Most and least reliable car brands 2018

We asked you about the reliability of your cars, and more than 18,000 people responded. Here we reveal the most – and least – dependable brands, based on data for cars aged one to four years old...

1. Most and least reliable car brands 2018
Britain's most reliable cars
Suzuki SX4 S-Cross
Lexus CT 200h
Toyota Aygo
Kia Sportage
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Subaru Forester
Skoda Octavia
Alfa Romeo Giulia
Hyundai i30
Seat Ateca
Mazda MX-5
Vauxhall Insignia
Dacia Sandero
Fiat 500
Honda Jazz
Volkswagen Golf SV
Ford Grand C-Max
Renault Zoe
Audi Q3
Volvo V60
Mini hatchback
Porsche Cayman
Peugeot 208
Citroën C4 Cactus
Mercedes C-Class Coupé
Nissan Pulsar
Jaguar XE
Jeep Renegade
Range Rover
Tesla Model S
Image 1 of 32

To find out who builds the most – and least – dependable cars, What Car? asked drivers if they had experienced any faults in the past 12 months.

More than 18,000 people responded, allowing us to compile ratings for 159 models from 31 different brands, with the best performers having no faults at all and the worst suffering a 50% failure rate.

We then filtered these results to focus on cars aged one to four years old, before giving each brand a reliability rating which factored in cost of repair and time off the road.

So, whose cars are most likely to let you enjoy trouble-free motoring and whose could well leave you stranded by the side of the road or facing a hefty repair bill?

pageof 32