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Friday, September 30, 2022

Hyundai Tucson, MINI Convertible Score Perfect In Reliability


In another reliability survey, the Hyundai Tucson and MINI Convertible are deemed the most dependable new cars in the UK with a perfect 100 percent score. They were the only two all-new models, joined by the 2014-2019 Kia Soul and 2017-2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Done by British car buyers guide, What Car? in association with MotorEasy, the study asked owners of cars aged up to five years old whether their car had gone wrong in the past two years, how long repairs took and how much they cost. These factors determined their final score.

Of the 24,927 drivers surveyed, 21 percent had experienced a fault with their car and, although 83 percent of faults were repaired free of charge. 37 percent of cars could still be driven and were fixed within a day, but 26 percent took more than a week to repair.

On the flip side, the least reliable cars were mostly from luxury brands with the Land Rover Discovery scoring the lowest (70.7 percent) by the 2008-2017 Audi Q5 (73.4 percent), the present Audi Q3 (74.2 percent) and Peugeot 3008 (74.4 percent).

At brand level, Lexus was named as the most dependable with an overall score of 98.4 percent, followed by Toyota on 97.2 percent. In fact, five of the 10 highest scoring models belong to those two brands.

On the other hand, Jeep has the least reliable cars according to owners, gaining a rating of only 77 percent. Land Rover and Fiat were second and third worst for reliability, although Land Rover’s sister brand Jaguar fared a little better.

When it comes to powertrains, surveyed owners say hybrids are the type of car to choose if your priority is reliability. Cars in this class scored an average of 95.4 percent and they took first place in four of the other 11 categories. By contrast, electric cars averaged 90.9 percent, making them the third least dependable class, ahead of only luxury cars and luxury SUVs.

What Car?’s results similarly echo the study done by Warrantywise which used quantifiable data to determine their results. In that case, their study went as far back as 10 years old—double the timeframe of Whar Car?’s study.

Top 10 most reliable brands (cars up to five years old)
  1. Lexus – 98.4 percent
  2. Toyota – 97.2 percent
  3. Mini – 97.0 percent
  4. Mitsubishi – 97.0 percent
  5. Hyundai – 95.8 percent
  6. Suzuki – 95.8 percent
  7. Kia – 95.5 percent
  8. Mazda – 95.2 percent
  9. MG – 95.0 percent
  10. Dacia – 94.4 percent
Bottom 10 most reliable brands (cars up to five years old)
  1. Jeep – 77.0 percent
  2. Land Rover – 81.4 percent
  3. Fiat – 86.4 percent
  4. Alfa Romeo – 87.3 percent
  5. Peugeot – 87.4 percent
  6. Ford – 87.8 percent
  7. Jaguar – 88.7 percent
  8. Nissan – 89.3 percent
  9. Vauxhall – 89.5 percent
  10. Mercedes – 89.5 percent
Best and worst car classes
  • Hybrid cars – 95.4 percent class reliability rating
    Most Reliable: Hyundai Tucson (2021 – present) – 100 percent
    Least Reliable: Mercedes A-Class hybrid (2018 – present) – 78.4 percent
  • Family cars – 94.7 percent class reliability rating
    Most Reliable: Lexus CT200h (2011 – 2021) – 99.3 percent, Toyota Auris hybrid (2013 – 2019) – 99.3 percent
    Least Reliable: Audi A3 (2020 – present) – 74.2 percent
  • Small SUVs – 94.3 percent class reliability rating
    Most Reliable: Kia Soul (2014 – 2019) – 100 percent
    Least Reliable: Nissan Juke (2010 – 2019) – 82.9 percent
  • Family SUVs – 93.7 percent
    Most Reliable: Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (2017 – 2021) – 100 percent, Hyundai Tucson (2021 – present) – 100 percent
    Least Reliable: Peugeot 3008 (2017 – present) – 74.4 percent
  • Coupes, convertibles and sports cars – 92.2 percent class reliability rating
    Most Reliable: Mini Convertible (2016 – present) – 100 percent
    Least Reliable: Porsche 718 Cayman (2016 – present) – 77.9 percent
  • Small cars – 92.1 percent class reliability rating
    Most Reliable: Toyota Aygo (2014 – 2022) – 99.1 percent
    Least Reliable: Ford Fiesta (2018 – present) – 80.2 percent
  • Executive cars – 92.1 percent class reliability rating
    Most Reliable: Lexus IS (2013 – 2021) – 98.3 percent
    Least Reliable: BMW 3 Series (2019 – present) – 81.2 percent
  • MPVs – 91.3 percent class reliability rating
    Most Reliable: Mercedes B-Class (2019 – present) – 98.5 percent
    Least Reliable: Volkswagen Touran (2015 – present) – 75.2 percent
  • Executive cars – 92.8 percent class reliability rating
    Most Reliable: Skoda Superb petrol (2015 – present) – 99.2 percent
    Least Reliable: Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2014 – present) – 80.9 percent
  • Electric cars – 90.9 percent class reliability rating
    Most Reliable: Nissan Leaf (2011 – 2018) – 98.9 percent
    Least Reliable: Tesla Model S (2014 – present) – 78.9 percent
  • Luxury SUVs – 90.3 percent class reliability rating
    Most Reliable: Porsche Macan (2014 – present) – 98.0 percent
    Least Reliable: Land Rover Discovery (2017 – present) – 70.7 percent
  • Luxury cars – 89.4 percent class reliability rating
    Most Reliable: Jaguar XJ (2010 – present) – 98.3 percent
    Least Reliable: Audi A6 (2018 – present) – 80.3 percent
Top 10 most reliable models
  1. Hyundai Tucson (2021-present) – 100 percent
  2. Kia Soul (2014-2019) – 100 percent
  3. Mini Convertible (2016 - present) – 100 percent
  4. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (2017-2021) – 100 percent
  5. Toyota RAV4 (2019-present) – 99.5 percent
  6. Lexus CT200h (2011-2021) – 99.3 percent
  7. Toyota Auris (2013-2019) – 99.3 percent
  8. Toyota Aygo (2014-2022) – 99.1 percent
  9. Mazda CX-3 (2016-present) – 99.1 percent
  10. Lexus UX (2019-present) – 99.0 percent
Bottom 10 least reliable models
  1. Land Rover Discovery (2017-present) – 70.7 percent
  2. Audi Q5 (2008 - 2017) – 73.4 percent
  3. Audi A3 (2020-present) – 74.2 percent
  4. Peugeot 3008 (2017-present) – 74.4 percent
  5. Volkswagen Touran (2015-present) – 75.2 percent
  6. Volkswagen Golf SV (2014-present) – 75.8 percent
  7. Nissan X-Trail (2014-present) – 75.8 percent
  8. Porsche 718 Cayman (2016-present ) – 77.9 percent
  9. Mercedes A-Class hybrid (2018-present) – 78.4 percent
  10. Skoda Octavia (2020-present) – 78.7 percent
  11. Range Rover Evoque (2011-2019) – 78.8 percent

7 comments:

  1. New Tucson is currently the best selling SUV of Hyundai Philippines..There's a huge demand for it!

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  2. Does it have a long waiting list like other brand's models?

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    1. Creta is readily available, but other models sourced from Korea also have wait lists.

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    2. Its made in Korea..There's a long waiting list for Staria and Tucson now..I remember grey market importers of Staria vans are struggling to buy and import units as there's a shortage of units in South Korea..Most of them shifted to selling EVs instead.

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  3. Does this reliability score applies to Tucson in Philippines market? I think i heard they only have 2 air bags

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    1. Reliability has nothing to do with the number of airbags...safety though...

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    2. 6 airbags is standard on all variants of the New Tucson in the local market..Its the Creta that's only got two airbags in it.

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