Reliability data refers to cars between the ages of six and fifteen and covers a total of 27 brands and 139 popular models.

Despite their age, the three models achieved a perfect reliability rating of 100 percent. This is the current version of the Ford Mondeo, Suzuki Vitara and the previous generation Nissan Leaf EV (on sale from 2011 to 2018).

Vitara also led Suzuki’s victory on the brand rankings, pushing the brand above Lexus and Toyota in terms of reliability, with an overall rating of 97 percent. The first 10 brands are dominated by Japanese and Korean brands, although the surprisingly cheap Dacia appeared at number nine, which is one place more than Porsche.

Meanwhile, if you search for SUVs, small SUVs have proven to be more reliable than large ones, with an average reliability rating of 86.6 percent, while luxury SUVs have only collected 69.5 percent.

The report found that a quarter of cars aged 6 to 15 failed. Only 15% of defects were repaired free of charge, while the vast majority of defects were outside the manufacturer’s warranty period. Although 56 percent of repair bills cost less than $ 4,500, 6 percent of owners had to pay more than $ 10,000 to repair their cars.

The most reliable models used in each category are listed below:

1) Electric and hybrid motors (average reliability rating: 92.2%)

The most reliable model: Nissan Leaf (2011 – 2018) – 100%

2) Small sport utility vehicles (average reliability rating: 86.6%)

The most reliable model: Suzuki Vitara (2015 – today) – 100%

3) Small compact cars (average reliability rating: 84.4%)

The most reliable model: Toyota Yaris (2011 – 2020) – 98.5%

4) Family cars (average reliability rating: 82.8%)

The most reliable model: Mazda 3 (2014 – 2019) – 99.1%

5) Sedans (average reliability rating: 82.4%)

The most reliable model: Ford Mondeo (2014 – 2021) – 100%

6) Coupes, convertibles and sports cars (average reliability rating: 81.0%)

The most reliable model: Mazda MX-5 (2015 – today) – 95.5%

7) Large SUV (average reliability rating: 80.2%)

The most reliable model: Honda CR-V (2006 – 2012) – 95.8%

8) Family SUVs (average reliability rating: 78.3%)

The most reliable model: BMW X1 (2015 – today) – 97.8%

9) Luxury cars (average reliability rating: 75.5%)

The most reliable model: BMW 5 Series (2010 – 2017) – 89.8%

10) Luxury sports utility vehicles (average reliability rating: 69.5%)

The most reliable model: Porsche Macan (2014 – today) – 88.1%

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