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Volvo V60 Top Of The Executive Class For Reliability

Tue, Sep 11, 2018 7:41 PM

Volvo’s stellar year of awards and recognition continues with yet another accolade, this time in the category of executive cars.

The Swedish brand’s V60 has been voted the most reliable executive car of 2018 by the readers of What Car? The magazine’s respected What Car Reliability Survey polls more than 18,000 car owners to find out what they think of the reliability of their car, with 31 different car brands covering 159 models. Focusing on cars aged between one to four years old, the survey covers most of the new or newish cars available on the market today.

The Volvo V60 scored an excellent 99.3% in the poll, with only 6% of drivers reporting a problem, and most of the problems bodywork rather than engine related. Drivers reported that any issues were repaired in less than a day at no cost to the owner.

The first generation Vauxhall Insignia also featured highly in the poll, in production from 2008 to just last year, the executive stalwart has been a consistently good performer, with only a few issues reported, mainly in electrics.

Third place in the executive car category is the latest edition Alfa Romeo Giulia. The Italian saloon getting a creditable 96.9% of satisfaction, which for an often maligned brand is a great bounceback. Any problems with the Giulia were minor, such as air-con, brakes and exterior lights.

Whilst the Mercedes-Benz C-Class may be one of the most expensive executive cars on the market, it also comes with a huge weight of expectation for its money, and perhaps unsurprisingly scored quite low on reliability, bottoming out the list with a score of 83.1%.

 

Reliability for executive cars aged one to four years old

Rank

Make and model

Score

1

Volvo V60 (2010-2018)

99.3%

2

Vauxhall Insignia (2008-2017)

97.5%

3

Alfa Romeo Giulia (2016-present)

96.9%

4

BMW 3 Series (2012-present)

96.6%

5

Mazda 6 (2013-present)

95.9%

6

Skoda Superb petrol (2015-present)

95.2%

7

Audi A3 Saloon (2013-present)

93.9%

8

Audi A4 petrol (2015-present)

93.7%

9

Skoda Superb diesel (2015-present)

93.2%

10

Volkswagen Passat (2015-present)

92.9%

11

Ford Mondeo (2014-present)

92.6%

12

Audi A4 diesel (2015-present)

91.9%

13

Jaguar XE (2015-present)

83.7%

14

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2014-present)

83.1%




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