Known for unparalleled luxury and cutting-edge technology, European automakers have a loyal following among high-end buyers. Although top-tier features can sometimes provide more opportunities for repairs, increased build standards have led many companies to up their game, making modern European cars some of the most reliable on today’s roads. Below are those who more than pass the dependability test.
2018 Audi A5
Kelly Blue Book named the 2017 Audi A4 the Best Luxury Car, and the brand definitely upped its game in 2018. The A5, with the same basic architecture as the A4, has a longer wheelbase and more headroom up front. These additions make this model an even better value for its level of luxury. And if you notice, Audi is the only maker with two cars on the list.
2018 Audi A7
Since German cars hold up against almost any competitor, it’s no surprise the Audi A7 ranks high. With sleek style and top-notch functionality, this one provides a comfortable, classy ride with some of the highest marks for dependability. With confidence-inspiring construction, owners claim the higher price tag is well worth it.
2018 BMW 3 Series
The 3 Series ranks as one of the best-selling luxury vehicles in the world. With a reputation as a stylish model with the impressive performance of a sports car, buyers highlight its perfect size and unmatched driving capability.
2018 Jaguar XE
Though past models were known for spending lots of time in the shop, since its purchase from Ford in 2008, overall quality has improved significantly. Though this luxury compact sedan is still in infancy, owner reviews have been positive.
2018 Fiat 124 Spider
The most interesting aspect of the 124 Spider is it’s modeled after the Mazda MX-5 (with top-notch Japanese engineering). In fact, the two premium vehicles share the same Hiroshima factory. The difference lies in the engine, with the Spider’s being a more powerful Italian import.
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Does this one really need an explanation? After a Mercedes-Benz comes off the line, it undergoes such massive mechanical evaluation that a subsequent breakdown is incomprehensible.
2018 Mini Cooper Hardtop
Although Mini evaluations from the early 2000s were hit and miss, they’ve consistently kept their value, and increased standards mean this car keeps improving from year to year. It scores well with its front-wheel drive and initial quality, making it a compelling purchase.
2018 Porsche 718 Cayman
The Cayman tops the Boxter mainly because of the fixed roof (fewer moving parts), but any Porsche could hold its own on this list. With a reputation for ridiculous driving performance, this one should be driven with enthusiasm.
2018 Volkswagen Golf
The Golf provides a high-quality, affordable hatchback vehicle that feels surprisingly upscale. With plenty of space and premium handling, it attracts consumers of all kinds.
2018 Volvo S60
With an unblemished reputation, it makes sense a Volvo would end up on this list. This compact sedan is no newbie, with any kinks, have worked themselves out years ago. With exceptional engineering, the S60 is practically perfect.