The German company DEKRA has updated its regular rating reliability of used cars. It is based on the results of the technical inspection of 15 million cars and takes into account only serious trouble without the blown bulbs and replace “consumables”.
DEKRA experts reviewed last year’s statistics on the number of breakdowns of used cars sold in Germany, circulation of at least 1,000 copies and, traditionally, have taken into account the order of 15 million hits on the SRT. As a result, in the final report were 456 models of cars.
At the same time, the Germans argue that the mere age of the machine does not always affect the degree of deterioration of structural elements and correct to compare cars in certain ranges run. Therefore, experts “DEKRA” shared cars categorized by kilometer (up to 50 thousand. Km, from 50 to 100 thousand. Km and 100 to 150 thousand. Km) and the traditional classes based on the type and size of the body.
The most reliable car of all categories run in 2014, as a year earlier, appeared Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The second line of the rating took the Audi Q5, and “bronze” was Mercedes-Benz GLK.
In a class division of the most reliable again proved Audi A1, the middle class won the Volvo S60 / V60, the best crossover again became Mercedes-Benz GLK, and the prize for reliability in the segment of sports cars got the BMW Z4. More details in the table. The biggest surprise may be called first hybrid Toyota Prius in the compact class, replacing last year’s winner of this position – BMW 1 Series.
- Ultra-compact class – Audi A1
- Compact class – Toyota Prius
- Middle-class – Volvo S60 / V60
- Middle class (premium) – Mercedes-Benz E-Class
- Sports car – BMW Z4
- Crossover – Mercedes-Benz GLK
- Microvan – Ford C-Max
- Compact MPV – Volkswagen Amarok
- Minibus – Opel Movano