The most reliable city cars and utility vehicles in Europe, according to the OCU

The most reliable city cars and utility vehicles in Europe, according to the OCU

When we hear the word workshop, all it puts us hair stand on end. Thus, Reliability is one of the factors most valued by drivers when buying a car, above the price and consumption. In this regard, although the reliability of a car depends largely both the use made of it as maintenance is carried out, the survey OCU more than 30,000 European drivers, It follows that utilities are the most reliable cars.

Of the 433 models included in the study, the top six are taken over by these young urbanites cars. In the highest position on the podium is the Honda Jazz 1.2 engine 2008, you get the highest score in reliability, 98 on 100. Japan is also the utility that ranks second, the Engined Mazda 2 1.3, recording a score of 97 out of 100. The versions of these models are no longer marketed from five and six years respectively ago, but according to the OCU, can boast similar results for the current versions, although still not available from a number answer enough to secure it.

With score 97 on 100 we found another Honda Jazz, this engine 1.3, and a French car, Renault Modus 1.1, able to compete head to head with Japanese models.

The 10 most reliable utility

1. Honda Jazz 1.2 (2008 to 2011). 98 out of 100.

2. Mazda 2 1.3 (2007 to 2010). 97 out of 100.

3. Honda Jazz 1.3 (2008 to 2011). 97 out of 100.

4. Renault Modus 1.1 (2008-2013). 97 out of 100.

5. Volkswagen Polo 1.4 (2008 - 2009). 96 out of 100.

6. Renault Twingo 1.1 (2007 to 2011). 96 out of 100.

7. Toyota Yaris 1.0 (2010 - current). 95 out of 100.

8. Suzuki Swift 1.3 (2005 to 2010). 95 out of 100.

9. Toyota Yaris 1.4 D (2010 - current). 95 out of 100.

Nissan Micra 1.2 (2010-2013). 95 out of 100.

Simplicity key to success in utility

Why for drivers surveyed urbanites cars are more reliable than sedans or SUV? Data emerging from the 70,000 ratings, electronics is the source of most of the breakdowns, so, more performance, more likely to break, against the simplicity of equipment design and utility.

The study on reliability has been taken into account number failures cars of respondents in the last 12 months, excluding those caused by accidents. Breakdowns, in turn, are valued according to their impact on vehicle safety. Not the same as the gasoline pump breaks or brake failure, to break the interior lighting, the most common problem among respondents. In this sense, failures involving risk to vehicle occupants are rated more severely.

In any case, it should be noted that the results of this study are based on the personal experience each driver.

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