Which Car Has Best MOT Pass Rate?

Wed 23rd Nov 2022

Taking your car for an MOT can sometimes be an expensive business, and while there are some cars have a better pass rate than others, new research has revealed that buying a car with a high pass rate could be even more expensive.

The study found that a Ferrari is the car brand most likely to pass an MOT. The analysis from Go Compare has revealed that 94% of Italian brand’s vehicles passed inspection, significantly higher than the national average of 80%, based on government data.

Chrysler vehicles, on the other hand, have the lowest pass rate of 73 percent on an MOT test.

Chevrolet, Saab, and Daihatsu, all three of which had the worst pass rate among car manufacturers, have disappeared from Britain.

Ryan Fulthorpe, motoring expert at Go Compare said: “The variation in pass rates across different manufacturers certainly suggests that some vehicles are more primed to pass their MOT than others. However, it’s unlikely to be the only contributing factor.

“Drivers should be aware that they can minimise their chances of MOT failure by conducting simple checks at home, as well as proper year-round maintenance of their vehicle.

“Although the yearly MOT may seem like a stressful and costly part of owning a car, it is vital to ensure that the vehicles on Britain’s roads are safe.

“Remember, if your car does not have a valid MOT certificate then your car insurance is also void, so it really is essential to check when your next MOT is due and keep it up to date.”

The ten best car manufacturers for MOT pass rates

  1. Ferrari - 94%

  2. Bentley - 91.6%

  3. Porsche - 88.35%

  4. Tesla - 87.08%

  5. Lexus - 86.86%

  6. Dacia - 84.96%

  7. BMW - 84.11%

  8. Audi - 83.7%

  9. Skoda - 84%

  10. Suzuki - 83.69%