Most Reliable 2016 Hatchbacks and Wagons
Everyone knows what a station wagon is, but defining a hatchback can be difficult. Some are obvious, like the Volkswagen Golf. Some are not, like the BMW 5 Series Gran Touring. Regardless of how you define them, such vehicles provide extra utility and, in the case of the models listed in this guide, an expectation of long-term reliability.
Based on data collected by J.D. Power during surveys of thousands of new- and used-vehicle owners in the annual Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) and Initial Quality Study (IQS), predicted reliability Power Circle Ratings forecast the likelihood that a model will prove dependable in the future. Those models that are hatchbacks and wagons are listed on the pages that follow, in alphabetical order.
Do keep in mind, though, that the ratings shown reflect how the model measures up against other models in their specific market segment, and are not intended for cross-comparison between segments.