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  • 15 May 2019
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    Peugeot Ranked No.1 Most Reliable Car Brand

JD Power has carried out their 5th survey for brand reliability in the UK for 2019. This survey was carried out to identify the most reliable products on the market.


This survey is based on 11,530 owners of new vehicles registered from November 2015, through to January 2018.  It measures the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles, the lower the score the better performance.


As you can see from the list below, several of the brands carried by Howards Motor Group perform at a high standard from the 24 reviewed. In the process, Peugeot achieved a score of 77, making this the most reliable brand in the UK... 54% more reliable than the industry standard!

  • Peugeot - 77
  • Skoda - 88
  • Hyundai - 90
  • Nissan - 94
  • Suzuki - 94
  • Vauxhall - 95
  • Kia - 101
  • Mini - 103
  • Ford - 104
  • Volvo - 106
  • Honda - 109
  • Volkswagen - 113
  • Dacia - 114
  • Seat - 117
  • Industry Average - 119
  • Mazda - 122
  • Renault - 122
  • Citroen - 126
  • Toyota - 134
  • Mercedes-Benz - 136
  • Land Rover 142
  • Jaguar - 159
  • Audi - 167
  • Fiat - 173
  • BMW - 181
JD Power 2019 UK Vehicle Reliability Survey

JD Powers survey measures 177 problem symptoms in 8 categories. These categories are as follows…

  • Features/Controls/Displays (FCD)
  • Audio/Communication/Entertainment/
    Navigation(ACEN)
  • Vehicle Exterior
  • Driving Experience
  • Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning
  • Seats
  • Vehicle Interior
  • Engine and Transmission

JD Powers survey also outlined the top 3 most dependable car models across the different car class. These top 3 models per car class are as follows;

City Car
  1. Volkswagen Up!
  2. Hyundai i10
  3. Peugeot 108
Midsize Car
  1. Vauxhall Insignia
  2. Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  3. Volkswagen Passat
Compact Car
  1. Skoda Octavia
  2. Seat Leon
  3. Ford Focus
MPV
  1. Ford C-Max/Grand C-Max
  2. Vauxhall Zafira
  3. Citroen C4 Picasso/Grand C4 Picasso
Compact SUV
  1. Volkswagen Tiguan
  2. Peugeot 3008
  3. Honda CR-V
Small Car
  1. Peugeot 208
  2. Hyundai i20
  3. Ford Fiesta
Small SUV
  1. Vauxhall Mokka/Mokka X
  2. Peugeot 2008
  3. Nissan Juke
Large & Luxury Car
  1. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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