WhatCar? survey reveals the most reliable and 'dependable' cars buyers can secure today

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WhatCar? survey reveals the most reliable and 'dependable' cars buyers can secure today

Toyota models were found to be the third most reliable after their Yaris model was praised by judges. Whatcar?’s study placed Lexus at the top of t

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Toyota models were found to be the third most reliable after their Yaris model was praised by judges. Whatcar?’s study placed Lexus at the top of the ratings with a 98.7 percent reliability score.

This was enough to top the Hybrid cars category while coming out as one of the top vehicles in the assessment.

Toyota’s Aygo model scored a 100 percent reliability rating to top the value and small cars category.

However, the award was jointly awarded alongside Skoda’s Citigo model which was also given a 100 percent reliability score by the judges.

Tesla romped to success in several categories as the Model 3 took honours as the most reliable executive car and electric car on the market.

Claire Evans, consumer editor of WhatCar? Said: “With nearly 13,000 motorists telling us about their ownership experiences, the What Car? Reliability Survey
demonstrates that it’s worth weighing up the desirability of a prospective purchase against its reliability record.

“Pick a dependable model that’s also great to drive and the smile it puts on your face will last for years. Pick one with dubious reliability and you’ll be wishing the finance deal would end sooner, so you can replace it.”

Land Rover was identified as the most unreliable car brand in the survey, followed by Renault and Tesla.

Land Rover Discovery Sport model was found to be the least reliable in the Large SUV category while their Range Rover Sport and Evoque models were also criticised.

In a statement to Express.co.uk, a Land Rover spokesperson said the firm was disappointed by the results.

They said: “Land Rover takes product quality and customer satisfaction very seriously and is working hard to improve. These results are clearly disappointing and we will learn from this data.
 
“Tangible improvements including software updates over the air to reduce the need for customers to bring their vehicles into the retailer, are currently being implemented.

“We are now able to update over a million vehicles remotely. We are seeing customer concerns reduce as we continue to significantly invest in quality control.

“We remain fully committed to delivering the highest standards of quality and will relentlessly pursue this.”



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