Reliable roadster – Mazda MX-5 crowned UK’s most dependable new car by Which?

It’s rare that a sports car stands out for its reliability, but the Mazda MX-5 has done just that! The sporty roadster has been named as the nation’s most reliable new car aged between 0-3 years by consumer watchdog, Which?.

After 30 years and more than a million units sold, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this cool convertible was attracting drivers with its dramatic looks and low-slung drive…but perhaps it’s more than that!

In an exclusive reveal to This is Money, Which? announced that 47,000 drivers told Which? about the reliability of 55,000 cars in 2020, with the MX-5 beating every other mainstream and premium motor. Just 3% of all MX-5 drivers said they'd experienced a fault during the 12 months before responding to the survey.

The consumer group commented on the reveal, saying:

“Contrary to what you might expect, you don’t need a bulky, solid-looking car to get a dependable model, the MX-5 received our full five-star reliability rating. An incredible 97% of owners reported no faults whatsoever in the year running up to our survey. And for those that did, none of the faults were serious. Breakdowns weren’t an issue either.”

These glowing reviews might be part of the reason that the MX-5 is the world’s best-selling roadster of all time. Mazda Motors UK Managing Director, Jeremy Thomson said:

“The MX-5 is Mazda’s brand icon and it embodies all that is great about our products, its fun to drive character has strengthened the bond between Mazda and its customers for over 30 years, so we’re delighted that it’s been named Which? Most Reliable New Car. This is a testament to the engineering efforts that go into creating this sports car and the MX-5’s quality and reliability only adds to its appeal as a real-world affordable sports car.”

If you want to see what all the fuss is about, why not take the Mazda Mx-5 out for a test spin? With its punchy rear-wheel drive, excellent fuel economy and SKYACTIV technology, it’s little wonder that the MX-5 has resonated with British drivers for over three decades. Make it yours today with Johnsons!