How reliable is your car? The Driver Power Survey results are in………
There is nothing worse on a family day out with screaming children in the car or a drive to work on a Monday morning than your car breaking down. Whether that’s a supermini a luxury car or a sportscar you can be sure lights coming on and smoke out of the bonnet is definitely going to ruin your day. Because of this reliability comes high on the wish list for the majority of drivers when they are choosing their next car.
We can get information about reliability from the manufacturers but how reliable are their claims? The Driver Power Survey has got it right using information from 61,000 car owners, the motorists driving about everyday are surely the best people to let everyone else know how reliable their car is, so here at Rivervale Car Leasing we’ve got the results for 2015 to help you decide which is the best car for you………
We will start with the cars who have failed to impress the Driver Power respondents. The car rated lowest for reliability is definitely a surprise for us …. The Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover have been increasing in popularity over recent years but is here in the bottom spot and just above is the Land Rover Range Rover. The bottom 5 places is also a bad place for BMW with the 5 series and the 3 series both featuring. The Ford Galaxy was also placed in the bottom 5 for reliability, but let’s get on to better news and see which vehicles can top for reliability ……..
10. Seat Leon
9. Kia Picanto
8. Nissan Leaf
7. Toyota RAV4
6. Lexus GS
5. Honda Jazz
4. Hyundai i10
3. Lexus IS
2. Lexus NX
……….And in the top spot, the car rated the most reliable by 61,000 Driver Power respondent is………imagine drum roll ………. The Toyota IQ!
Congratulations to Toyota! The IQ took 5 years to get onto the market as engineers and designers started from scratch and wanted to create the perfect city car for those who want a small car but not a cheap one, that will be nippy around the city and comfortable on the motorway and it seems like they have succeeded.
The smallest 1.0 litre petrol engine in manual creates an impressive 64.2 mpg making the IQ cheap to run, it is a little sluggish with 0-60 taking a laid back 14.7 seconds, but in the city this won’t bother you and the tiny frame of the IQ means you can squeeze into even the tiniest of parking spaces. This compact size does have an impact on the interior space, the IQ is designed to seat four meaning a teeny tiny boot of only 32 litres, to give a comparison here the SmartForTwo have a boot capacity of 220litres so in reality the backseats may be used for the shopping! Impressive on the IQ is the 5* NCAP safety rating so although it is little it is definitely tough! The IQ impressed safety experts with its rear window airbag that had never been seen.
For a super reliable super safe car the Toyota IQ may be more affordable than you think ……..
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28 April 2015
Written by Natalie Faughy