Saturday , November 18 2017
Home / Auto News / Skoda tops UK vehicle dependability survey

Skoda tops UK vehicle dependability survey

Skoda owners experience the fewest problems of any car brand, according to the latest JD Power 2016 UK Vehicle Dependability Study.

The Czech manufacturer has topped the table two years running, with two models heading their sector for quality and reliability in 2016.

The Fabia was ranked he most dependable car in the Small Car category, while the Yeti finished top of the Compact SUV sector. The Octavia also performed well, finishing second in the Compact Car category.

JD Power examined 177 problem symptoms across eight categories – engine and transmission, vehicle exterior, driving experience, features/controls/displays (FCD), audio/communication/entertainment/navigation, seats, heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC), and vehicle interior.

Based on responses from more than 13,000 owners of 2013-2015 model-year vehicles, the research was carried out between February – April 2016.

Overall dependability was determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality.

JD Power dependability league table 2016

  1. Skoda – 66 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100)
  2. Suzuki – 79 PP100
  3. Kia – 80 PP100
  4. Vauxhall – 90 PP100
  5. Peugeot – 92 PP100
  6. Volkswagen – 92 PP100
  7. Ford – 95 PP100
  8. Seat – 96 PP100
  9. Toyota – 96 PP100
  10. Nissan – 98 PP100
  11. Mazda – 111 PP100
  12. Fiat – 112 PP100
  13. Citroën – 115 PP100
  14. Renault – 116 PP100
  15. Honda – 117 PP100
  16. Jaguar – 123 PP100
  17. Volvo – 123 PP100
  18. Hyundai – 130 PP100
  19. Mini – 140 PP100
  20. Mercedes-Benz – 154 PP100
  21. BMW – 156 PP100
  22. Audi – 170 PP100
  23. Dacia – 174 PP100
  24. Land Rover – 197 PP100

Best cars by category

  • Best city car – Kia Picanto
  • Best compact car – Toyota Auris
  • Best compact SUV – Skoda Yeti
  • Best large and luxury car – Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • Best mid-size car – Vauxhall Insignia
  • Best small car – Skoda Fabia
  • Best small MPV – Ford B-Max

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

Check Also

Sir Chris Hoy Caterham donut record

Sir Chris Hoy sets donut record in a Caterham

Six-time Olympic cycling gold medalist Sir Chris Hoy has broken his first record on four …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *