Self-charging hybrid electric models from Toyota have registered perfect 100 per cent scores in the 2019 What Car? Reliability Survey. The results drawn from the responses of more than 18,000 British motorists reaffirm the long-lasting quality and durability of the technology, pioneered by Toyota since 1997.
The Yaris Hybrid supermini was one of three cars to achieve a blemish-free record in the survey, with respondents reporting no faults at all in the past year. Its achievement was not a quirk: the strength-in-depth of the Toyota model range earned the brand second place overall in the rankings for most reliable manufacturer, with a score of 97.7 per cent.
Announcing the results, What Car? reported: “Many people worry that hybrid and electric cars will be less reliable and costlier to service and repair, due to all the new technology they utilise. However, two of the three cars with a 100 per cent reliability rating come from this class: the Lexus CT and Toyota Yaris Hybrid. Owners of these two hybrid hatchbacks told us their cars had performed perfectly over the previous 12 months; not one experienced a problem.”