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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
43.00
3.Suzuki
Reliability Index
53.00
4.Toyota
Reliability Index
60.00
5.Mazda
Reliability Index
67.00
6.Lexus
Reliability Index
70.00
7.Ford
Reliability Index
75.00
8.Rover
Reliability Index
78.00
9.Nissan
Reliability Index
87.00
10.Chevrolet
Reliability Index
91.00
11.Renault
Reliability Index
92.00
12.Subaru
Reliability Index
93.00
13.Peugeot
Reliability Index
96.00
14.Skoda
Reliability Index
97.00
15.Smart
Reliability Index
99.00
16.Fiat
Reliability Index
100.00
17.MG
Reliability Index
103.00
18.Mini
Reliability Index
108.00
19.Hyundai
Reliability Index
112.00
20.Citroen
Reliability Index
115.00
21.Mitsubishi
Reliability Index
115.00
22.Kia
Reliability Index
117.00
23.Volvo
Reliability Index
126.00
24.Vauxhall
Reliability Index
134.00
25.Seat
Reliability Index
137.00
26.Volkswagen
Reliability Index
140.00
27.Saab
Reliability Index
150.00
28.BMW
Reliability Index
171.00
29.Jaguar
Reliability Index
176.00
30.Jeep
Reliability Index
177.00
31.Mercedes-Benz
Reliability Index
179.00
32.SsangYong
Reliability Index
187.00
33.Audi
Reliability Index
195.00
34.Chrysler
Reliability Index
196.00
35.Alfa Romeo
Reliability Index
200.00
36.Porsche
Reliability Index
295.00
37.LANDROVER
Reliability Index
305.00
38.Bentley
Reliability Index
548.00