Most reliable cars of 2013 revealed in the Which? Car Survey

In the biggest survey of car satisfaction and reliability, Which? reveals the most reliable cars of 2013.

We found:

  • Supermini Peugeot 107 was voted the most reliable new car of 2013, with an impressive reliability rating of 99% for the first three years.
  • However, Japanese and Korean brands hold eight of the top 10 slots for reliability in superminis over three years old.
  • Of the eight car classes we looked at, six of the top-rated models are Japanese brands.
  • The best cars for reliability in both the medium and large car categories are hybrid models.

Editor of Which?, Richard Headland, said:

“With so many households feeling the squeeze, it’s important that people know they are getting value for money when buying a car.

“The 2013 Which? Car Survey is the biggest survey of car satisfaction and reliability. This year the budget-friendly Peugeot 107 is the most reliable new car, and Japanese brands continue to be rated highly across all types of cars we surveyed. Hybrid cars came top for reliability in two categories, which is good news for consumers looking to reduce their carbon footprint.”


1.    To see an embargoed copy of the 2013 Which? Car Survey, please email

2.    The Which? Car Survey was open to the public from 10 December 2012 until 6 March 2013. 47,572 people completed the survey, reporting on a total of 57,182 cars (as some own more than one car).

3.    Most reliable cars in each class:

–      Superminis: Peugeot 107 (2005-) 99%

–      Medium cars: Toyota Auris Hybrid (2010-2013) 98%

–      Large cars: Honda Insight (2009-) 98%

–      Luxury cars: Audi A6 (2004-2011) 95%

–      Estate cars: Toyota Avensis Tourer (2009- petrol models) 98%

–      MPVs: Toyota Verso-S (2011-) 96%

–      4x4s/SUVs: Nissan Qashqai (2007- petrol models) 96%

–      Sports cars: Mazda MX-5 (2005-) 97%

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