Is Your Car One Of The Most Reliable On The Road?

Thu 3rd Sep 2020

A respected poll of car owners in the UK has revealed a top ten list of most reliable motors.

The What Car? survey asked close to 13,000 drivers key questions about the reliability of the car they own and made some surprising findings.

Considerations such as whether the car started first time in the morning, how much does it cost to repair and how long it takes to fix were all asked in the survey with models, brands and even class ratings compared. Only cars up to five years old were considered for an overall reliability ranking.

Top of the class was the Skoda Citigo, and the Toyota Aygo, both of which scored a remarkable 100 per cent reliability rating, a real shot in the arm for the small car market. The Ford C-Max also grabbed a 100 per cent rating.

In terms of brands, the survey is dominated by Japanese and South Korean car brands, with Lexus coming out on top with a score of 98.7%, followed by Mitsubishi and Toyota - ironically the Mitsubishi brand will not be long for these shores after a lack of demand meant that the owners were pulling it from the European market. Whisper it quietly but Land Rover was ranked least reliable brand.

“With nearly 13,000 motorists telling us about their ownership experiences, the What Car? Reliability Survey demonstrates that it's worth weighing up the desirability of a prospective purchase against its reliability record,” said Claire Evans from What Car?

“Pick a dependable model that's also great to drive and the smile it puts on your face will last for years. Pick one with dubious reliability and you'll be wishing the finance deal would end sooner, so you can replace it.”