These Are The Best And Worst Cars For MoT Pass Rates

Newly released government data has revealed which car makes and models are the most likely to pass, and fail, the dreaded MoT…

MoT Pass Rates Revealed 

Due to newly released government data, it’s now clear which cars have the best, and worst, MoT pass rates. If you drive a Honda Jazz, you’re in luck; it’s the single most likely car in Britain to pass the test with flying colours; boasting a pass rate of 95.4%. It’s followed by the Honda CR-V (93.4%) and the Toyota Prius (93.1%). Fourth and fifth place went to the Mercedes GLA (92.8%) and Toyota RAV4 (92.7%) respectively. But which cars have the lowest pass rates? The Renault Megane had the worst pass rate, sitting at just 78.1%. The Citroen DS3 had the second worst pass rate, sitting at 81%. It’s followed by the Renault Clio (81.4%), Volvo V40 (83.9%) and Vauxhall Insignia (84.4%).

All of these figures were produced by Department for Transport data which covered MoT tests carried out in 2019. The data was analysed by the car insurance firm Miles. For clarity, cars which had less than 10,000 tests nationally were excluded. In addition, only cars that were aged between three and five years were included. As well as revealing the best and worst cars for passing the MoT, the analysis also discovered some other curiosities. For instance, Sunday is the best day to pass an MoT and Monday is the absolute worst. In addition, turquoise cars and more likely to pass than any other colour. So, if you really, really want to pass, make sure you drive a turquoise Honda Jazz and book it in on a Sunday!

The analysis conducted by Miles also shed light on the best and worst manufactures for MoT passes. Lexus took top place (93.8%) and was followed by Honda (93.7%) and Porsche (93.6%). The worst were Renault (82.7%), Citroen (84.6%) and Dacia (85.8%).

The Best And Worst

MoT Pass Rates – The Best Five UK Models
1 Honda Jazz 95.40%
2 Honda CR-V 93.40%
3 Toyota Prius 93.10%
4 Mercedes GLA 92.80%
5 Toyota RAV4 92.70%


MoT Pass Rates – The Worst Five UK Models
1 Renault Megane 78.10%
2 Citroen DS3 81.00%
3 Renault Clio 81.40%
4 Volvo V40 83.90%
5 Vauxhall Insignia 84.40%

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