The most reliable second-hand cars
The reliability, or lack thereof, is one of the points that weighs decisively when buying a car, whether new or used. To help, the German Dekra releases the “Failure Report” every year, with the most reliable models by segment
The DEKRA Fault Indicator (DFI) was based on a universe of 15 million vehicles used throughout Europe, involving at least 1000 units of each model, and kilometers between 0 and 50,000 km, 50,000 and The 100,000 km and from the 100,000 to the 150,000 km.
In addition, it took into account five main parameters in the assessment, which were the bodywork, engine and environment, interior, braking system and electronic system and lighting.
Among the utilities, the previous generation Honda Jazz, marketed between 2008 and 2015, appears as the most reliable, with 74.6 percent of the vehicles analyzed without any problem detected.
The BMW 1 Series, launched in 2011, was voted the best of the family, while the Volvo S60 / V60 (launched in 2010) again stood out among the average cars with 89.4 percent. It is also the third model with the lowest number of vehicles with problems.
The best, with 94.6 percent of the vehicles analyzed without any problem detected, was the Audi A6, in front of Mercedes E Class (91.8 percent). The A6 was, moreover, the best among high-end models.
Audi secured the best results from two more categories, sports with the Audi TT, and the SUV, with the Q5.
Among the compact family, the Ford C-Max was the best, while the Mercedes Vito and Viano were the best among compact vans, while the Renault Master won among the large vans.
The most reliable of 2017:
- Utilities: Honda Jazz (74.6 DFI)
- Compacts: BMW 1 Series (86.3 DFI)
- Average Family: Volvo S60 / V60 (89.4 DFI)
- Range: Audi A6 (94.6 DFI)
- Sport cars and convertibles: Audi TT (81,1 DFI)
- SUV: Audi Q5 (89.3 DFI)
- Minibuses: Ford C-Max (80,0 DFI)
- Small Business: Mercedes-Benz Vito / Viano (67.0 DFI)
- Major Business: Renault Master (63.0 DFI)