Ever-reliable Honda cleans up again

Ever-reliable Honda cleans up again

Honda has won the sought-after annual What Car? Reliability award for an unprecedented eighth successive year.

The reliable car manufacturer is a category within the What Car? and Warranty Direct Reliability Survey, and analyses real claims data with a compilation of reviews and opinions of over 50,000 car owners.

Taking in to account average yearly repair costs, common model issues and the owners' overall reliability score for their car, the rating offers car enthusiasts a genuine and comprehensive verdict.

Honda's Jazz and Civic, both British-built, performed well in their respective classes, as did the Accord. Elsewhere, the HR-V was named the most reliable compact SUV. Chas Hallett, editor-in-chief of What Car? spoke of Honda's eight years at the top as a "remarkable achievement" and added: "This study is based on hard facts and figures and is confirmation that Honda makes great cars that are unlikely to let down their owners."

The bullet-proof reliability of Honda has also been recognised by Which? Car Reliability and Best Buy survey, which placed the Jazz and Insight top of their respective categories.

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