More than 18,000 drivers who owned vehicles between four and ten years old were asked to rate their car’s reliability, the types of problems they had encountered and whether they were covered by warranty.
If you’re in the market for a used motor, the Lexus CT is an excellent option as it received the second highest reliability score of 98.8 per cent.
The top 10 most reliable used cars on the market
- Toyota Yaris (2011-present) – 99.1 percent reliability rating
- Lexus CT (2011-present) – 98.8 percent reliability rating
- Audi Q3 diesel (2011-2018)- 96.5 percent reliability rating
- Mitsubishi ASX (2010-present) – 96.3 per cent reliability rating
- Seat Leon (2013-present) – 95.9 percent reliability rating
- Lexus RX (2009-2016) – 95.4 percent reliability rating
- Honda Civic diesel (2012-2017) – 95 percent reliability rating
- Honda CR-V (2012-2018) – 94.6 per cent reliability rating
- Honda Jazz (2008-2015) – 94.2 percent reliability rating
- Volkswagen Touareg (2010-2018) – 94.1 percent reliability rating
The Audi Q3 diesel and Mitsubishi ASX also scored highly in the study, recording a rating of 96.5 and 96.3 per cent, respectively.
Japanese manufacturing giant Honda outperformed all other automakers, with its CR-V, Jazz and Civic diesel models all receiving a customer rating above 94 per cent.
Steve Huntingford, editor of What Car?, said: “Reliability is often at the forefront of any vehicle purchase.
“With nearly eight million used vehicles sold last year, there is huge scope for things to go wrong.
“By shining a light on the reliability of various makes and models, we hope to help buyers make the right decision when choosing their next used purchase.