Required every year for cars between 3 and 40 years old, annual MOT tests can be a stressful, often dreaded moment in a person’s motoring experience. However, there are cars on the market that have a better pass rate to take some of the stress away, so we’ve put together a list of the best for passing MOTs.


There are lots of problems that could be avoided when it comes to failing an MOT. Typically, almost 50% of faults discovered could have been prevented by the owner, according to the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency). How? Well, the key here is regularly checking the car, especially for easy-fix problems.  Here are some of the most common reasons for failing MOTs to help you narrow your search:

  • Lighting and signalling problems
  • Bulbs need replacing
  • Poor tyre and wheel conditions
  • Tyres need replacing
  • Faulty wipers that need replacing
  • Brake pads need replacing
  • Suspension faults
  • Windscreen cracks
  • Issues that obscure the driver’s view
  • Low levels of power steering fluid
  • Obscured, dirt covered registration plates


Recent data from the DVSA has revealed the cars that are most likely to pass their annual test. We’ve collated the models up to the present that have the best rate with the lowest fail percentage to create this list of top 10 best cars for passing MOTs. Read on to discover those most likely to pass – we think you might be surprised.