Japanese car manufacturers are some of the biggest brands in the world, and there are plenty of good reasons for that. Companies such as Toyota, Nissan and Honda produce a huge amount of cars that fulfil the needs of car buyers all around the world – and there’s bound to be a model that suits you.
Japan’s car industry is huge and there’s loads of choice, yet the country’s cars do share some personality traits. The most important one, and the most famous, is their reputation for reliability. Japanese cars are almost always built to a very high standard, typically above that of other world manufacturers at the same price points – so there’s less chance of a costly breakdown.
Yet this also means the companies often spend a bit less on providing car interiors with real feel-good factor, meaning cheaper-looking interior plastics and sub-par media systems in many cases. If these aspects don’t bother you, though, Japanese cars often get the more important aspects such as comfort and ease of use just right.
Read on to find out what our picks for the best Japanese car are, covering a wide spread of manufacturers and body types including SUVs, hatchbacks and sports cars. With petrol, electric, plug-in hybrid and diesel models available, you should be able to find a car to suit your needs.