Your guide to the most reliable cars on the market

Motoring 2017-2-6
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Looking for a reliable car to get you from A to B? Check out our top picks.

Using data from Warranty Direct’s annual Reliability Index, which analyses data from approximately 50,000 live policies, we investigate which manufacturers are the best when it comes to reliability.

Taking into account not only how often different manufacturers experience issues but also the average cost of repairs when something does go wrong, here are our Top 10 picks.

- The average reliability score is 100, with anything lower more reliable and anything higher risky.
- The average repair cost is £376.26.

10. Chevrolet
9. Renault
8. Nissan
7. Rover
6. Ford
5. Lexus
4. Mazda

The top 3

3. Toyota
Reliability score – 59 (41 points below average)
Average repair costs - £388.87 (£12.61 above average)

Although slightly above average on the repair costs, Toyota takes third place with its reassuringly low reliability score of just 59. Whether you’re looking for something affordable, such as the Yaris, or something a bit slicker like the Corolla, you’ll sleep comfortably with a Toyota in your garage.

2. Suzuki
Reliability score – 51 (49 points below average)
Average repair costs - £255.08 (£121.18 below average)

Impressive on both scores, Suzuki definitely deserves second place when comes to reliability. With a score of just 51 points and a massive average saving of £121.18 on repairs, you really can’t go wrong.

1. Honda
Reliability score – 42 (58 points below average: 100)
Average repair costs - £371.35 (£4.91 below average)

It’s just marginally under the average repair cost, but its outstanding reliability score earns Honda the number one spot on the list. Whether you’re looking for cheap and cheerful run-around or a sporty number to impress friends and family, take a look at Honda.

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Hitachi Hints and Tips is intended to be informative and interesting. It does not constitute financial advice, and you should always do further research when making any financial decisions. All information was correct at date of publication.
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