Based on the number of used car breakdowns each year and the cost of repairs, Mazda has triumphed over premium car makers such as BMW, Mercedes and Audi to make the top ten.
According to Warranty Direct, which looked at 50,000 cars between the ages of three and five years old, Mazda cars had a breakdown rate of just ten per cent.
This is compared to more than 50 per cent for some brands such as Saab and Jeep, while repair costs for the Japanese brand are also one of the lowest in the table.
What Car?’s editor in chief, Chas Hallett, said: “Reliability is so important to motorists, especially when times are tough. Japanese car makers really do deliver on reliability.”
Warranty Direct’s managing director, Duncan McClure Fisher, said: “The one thing you do appear to be able to rely upon is buying Japanese.”
Mazda currently sells a wide range of cars in the UK including the popular Mazda2 supermini and the Mazda3 hatchback.
Its range also includes the world’s best-selling two-seat roadster, the Mazda MX-5 and, at the other end of the scale, the practical Mazda5 people carrier.
This year, Mazda launched the new Mazda CX-5, a crossover SUV built using a new eco-friendly philosophy, named Skyactiv.
The technology includes lightweight materials, new efficient engine options and revamped transmissions to save drivers fuel.
The new Mazda CX-5 offers sub-120g/km of CO2 emissions in its best-performing versions and this means it qualifies for reduced road tax and benefit-in-kind tax in the case of business use.
New Mazda CX-5 prices start from £21,395 and test drives can be organised at your local Perrys Mazda dealership today.