Published on August 19th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


JD Power UK sees Kia and Volvo tied for top spot

Volvo and Kia has just emerged tied for the top 1st spot as Britain’s most dependable new cars. This is the findings from the new 2017 UK Vehicle Dependability Study from JD Power.

The two companies were tied for first place in the survey, and followed by Skoda and Suzuki in 3rd and 4th place, respectively.

Biggest surprise of this survey was from the 3 luxury car companies which ended up in the bottom three places: Land Rover, Audi and in last place BMW.

At the same time, JD Power also nominated the most dependable models in six categories. Two of these were Vauxhalls, with the Insignia being Best Midsize Car, and the Meriva Best Small MPV. Other winners were the Volvo V40 and Skoda Fabia, while the Jaguar XF was judged the Best Large and Luxury Car.

The study is based on responses from more than 12,000 owners of new vehicles registered between February 2014 and April 2016. It measured problems experienced in the past 12 months by original owners of vehicles in the UK after 12-36 months of ownership.

JD Power’s most dependable brands – 2017

Kia – 83

Volvo – 83

Skoda – 89

Suzuki – 92

Hyundai 97

Toyota – 105

Vauxhall – 108

Seat – 113

Mazda – 117

Nissan – 118

Volkswagen – 121

MINI – 124

Jaguar – 127

Mercedes-Benz – 129

Ford – 136

Honda – 136

Renault – 138

Mitsubishi – 139

Citroën – 148

Dacia – 151

Fiat – 165

Land Rover – 175

Audi – 187

BMW – 198

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