The most reliable cars you can buy

Our exhaustive annual Reliability Survey has revealed the most dependable cars up to five years old, based on your experiences. These are the most reliable cars in every class...

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There are certain things about driving that you can rely on: traffic being bad when you’re running late; someone parking right next to you even when there are loads of empty spaces. But at least your car always starts, right? Well, that probably depends on what you drive.

The results of the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey show that the gap between the best and worst performers remains huge, with some models suffering no faults at all, while others let down more than half of their owners.

This is based on the experiences of thousands of readers who own a car up to five years old. And our scores aren’t just based on the number of problems reported, but also the cost of the necessary repairs and the time it takes to make them.

Here, then, we present the winners of the 2020 What Car? Reliability Awards – the models that you've told us are more dependable than all their rivals. Plus, we name the most dependable brand of them all.