates survey of 2005 owners. Photo © Toyota

J.D. Power and Associates Ranking for Used Car Reliability

The best way to judge a car’s reliability is to ask people who own one. That’s the reasoning behind the J.D. Power and Associates ranking of the most reliable 2005 vehicles. The top winners were announced in 19 categories. The list has to be taken somewhat with a grain of salt because it lists the BMW X3 as a sedan when it's an SUV, or multi-activity vehicle as J.D. Power refers to them.

Lexus garners six segment awards—the most of any nameplate in 2008. Toyota follows with five segment awards. Ford and Honda each capture two. Models by Buick, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Mazda and Mercury each rank highest in one segment.

The 2008 study is based on responses from more than 52,000 original owners of 2005 model year vehicles. The study was fielded from January through April 2008. Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services company operating in key business sectors. For more information visit JDPower.com.

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2005 Toyota Sequoia

Most Reliable Large Used SUV The 2005 Toyota Sequoia was named most reliable large used SUV according to a J.D. Power and Associates survey of 2005 owners. Photo © Toyota
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2005 Toyota RAV4

Most Reliable Compact Used SUV The 2005 Toyota RAV4 was named most reliable compact used SUV according to a J.D. Power and Associates survey of 2005 owners. Photo © Toyota
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2005 Toyota Prius

Most Reliable Compact Used Car The 2005 Toyota Prius was named most reliable compact used car according to a J.D. Power and Associates survey of 2005 owners. Photo © Toyota
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2005 Toyota Highlander

Most Reliable Midsize Used SUV The 2005 Toyota Highlander was named most reliable midsize used SUV according to a J.D. Power and Associates survey of 2005 owners. Photo © Toyota
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2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Most Reliable Midsize Sporty Used Car The 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was named most reliable midsize sporty used car according to a J.D. Power and Associates survey of 2005 owners. Photo © GM
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2005 Mercury Monterey

Most Reliable Used Van The 2005 Mercury Monterey was named most reliable used van according to a J.D. Power and Associates survey of 2005 owners. Photo © Ford
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2005 Mazda Miata

Most Reliable Compact Premium Used Sport Car The 2005 Mazda Miata was named most reliable compact premium used sport car according to a J.D. Power and Associates survey of 2005 owners. Photo © Mazda
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2005 Lexus SC 430

Most Reliable Premium Sporty Used Car The 2005 Lexus SC 430 was named most reliable premium sporty used car according to a J.D. Power and Associates survey of 2005 owners. Photo © Lexus
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2005 Lexus LX 470

Most Reliable Large Premium Used SUV The 2005 Lexus LX 470 was named most reliable large premium used SUV according to a J.D. Power and Associates survey of 2005 owners. Photo © Lexus
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2005 Lexus LS 430

Most Reliable Premium Large Used Car The 2005 Lexus LS 430 was named most reliable premium large used car according to a J.D. Power and Associates survey of 2005 owners. Photo © Lexus
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2005 Lexus IS 300

Most Reliable Entry Premium Used Car The 2005 Lexus IS 300 was named most reliable entry premium used car according to a J.D. Power and Associates survey of 2005 owners. Photo © Lexus
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2005 Lexus GX 470

Most Reliable Midsize Premium Used SUV The 2005 Lexus GX 470 was named most reliable midsize premium used SUV according to a J.D. Power and Associates survey of 2005 owners. Photo © Lexus
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2005 Lexus ES 330 Tops in Used Car Reliability

Most Reliable Midsize Premium Used Car The 2005 Lexus ES 330 was named most reliable midsize premium used car according to a J.D. Power and Associates survey of 2005 owners. Photo © Lexus
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2005 Hyundai Accent Tops in Reliability

J.D. Power Most Reliable Used Sub-Compact The 2005 Hyundai Accent was named most reliable sub-compact car according to a J.D. Power and Associates survey of 2005 owners. Photo © Hyundai
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2005 Honda S2000

J.D. Power Most Reliable 2005 Used Compact Premium Sport Car The 2005 Honda S2000 was named most reliable compact premium sport car according to a J.D. Power and Associates survey of 2005 owners. Photo © Honda
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2005 Honda Element

J.D. Power Most Reliable Used Compact SUV The 2005 Honda Element was named most reliable compact multi-activity vehicle in a tie with the Toyota RAV4 according to a J.D. Power and Associates survey of 2005 owners. Photo © Honda