With its Prius III, Toyota is at the top of the reliability ranking. – TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA AFP
Argus has just published its new Quality-Reliability satisfaction barometer, produced in collaboration with Experteye. To establish this
The group asked 10,000 drivers to rate the quality and reliability of their vehicle.
"Quality reflects the assembly of the various components of a car, as well as the choice of materials. We also talk about finishing. Reliability, on the other hand, is when one does not break down, "explains Parisian Grégory Pelletier, editor-in-chief of the Argus.
German and Japanese brands acclaimed
As far as quality is concerned, German cars do honor to their reputation. The top ten places in this ranking are occupied by models of German manufacturers, including Audi, Mercedes, Volkwagen and BMW. Audi is doing particularly well, as the manufacturer places five of its vehicles in the top six places. The Audi Q5 wins the highest rating, ahead of the Audi A6 and Audi A5.
On the reliability side, it's the Japanese brands that stand out. The Toyota Prius III, the first hybrid model to be marketed, takes first place in front of the Honda CR-V and the Honda Civic.
Peugeot stands out, Renault off the hook
In the French manufacturers, Peugeot is doing well with the sixth place in reliability of its compact SUV 2008. Also note the beautiful 10th place Dacia Sandero. Renault, on the other hand, is far behind: its SUV Kadjar is quoted only in 26th position.
According to the editor of L'Argus, the French manufacturer would pay its low cost strategy. "In less than eighteen months, from 2015 to the beginning of 2017, a good half-dozen new models have found themselves in concessions. As a result, they inevitably put pressure on their subcontractors, when they did not see their quality process down, "judge Grégory Pelletier in the Parisian columns.