Chevrolet has knocked Honda off the top spot in Warranty Direct's Reliability Index.
The Reliability Index is updated four times a year and analyses both the frequency of failure and the cost of repair to customers' cars. Currently, Chevrolet is leading with a score of 20.00 - lower scores indicating better reliability and lower cost. Honda's score is currently standing at 30.00.
Chevrolet is also topping the repair costs charts, at £195.14 per repair claim. Chevrolet's closest rival, Fiat, is over £40 more expensive. Chevrolet also has the lowest 'time-off-the-road' in terms of repairs, with an average of 1.41 days per claim to repair. Suzuki is in second place with 1.67 days.
Chevrolet offers the Five Year Promise, introduced in 2010 which offers a warranty, roadside assistance, servicing, MOT insurance and vehicle health checks over the period.
Warranty Direct's Managing Director, Duncan McClure-Fisher, said: “Honda has held the top spot in our overall manufacturer's reliability table for many months, so for Chevrolet to knock them off their perch is a major coup. You have to bear in mind that we do not hold as many policies on Chevrolets as Honda models but, nevertheless, the data we do have clearly shows that Chevrolets are trustworthy vehicles."
Chevrolet UK Managing Director, Mark Terry, commented: "It's a real testimonial to the quality and reliability of our vehicles that we're leading the Reliability Index. But more than that, the finer data such as time of repair and average repair costs goes to show that our passion for providing customers with real-world value goes beyond the initial purchase of the car. Our dealers are clearly making an effort to minimise the disruption of any repairs to our customers, and helping them keep their cost down at a time when we're all watching our pennies."Published 11 April 2011