Which Car Is Most Likely To Pass An MOT?

Mon 14th Jan 2019

The Department for Transport has released the latest figures which show the pass rates for cars attending MOT checks in the UK, and there are some surprise winners.

The figures, which have been put together by By Miles, found that the Porsche 911 was the model with the highest pass rate in 2017, with a 96% pass rate.

Japanese cars also perform strongly when it comes to getting through an MOT at the first time of asking with the Honda Jazz (95.3%) and Toyota IQ (95.3%) joined by compatriot the Mazda MX5 (94.5%) in the top five. The engineers at Porsche though have double reason to celebrate as the Porsche Boxter also makes the top five.

By Miles’ data also revealed that drivers are actually using their cars less, down 100miles a year on average, which makes a pay-as-you-drive option more attractive to some drivers.

James Blackham, co-founder of By Miles, said: “The latest data clearly shows that motorists continue to drive less and less each year.

“Sadly, this hasn’t been reflected in the cost of car insurance, in fact for many people it’s quite the opposite. Drivers continue to see price increases - especially at renewal.

“If you spend less time on the road, you’re less likely to be involved in an accident, so it stands to reason that you should pay less for your insurance cover - that’s why we created pay-per-mile car insurance."

The figures also showed that drivers in the South East of England have a better pass rate than anywhere else in the UK, with Enfield, Romford, Ilford and SE London averaging an 84 per cent pass rate, which is above the national average of 73 per cent.