We all have our own ideas and favourites when it comes to car makers and their models. Maybe you love Ford and hate Volkswagen, or vice-versa, based on experiences you had with the marques two decades ago.
But there’s no substitute for objective third party endorsement based on factual data. And on this basis, the most reliable auto maker in the UK is Honda.
And when you consider the range of titles and accolades achieved recently by the company, it quite genuinely does seem to stand out for reliability.
In fact, the title of most reliable has been bestowed on the company for an amazing six years in a row in 2011 by the “What Car?” and Warranty Direct (a supplier of new and used car warranties) reliability study.
The 2011 survey result once again reinforces the company’s well-earned reputation for building solid cars that don’t let their owners down.
Honda also won the title of “Most Reliable Brand” in a “Which?” motoring survey, whilst a JD Power “Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Study” placed the company first in its volume maker survey.
In the “What Car?” survey, Honda also dominated the top of the SUV reliability table with the HR-V and CR-V at one and two, respectively.
In the car categories, the marque didn’t score quite as highly – but it was still very impressive stuff from the company as the Honda Jazz and Honda Accord both came fifth in their respective classes, with the Honda Civic finishing third in the “small hatchback” category.
And to complete the full set, Honda also holds the number one position of Britain’s most reliable car manufacturer in the Fleet News “FN50” annual survey whose report includes one and a half million vehicles owned or managed by the country’s 50 largest contract vehicle hire companies.
Hats off to Honda!