Volvo Makes One Of The Most Dependable Cars In New Report

Added: 23 August 2017

Volvo Makes One Of The Most Dependable Cars In New Report

The 2017 JD Power UK Vehicle Dependability Study carried out a survey to which over 12,000 people replied, voting the Volvo as the joint-first dependable carmakers.

The study measured problems experienced by UK car-owners of new vehicles registered between February 2014 and April 2016, and problems that occurred within the past 12 months by the original owners of the vehicles after 12 to 36 months of ownership.

Volvo was tied for first place, after a low 83 problems per 100 vehicles was reported during the study. The study considered eight categories during the analysis: vehicle exterior; vehicle interior; driving experience; engine and transmission; features/controls/displays; seats; heating; audio/communication/entertainment/navigation and ventilation and air-conditioning. The lower the score, the higher the quality of vehicle.

The study also found that the most commonly reported problem was in the vehicle exterior category, which is not surprising as 31% of owners stated the cars exterior design and overall look was a key reason for purchasing their vehicle. However the biggest influencing factor when purchasing a car is the fuel economy, according to the survey, and the same category was shown to be the least satisfactory across the board with car owners. Another widely recognised issue was the technology; with reported issues on Bluetooth connectivity and voice systems not correctly identifying commands being two of the six most frequently reported issues.

Volvo V40 was also voted the best Compact Car during the study.

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