The Honda Jazz has been named Most Reliable Small Car in What Car? magazine’s 2017 Reliability Survey, with the owners of the popular supermini reporting no faults with their car.
The survey – published in the December issue of Britain’s leading consumer automotive magazine – asked owners of 14,208 cars to ask if their cars had suffered any faults in the last 12 months.
These were classified into 14 groups: battery, bodywork, brakes, engine electrics, exhaust, exterior lights, fuel system, gearbox/clutch, interior trim, non-engine electrics, steering, suspension and other. The cost and length of the repair were also used to weight the severity of the fault and create a reliability rating.
The magazine reports: ‘Not one Honda Jazz owner who completed the survey reported any faults with their car, giving the little Japanese hatchback a perfect reliability score.’
The Honda Civic hatchback and Tourer also scored highly in the family cars category, achieving a 94.5% reliability rating.
Older cars were also studied, with owners of older cars (4-10 years) also asked to complete the survey. The Honda Civic diesel scored 100% reliability with no owners reporting faults.
“This is a fantastic result for the Jazz and only goes to further demonstrate the build quality that Honda is famed for” said Phil Webb, head of car at Honda UK. “To then also further score highly with the Civic hatchback and Tourer simply reaffirms Honda as one of the most trusted and reliable brands.”
“Honda also scored well across the rest of its range, with customers telling us they're extremely happy with their cars,” added What Car? editor Steve Huntingford. “At What Car? we look forward to highlighting these results to our readers and monitoring ongoing progress of the brand in our annual survey.”
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One of the top 20 brands in the world, Honda manufacturers a broad product range encompassing cars, motorcycles, power products (including marine, energy, lawn and garden and ATV) and aviation and was the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to release a dedicated luxury brand, Acura, in 1986.
Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959,as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year.
Since 1986, Honda has been involved with artificial intelligence/robotics research and released their ASIMO robot in 2000. Honda has also ventured into aerospace with the establishment of GE Honda Aero Engines in 2004 and the Honda HA-420 HondaJet, which began production in 2012.
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