Lexus has smashed the 2016 Driver Power survey, by claiming five out of the top 10 slots for the UK’s most reliable cars.
The annual Driver Power Survey is the UK’s best indicator of what real owners think of their cars, across a wide range of categories that include Reliability, Build Quality, Handling, Performance, Running Costs and more besides.
Last year Lexus had three models in our reliability top 10 leaderboard, but in 2016 the Toyota-owned premium brand has upped the ante with no less than five cars in the top 10.
place, and that leaves only four places for non-Toyota group products in the most reliable cars rankings – an impressive tally for the Japanese firm indeed!
The remainder of the list is fascinating too, as the Tesla Model S electric car has jumped straight in at number 5 on the Reliability chart.
Amazingly, that Reliability ranking was one of the Tesla’s worst results, as the Model S went straight in at the top of the table in many other categories, showing just how satisfied Tesla owners are.
Bold exterior design wraps up an extremely well-crafted and comfortable interior, while the IS 300h petrol-electric hybrid version makes an efficient and able cruiser.
With its tough unburstable engine, and a rugged unbendable (well, almost) ladder frame chassis, the Toyota Land Cruiser may be a little ‘old school’ in this age of fashionable SUV/crossovers.
But fashion won’t get you very far when components start to fail out in the bush, and that’s why Toyota’s most focused off-roader is favoured over rival brands in regions where reliability can make the difference between survival or disaster.
So what if it’s not the most rewarding drive on tarmac?
The remaining reliability top 10 slots go to the Subaru Forester, Honda Civic, and the Skoda Citigo.
With reliability being such a key quality for car buyers, the Driver Power 2016 most reliable cars are also some of the most desirable new and used models on the market right now.
A new Lexus RX was launched in 2015, but given the Japanese marque’s formidable performance, who would bet against the new version repeating the success of its predecessor, which tops our reliability chart this year?