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Most reliable new MPV revealed

Best and worst MPVs for reliability in 2012

Nissan Note

Which? has revealed the UK’s most reliable new MPV – and it’s built in Britain. The Nissan Note beat all other MPVs in the annual Which? Car survey to be crowned the most dependable new MPV on the market.

The latest Which? Car Survey gathered information on 47,716 cars, making it the UK’s biggest car survey. The results show a huge difference in reliability scores between the best and worst new MPVs, which are cars that families depend on more than most not to let them down.

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Most reliable new MPV: Nissan Note

The Nissan Note scored better than any other MPV in the survey. Both diesel and petrol models did well in terms of reliability but the petrol model just edged it for dependability, topping our charts with a score of 95.8%. The Note is also one of the cheapest MPVs to fix, with owners reporting the average cost of repair at just £7 per year. 

We were also impressed with the Note when we put it through our fuel consumption tests: it returned average figures of 40.4mpg for the 1.6-litre petrol and 57.6mpg for the 1.5-litre diesel.

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Peugeot 3008

Least reliable new MPV: Peugeot 3008

With a reliability score of just 75.9%, the Peugeot 3008 is not only the least reliable MPV according to owners, it’s also one of the most problematic cars in our entire survey.

Automatic transmission problems were the highest recorded fault. Owner satisfaction scores were also no better than average – perhaps understandable considering the average annual repair cost was £153.

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