Honda has been named the UK’s most reliable vehicle manufacturer for the ninth consecutive year according to research conducted by What Car? and Warranty Direct.
Honda topped 36 other brands in the 2015 edition of the annual Reliability Index, which analysed 50,000 live Warranty Direct policies on three- to eight-year-old vehicles.
The Index calculates vehicles’ reliability using a complex formula that takes into account their age, mileage, failure rate, and cost of repair, then ranks them according to their score.
Luxury brands are typically hit hard in the Reliability Index due to their high repair costs.
This year Bentley ranked at the bottom of the tally, while Porsche rated just one place higher. Follow premium marques BMW (28th), Jaguar (30th), Mercedes-Benz (32nd) and Audi (34th) joined them in the bottom 10.