Not Toyota or Lexus, but Suzuki is the most reliable car brand in the Netherlands. These are not our words or Suzuki’s words, but the Consumers’ Association. An extensive list of the most reliable car brands and the least and most reliable cars in the Netherlands.
Every year, the Consumers’ Association conducts a survey among the members of its so-called Autopanel, with which it tries to map the reliability of car brands and models. By the way, not only members are approached, but also car owners are invited to fill out a survey via social media. Analysis of the results offers interesting insights. For example, the most reliable car brands are not Toyota or Lexus, as you might expect, but Suzuki. Suzuki is in first place with a score of 8.5, and was dethroned by fellow countryman Mitsubishi, which last year was named the most reliable car brand by the Consumers’ Association.
Still, Mitsubishi also has plenty of reasons to celebrate. The Mitsubishi ASX, which was sold in our country between 2007 and 2022, can be called the most reliable car in our country with a rating of 9.3. According to the results of the survey, one percent of Mitsubishi ASX cars in the Netherlands refused the service. In addition, Mitsubishi is also high again this year in the reliability ranking within the entire brand. The brand is second behind Suzuki with a nearly comparable score of 8.4. Toyota is in fourth place and has to tolerate Subaru in third place. The fifth position is shared by Honda, Mazda and BMW. This makes BMW the highest ranked non-Japanese brand on the list.
|Mark||Report a grade|
|5.||BMW – Honda – Mazda||7.6|
|8.||Kia – Lexus||7.5|
|13.||Dacia – Skoda||6.9|
|18.||Nissan – Peugeot – Volkswagen||6.4|
|21.||Fiat – Ford – Renault||6.1|
Important information about the test results: the survey covered passenger cars manufactured since 2012. The consumer association asked how many times owners had bad luck with their car in the past year. A repair that could wait is counted at 20 percent, those that require the car to go to the garage immediately at 35 percent, and breakdowns where the car could no longer drive had a weighting factor of 45 percent.
Least reliable cars in the Netherlands (as of 2012)
Interested in how specific models scored? Click here for a complete list of models and their brands. The Renault (Grand) Scénic delivered between 2012 and 2015 came home with the worst rating: 1. The Mégane (2012-2016) also scored particularly poorly with a score of 2.2, the same goes for cars like the Škoda Fabia (2007-2014, score 3.7) and Peugeot 208 (until 2019, score 4.6) and Renault Zoe (score 4.3). The Citroën (Grand) C4 Picasso (up to 2018) also scored particularly poorly at 3.8. The previous generation of the Volkswagen Polo before the facelift also scored poorly with 4.5.
|Mark||Model||Report a grade|
|Renault||(Grand) Scenic (2012–2015)||1|
|Citroën||(Grand) C4 Picasso (2013-2018)||3.8|
The most reliable cars in the Netherlands (since 2012)
Fortunately, there are also plenty of models that score much better.
|Mark||Model||Report a grade|
|1||Mitsubishi||ASX (total 2022)||9.3|
|Suzuki||S-Cross (since 2009)||8.8|
|Come on||Picanto (2017–present)||8.6|
In addition, the results do not show how many kilometers the models have driven. So we find quite a large number of models with high marks, which – perhaps – are popular with relatively older age groups and therefore drive fewer kilometers. So a solid grain of salt is in order.