Toyota has been declared the most successful brand in the 2014 TÜV Report for the fourth consecutive year with Germany’s leading technical inspection agency ranking 15 Toyota models within the top 10 positions of its reliability survey.
The hybrid Prius took the number one spot in two categories for vehicles aged four to five years and six to seven years with the lowest defect rate.
It would seem that Toyota vehicles age particularly well with the brand dominating the categories for vehicles older than five years as follows:
Two to three years - #3 iQ, #9 Avensis;
Four to five years - #1 Prius, #8 Auris;
Six to seven years - #1 Prius, #6 Corolla Verso, #7 RAV4, #9 Yaris;
Eight to nine years - #2 Corolla Verso, #3 RAV4, #5 Avensis, #8 Corolla;
Ten to eleven years - #2 RAV4, #3 Corolla, #4 Yaris.
First published four decades ago, the annual report by the TÜV has become a helpful guide to customers by showing long-term reliability and overall quality of vehicles available on the market today.
The majority of all mandatory technical inspections in Germany are carried out through the various bodies of the TÜV organisation. The 2014 TÜV Report is based on 8 mln vehicles inspected between July 2012 and June 2013.
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