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Manufacturer Ratings

All of Warranty Direct’s 50,000 live policies are used to build up a particular manufacturer’s ratings into one figure that should expose whether cars from this stable are generally reliable - or maybe not! Perhaps most models lack in a certain area, Audis suspensions might be a case in point. Any manufacturer can introduce the occasional misfit but this rating might give you the confidence to consider a later model edition or an alternative model from the same marque – or satisfy your general misgivings and encourage you to look elsewhere! Due to this being an average a single high or low scoring model can disproportionately affect the result however.


The Results

Reliability Index

The UK Reliability index takes into account all factors of a repair, the cost of the parts and the frequency of failures - The Average of all cars is 100 which means that if the figure for the car you are looking at has a higher than average index (118) it indicates that that car is less reliable than the average, if however there is a lower than average index (60) the reliability is better.


Separately to this figure you can also look at the average cost of repairs for a particular make or model, a car with a good reliability index and a high average cost would imply that the frequency of failure is low, however when it does fail the bill will be a lot more than the average. Toyota, for example, has a high average cost of repair but quite a good index rating - which means that the car fails infrequently but when it does you will be in for a larger than average bill. Overall however, Toyota is a very strong make of car to buy.

RankMake and Model
Reliability Index
Reliability Index
1.Daihatsu
Reliability Index
3.00
2.Honda
Reliability Index
42.00
3.Suzuki
Reliability Index
51.00
4.Toyota
Reliability Index
59.00
5.Mazda
Reliability Index
65.00
6.Lexus
Reliability Index
71.00
7.Ford
Reliability Index
75.00
8.Rover
Reliability Index
80.00
9.Nissan
Reliability Index
87.00
10.Renault
Reliability Index
90.00
11.Chevrolet
Reliability Index
90.00
12.Smart
Reliability Index
95.00
13.Peugeot
Reliability Index
95.00
14.Skoda
Reliability Index
95.00
15.Fiat
Reliability Index
99.00
16.Subaru
Reliability Index
102.00
17.Hyundai
Reliability Index
105.00
18.MG
Reliability Index
106.00
19.Mini
Reliability Index
109.00
20.Mitsubishi
Reliability Index
112.00
21.Citroen
Reliability Index
113.00
22.Kia
Reliability Index
114.00
23.Volvo
Reliability Index
125.00
24.Vauxhall
Reliability Index
133.00
25.Seat
Reliability Index
133.00
26.Volkswagen
Reliability Index
138.00
27.Saab
Reliability Index
148.00
28.Jeep
Reliability Index
161.00
29.BMW
Reliability Index
170.00
30.Jaguar
Reliability Index
173.00
31.Mercedes-Benz
Reliability Index
177.00
32.SsangYong
Reliability Index
184.00
33.Audi
Reliability Index
189.00
34.Alfa Romeo
Reliability Index
197.00
35.Chrysler
Reliability Index
197.00
36.Porsche
Reliability Index
279.00
37.LANDROVER
Reliability Index
298.00
38.Bentley
Reliability Index
527.00