Best and worst executive cars for reliability

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

Volvo V60 2016
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Claire Evans
30 Jan 2018 13:33
Volvo V60 2016

Score 99.3%

Just 6% of Volvo V60s had a problem, and the only afflicted area was the bodywork, meaning all of the cars remained driveable. Plus, each was repaired in less than a day and cost its owner no money.

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The least reliable executive cars

3. Audi A4 diesel

Audi A4 Saloon

Score 91.9%

Diesel Audi A4s had more issues than petrol A4s (29% versus 21%), but both suffered from electrical problems (14% and 8%). Most cars could still be driven and almost all were fixed for free, though.

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2. Jaguar XE

New Volkswagen Arteon vs Jaguar XE

Score 83.7%

Jaguar XE owners also spend a lot of time in dealerships; 42% of their cars had a fault. While there were problems in every area, the most frequent were brakes and interior trim (both 11%), followed by electrics (10%). Most cars remained driveable and were fixed in less than a day, but a few owners had to pay £500-£750.

2014 Mercedes C-Class: all you need to know

Score 83.1%

A prestige brand image isn’t always an indicator of superior quality, as the data for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class shows; nearly a third of cars presented a problem. Most were back on the road within a week, though, and only a few owners had to pay for repairs.

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