Yaris tops in reliability survey

Consumer Reports has released the results of their 2010 Annual Auto Survey, which asks drivers to detail any problems that they’ve had with their vehicles. Once the data is compiled, the report gives a clear picture of some of the most reliable models on the market and a few of the ones to watch out for.

The Toyota Yaris is already one of the best cars for bad credit drivers to consider, as it starts at just over $12,000. That means that drivers with an auto loan can likely afford the vehicle new rather than be forced to shop the used car market.

But drivers might have to give the car even stronger consideration after the results of the survey. The Yaris was not only the best subcompact car in terms of reliability, but it was also the most dependable vehicle that Toyota makes. Toyota as a brand scored better than most, and the survey also found that small cars like the Yaris were far less likely to have problems than segments like luxury SUVs.

The Yaris comes as either a 3-door liftback, 5-door hatchback or sedan. While drivers will most likely avoid having to pay extra in repair bills, they’ll also save at the pump, as the car gets 36 miles per gallon on the highway and 29 in the city.