The UK's most reliable cars have the lowest costs for drivers - Toyota, Honda, Kia and more

The UK's most reliable cars have the lowest costs for drivers - Toyota, Honda, Kia and more

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Felix Reeves

By Felix Reeves

Published: 14/03/2024

- 10:40

Updated: 14/03/2024

- 10:42

Toyota has four of the top 10 most reliable vehicles

New research has found which cars are the most reliable on the market today, with a very popular vehicle being ranked as a sure bet for motorists.

The Toyota Yaris has been crowned the UK’s most reliable model with an average score of 89 out of 100 thanks to its low repair costs.

The Yaris, which is now in its fourth generation, was praised for its consistent performance and reliability based on data between 2020 and 2023.

With experts praising Toyota for the brand’s quality control, the average repair bill for a Yaris was just £604.50, with the highest repair request clocking in at £2,887.20.

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The average repair bill for a Toyota Yaris was just £604.50


With thousands of Yaris models seen on the road every day, its widespread popularity helps garages diagnose problems easily and quickly.

Toyota dominated the top 10 list, with the Auris, Aygo and Hilux also making an appearance, in addition to other brands like Kia, Honda and Peugeot.

Drivers have been highlighting the importance of having a reliable car amid the cost of living crisis and the rising price of vehicle repairs.

Lawrence Whittaker, CEO of Warrantywise, commented on the new Reliability Index, saying the findings would help motorists choose a car they can trust.

The Toyota Yaris was ranked as the most reliable car \u200b

The Toyota Yaris was ranked as the most reliable car


He added: "At Warrantywise, we are dedicated to providing our consumers with valuable insights about their vehicles.

“We recognise the importance of making wise choices, particularly in light of the rising cost of repair, and also that even the most reliable car is vulnerable to faults.

“Whether you buy a Toyota Yaris or a Honda CR-V, protecting your car with an extended warranty is one of the most reliable ways to confidently drive a used car without fear of big breakdown bills.”

With many looking to upgrade their vehicles, the Reliability Index could act as a key indicator for whether drivers can have confidence in their cars to avoid breaking down and expensive repairs.

The Suzuki Swift was ranked a\u200bs the second most reliable car

The Suzuki Swift was ranked as the second most reliable car


Top 10 most reliable models (out of 100)

1. Toyota Yaris – 89

2. Suzuki Swift – 87.8

3. Mazda Mazda2 – 85.9

4. Toyota Auris – 85.9

5. Toyota Aygo – 85.3

6. Toyota Hilux – 85.3

7. Kia Cee’d – 84.6

8. Honda CR-V – 83.4

9. Peugeot 107 – 83.4

10. Kia Rio – 82.1

Honda CR-V

The CR-V was the only Honda to crack the top 10


The top 10 list shows a marked difference compared to the 2023 Reliability Index with a number of vehicle models, like the Lexus RX and Volkswagen Up!, not appearing on this year’s list.

Similarly, models from Mitsubishi, Dacia and Nissan do not appear on the 2024 Index, despite ranking highly last year.

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