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The U.K.'s Most Reliable Cars



FN50 is a survey conducted by leasing companies to rank the most reliable cars on the market. It aims to measure the reliability of a car by comparing its mechanical breakdown rate and warranty repairs. Last year's most reliable car was the BMW 3 Series, which climbed to the top spot and remained there for two more years. Its reliability increased in both years, beating the Audi A4 and other competitors. In the 2021 list, 80 models were ranked.


Seat Leon


The Seat Leon is one of the most reliable cars in the United Kingdom. The base model is the 1.2-litre TSI petrol, which makes 105PS. Other engine options include the 1.4-litre TDI petrol engine and the 1.8-litre TDI petrol engine with 180PS.


Mazda CX-5


The Mazda CX-5 is a reliable family car with a host of advanced safety features. For example, the CX-5 comes with autonomous emergency braking (AEB), which automatically applies the brakes when a road obstacle is detected. This system has been tested by Euro NCAP and found to perform well. Other available features include lane-keeping assistance and blind-spot monitoring. The car also features technology to scan the area behind the car, which is particularly useful when reversing.


Peugeot 3008


One of the U.K.'s most reliable cars is the Peugeot 3008. The car has received full five-star safety ratings from Euro NCAP and is one of the safest cars in its class. Among its many standard safety features is automatic emergency braking.


Nissan Qashqai


The Nissan Qashqai has been a popular car in the U.K. for several years. It is manufactured in Sunderland, UK, and was the fourth most popular new car last year. It has been one of the top-selling cars in the U.K. since 2006 when it was introduced. Last year, it ranked above the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Fiesta, and Vauxhall Corsa. While the Qashqai has had some severe reliability issues over the years, Nissan has resolved them.


Volvo XC90


The Volvo XC90 is the most expensive Volvo on sale today, with a price tag starting at £54,000. It's a luxury SUV with a modest 2.0-litre inline-four engine. It also features the same styling language as other recent Volvos. However, it's also been criticised for being relatively unreliable. In a recent survey by What Car?, it was ranked seventh in the category of luxury SUV reliability. While this isn't unusual for a luxury SUV, it's a rare occurrence for a Volvo to rank highly in reliability surveys.


Kia Cee'd


If you're in the market for a new family car, the Kia Cee'd should be right up your alley. It's a solid family hatchback with a good range of features. While some will want more dynamic handling or a more powerful engine, many will be happy with its look, practicality, and value pricing. The cee'd's asking price is slightly higher than its South Korean competitors, but it's still an excellent value for money.


Kia E-Niro


The Kia E-Niro is a small, eco-friendly crossover that's getting good reviews. The e-Niro was one of the first electric cars to reach the U.K. market, and it received consistently good to excellent reviews in the U.K. motoring press throughout its production cycle. Despite its recent retirement from sale, the e-Niro still holds an Expert Rating of 85%, thanks to the many positive reviews from U.K. drivers. The electric version also received praise for its comfort, practicality, and suitability for most U.K. drivers.


Toyota Auris


The Toyota Auris is a British family hatchback with excellent reliability and a generous warranty. Its hybrid version is also very fuel-efficient and easy to drive. However, its early engine performance is disappointing, and the interior lacks style. The Toyota Auris ranks 45th out of 200 rivals, but it's still a solid choice for families looking for reliable motoring.


Toyota Aygo


The Toyota Aygo is one of the most reliable cars on the market. This model has been a firm favourite in the U.K. since it was launched in 2005. It was recently redesigned at the Geneva Motor Show in a design based on the Japanese manga robot Astro Boy. This new design allows for more customisation and makes the Aygo more appealing to younger drivers. Production began in July 2005 and the first models were sold from November 2005. 


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