Are you looking for a new car which will save you money in repair costs or have a long lifespan? When looking for a new car, it’s good to have that added peace of mind that your car isn’t going to die in the next few years or cost a fortune if anything goes wrong. Especially for families and money savers, reliability of a car is a big selling point. It’s hard to tell if a car is reliable just by looking at it but some brands are known for reliability and according to Consumer Reports some of the biggest reliable brands include Lexus, Toyota and Kia! UK Car Finance have compiled a list of the most reliable cars to buy in 2019, ensuring that you and your family are kept safe and save money along the way!
What makes a car reliable? Your first thought is probably a car that doesn’t breakdown often, which is true but there are other factors which affect a cars reliability. Year on year the reliability of some of the most popular cars is improving with each new generation. Manufactures have much more confidence in their models these days and some big names such as Kia now offering a massive 7 year/100,000 mile warranty! For many, a car is a long-term investment, so having that added protection of up to 7 years is a massive selling point! The cars in the list below (in no particular order) are predicted to give owners fewer problems than their competitors and many of the cars on our list have a full 5* Euro NCAP safety rating!
Starting off with the Honda CR-V, a well-rounded family car which offers a spacious and comfortable drive. With a generous amount of safety equipment and a full 5* Euro NCAP rating, the CR-V is one of the safest on the roads. Honda are well known for their high level of reliability and customer satisfaction across the range and their latest model is no different. When tested, the CR-V was highly rated for its trustworthiness and lack of faults.
This year, the Hyundai i10 has been praised for being the most reliable city car! The i10 comes with an impressive 5 year warranty that includes roadside assistance and free annual vehicle checks, meaning you can ensure your car is ticking along just right! For a small car, the cabin is roomy with plenty of storage space and smooth and pleasant drive round town. In the Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, only 8.7% of owners who responded reported that they had a problem with their vehicle.
The 2019 Kia Sorento has improved over the years and now finds itself at the forefront of the family car market! The Sorento benefits from a range of safety equipment including some high-tech driver assistance features. You also benefit from a massive 7-year warranty across the Kia range, which is also transferrable between owners!
Rival family crossovers have got big competition when it comes to the Peugeot 3008. This model combines the comfort and fuel economy of a hatchback with a higher driving position of a SUV. In terms of reliability, the 3008 out performs all other rivals, it’s one of the most reliable cars in the UK at the minute. The 3008 scores highly in many categories, including reliability and came number 1 in the Driver Power customer satisfaction survey 2018!
The Lexus CT is one of the most reliable cars on the road today! As a brand, Lexus is constantly ranked highly for safety and reliability and the CT is no different. The smallest and cheapest Lexus you can buy, the CT creates an enjoyable drive with impressive handling. It also has excellent fuel economy when dotting about town.
The Octavia was recently updated and it’s now better than ever. The cabin is incredibly spacious and is very well built. It has many positives such as cheap to run but holds its own on the motorway! Only 7.8% of Skoda Octavia owners reported experiencing a problem with their vehicle and it also receives a full 5* in Euro NCAP’s crash test!
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