The Toyota Prius has been named the new car most likely to make owners happy in the 2019 Driver Power Survey. Results from the UKs biggest new car ownership survey show the Prius has a remarkable 93.22% owner satisfaction score.
The world’s biggest-selling hybrid car narrowly beat the Lexus IS saloon, which posted an impressive 93.19% rating. Two more Lexus models made it into the top ten, rounding out an astonishing performance for the Japanese premium brand.
Six of the top ten finishers are available as hybrid, plug-in hybrid or fully-electric models, indicating that once drivers make the move away from models powered solely by internal combustion engines, they are very happy indeed.
However, once again it’s the premium brands that fare poorly when it comes to the number of faults encountered by owners. More than half (52%) of BMW X3 Mk2 owners reported faults since taking ownership, ahead of 44% of Mercedes GLC owners.
Around a third of Land Rover Discovery Sport (33.8%), Jaguar XE (31.4%) and Jaguar F-Pace (30.4%) owners said they’d experienced problems with their cars.