More than 47,500 car owners told us about 57,000 cars, making the Which? Car Survey the biggest survey of car reliability and satisfaction for the seventh year on the trot.
- Supermini Peugeot 107 was voted the most reliable new car of 2013, with an impressive reliability rating of 99% for the first three years.
- However, Japanese and Korean brands hold eight of the top 10 slots for reliability among superminis over three years old.
- Of the eight car classes we looked at, six of the top-rated models are Japanese brands.
- The best cars for reliability in both the medium and large 0-3-year-car categories are hybrid models.
Editor of Which?, Richard Headland, said:
‘With so many households feeling the squeeze, it’s important that people know they are getting value for money when buying a car.
‘The Which? Car Survey 2013 is the biggest survey of car satisfaction and reliability. This year the budget-friendly Peugeot 107 is the most reliable new car, and Japanese brands continue to be rated highly across all types of cars we surveyed. Hybrid cars came top for reliability in two categories, which is good news for consumers looking to reduce their carbon footprint.’
Most reliable cars in each class
- Superminis: Peugeot 107 (2005-) 99%
- Medium cars: Toyota Auris Hybrid (2010-2013) 98%
- Large cars: Honda Insight (2009-) 98%
- Luxury cars: Audi A6 (2004-2011) 95%
- Estate cars: Toyota Avensis Tourer (2009- petrol models) 98%
- MPVs: Toyota Verso-S (2011-) 96%
- 4x4s/SUVs: Nissan Qashqai (2007- petrol models) 96%
- Sports cars: Mazda MX-5 (2005-) 97%
Which? members can see the full survey results in the bumper August issue of Which? magazine.