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The Most Reliable Cars of 2015 Revealed

Find out which cars the UK public have voted as the most reliable to buy in 2015 - and make your money go further.

May 18, 2015

When you’re in the process of choosing a car, one of the key factors on your checklist should be reliability. It’s common nowadays to get distracted by the look, the technology, the impressive specifications, but at the end of the day these mean nothing if the car keeps breaking down on you! This might sound obvious, but it’s important to remember that value must take equal or higher precedence over aesthetics if you want to happily drive your car for years to come.

Interestingly, a 2015 Auto Trader analysis showed that the average person in the UK is willing to pay 32% more for a car than two years ago. From analysis undertaken by online used car giant, Autotrader, it was found that the average asking price of a used car rose from £16,586 in April 2013 to a massive £21,844 in April 2015.

What does this imply? That the UK public is prepared to pay significantly more for a good quality car. This possibly means more demands for impressive performance and reliability.

To make sure that you get great value for money, here are some of the vehicles that made it into the Top 10 Most Reliable Cars of 2015. The results were taken from an annual customer satisfaction survey by Auto Express.

Kia Rio hatchback

The Kia Rio hatchback has a lot going for it, with a combination of distinctive looks, advanced safety and audio technology and a level of equipment which is unrivalled in its class. Other benefits of the Kia Rio are its superior level of comfort, economical running cost and 7-year 100,000 mile warranty. All of these main features leave you confident in the Rio’s all-round capability and reliability, whether you’re making short trips or regular motorway journeys.

When you take a look inside, you will also find steering wheel-mounted controls, an impressive sound system, USB and AUX ports. The Kia Rio is also very reliable when it comes to aiding your driving. It uses leading Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) to help make driving consistently smooth.

These features and even more make the Kia Rio hatchback a strong candidate in the list of most reliable cars this year. As quoted by Autocar, the Rio “offers appealing style and tangible quality as well as typical Kia brand value”.

To add even more value to your reliable Kia Rio, Sandicliffe has a selection of offers on this model. You can save up to £1,000 when you buy the Kia Rio hatchback from Sandicliffe, as well as getting low finance deals on configured models.

Skoda Yeti SUV

The Skoda Yeti SUV is now well-known for its reliability, especially in terms of build quality. It is a comfortable, sturdy car suitable for inner-city and off-road driving. Despite its large size, the Yeti has surprisingly light, wide-opening doors and a boot with generous holding space – you shouldn’t be let down when it comes to packing and storing. In 2012 and 2013 Auto Express customer surveys it was also named as the most satisfying car to own by UK drivers!

To make sure you and your family enjoy comfortable travel with every drive, the Skoda Yeti has a Varioflex rear seating system with more than 20 seating combinations. The engines are both fuel efficient and powerful, and you can choose from two or four wheel drive. Its compact shape makes driving this vehicle feel very much like a 4x4, but with a lower price-tag.

Sandicliffe stocks a wide range of Skoda Yeti SUV models to configure online. Great upfront savings and finance deals are readily available.

Kia Cee’d hatchback

The Kia Cee’d is an all-rounder, making it particularly reliable to drive. A perfect family vehicle, it has innovative technology, great fuel economy, attractive, quality styling and all at a very competitive price.

You get enhanced control over the Kia Cee’d with its voice-recognition Bluetooth system and hands-free mobile calls. You can always rely on the Cee’d’s hassle-free parking functions as well; Parallel Park Assist System and automatic steering to make parking much quicker and easier! It comes at a very affordable price considering the cabin space and technology available.

If you would like to save up to £1,250 on a new Kia Cee’d, look no further than Sandicliffe. We also offer a three year servicing plan and low finance prices.

Mazda MX-5 Roadster 

This vehicle isn’t the world’s best-selling two-seater sports car for nothing. The award winning Mazda MX-5 Roadster is perfect for nipping around town and summer road trips with the roof down, as well as having exceptional agility. These flexible driving dynamics make it a reliable and enjoyable car to drive in all kinds of conditions.  

The Daily Telegraph said that the popular soft-top MX-5 is “a pure driver’s car with rear-wheel drive, direct steering and a lively chassis. Simple to furl the roof, simple to drive. We love it.” Being high performance and easy to drive, it’s no wonder the Mazda MX-5 Roadster was rated #9 in this Top 10 reliability analysis.

Take advantage of the great discounts and offers Sandicliffe has on the Mazda MX-5. Save up to £2,700 when you buy, or get it on finance from as little as £192 per month!

Mazda 3 hatchback

With additional sporty hatchback and fastback versions, the Mazda 3 brings together advanced driving performance and great fuel economy – the perfect combination if you are looking for a car you can count on in the long-term.

One of its main technological advancements is SKYACTIV technology, which enhances handling, fuel economy and reduces CO2 emissions. The body is lightweight and you have a choice of engines to adjust responsiveness. Inside the Mazda 3 hatchback you will also find smartphone internet connectivity and an Active Driving Display to serve people always on the go. This award-winning car really is outstanding in all areas, which is why it’s made it into the top most reliable cars of 2015!

To get up to £1,305 off a new Mazda 3 hatchback, visit Sandicliffe. You can also get £1250 deposit contribution and 0% finance when you buy this wonderful car. 

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