Toyota has emerged as the leading mainstream brand in the latest car reliability survey by Which?

It takes second place in the study of the ownership experiences of more than 47,000 UK motorists, behind its sister premium brand Lexus. The strength in depth quality of its model range is reflected in no fewer than 19 “best buy” recommendations from the consumer champion – the highest figure of any brand in the report.

Answering the question “why are Toyota cars so good?” Which? says: “Toyota cars are not just reliable wonders. Its latest generation of hybrids has once again pushed the boundaries on fuel efficiency. This means you can expect both truly low amounts of climate-changing carbon dioxide and no wide-eyed glares at your card statements when you see how much you’re doling out to your local petrol station.”

Which? also praises the affordability of Toyota models, their dependability and their easy-to-drive character.

Mark Roden, Toyota (GB) Operations Director, said: “The people who own and drive our cars are the best judges of quality and it’s fantastic that, through the Which? survey, they have given such a positive verdict. Toyota is long-established as the global pioneer of hybrid electric technology and we continue to improve its performance – most recently taking efficiency to new heights in the system developed for the all-new Yaris. True to our commitment to building ever-better cars, we aim to deliver even better quality and reliability in the future.”

Toyota Tipped as a Top Brand by Which? Car Reliability Survey