The Peugeot 207 Named Europe's Most Reliable Car

Peugeot 207

Peugeot 207

As the Geneva Motor Show comes to a close, Warranty Direct has revealed that the most reliable car to come out is the Peugeot 207.

The French hatchback is certainly dependable, with only one in 17 breaking down in an average year.

Warranty Direct analysed more than 20,000 live policies on European cars aged 3 to 7 years for its Reliability Index website.

Top 10 Most Reliable European Cars
  Make Model Reliability Index Rating Incident Rate Average Repair Cost (£)
1 Peugeot 207 (06-) 22 6% 331.92
2 Fiat Panda (04-) 28 14% 195.95
3 Peugeot 206 CC (00-07) 32 17% 185.40
4 Volkswagen Polo (05-) 35 18% 190.48
5 Renault Clio (05-) 36 21% 173.40
6 Volkswagen Beetle (99-) 39 20% 198.25
7 Smart Forfour (04-07) 48 25% 194.67
8 Volvo S40 (04-) 51 23% 223.13
9 Peugeot 107 (05-) 54 21% 248.46
10 Mercedes-Benz SLK (96-04) 55 18% 296.73

The Fiat Panda is the second most reliable, with only 14% of owners likely to have to pay for repairs, followed by the Peugeot 206 CC, which, as well as needing relatively little attention, is also cheap to repair when it does go wrong, costing on average £185 to put right.

To measure a car's overall reliability and running costs, Warranty Direct's Reliability Index reviews rate of failure, average mileage, age and repair cost to calculate its rating, called Reliability Index.

Published 21 March 2011 Staff

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