Best for reliability

The key to true owner satisfaction is dependability. Here we reveal Britain's most reliable cars.

We always list the reliability rating first for every model in the Driver Power Top 100 because it is quite simply the most important category.

It doesn’t matter if you have the fastest, best handling or even the cheapest car on the road – if it doesn’t consistently get you from A to B it isn’t worth having!

Only the most dependable forms of transport on the road find their way to the pinnacle of this most prestigious of Driver Power charts. Any sort of fault which has required a trip back to the dealer will see models lose marks, while a serious hard-shoulder breakdown is likely to result in a lowly position here.

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As usual the reliability chart is dominated by Japanese models which account for half of the cars in the top 10. Bettering its nearest competitors by some margin, Mazda’s MX-5 has been as reliable as any car could be, notching up a fabulous 98.36 per cent score.

Both old and new versions of Honda’s Jazz supermini also find themselves on the podium, while Skoda’s Yeti and Fabia prove that it’s not German models that are the most dependable in Europe.

A wide range of models have been troublesome enough to find themselves at the bottom of the chart, but it’s Land Rover’s old shape Freelander that has the worst reliability record of the lot.

What you said: "its very practical and easy to drive also get in and out of, very reliable and comfortable." - Honda Jazz Driver

"Excellent all round and very reliable car that has lived up to expectations, especially with hood down." - Mazda MX-5 owner  

1

MAZDAMX-5/RC MKIII98.36%

2

HONDAJAZZ NEW97.42%

3

HONDAJAZZ OLD97.00%

4

SKODAYETI96.34%

5

SKODAFABIA NEW95.80%

6

TOYOTACOROLLA95.74%

7

HYUNDAICOUPE95.45%

8

HYUNDAII30 (clean)94.78%

9

VOLKSWAGENSCIROCCO94.72%

10

NISSANQASHQAI94.27%

11

HONDACIVIC MKVII93.87%

12

HONDACR-V MKIII93.69%

13

NISSANNOTE93.27%

14

MAZDA2 NEW93.08%

15

SKODAOCTAVIA NEW92.90%

16

VAUXHALLASTRA MKVI92.80%

17

SKODASUPERB NEW92.56%

18

MERCEDESA-CLASS NEW92.40%

19

HONDAACCORD MKVII92.33%

20

FIATPANDA92.25%

21

TOYOTAAVENSIS OLD92.22%

22

KIACEE'D92.12%

23

TOYOTAYARIS NEW92.05%

24

VOLVOS4091.85%

25

MERCEDESE-CLASS MKIV91.75%

26

MERCEDESC-CLASS MKIII91.66%

27

VOLKSWAGENGOLF MKVI91.58%

28

LAND ROVERFREELANDER NEW90.96%

29

AUDITT/ROADSTER NEW90.82%

30

NISSANMICRA MKIII90.82%

31

RENAULTLAGUNA MKIII90.71%

32

VOLVOS6090.69%

33

MINIONE/COOPER/COOPER S NEW90.68%

34

FORDFIESTA MKVI90.66%

35

AUDIA4 MKIV90.64%

36

CITROENXSARA PICASSO90.54%

37

AUDIA390.40%

38

RENAULTMEGANE MKIII90.35%

39

FIATBRAVO90.31%

40

AUDIA6 MKIII90.22%

41

LEXUSIS NEW90.18%

42

HONDACIVIC MKVIII90.04%

43

VOLVOV5089.85%

44

FORDFIESTA MKV89.79%

45

FIAT50089.63%

46

SEATLEON MKII89.60%

47

FORDFOCUS OLD89.47%

48

ROVER7589.43%

49

FORDMONDEO MKIV89.29%

50

AUDIA589.09%
 

51

FORDKA OLD89.09%

52

VauxhallINSIGNIA89.08%

53

SAAB9-5 OLD89.04%

54

MAZDA6 NEW88.91%

55

SEATALTEA88.75%

56

JAGUARXF88.72%

57

RENAULTCLIO MKIII88.72%

58

BMW1-SERIES88.60%

59

BMW3-SERIES MKIV88.23%

60

VAUXHALLCORSA NEW87.90%

61

JAGUARX-TYPE87.85%

62

MERCEDESE-CLASS MKIII87.84%

63

VAUXHALLMERIVA OLD87.67%

64

JAGUARS-TYPE87.45%

65

SEATIBIZA MKIV87.27%

66

FORDS-MAX87.13%

67

VAUXHALLZAFIRA NEW87.12%

68

BMW3-SERIES MKIII87.01%

69

VOLKSWAGENPOLO MKIV86.94%

70

FORDC-MAX OLD86.88%

71

VOLKSWAGENGOLF MKV86.87%

72

MAZDA6 OLD86.74%

73

TOYOTAAURIS86.40%

74

VAUXHALLCORSA OLD86.40%

75

AUDIA4 MKIII86.15%

76

VOLKSWAGENTOURAN86.03%

77

BMW5-SERIES MKV86.01%

78

CITROENC4 PICASSO85.87%

79

PEUGEOT20785.75%

80

FORDMONDEO MKIII85.34%

81

VOLKSWAGENPASSAT OLD85.34%

82

VAUXHALLASTRA MKV85.25%

83

ALFA ROMEO15985.23%

84

FORDFOCUS 1998-200485.06%

85

VOLKSWAGENPASSAT 2000-200583.68%

86

VAUXHALLVECTRA MKIII83.64%

87

MERCEDESC-CLASS MKII83.54%

88

CITROENC4 OLD83.38%

89

CITROENC5 NEW83.33%

90

MINIONE/COOPER/COOPER S OLD83.33%

91

FIATPUNTO82.95%

92

SAAB 9-382.89%

93

RENAULTCLIO MKII81.19%

94

RENAULTMEGANE MKII80.31%

95

RENAULTSCENIC/GRAND SCENIC MKII80.00%

96

PEUGEOT30779.52%

97

ALFA ROMEO15678.59%

98

MAZDARX-877.40%

99

FIATGRANDE PUNTO77.31%

100

LAND ROVERFREELANDER OLD76.67%

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