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Best models for passing MOTs revealed

One in five cars registered in 2010 failed its first MOT test, according to new Vehicle Operator and Services Agency (VOSA) data, analysed by TootCompare. 

Between January 1 and August 9 2013, 253,000 cars failed their MOT test when presented for the first time after being registered new.

Some 70 million MOT records from the VOSA were obtained and analysed by TootCompare.

Douglas Rotberg, CEO of TootCompare said: “As expected, Japanese and German manufacturers dominate the top of the manufacturers' table. Land Rover is a creditable exception to this rule, achieving an overall 84.3% pass rate. At the lower end of the manufacturers' table, we mostly see European manufacturers.

“The top models are again mainly Japanese, with a surprising number of compact SUVs in the top 10 - the Honda CR-V (89.8%), Lexus RX (89.3%) and Audi Q5 (89.3%). The Honda Jazz catches the eye as a high-volume model with a good pass rate of 90.4%, while Land Rover make it in to the table with the Freelander at 88.9%.

“At the bottom of the pass rate table, there are more likely to be models with above-average mileage for a 3-year old car - the Renault Kangoo (63.5%) and Citroen Berlingo (67.8%) for example, both typically being tested with over 40,000 miles on the clock. These are clearly hard working vehicles. But the Citroen C4 is a surprise, achieving a pass rate of only 67.9% on an average mileage at test of 23,600 miles.”

Below are the tables for the top ten best and worst makes and models.

Top 10 by model range

     
       

Model

Pass rate

Ave Mileage

Total Tests

TOYOTA IQ

91.82%

20235

2835

HONDA JAZZ

90.40%

19541

15441

HONDA CR-V

89.83%

30848

7072

LEXUS IS

89.65%

30546

1826

TOYOTA YARIS

89.61%

21815

13982

LEXUS RX

89.31%

35730

1796

AUDI Q5

89.27%

35669

2488

AUDI TT

89.22%

27460

4137

LAND ROVER FREELANDER

88.80%

33807

9833

SUZUKI SPLASH

88.07%

16775

1048

       
       
       
       

Bottom 10 by model range

     
       

Model

Pass rate

Ave Mileage

Total Tests

CHEVROLET AVEO

73.75%

23482

1680

MITSUBISHI L200

73.53%

42793

3513

CHEVROLET CAPTIVA

73.53%

31894

1390

NISSAN NAVARA

70.59%

46514

1955

MAZDA 5

70.55%

28211

1443

FIAT DOBLO

69.24%

38700

1749

PEUGEOT 5008

68.14%

35663

2398

CITROEN C4

67.86%

23604

14610

CITROEN BERLINGO

67.84%

43437

7182

RENAULT KANGOO

63.54%

43144

3494

 


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