Honda tops reliability survey, again
Honda has been named as the UK’s most reliable manufacturer for the sixth year in a row, according to a new survey.
Co-ordinated by what Car? and Warranty Direct, a reliability index – based on claims made to the latter – has been collated and the Japanese manufacturer sits at the top of the tree again thanks to a nine per cent failure rate in the first 12 months of ownership.
“The success of Honda in this years’ reliability study is very impressive, especially as this is Honda’s sixth overall win as the UK’s most reliable car maker. Reliability is key for car buyers. The car makers at the bottom of the study have a lot of work to do to catch up with Honda," commented What Car? Editor In Chief, Chas Hallett.
Honda was able to point to its SUV offerings as one major reason in its success after both the HR-V and CR-V SUVs finished first and second in that particular class while the Civic, Jazz and Accord estate all recorded respectable finishes in their class.
That means Honda can lay claim to the ‘most reliable’ title – particularly given that the manufacturer has also finished top in a number of other reliability surveys including ones by Which? and J.D. Power.
When Honda has not won a reliable award it is usually another Japanese manufacturer who has pipped them to the title with various sources confirming that Asian manufacturers are the most reliable despite the UK motorist’s European-focus when it comes to buying their new car.
In the recent used car reliability survey carried out by What Car? and Warranty Direct, the top ten was made up of Asian manufacturers with Skoda and Smart breaking up their monopoly in 11th and 12th position respectively.
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