Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the most reliable of them all? Why, the Honda Civic of course.
That’s how Fleet News’ annual reliability rundown would play out if it was a fairy tale and to be fair, any company car drivers in custody of this humble hatchback are virtually guaranteed a happy ending to every journey.
Such is the dependability of the Honda Civic that it achieved the top spot in this year’s FN50 survey – a reliability index of cars operated by top 50 fleet operating companies.
Commissioned by Fleet News, the annual analysis of the UK’s 50 largest leasing firms (in terms of fleet size) asked participants to rank the best vehicles and manufacturers for reliability, with scores compiled to create a top 10 for cars, and a top five for vans.
So why the Honda Civic? What’s so great about it? Low whole-life costs for a start, not to mention impressive depreciation value, competitive finance offers and low running costs.
It comes with loads of safety features as standard too, including collision mitigation braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning and road departure mitigation.
Marc Samuel, fleet sales operations manager at Honda UK, said the Civic ranking top was “a fantastic achievement”.
He added: “The Civic is a recognised, sporty brand which is renowned for reliability. This achievement further reinforces our strong credentials in the fleet sector.”
The reliability of the Honda Civic was recently proven at the annual MPG Marathon competition earlier this year when it was named the outright winner, managing an impressive 87.53mpg over a route of 331 miles. It also scooped an award for the best percentage improvement over a car’s claimed fuel economy.
Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “The Civic has quietly become a fleet favourite and it’s clear that fleet bosses recognise its quality.”
Posted on 14th December 2018
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