Best for reliability and build quality
We name the most durable cars inside and out, which won’t let you down
gis category can make or break a model. Reliability is hugely important for all drivers and can be the deciding factor when it comes to parting with your hard-earned cash.
You’ve let us know which models spend more time in the workshop than on your driveway, allowing us to compile a list of Britain’s most dependable motors.
1. Skoda Yeti The Yeti has only been around since 2009, but it’s obviously made an impression when it comes to reliability and build quality: it scored an average of 94.80 per cent. It’s the second year in a row that Skoda’s SUV has topped this particular category, proving that the Yeti doesn’t just feel solid when it's fresh from the factory, but a couple of years down the line, too.
2. Honda Jazz MkII Traditionally, Japanese models have taken the top spot in this category and they’re still putting in appearances thanks to the Honda Jazz. In fact, the supermini appears twice in this list, with the MkI Jazz coming 30th. If the new model can prove to be just as reliable a decade on, current Jazz owners will be very happy indeed.
3. Skoda Superb Two cars in the top three is a fantastic result for Skoda, and a good showing for the Superb, which moves up to third from seventh in this category last year. Owners appreciated the lack of rattles and squeaks in the cabin, the solid thud of the doors and the fact that hiccups and breakdowns are few and far between.
Last place: Renault Megane Mk II The Renault Megane finishes bottom for reliability. It didn’t do much better last year either, finishing 99th out of 100. Owners complain about the quality of the interior trim and have to make more calls to the AA than they’d like. In fact, the bottom 10 of this category is littered with five-year-old French cars – thankfully more modern offerings fare better.
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- 1IntroductionWe reveal the best cars in 10 categories - from reliability to performance and running costs - as voted for by you
- 2Best for running costsAs motoring bills rise, which cars hit your wallet least? Our category countdown has the answers
- 3Best for reliability and build quality - currently readingWe name the most durable cars inside and out, which won’t let you down
- 4Best for performanceDoes your car have the punch to make overtaking a breeze? Or does it trail away from the lights?
- 5Best for brakingThe numbers have been crunched, and we can reveal the cars that are the top of the stoppers
- 6Best for handlingYou don’t have to be own a sports car to enjoy corners, with a surprise at the top of the chart
- 7Best for ride qualityThe models that soak up the roughest roads for a soft and relaxing ride
- 8Best for practicalityBig is best, but size isn’t everything – superminis mix it with off-roaders at head of the space race
- 9Best for comfortDrivers want the best seat in the house, but not all cars deliver. Here are your winners and losers
- 10Best for ease of drivingGood visibility, clear dials and responsive controls make all the difference when behind the wheel
- 11Best for technologyIt’s not just about the hi-tech kit on offer, but how easy it is to use and the difference it makes to you