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Reliability is important in every factor of our life but when it comes to cars, reliability is more important than ever. As a driver, you want to feel safe in your car and secure in the knowledge that your vehicle will not leave you stranded in the middle of a long trip, or end up costing you a fortune in expensive car repairs.

So if you are looking to lease a new car and reliability is the top of your list, Nationwide Vehicle Contract has put together a list of 10 of the most reliable cars of 2016 according to the 2016 Driver Power survey from Auto Express. 

1. Lexus RX 

Top of the list is the Lexus RX which was voted the most reliable car of 2016 in the 2016 Driver Power Survey. Equipped with a 3.5 litre petrol engine and an electric motor , the Lexus RX is a refined and smooth electric SUV boasting a great interior design and generous equipment list as standard. View our latest lease offers on the Lexus RX here.

2. Lexus IS

Taking second place is another Lexus - the Lexus IS. As with other Lexus models, the IS Saloon boasts excellent build quality with high quality materials and a spacious and practical cabin. Under the bonnet, the powerful V6 petrol and efficient hybrid engine makes it more environmental friendly than ever before with CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km.

3. Toyota Land Cruiser

Third on the list you is one of the most popular SUVs in the world - the Toyota Land Cruiser. The Toyota Land Cruiser offers off-road capabilities without compromising on comfort and style, with the 2.8-litre four-cylinder diesel engine delivering decent power and performance. Inside, the Land Cruiser boasts a practical interior with plenty of feature as standard.

4. Lexus GS

Another Lexus model in the list of the most reliable cars is the Lexus GS. This distinctive executive saloon is a popular lease choice for customers who want an efficient, well built saloon to combine work and family life. The Lexus GS comes with two engines 300h and 450h to choose from, both of which promise to deliver great performance and economy.

5. Tesla Model S

In fifth place is the Tesla Model S - a luxurious and prestige fully electric car with an impressive range of more than 300 miles. Outside, the Telsa Model S boasts an eye catching style that makes it stand out on the road. The interior is equally impressive with its futuristic and luxurious design equipped with the latest in-car technology.

6. Subaru Forester

Subaru has a great reputation for solidity and reliability so its no surprise that the Subaru Forester is sixth on the list for the most reliable cars of 2016.  The fourth generation Forester is more spacious and practical than ever, with its comfortable cabin designed to make long journeys feel like a breeze. The Subaru Forester also comes with a four-wheel drive system and a choice of three engines including two petrols and one diesel.

7. Honda Civic 

The Honda Civic has been on sale since 1973 and remains a popular lease choice for many customers thanks to its distinctive style, strong reliability and strong residual values. Available with a wide choice of petrol and diesel engines, the Honda Civic also delivers an exhilarating performance whilst keeping emissions low.

8. Skoda Citigo

Making its mark as the only city car in the list is the Skoda Citigo. Surprisingly spacious and comfortable for a car of its size, the Skoda Citigo is one of the best city cars to lease right now thanks to its excellent interior quality and low running costs. Under the bonnet, the Citigo can be fitted with a choice of two 1.0 litre three cylinder petrol engines, with a 59 or 74bhp output.

9. Lexus NX

Voted as the car with the best build quality in the 2016 Driver Power survey, the Lexus NX takes ninth place in our top 10 list. Thanks to its bold style and upmarket interior, the NX stands out from the crowd in the overcrowded SUV market and thanks to its petrol/electric hybrid engine, is also incredibly efficient. Inside the NX you will find a spacious and luxurious interior with a generous equipment  list as standard and the latest in-car technology.

10. Lexus CT 

Finally, the last car of the list is no other but the Lexus CT. Combing sharp looks and a comfortable interior with responsive handling and low CO2 emissions, the Lexus CT is a competitive lease alternative to the BMW 1 Series and the Audi A3. Under the bonnet, the CT is powered by a 1.8-litre VVT-i petrol engine with an electric motor, delivering a respectable 134PS.

Do you agree with this list? Please let us know in the comments below which is the most reliable car you have ever owned.

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