Suzuki has scored 41.00 in the UK Reliability index. The survey, by Warranty Direct, scores manufacturers taking into consideration all aspects of a repair:the cost of parts as well as the frequency of failures. The lower the score, the more reliable the brand
The average of all 36 manufacturers was 100, considerably higher than Suzuki's score. The results show that Suzuki cars with an average age of 4.5 years were off the road for a total of just 1.67 hrs putting Suzuki in overall third place in the survey.
The previous generation Suzuki Alto with an age of around 4.2 years ranked as the cheapest car to repair at £96.20 with an average off the road time of under an hour and a reliability index score of 7.00, the second lowest of 100 cars which were surveyed.
The latest edition Suzuki Alto, launched in March 2009, available from £7,820 is one of the cheapest cars to run in the UK with an insurance group classification of 1E, combined cycle fuel consumption of 64mpg and £20 VED.Published 15 April 2011