Most and least reliable electric and hybrid cars

Electric and hybrid cars offer low running costs, but they can be expensive to buy so they need to be dependable to keep owners happy. Which are the most and least reliable?...

Toyota Auris front three quarters

5. Toyota Auris (2013-2019)

Score 99.3%

A mere 6% of Auris Hybrids went wrong in the previous 12 months and the battery and interior trim were the only areas involved. All cars could still be driven and were repaired the same day under warranty. 

Lexus RX450h

Score 99.4%

Just 5% of RX owners told us their car had gone wrong, and the only area affected was the brake system. All cars could still be driven and were fixed in less than a day, plus there were no repair bills. 

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3. Lexus NX (2014-present)

Used Lexus NX 14-present

Score 99.7%

The NX family SUV from Lexus has a near-perfect reliability record, with only 3% of cars suffering a fault and the only area affected being the non-engine electrics.

All the NXs we were told about could still be driven and were fixed under warranty the same day. 

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=1. Lexus CT (2011-present)

Lexus CT 200h

Score 100%

Many people worry that hybrid cars will be less reliable than petrols and diesels and costlier to service and repair, due to their complexity. However, 
Lexus CT owners told us their cars behaved impeccably over the previous 12 months; not one experienced a problem. 

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

Score 100%

Like the CT, the smaller Toyota Yaris Hybrid performed perfectly. Not one of the car we were told about had suffered a fault of any kind.

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