What Is The UK’s Most Reliable Used Car?

Tue 20th Oct 2020

The top fifty used cars in Britain have been revealed with Japanese motors dominating the market.

What Car? has published its influential list of 50 most reliable cars, with Toyota, Lexus and Honda all receiving a top score of a 100 per cent reliability rating. At a time when used car sales are booming, selling faster than the same period last year, despite the economic downturn, there are some great bargains to be had on the used car market.

Based on data from more than 10,000 car owners, the What Car? Top 50 looks at cars less than eight years old, as that age of car makes up more than 50 per cent of the cars sold.

Mark Pearson, What Car?’s used cars editor, said: “Reliability is one of the key concerns for most used buyers, because an unreliable car can quickly turn into an unwelcome headache.

“Fortunately, our top 50 list, combined with our online used car marketplace, takes the hassle out of finding a dependable secondhand car.”

Toyota did particularly well in the ratings, with four cars in the top ten, if you include their premium brand Lexus. Japanese and Korean cars made up seven of the top ten cars on the list.

Of the cars which made the top fifty, only 21 per cent of owners reported a fault at all, and 68 per cent of repairs were covered by warranty.

 

  • Toyota RAV4 (2013 - 2019) - 100%

  • Lexus RX Hybrid (2016 - present) - 100%

  • Honda Jazz (2008 - 2015) - 100%

  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid (2011 - 2020) - 99.6%

  • Lexus NX Hybrid (2014 - present) - 99.3%

  • Dacia Duster (2018 - present) - 99%

  • Skoda Citigo (2012 - present) - 98.9%

  • Alfa Romeo Giulietta (2010 - present) - 98.9%

  • Hyundai i10 (2014 - 2020) - 98.8%

  • Hyundai i20 (2015 - present) - 98.6%

  • Mini Countryman (2017 - present) - 98.4%

  • Lexus IS Hybrid (2013 - present) - 98.4%

  • Lexus CT (2011 - present) - 98.3%

  • Toyota Corolla Hybrid (2018 - present) - 98.2%

  • BMW X1 petrol (2015 - present) - 98.1%

  • Volkswagen Up (2012 - present) - 98%

  • Skoda Superb petrol (2016 - present) - 98%

  • Mercedes-Benz GLA (2014 - 2020) - 98%

  • Mazda CX-3 (2016 - present) - 98%

  • Kia Picanto (2011 - 2017)  - 98%

  • Skoda Karoq petrol (2017 - present) - 97.8%

  • Volvo XC40 petrol (2017 - present) - 97.7%

  • Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid (2017 - present) - 97.3%

  • Toyota Auris Hybrid (2013 - 2019) - 97.2%

  • Ford Mondeo (2014 - present) - 97.2%

  • Suzuki SX4 S-Cross (2013 - present) - 97.1%

  • Volkswagen Tiguan petrol (2016 - present) - 96.9%

  • Honda Jazz (2015 - present) - 96.9%

  • Alfa Romeo Giulia (2016 - present) - 96.9%

  • BMW 2 Series Coupe/Convertible (2014 - present) - 96.8%

  • Vauxhall Mokka petrol (2012 - 2019) - 96.7%

  • Skoda Fabia (2015 - present) - 96.7%

  • Lexus RX (2009 - 2016) - 96.7%

  • Jaguar I-Pace (2018 - present) - 96.7%

  • Mercedes E-Class (2009 - 2016) - 96.5%

  • Mazda 2 (2015 - present) - 96.5%

  • Mazda CX-5 petrol (2017 - present) - 96.4%

  • Ford Focus petrol (2018 - present) - 96.4%

  • Volvo XC40 diesel (2017 - present) - 96.3%

  • Skoda Karoq diesel (2017 - present) - 96.3%

  • Mazda 6 (2013 - present) - 96.2%

  • Ford C-Max (2011 - present) - 96.1%

  • Mini Hatchback petrol (2014 - present) - 96.0%

  • Skoda Octavia petrol (2013 - 2020) - 95.9%

  • Skoda Kodiaq petrol (2016 - present) - 95.9%

  • Seat Leon petrol (2013 - 2020) - 95.8%

  • Volkswagen T-Roc (2017 - present) - 95.7%

  • Porsche Macan petrol (2014 - present) - 95.7%

  • Renault Captur (2013 - 2019) - 95.6%

  • Audi Q5 (2018 - present) - 95.6%