Survey: Best Indian Cars With Reliability; Do You Own Any Of These Cars?

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Reliability of your car is of utmost important and a car with dependability will indeed help you with better maintenance and reduce the burden of post sales service costs.

J.D Power surveyed on problems experienced by original owners of 2.5 - 3.5 old cars in nine categories for 2016. The survey states that the overall dependability has increased over the years. In 2015, the study showed 206 problems per 100 vehicles, it came down to 185 problems per 100 vehicles in 2016. Here is the list of best Indian cars with reliability segment wise.

Entry Compact Segment

1. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 - The Alto 800 reported 156 PP (Problems Per) 100 vehicles. The Alto 800 was launched with the intention of an affordable car; however, the Alto 800 has even ranked at the top with best in reliability.

2. Tata Nano - Nano reported 183 PP 100. Tata Motors have developed the Nano keeping quality as one of the most important priority even if the Nano is considered as one of the cheapest cars in the Indian market.

3. Hyundai Eon - The Eon from the South Korean manufacturer scored 189 PP 100. Hyundai have been known for their quality products and the Eon, being the lowest priced car in their portfolio has reported lower PP compared to some its rivals.

Compact Segment

1. Maruti Suzuki Alto/Alto K10 - An impressive score of 135 PP 100 vehicles compared to 157 PP 100 in 2015. Maruti Suzuki's post sales and service have been one of their mainstays. The Alto sells an average of 20,000 units every month and customer reporting back problems lower than some of its competitors reflects the reliability of the Alto in the Indian market.

2. Hyundai i10 - The i10 scored 158 PP 100 vehicles, the i10 has displaced the Chevrolet Spark from last year's rankings. A well-known brand in the Indian market, the i10 is considered one of the first cars to own. The quality of the i10 reflects Hyundai's penchant for producing quality driven cars.

3. Hyundai Santro - The humble Santro was reported with 187 PP 100 vehicles and took the spot from Maruti Suzuki Wagon R. The Hyundai Santro has been in the Indian market for a while now and the company has improved on its quality standards of the humble Santro.

Upper Compact Segment

1. Honda Brio - The Brio performed the best of the lot with reports of 82 PP 100 vehicles and continues to hold the position of rank 1 when compared to 2015. Honda have always launched cars with quality and the Brio reflects the Japanese automakers goals in manufacturing cars.

2. Maruti Suzuki Ritz - The Ritz has scored 97 PP 100 vehicles and displaced the Ford Figo from the ranking. One of the best tall boy designs from Maruti Suzuki, the Ritz is well developed and it reflects in the ranking of the car.

3. Toyota Etios Liva - The Etios Liva is a new entrant as well with a score of 117 PP 100 vehicles. Last year, Nissan Micra was in this spot. Toyota are known for their quality standards and have won many awards to reflect their quality standards.

Premium Compact Segment

1. Volkswagen Polo - The Polo continues to hold fort its position with the score of 136 PP 100 vehicles. In 2015 survey, the Polo 166 PP 100 vehicles and has bettered the number this year.

2. Hyundai i20 - The i20 dislodged the Maruti Suzuki Swift by scoring 173 PP 100 vehicles. Hyundai introduced the premium hatchback cars to India with the launch of the Elite i20. The Elite i20 was built with the focus on premium features and quality fitments. The ranking of the Elite i20 in the most reliable cars in India reflects the quality of the car.

3. Maruti Suzuki Swift - The Swift moved one place down with a score of 194 PP 100 vehicles. In 2015, the Swift had scored 187 PP vehicles, hence an increase in the number of problems reported.

Entry Midsize Segment

1. Toyota Etios - The Etios scored better than last year with the score of 116 PP 100 vehicles compared to 153 PP 100 vehicles in 2015.

2. Honda Amaze - The compact sedan from Honda went up the ladder and moved the Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire from the ranking. The Amaze scored 130 PP 100 vehicles this year.

3. Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire - The Dzire scored 240 PP 100 vehicles compared to 176 the previous year's score. The Maruti Suzuki DZire is among the top selling cars in India and with the good ranking in the reliability, the subcompact sedan is definitely worth the buy.

Midsize Segment

1. Skoda Rapid - The Rapid moved up to the numero uno position and dislodged the Honda City with a score of 100 PP 100 vehicles compared to an impressive 160 the last year.

2. Honda City - The City scored 109 PP 100 vehicles compared to 146, however, the Rapid did better than the City. The Honda City is a favorite sedan among the Indian customers simply because of its quality and reliability.

3. Volkswagen Vento - The lone Volkswagen car scored 118 PP 100 vehicles and displaced the Ford Classic. Volkswagen is considered for the reliable engineering and the Vento reflects the same.

MUV/MPV Segment

1. Toyota Innova - The Innova has performed better than the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga compared to last year. Toyota's premium MPV scored an impressive 118 compared to 177 the previous year.

2. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga - The Ertiga has done well with a score of 127 compared to 177 PP 100 vehicles, however, the Toyota Innova has bettered it this year.

3. Mahindra Xylo - The Xylo has dislodged another Mahindra, the Bolero with a score of 245 PP 100 vehicles. The Bolero had scored 289 last year.

SUV Segment

1. Mahindra XUV 500 - With a score of 171 PP 100 vehicles it moved one place on the ranking. Last year, the Mahindra Scorpio was at the top position.

2. Renault Duster - A new entrant in the ranking, the Duster scored 194 PP 100 vehicles. In 2015, the XUV500 was at this position. Renault Duster brought the nostalgia of an SUV which is affordable and is reliable SUV as well.

3. Mahindra Scorpio - The Scorpio fell two places with the score of 282 PP 100 vehicles which was an increase compared to last year's score of 254. The Scorpio has been in the market for a while now and new entrants such as Duster and the XUV500 have been recently developed taking reliability and quality as an important factor.

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Story first published: Thursday, July 28, 2016, 19:08 [IST]
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