Your guide to the most reliable cars on the market

Motoring 2020-2-3
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Looking for a reliable car to get you from A to B? Check out our top picks.

When buying a new or used car, make sure you choose something you can rely on is usually at the top of the list because, let’s face it, who wants to be stranded by the side of the road or shelling out a small fortune in repairs?

Here are our top picks for the most reliable cars for 2020.

Toyota Prius hatchback

Renowned for its cost-effect running and reliability, the Prius a great choice for those of you who money savvy. The initial cost isn’t insignificant, but you should save in the long-run with cheap servicing and maintenance costs.

This car comes with a generous 5-year warranty with the option of extending it by an extra year or 10,000 miles (whichever comes first) so that there’s even less to worry about if something happens to go wrong.

Prices start from £24,245*

Kia Sportage SUV

Spacious and easy to drive, this car makes the perfect family car.

The Euro NCAP reported that after testing, the Sportage was rated 5 stars for safety with a high point being that it was able to protect passengers of all sizes in every seat. All models come with a reserving reversing camera as standard, as well as speed limit detection and driver attention warning.

As with all Kia’s, you get an outstanding 7-year warranty - the longest currently available on the market – highlighting their confidence when it comes to the reliability of their vehicles. In addition to this, only 12.9% of owners reported an issue in the first year of ownership.

Prices start from £20,670*

Lexus CT hatchback

If you’re looking for a hybrid with a touch more luxury, then the Lexus CT hatchback is one to add on to your list.

Lexus is known for having great customer service at their dealerships and long-term reliability of their cars. In addition to this, the safety of their vehicles is paramount, with 8 airbags as standard, making it the perfect family car.

With only 7.1% of Lexus CT owners reporting any issues in their first year of ownership and a 3-year warranty as standard, you can see why they’ve made it on to our list.

Prices start from £26,250*

Mazda MX-5 roadster

Just because a car is classed as reliable, doesn’t mean it has to be boring and the MX-5 roadster is the perfect example of this.

This fun to drive sports car isn’t heavily dependent on electrics which results in an easy to maintain car which is highly rated amongst its owners.

The roadster also scored itself the title of Best Sports Car 2020 from Car Buyer as well as a 93.29% satisfactory rating from its drivers.

Prices start from £23,795*

Toyota Yaris hatchback

If you’re on a bit of a budget, then this little hatchback is just the ticket.

The Toyota Yaris makes a lovely inner city run around with its compact design, and only 10.5% of drivers experienced any issues in the first year of ownership. Even though Toyota has had its fair share of issues in the past, they have worked hard to regain the public confidence in their cars.

With their 5 year or 100,000 miles warranty, this car is one to put on your list.

Prices start from £16,770*

*Prices correct as of 03.02.2020 based on manufactures estimate for base models.

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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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