Best and worst executive cars for reliability
The best executive cars must be rewarding to drive, practical, economical and dependable...
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.
The least reliable executive cars
3. Audi A4 diesel
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.
2. Jaguar XE
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.
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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