In the 2019 What Car? Reliability Survey, hybrid models from Toyota and Lexus have been scored the highest 100%.
They confirmed their long-lasting quality and durability. The results are based on responses of 18,000 British owners of 1-5-years-old vehicles.
They were asked to evaluate their cars in the past 12 months: how often they had to repair the car, how long the repair took, and how much it cost.
The subcompact Toyota Yaris Hybrid (in the picture above) and the luxury compact Lexus CT 200h hatchback have become 2 of 3 models on which respondents found no faults at all in the past year.
Both cars performed excellently and caused no trouble to drivers. So their 100-percent reliability rating seems to be well deserved, despite the prevailing opinion that hybrid and electric vehicles are not reliable enough and expensive in terms of repair and service.
Not surprisingly, the Toyota and Lexus brands earned the 1st and 2nd places overall in the rankings for most reliable manufacturer, scored 99.3% and 97.7%, respectively.
Lexus tops the standings for the third year in a row. The brand headed the reliability ranking in 2017 and 2018 too.
The Toyota Yaris Hybrid, when it arrived, was the first full hybrid vehicle on sale in the European B-segment.
Customers could appreciate its full hybrid technology. Not by chance, the model is the best-seller in Europe, with more than 2.5 million sales.
It is the only B-segment car to offer the choice of 3 different powertrain types – full hybrid, diesel or gasoline.
As for the Lexus CT 200h, it strengthened its position of the most dependable luxury car. In 2017, it also achieved a 100% score in the survey.
In 2018, the Toyota RAV4 has again become the most reliable large SUV with a perfect result of 99.5%.