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?...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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