16 April 2015

Honda top reliability survey for 9th year

New Honda CR-V
Honda has been named the most reliable car manufacturer for the ninth consecutive year, according to research by What Car? and Warranty Direct (UK), writes Trish Whelan.

The Japanese manufacturer topped the annual survey of 38 manufacturers, which analyses data on over 50,000 cars between three and eight-years-old. They found Honda vehicles had low failure rates, but when things do go wrong, the cars are also relatively cheap to fix.

The unique Reliability Index used in the survey calculates each vehicle's vehicle's reliability using a complex formula that takes into account its failure rate, age, mileage and cost of repair. The lower the RI number, the more trustworthy the car.

Universal Honda Ltd Managing Director, Adrian Cole, says "To win an award for reliability is always a great honour for us at Honda, as it speaks volumes about the quality and durability of our cars. It's all the more important as it is our ninth year in a row to take the win."

Honda vehicles are available from €189 per month at Honda Dealers nationwide (www.honda.ie).

New Honda Civic