The Toyota Prius showed the lowest defect rate of the category of four-to five-year old vehicles and this year in the category of six-to seven-year old vehicles. The excellent performance of the Prius again underlines the high reliability of Toyota vehicles and of its hybrid drivetrain. Toyota vehicles age particularly well with Toyota dominating the categories for vehicles older than five years.
Toyota has already been leading previous year’s reports from TÜV. This renewed excellent performance provides further evidence of the high reliability and long-term durability of Toyota vehicles.
First published four decades ago, the annual report by the TÜV has become a helpful guide to customers by showing long-term reliability and overall quality of vehicles available on the market today.
The majority of all mandatory technical inspections in Germany are carried out through the various bodies of the TÜV organisation. The 2014 TÜV Report is based on some 8 million vehicles inspected by the TÜV between July 2012 and June 2013.