The biggest vehicle reliability survey in the country has named the Honda Civic as the most reliable car.
The survey, which quizzed the country’s largest fleet operators who between them run more than a million vehicles, saw the Civic take top position from its nearest rival the BMW 3 Series.
Honda and BMW were the only two carmakers on the leaderboard, which revealed that Honda made three of the top five most reliable cars and BMW the remaining two.
The results were a major endorsement for Honda, which saw its Jazz and Accord take third and fourth place respectively.
The BMW 5 Series secured fifth place.
The UK’s 50 largest fleet companies were asked to rate their most reliable vehicles and manufacturers among their combined fleet of 840,000 cars and 183,000 light commercials.
While Honda dominated the most reliable vehicle category, it was BMW who took the other highly-coveted title in this year’s FN50 reliability survey, after it was crowned most reliable car manufacturer for the second year in a row following a photo finish with Honda.
The two marques finished with equal ratings from Britain’s biggest leasing companies, but more companies nominated BMW as one of their most reliable brands, thus securing the manufacturer’s top place.
The top table of the most reliable manufacturers confirms the widely-held belief that it is the German and Japanese who make the most dependable vehicles.
Audi took third place, jumping from seventh last year, while Toyota was in fourth, leaving Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz equalling last year’s fifth and sixth places respectively.
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Most reliable car
- Honda Civic
- BMW 3 Series
- Honda Jazz
- Honda Accord
- BMW 5 Series
- Audi A4
- Benz C-Class
- Toyota Avensis
- Volkswagen Golf
Most reliable car manufacturer
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