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Toyota triumphs in Warrantywise Reliability Index.

In the used car landscape where reliability is king, Toyota has once again proven its dominance, with the Toyota Yaris taking the crown as the most dependable used car in the UK, according to our Reliability Index for most reliable used cars 2024.

The Toyota Yaris is the standout performer in the extensive dataset spanning from 2020 to 2023. With an impressive overall score of 89.0/100, the Toyota Yaris emerged as the frontrunner, showcasing lower average repair costs and higher reliability.

This picture showcases the new Toyota Yaris, a compact and contemporary car ideal for city driving.

This victory solidifies Toyota’s reputation for consistent performance and durability, reflecting the brand’s commitment to quality control. Notably, Toyota features prominently throughout the top ten rankings, with models like the Auris, Aygo, and Hilux joining the Yaris in the league of reliability champions.

The top ten rankings for 2024 present a diverse array of models, with the Suzuki Swift, Mazda Mazda2, and Toyota Auris securing prominent positions alongside the Yaris. Each model showcased reliability, setting new standards for performance in the industry.

Top Ten Most Reliable Models 2024

The Toyota Yaris claims top spot with an overall score of 89.0 followed closely by the Suzuki Swift at 87.8. Tied for third place are the Toyota Auris and Mazda Mazda2, both scoring 85.9. Additionally, the Toyota Aygo and Toyota Hilux share the fifth position, each scoring 85.3. Other cars in the list include the Kia Cee’d at 84.6, the Honda CR-V and Peugeot 107 tied at 83.4, and the Kia Rio at 82.1.

PositionModelsHighest Repair RequestOverall Score / 100 Average warranty cost
1Toyota Yaris£2,887.2089.0from £35.14 per month
2Suzuki Swift £2,410.9887.8from £43.71 per month
3Mazda Mazda2£3,636.3485.9from £55.24 per month
= Toyota Auris£2,160.0085.9from £39.42 per month
5Toyota Aygo£2,005.0085.3from £39.42 per month
= Toyota Hilux£3,894.0085.3from £58.71 per month
7Kia Cee’d£2,450.4284.6from £47.99 per month
8Honda CR-V£2,818.8083.4from £53.56 per month
= Peugeot 107£1,349.8683.4from £47.99 per month
10Kia Rio£2,875.2082.1from £47.99 per month

Escalating living costs highlights the significance of safeguarding against unexpected repair expenses. Warrantywise’s Reliability Index serves as a trusted resource for consumers navigating the used car market, offering valuable insights into the most dependable vehicles available. The good news is you can protect yourself even further with an extended warranty. Get back in the driving seat of your finances and have peace of mind should anything go wrong. Start your online quote today. Don’t forget, we promise to be the best on price and cover.

Scenic view of a Toyota Hilux with mountains in background.
At Warrantywise, we are dedicated to providing our consumers with valuable insights about their vehicles. We recognise the importance of making wise choices, particularly in light of the rising cost of repair, and also that even the most reliable car is vulnerable to faults. Whether you buy a Toyota Yaris or a Honda CR-V, protecting your car with an extended warranty is one of the most reliable ways to confidently drive a used car without fear of big breakdown bills.
Lawrence Whittaker
CEO of Warrantywise

Protect your investment for peace of mind

As you can see from the table, even the most reliable cars aren’t immune to faults. The highest repair request for the Toyota Yaris was for £2887.20. Repair costs can be unexpected and can leave drivers without a vehicle for extended periods. With an extended warranty, you can take back control of your finances and have peace of mind knowing that everything is taken care of should something go wrong. Start your quote today.


* Rank is measured by repair request frequency, average vehicle age at time of fault, average mileage and average labour time, from 1 January 2020 – 30 September 2023, and includes vehicles between three and ten years old where there are a minimum of 250 cars on cover. 

** Average repair costs collated over a period between 1 January 2020 and 30 September 2023. Since the sample was selected, Warrantywise has seen a significant rise in the price of labour and parts, which will impact future repair costs. 

*** All data used is from Warrantywise’s proprietary internal research. 

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