Top 10 Most Reliable Car Brands in Australia


Let’s look into the top 10 most reliable car brands in Australia according to In this survey, respondents who have bought a specific brand of cars and have used it in the last 4 years were selected.

  1. Mazda – Out of 187 respondents who bought a Mazda car in the last 4 years, 83 of them faced a problem with their cars.
  2. Honda – Around 49% of the respondents reported that they faced a problem with their Honda cars.
  3. Toyota – Out of 197 respondents, around 50 of them had an issue with their Toyota cars.
  4. Suzuki – There were 47 respondents for the Suzuki car brand, and 51% of them had a problem with the vehicle.
  5. Subaru – 59 respondents bought a Subaru car, and 53% of them experienced a problem with the car. 
  6. Kia – 31 out of 57 respondents who bought a Kia vehicle in the last 5 years reported a problem with their cars.
  7. Mitsubishi – Out of the 110 respondents, 55% of them faced a problem with their Mitsubishi.
  8. BMW – Surprisingly, BMW is not as reliable as we thought. According to 51 BMW owners, approximately 57% of them have experienced a problem with their BMW vehicles.
  9. Hyundai – There were 168 respondents who purchased a Hyundai vehicle, and 102 of them or 61% had a problem with their Hyundai cars.
  10. Nissan – Out of the 104 respondents, 61% of the Nissan owners experienced a problem with their vehicles.

Mazda clearly dominates the most reliable car brand in Australia. Common problems reported according to CHOICE were related to in-car technology, faulty batteries, electrical components, and car interiors.

CHOICE reported that 73% of new car owners in the past 5 years were covered by warranty, and majority of them had their issues solved. However, there are also a significant number of car owners who didn’t get any help at all, with women more likely to be denied a resolution to their problem.

Here are some of the things that you should consider when buying a new car, such as deciding on what type of financing you’d like to use (cash, car loan, or lease), taking the vehicle for more than one test-drive, and conducting lots of research before making the huge purchase.



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