Best and worst executive cars for reliability

The best executive cars must be rewarding to drive, practical, economical and dependable...

30 January 2018
Audi A3 saloon
Audi A3 Saloon

Score 93.9%

A slightly higher proportion (23%) of A3 Saloons had a problem, according to owners. Bodywork was the most common complaint, followed by suspension. Almost all cars could still be driven and were fixed the same day, but half of owners had to contribute £51-£500 towards the repairs. 

Skoda Superb vs Ford Mondeo vs Volvo S60

Score 95.2%

Petrol-engined Superbs proved more dependable than diesel examples, with only 18% of cars suffering a fault. The most commonly afflicted areas were non-engine electrics and the wheels and tyres. All cars could still be driven and many were back out of the garage the same day. No owners had to contribute to repair costs. 

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5. Mazda 6

Mazda 6

Score 95.9%

Only 23% of Mazda 6 owners reported a problem with their car, and the most frequently cited areas were the brakes, engine electrics and wheels and tyres. The majority of cars could still be driven and were fixed in a day or less and all were repaired under warranty.