The Kia Picanto is the most reliable car available on the road today, according to new data.
The Vauxhall Agila is the second most reliable, with the Honda HR-V and Suzuki Alto joint third most reliable. The least reliable models were both Suzukis - the Jimny and the Wagon R.
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That's according to data published by MoneySupermarket in conjunction with Warranty Direct. The data has been gathered from 50,000 Warrant Direct policies.
The team came to their conclusions by taking overall reliability into account (the car's frequency of mechanical issues, for instance) alongside the average cost of repairs for manufacturers and their models to produce an overall Reliability Index (RI) score.
The results have been broken down by car make and individual models to produce a definitive reliability list. The average RI is 100 - the lower the RI the more reliable the vehicle.
The Kia Picanto scored an incredible RI figure of 3.00/100. The Agila scored 5.00 with the HR-V and Alto scoring an RI of 6.00.
The fifth-placed Ford Fiesta had an RI score of 13.00. The Toyota Corolla scored 14.00, the Suzuki Ignis 15.00, the Volvo S40 16.00 and the Honda Jazz 18.00. Finishing the top ten is the Mazda2, which had an RI score of 19.00.
Despite the impressive showing from the Picanto, Kia only came fifth in the manufacturer reliability chart, with an RI score of 59.75.
The Japanese trio of Honda, Suzuki and Toyota were named the top three most reliable manufacturers respectively. Ford was named fourth most reliable.
Ford's cars, though, are the cheapest to repair according to the survey. The average cost to repair a Ford is £223.92. Suzukis are next, costing £234.96 on average to repair with third-placed Peugeot's average £251.57.
The Kia Picanto is one of the most popular small hatchbacks on the market, and is currently available from £7,795.
Kia released a new Kia Picanto City trim last October, and forms part of the manufacturer's 'Originals' three-door collection. Priced at £10,245, the car comes with a number of functional and fashionable additions.
The Kia Picanto City is available with 14-inch alloy wheels, chrome door handles, heated door mirrors and front fog lights. The City features a three-cylinder Kappa 1.0 MPI engine, with a five-speed manual gearbox.
The 'City' produces just 99g/km of CO2 and delivers 67.3 mpg on the combined cycle, which can provide motorists phenomenal savings on road tax and the London Congestion Charge.
Motorists can also save with MoneySupermarket breakdown cover options.