Results on car reliability in the UK are in

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Words: Nile Bijoux
7 Sep 2018

Results from the UK-based What Car? survey have listed the best and worst car brands for reliability, and surprising no one, it’s Japan on top.

Tesla didn’t fare too well, with a reliability score of 57.3 per cent for cars between one and four years old. That was the worst score in the survey, with second-lowest Land Rover scoring 76.5 per cent.

Up the top was Suzuki, a perennial reliability champion, scoring 97.7 per cent, followed by Lexus, Toyota, Mitsubishi and Subaru in the top six. Kia split the Japanese brands up in fourth position, with sister brand Hyundai in ninth.

Delving into model specifics, the Toyota Yaris and Suzuki SX4 S-Cross led the charge, both scoring a full 100 per cent, according to owners.

The Nissan Leaf took third spot, over the RAV4 and BMW 3 Series, while the Tesla Model S brought up the rear on account of breakdowns and repairs required.

While Land Rover was nearly 20 per cent stronger than Tesla, the Discovery Sport, Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque were among the top five poorest models for reliability, according to owners.

The What Car? survey asks over 18,000 vehicle owners for feedback, gathering data on 159 models over 31 different brands.

 

Here are the full brand results, for those curious:

 

1. Suzuki - 97.7%

2. Lexus - 97.5%

3. Toyota - 96.8%

=4. Kia - 95.8%

=4. Mitsubishi - 95.8%

=4. Subaru - 95.8%

7. Skoda - 95.6%

8. Alfa Romeo - 95.5%

9. Hyundai - 95.4%

10. Seat - 95.2%

=11. Vauxhall - 94.6%

=11. Mazda - 94.6%

13. Dacia - 94.1%

14. Fiat - 94.0%

15. Honda - 93.8%

16. BMW - 93.4%

17. Volkswagen - 92.9%

18. Ford - 92.7%

19. Renault - 91.7%

=20. Audi - 91.5%

=20. Volvo - 91.5%

22. Mini - 91.2%

23. Porsche - 90.9%

24. Peugeot - 89.4%

25. Citroen - 88.1%

26. Mercedes-Benz - 88.0%

27. Nissan - 87.1%

28. Jaguar - 84.9%

29. Jeep - 82.7%

30. Land Rover - 76.5%

31. Tesla - 57.3%

 

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