Most dependable car brands – and the ones that suffer the most faults

We all want our cars to be dependable, but picking the best brand can be a bit of a lottery. To take the guesswork out of this, we've ranked 30 car brands according to how many faults their model...

1. Most dependable car brands – and the ones that suffer the most faults
Most reliable cars
Lexus RX 450h
Suzuki Swift
Dacia Sandero
Toyota Aygo
Honda Jazz
Mitsubishi Outlander
Hyundai i20
Subaru XV
Mazda MX-5
Kia Picanto
Skoda Citigo
Audi A3 Cabriolet
Ford Kuga
BMW i3
Porsche Boxster
Fiat Panda
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Seat Leon
Vauxhall Insignia
Mini hatchback
Volkswagen Polo
Jaguar XE
Peugeot 308
Volvo V40
Renault Kadjar
Nissan Pulsar
Citroën C4 Picasso
Jeep Renegade
Land Rover Discovery
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We all know how awful it is to be stranded at the side of road on a wet, winter evening because your car has broken down. And if you suffer from this reguarly, you'll soon start to think about getting another car.

So, to help you pick something that won't let you down, we asked the owners of 14,208 cars to tell us if their vehicles had suffered from any faults in the past year.

Read the full What Car? reliability survey results

The best brands were virtually fault-free, while more than 44% of the worst brands had been afflicted by a problem. See our slideshow to find out which are the most – and least – dependable brands.

Help us to keep car buyers informed by completing the 2018 What Car? reliability survey. Everyone who completes it is in with the chance of winning £250

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