Mazda vehicles are now more reliable than Toyota, Lexus according to study

Updated Nov 20, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It is the first time for Mazda to top the survey.

Needless to say, Toyota vehicles are affixed in people’s minds as one of the most reliable vehicles in the world. This is probably one of the reasons why Filipino car buyers choose Toyota as compared to other brands.  

The reliability factor of Toyota made it the top-selling car brand in the Philippines for the longest time now. Now, the Lexus brand is under Toyota and serves as its luxury division. As such, Lexus is one of the popular luxury vehicle brands in the Philippines due to its overall styling.

2020 Mazda CX-5 front profile shot

The 5-seater Mazda CX-5 Crossover

However, a study conducted in the United States revealed that Toyota is not the most reliable car brand. According to Consumer Report’s 2020 Auto Reliability Survey, the most reliable car brand in the U.S. is Mazda. Consumer Reports stated that the key to Mazda’s success is “it redesigns models conservatively—and has avoided introducing risky new powertrains and infotainment systems.”  

Not only did the ‘less is more’ approach of Mazda gained its reputation as the most reliable car brand, but also helped the Mazda 3 bag the World Car Design of the Year for 2020. As such, you could expect that Mazda will further strive to make its model lineup even better in the following years.

Mazda 3 front view

One of the most popular Mazda vehicles, the Mazda 3

Toyota and Lexus came in second and third respectively for reliability. The survey says that all Toyota models have average or better reliability, while the Lexus has outstanding reliability except for its premium LS sedan that comes with below-average reliability.

“A car might be great to drive and have all the features you want, but all that won’t matter to you if you have to keep going back to the dealer for repairs,” said Jake Fisher, senior director of auto testing at Consumer Reports. “We use extensive feedback from owners to help you avoid hassles by choosing a reliable car.”

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Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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