Lexus has been named as the most satisfying brand for the ninth year running in the 2009 What Car?/JD Power UK Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Study.
Lexus also scooped first place in the individual car category with its RX, while the Toyota Prius claimed second.
The RX scored highly in the quality and reliability categories, as well as in servicing at the dealership.
Steve Fowler, editor of What Car?, said, “Sales of SUVs may be on the slide, but it’s clear that owners of the Lexus RX 4x4 would gladly recommend their car to others.
“Many of the RXs in the survey were hybrid models, and with the hybrid Toyota Prius in second place, it’s clear that environmentally friendly cars are hugely satisfying to own.”
In the manufacturer category, Lexus scored equally well in service satisfaction and vehicle appeal.
Honda finished second behind Lexus, with Mercedes-Benz, Skoda and Toyota completing the top five.