Wolverhampton - Stourbridge - Redditch

Every year, the Honest John index asks general car users and readers of its website to share their experiences of all the various car manufacturers and models. There are a number of various categories such as reliability, build quality, fuel economy, repair costs and performance.

The index is pretty comprehensive in collecting its ratings even going so far as to include ride comfort, handling, ease of driving, practicality and technology being considered, as well as safety ratings compiled within the satisfaction rankings.  

So how did Skoda fair in this year’s Honest John index?

The Skoda Superb Estate took the number one spot in best car comfort category. Skoda was the dominant manufacturer within the top ten.  The Skoda Kodiaq took 2nd place while the Superb occupied 5th place highlighting just how comfortable Skoda’s really are.


In the highly competitive reliable cars category, the Octavia and the Superb both made it into the top ten rankings with both scoring a 9.86 overall in the satisfaction ratings.  

The Skoda Superb took the plaudits for the best large family car of the year 2018 while the Skoda Kodiaq took the top spot for the best in the class of large SUV’s with a satisfaction rating of 92.5%. This made the Kodiaq the best SUV of the year and also Honest Johns Car of the Year 2018.


This year in the overall top manufacturers, Skoda ranked 6th with a satisfaction index rating of 88.0% which is a great achievement. Given how well the Kodiaq, Superb and Octavia ranked, it’s no surprise to see that our customers are enjoying their cars.

While it’s a fantastic way to end 2018, next year promises to deliver some exciting developments for Skoda fans and customers old or new. The Skoda Scala and Vision are on their way with new development for the Kodiaq and more.

A big thank you to all those who voted and rated in the index rankings and if you want to take part in the 2019 index, you can now register here: https://bitly.is/1g3AhR6

If you are thinking about purchasing a new or used Skoda, why not contact us to book a test drive for the award-winning Kodiaq today!


Published: 17 Dec 2018