Lexus has topped the rankings within the annual What Automotive? Reliability Survey with “exemplary” requirements throughout its mannequin vary.
The premium Japanese carmaker proved it was a success with house owners in the identical month that its franchised automotive retailers voted it because the UK’s greatest automotive franchise associate within the bi-annual National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) Dealer Attitude Survey.
Suggestions from 24,927 automotive house owners on 248 fashions and 32 manufacturers revealed Lexus as essentially the most reliable model in the marketplace with an general rating of 98.4%, adopted by sister model Toyota on 97.2%.
Mini (97%), Mitsubishi (97%) and Hyundai (95.8%) adopted within the top-ranked manufacturers for the reliability of vehicles aged 5 years or youthful.
On the different finish of the dimensions, Jeep completed backside of the rankings with a rating of 77%, adopted by Land Rover (81.4%), Fiat (86.4%), Alfa Romeo (87.3%) and Peugeot (87.4%) – delivering a bleak image for Stellantis-owned manufacturers.
What Automotive? editor Steve Huntingford mentioned: “Everyone seems to be feeling the pinch proper now, so surprising automotive restore payments are the very last thing any of us want. The key to holding motoring prices down is to pick out the make and mannequin of your new or used automotive rigorously. Decide a reliable one and you should not have any nasty surprises.
“And also you don’t have to interrupt the financial institution to purchase a dependable automotive, as a result of among the highest scoring manufacturers promote among the most inexpensive fashions.”
4 fashions achieved an ideal 100% rating within the newest What Automotive? Reliability Survey.
They had been the present variations of the Hyundai Tucson and Mini Convertible, the 2014 to 2019 model of the Kia Soul and the 2017 to 2021 Eclipse Cross from the no-longer out there Mitsubishi model.
Hybrids emerged because the UK’s most dependable drivetrain kind, delivering a median rating of 95.4%.
All Lexus fashions lined by the survey achieved scores of 96% or increased and 4 of them had been positioned within the prime three of their class.
Commenting particularly on Lexus’ efficiency within the survey, Huntingford added: “Whether or not you select a premium priced or inexpensive mannequin, you may anticipate essentially the most exemplary normal of reliability.”