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30 most reliable car companies in the world

Last updated on: January 23, 2013 07:30 IST

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Buying a car is not only an expensive exercise, but also requires studying several factors, especially the reliability of the model. Reliability is the most important factor when it comes to getting the car insured. If the model is known to break down, then the insurance premium automatically goes up.

So, let's take a look at some car companies and see how reliable their models are.

Source: reliabilityindex.com

NOTE: The United Kingdom Reliability index takes into account all factors of a repair, the cost of the parts and the frequency of failures.

Honda

Reliability Index: 30.75

Overall rank: 1

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Image: Honda roadster EV-Ster electric in Paris.
Photographs: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

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Suzuki

Reliability Index: 37.67

Overall rank: 2

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Image: A Suzuki car in Esztergom, Hungary.
Photographs: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters
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Toyota

Reliability Index: 53.27

Overall rank: 3

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Image: Toyota NS4 plug-in hybrid concept car in Detroit.
Photographs: Mike Cassese/Reuters
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Ford

Reliability Index: 53.64

Overall rank: 4

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Image: Ford Mondeo in Paris.
Photographs: Christian Hartmann/Reuters
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Kia

Reliability Index: 59.75

Overall rank: 5

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Image: Kia's Excee'd on display in Geneva.
Photographs: Denis Balibouse/Reuters
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Mazda

Reliability Index: 63.50

Overall rank: 6

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Image: Mazda's Shinari in Los Angeles.
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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Mitsubishi

Reliability Index: 63.67

Overall rank: 7

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Image: Mitsubishi Concept 'S' in Geneva.
Photographs: Denis Balibouse/Reuters
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Subaru

Reliability Index: 66.25

Overall rank: 8

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Image: Subaru Hybrid Tourer concept car in Chiba, east of Tokyo.
Photographs: Issei Kato/Reuters
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Smart

Reliability Index: 68.00

Overall rank: 9

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Image: Smart Fortwo convertible car in Geneva.
Photographs: Denis Balibouse/Reuters
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Daewoo

Reliability Index: 69.50

Overall rank: 10

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Image: Daewoo's Nubira Station 1800 CDX in Geneva.
Photographs: Denis Balibouse/Reuters
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Hyundai

Reliability Index: 73.00

Overall rank: 11

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Image: Hyundai's I-Oniq Hybrid car in Paris.
Photographs: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters
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Peugeot

Reliability Index: 74.73

Overall rank: 12

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Image: Peugeot's Onyx concep-car in Paris.
Photographs: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters
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Lexus

Reliability Index: 76.43

Overall rank: 13

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Image: Lexus ES350 in New York.
Photographs: Andrew Burton/Reuters
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Skoda

Reliability Index: 79.50

Overall rank: 14

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Image: Skoda Tudor in Geneva.
Photographs: Pascal Lauener/Reuters
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Range Rover

Reliability Index: 81.00

Overall rank: 15

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Image: Range Rover Evoque in Paris.
Photographs: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters
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Nissan

Reliability Index: 81.45

Overall rank: 16

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Image: Nissan Altima in New York.
Photographs: Andrew Burton/Reuters
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Citroen

Reliability Index: 81.64

Overall rank: 17

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Image: Citroen Survolt concept car in Geneva.
Photographs: Denis Balibouse/Reuters
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Fiat

Reliability Index: 81.67

Overall rank: 18

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Image: Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio 2013 in Los Angeles.
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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Vauxhall

Reliability Index: 85.83

Overall rank: 19

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Image: Vauxhall cars in a car park outside the company's plant in Ellesmere Port, northern England.
Photographs: Phil Noble/Reuters
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Seat

Reliability Index: 88.67

Overall rank: 20

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Image: Seat Ibiza in Geneva.
Photographs: Valentin Flauraud/Reuters
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Volvo

Reliability Index: 91.20

Overall rank: 21

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Image: Volvo V40 model in Geneva.
Photographs: Denis Balibouse/Reuters
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Chrysler

Reliability Index: 96.25

Overall rank: 22

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Image: Chrysler 2013 200 LX.
Photographs: Source: chrysler.com
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Mini

Reliability Index: 96.33

Overall rank: 23

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Image: Mini Cooper SD car in Geneva.
Photographs: Denis Balibouse/Reuters
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Volkswagen

Reliability Index: 97.89

Overall rank: 24

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Image: Volkswagen CC in Leipzig, Germany.
Photographs: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters
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Saab

Reliability Index: 126.00

Overall rank: 25

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Image: Saab Phoenix concept car in Geneva.
Photographs: Valentin Flauraud/Reuters
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BMW

Reliability Index: 126.07

Overall rank: 26

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Image: BMW i8 Concept Spyder hybrid gas/electric car in New York.
Photographs: Chip East/Reuters
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Renault

Reliability Index: 135.82

Overall rank: 27

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Image: Renault Coupe concept car in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Photographs: Nacho Doce/Reuters
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MG

Reliability Index: 139.20

Overall rank: 28

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Image: MG Rover TF in Geneva.
Photographs: Pascal Lauener/Reuters
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Audi

Reliability Index: 143.64

Overall rank: 29

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Image: Audi A3 in Geneva.
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Jaguar

Reliability Index: 156.00

Overall rank: 30


Image: Jaguar's CX75 electric car in Los Angeles.
Photographs: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

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