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One in five cars registered in 2010 failed their MoT test

Time 8 years ago

230813-d-honDATA from VOSA has revealed that one in five cars registered in 2010 failed their first MoT.

Between January and August this year, 253,000 cars failed their first MoT test after being registered as brand new in 2010.

More than 70 million MoT records VOSA were analysed by TootCompare, the new real-time comparison site.


Japanese and German manufactures have been labelled the most reliable brands when it comes to passing the MoT test.

The Toyota iQ achieved the highest pass rate of 91.8 per cent, ahead of the Honda Jazz and CR-V, while Lexus took the best manufacturer spot with a 89.5 per cent pass rate.

Honda’s high-volume Jazz scored an impressive 90.4 per cent rating, while Land Rover just made it into the top 10 with the Freelander achieving an 88.9 per cent pass rate.

At the bottom of the pass rate table is the Renault Kangoo with a 63.5 per cent pass rate. However, Citroen’s Berlingo scored a 67.8 per cent pass rate while the C4 scored only 67.9 per cent with an average mileage of 23,600 miles on the test.


Citroen was named the worst performing brand with an overall pass rate of 76.2 per cent.

Below are tables of the top 10 best and worst car manufacturers, makes and models:

Top 10 by model range

Toyota iQ 91.82 per cent

Honda Jazz 90.40 per cent

Honda CR-V 89.83 per cent

Lexus IS 89.65 per cent

Toyota Yaris 89.61 per cent

Lexus RX 89.31 per cent

Audi Q5 89.27 per cent

Audi TT 89.22 per cent

Land Rover Freelander 88.80 per cent

Suzuki Splash 88.07 per cent

Bottom 10 by model range

Chevrolet Aveo 73.75 per cent

Mitsubishi L200 73.53 per cent

Chevrolet Captiva 73.53 per cent

Nissan Navara 70.59 per cent

Mazda 5 70.55 per cent

Fiat Doblo 69.24 per cent

Peugeot 5008 68.14 per cent

Citroen C4 67.86 per cent

Citroen Berlingo 67.84 per cent

Renault Kangoo 63.54 per cent

Top 10 by manufacturer

Lexus 89.48 per cent

Subaru 88.65 per cent

Honda 87.24 per cent

Toyota 85.69 per cent

Audi 84.81 per cent

Saab 84.53 per cent

Land Rover 84.26 per cent

Mercedes 84.21 per cent

Suzuki 84.08 per cent

Hyundai 83.75 per cent

Bottom 10 by manufacturer

Peugeot 79.96 per cent

Alfa Romeo 79.33 per cent

Volkswagen 79.33 per cent

Volvo 79.08 per cent

Renault 79.06 per cent

Mini 78.54 per cent

Seat 78.24 per cent

Fiat 77.13 per cent

Chevrolet 76.61 per cent

Citroen 76.18 per cent

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