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East Asian car makers top annual Reliability Index by Warrantywise.

  • Japanese and Korean brands sweep the top five coveted spots, once again showcasing the reliability of East Asian manufacturers
  • Honda tops the table as the most reliable marque, scoring an impressive 96.8/100 overall, according to Warrantywise
  • The Reliability Index shows real-world reliability data from Warrantywise’s extensive client roster of over 131,000 warranty plans
  • Annual Reliability Index reveals most reliable used car makes and models in the UK based on precise, quantifiable data
  • Warrantywise provides extended car warranty plans, giving customers ultimate peace of mind when buying a used car

Blackburn, 24 November 2022

Warrantywise, the UK’s leading extended car warranty provider, has revealed that Honda once again stands unmatched when it comes to overall brand reliability, according to the latest data from its Reliability Index. With data compiled from over 131,000 active extended car warranty plans between 2021 and 2022, Japanese and Korean marques continue to lead by example when it comes to reliability as they sweep the top five spots.

The Reliability Index ranks every car on a combination of factors that include the cost to carry out repairs* and the frequency rate of those repairs. With an impressive overall score of 96.8/100, Honda’s solid reputation for being ultra-dependable seems unshakeable, and as shown in previous news updates, the Honda Jazz was named the most reliable used car in this year’s Reliability Index.

Toyota comes a close second, scoring 91.2/100 overall, followed by Suzuki [three] and Kia [four], with Hyundai finishing the top five East Asian reliability takeover. Fiat, Citroën, Renault, Mazda, and Ford respectively fill up the rest of the top ten.

Lawrence Whittaker, CEO of Warrantywise said: “As the cost of living continues to rise, it’s important to keep things like reliability at the forefront of our minds when choosing a used car to buy. By collecting and collating all this data into an index like this one, we’re able to further help our customers with their purchases by arming them with information to try and help lessen the burden as much as we can. Consumers are keeping their vehicles for longer, and we are able to provide them with a warranty to help them avoid large lump sums when things go wrong.”

Top Ten Most Reliable Marques

Position (most reliable)MakeOverall Score /100
2Toyota 91.2

Warrantywise, the UK’s leading provider of third-party used car warranties, offers a wide range of automotive warranty packages. To get a no-obligation quote for your vehicle, follow the link.

*Disclaimer: repair costs collated over a period between 2021 and 2022. Since the sample was selected, Warrantywise has seen a significant rise in the price of labour and parts, which will impact future repair costs.

Data used is from Warrantywise using information on marques that have more than 500 vehicles covered and more than 200 models covered under Warrantywise’s plans.


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