The most reliable car brands in 2021 - and the least

We reveal the most – and least – dependable car brands up to five years old, based on the experiences of more than 16,000 owners...

What Car? asked more than 16,000 car owners to tell us if their car has suffered any problems over the previous year, and if so, in which areas.Image 1 of 31

The resulting What Car? Reliability Survey data not only shows us the most reliable car models – but also the most reliable makes too. In this slideshow, we start at the most reliable brand, as shown by our data – and work our way through to the least, for cars up to five years of age, complete with overall reliability rating:

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