For the ninth consecutive year Honda have come out on top in an independent investigation into vehicle repair costs by What Car? And Warranty Direct.
The annual survey analyses 50,000 live Warranty Direct policies on three to eight-year-old vehicles from 38 manufacturers. Using Warranty Direct’s unique Reliability Index (RI) analysts are able to calculate a score. Vehicle failure rate, age, mileage and the cost of repair are all taken into account to give a final RI score, with the lowest meaning a more reliable car.
Due to the high costs of replacement parts and labour costs, luxury and prestige vehicles are often the poorest scorers.
The most reliable models were found to be the Honda Jazz and Mitsubishi Lancer. Joining Honda as the most reliable manufacturers were Suzuki and Toyota.