What's the most reliable type of car?

Do gadget-laden luxury cars and high-tech hybrids suffer more faults than simple small hatchbacks? We reveal the most and least reliable car classes...

Toyota Yaris 1.5 Hybrid Icon CVT

1. Hybrid and electric cars

Reliability rating  96.1%

Many people worry that hybrid and electric cars will be less reliable and costlier to service and repair, due to all the new technology they're fitted with, but they are actually the most dependable types of car according to owners.

Lexus CT 200h

Joint honours go to the Lexus CT and Toyota Yaris Hybrid, both of which scored a perfect 100% reliability rating. Owners of these two hybrid hatchbacks told us that none of their cars had experienced a problem in the previous 12 months.

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Renault Zoe

The previous Renault Zoe isn't proving as dependable, with 44% of car suffering a fault, many of them electrical issues. All faults were fixed under warranty, but three-quarters were out of action for more than a week.

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