5 Car Manufacturers with the Most Reliable & Unreliable Engines

 Abbie Ella
  Aug 20, 2018

Find Out Which Car Makes Have the Most Reliable Engines and Which Aren’t?

What if I told you that Audi makes one of the most unreliable engines among the automakers? Unbelievable, right? Well, no surprises here, because this is one of the few realities many people refuse to believe. However, Audi is not the only automotive giant with such a track record, numerous other multinational automakers also enjoy a similar reputation in terms of engine reliability.

This data has been collected from Engine Trust. Engine Trust is a leading website specialises in finding replacement car engines and processes about 80,000 reconditioned and used engine inquiries a year. So there was enough data to analyse and write this interesting article.

There is no denying the fact that engines are the hearts of vehicles. The thing that happens to an automobile in case of engine failure is the same what happens to a man in case of heart-failure, except that cars can be revitalised by equipping a replacement engine.

Many people seem to neglect the aspect of engine-reliability before buying a car. Nevertheless, they must bear in mind that an engine failure can lead them to spend astronomical figures in fixing it, apart from the time and labour needed.

Therefore, a knowhow of engine reliability can save you from future expenditures and in order to save you from that, we have compiled a list of the most reliable and unreliable engine makers around the world. Let’s not waste time anymore.

5 of the Most Unreliable Engine Makers

Following are the automakers whose engines have a very bad reputation in terms of reliability. However, we advise you not to judge their overall performance on the basis of poor engine reliability.

Audi

Audi

Audi is a German automobile manufacturer popular for fashioning wonderful luxury cars. Audi is a brand many people trust with their eyes closed thanks to all the joy it offers. This auto giant is in the top three bestselling luxury vehicles across the world.

However, there is a stark difference between the bestselling ranks and engine reliability ranks of Audi. According to a research, 1 in every 27 engines of Audi fails. This means that every 27th car built by Audi is going to go through engine failure. Quite a ratio!

MINI

MINI

MINI is a subsidiary of by BMW and is popular for manufacturing small cars. People see this as a trustworthy automaker since its cars are not very lavish and can fit in compact garages.

Mini undoubtedly introduced a new trend in auto industry, however the engine reliability of MINI cars is questionable. It is recorded that every 40th MINI vehicle suffers an engine failure.

BMW

BMW

The inclusion of BMW in this list can be a bit surprising for the automobile enthusiasts. BMW is a well-known automobile manufacturer and appeals a lot of people due to the luxurious sports cars it fashions. It is the twelfth biggest auto manufacturer in the world and has sold more than 3 million vehicles till date.

However, things are a bit messy if we look at the engine reliability of BMW vehicles. According to the records, 1 in 45 BMW engines stops working. For an automaker of the stature of BMW, these numbers are a thing to be worried about.

Vauxhall

Vauxhall

Vauxhall is one of the oldest auto manufacturers in UK and is owned by German automaker Opel. Vauxhall has a reputation of producing finest quality of passenger vehicles and is the second largest car manufacturers in the UK.

Everyone would expect that a company with second most number of sales in the UK must be equipping those vehicles with super engines. However, things are on the contrary side. Records show that 1 of every 41 engines produced by Vauxhall is prone to failure.

Volkswagen

Volkswagen

Another German automaker with a massive reputation, Volkswagen Group is the biggest automaker in the world. VW boasts twelve subsidiaries which are auto-giants in themselves including Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Porsche.

 Even though the word ‘Volkswagen’ means ‘people's car’, yet the engine reliability does not back this claim. According to the stats, every 52nd VW engine suffers a failure sooner or later. VW must cast a glance at these numbers and realise where the problem lies.

5 Of the Most Reliable Engine Makers

There are many automakers who have set the bar high in terms of engine reliability. According to some automobiles experts and researchers, following are some of the most reliable engine makers.

Land Rover

Land Rover

Land Rover does not any introduction as it is one of the most popular auto brands out there.  The proficiency of this British automaker in engineering four-wheel-drive executive vehicle is second to none.

The same expertise is exhibited in the engine reliability of this auto maker. According to the research, 1 in 72 Land Rover engines suffer a setback. Although it is not a very high number, yet it is much better than many of the other automobile manufacturers.

Mercedes Benz

Mercedes Benz

Mercedes Benz is a German luxury automobiles manufacturer. Mercedes Benz has fashioned many vehicles including buses, coaches, and Lorries. It is the same company which produced first ever gasoline-powered vehicle.

Mercedes uses the slogan of "the best or nothing" and it is pretty much evident by the engine reliability of this manufacturer. Stats show that Mercedes-Benz assure that there remains a difference of a whopping 118 engines between two engine failures i.e. 1 in 119 engines suffers a failure.

Ford

Ford

Ford is an American multinational automaker and enjoys a massive appreciation all around the world. Ford is adept at producing luxury as well as executive vehicles and also trucks. Henry Ford was the person who laid the foundation of this revolutionary automaker.

Ford makes sure that engine is the last thing its customers get worried about as only 1 in 80 Ford engines suffer a failure. This shows that Ford knows how to take care of the engine manufacturing.

Toyota

Toyota

Toyota is a Japanese multinational automaker and is known for the durability of its vehicles. It became the fifth-largest company in the world in terms of revenue in 2017. Toyota enjoys the position of the world's second-largest automotive manufacturer.

What would you expect from Japanese engines except reliability? Only 1 in Toyota’s 171 engines suffer a failure. This is a far better ration than most of the engine makers in the world.

Honda

Honda

It had to be a Japanese automaker to top the list. Honda not only fashions automobiles, but also aircraft, motorcycles, and power equipment. This exposure to different dimensions of engines garnered a lot of reliability to Honda engines.

And let’s talk about the engine reliability of Honda, well it shows a staggering number. An unbelievably low as 1 among 344 engines of Honda goes through failure. This is by far the best numbers in terms of engine reliability.

5 Car Manufacturers with the Most Reliable & Unreliable Engines

Abbie Ella

Abbie Ella is a car enthusiast and a regular contributor in many of the leading automotive blogs. She also has years of experience in working in auto industry. This helps her creating some interesting articles such as this, based on real time data.

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