The Mitsubishi Outlander, in both petrol PHEV and diesel scored highly in the annual survey after the title polled over 14,200 owners on the reliability of their new cars. WhatCar? asked Outlander owners if they had experienced any faults within the last 12 months. Faults were classified into 14 groups: battery, bodywork, brakes, engine, engine electrics, exhaust, exterior lights, fuel system, gearbox/clutch, interior trim, non-engine electrics, steering, suspension and other.
Exceeding its category with scoring under 10 per cent of examples suffering a fault, the Mitsubishi Outlander eclipsed all other large SUVs including those from premium brands. Of the few that signalled a fault were fixed under warranty and almost 75 per cent repaired in under a day.
Claire Evans – Consumer Editor at WhatCar? Magazine commented on the strong reliability of the Mitsubishi Outlander and the brand: “Less than 10 per cent of Outlanders suffered a fault, and 75 per cent were fixed in less than a day. That’s an impressive performance when you consider that most of the Outlanders owners told us about were plug-in hybrid models, demonstrating the durability of this complex vehicle.”
“Mitsubishi also scored well across the rest of its range, with customers telling us they’re extremely happy with their cars. At WhatCar? we look forward to highlighting these results to our readers and monitoring on-going progress of the brand in our annual survey.”
Lance Bradley – Managing Director at Mitsubishi Motors UK, said: “The Mitsubishi brand is built on quality and reliability and we are delighted that this survey officially confirms the dependability of our brand and, in particular, the Mitsubishi Outlander. The large SUV sector has never been so competitive and it’s very pleasing to see how the Outlander outshines its rivals in both diesel and petrol PHEV guises, especially as the pioneering technology within our vehicles is more advanced than it’s ever been.”
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