Nissan Qashqai named ‘UK’s most reliable car’

Gareth Herincx

3 days ago
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Gold-wrapped Nissan Qashqai

The big-selling Nissan Qashqai has topped an annual reliability survey conducted by respected consumer affairs organisation, Which?.

The British-built crossover achieved a rare five-star reliability rating with expert testers praising the car’s practicality, dependability and family appeal, and the result was based on feedback from 50,000 UK drivers.

“Reliability is often the number-one quality that people look for when purchasing any of our vehicles,” said Andrew Humberstone, managing director of Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd.

“To have endorsement in this area from an independent and rigorous organisation such as Which? – not to mention 50,000 consumers – is a welcome pat on the back for everyone at Nissan who works to ensure the dependability of every car we supply.”

The result of the survey is the cherry on the cake for Nissan because the Sunderland-built Qashqai was the best-selling new car in the UK in 2022.

Alan Johnson, Vice President of Manufacturing at Nissan Sunderland Plant, added: “We are proud to build the Qashqai and absolutely delighted to see its continuing success with customers.

“It’s hugely satisfying to know that we manufacture not just the UK’s favourite car, but also its most reliable.

“This award is a true testament to the hard work, dedication and expertise of our 6,000-strong team here in Sunderland, as well as our excellent supply chain partners.”

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Top 10 most reliable used cars

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Honda Jazz

The Honda Jazz is the most reliable used car, according to the latest figures released by Warrantywise’s annual Reliability Index.

First launched in the UK 20 years ago, and now in its fifth incarnation, the Jazz is known for being affordable and built to last, upholding the brand’s solid reputation for ultra-dependability.

Only including cars that are less than 10 years old, outside of the manufacturer’s warranty and discounting models with less than 100 plans to ensure a fair sample size, the Honda Jazz’s first position within the Reliability Index is an impressive placing as low pay out costs across the board contribute to Honda’s position as the most reliable car make.

With an average repair cost (cost recorded in 2021) of only £424.31 for the Jazz, Honda’s reputation remains strong, as consistency and dependability support the Japanese brand’s commitment to supplying products of the highest quality, yet at reasonable prices for maximum customer satisfaction.

As you can see, the rest of Warrantywise’s Reliability Index is dominated by Japanese and South Korean brands.

Top 10 most reliable used cars

Position Models Highest repair cost Overall Score /100
1 Honda Jazz £973.66 93.7
2 Mazda 2 £2,422.31 89.9
3 Toyota Auris £1,841.60 89.7
4 Mazda MX-5 £586.94 86.5
5 Toyota Aygo £1,339.36 85.5
6 Kia Ceed £1,914 85
7 Kia Rio £1,655.39 84.9
8 Suzuki Alto £733.70 83.9
9 Hyundai i20 £2,361.36 82.5
10 Peugeot 107 £1,128.44 81.6

“It’s unsurprising to see Honda top the table, given how reliable its cars have proven to be time and time again, with the results of our Reliability Index,” said Lawrence Whittaker, CEO of Warrantywise.

“The Reliability Index is such a great tool for us to be able to evaluate the market and help our customers make the right choice for them when it comes to deciding which car to purchase; especially now with the cost of parts and labour on the rise and people genuinely searching for the best options to suit their needs.”

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