Eight out of ten of the most reliable SUV's and four wheel drive cars are either Japanese or Korean, according to the latest Auto Express Driver Power survey in the UK. The magazine surveys thousands of drivers ever year.

The Auto Express Driver Power survey is published annually. Here are the latest results, as reported by the magazine.

1:  Lexus RX Mark 4.

Years of manufacture: 2015-date

Driver Power reliability score: 96.02 per cent

"The Lexus RX takes the top spot ahead of its Korean rival with a score of 96 per cent. The fact that eight out of the top ten are actually Japanese or Korean shows that they are leading the way in building reliable cars. Only 9.1 per cent of owners found a fault with their car as exterior trim and paint were the cause in a quarter of issues."

2:  Kia Sorento Mark 3.

Years of manufacture: 2015-date

Driver Power reliability score: 95.66 per cent

"Despite getting a 95.66 per cent score for reliability, the Kia Sorento only places third this year. The large SUV is only just beaten by its smaller Sportage sibling but this shows that the competition was extremely close. Almost a fifth of owners experienced some kind of issues with electrical glitches beng the most common fault."

3: Kia Sportage Mark 4.

Years of manufacture: 2015-date

Driver Power reliability score: 95.80 per cent

"The Kia Sportage manages to pip both its predecessor and larger SUV sibling to second place with a score of 95.80 per cent.  Two generations of Sportages are featured in this list which shows that it's clearly one of the most reliable SUVs available. With just 16.5 per cent of owners discovering an issue, it was well below-average and the faults discovered tended to be minor ones."

4: Lexus RX Mark 3.

Years of manufacture: 2009-2015

Driver Power reliability score: 95.35 per cent

"The premium Lexus RX scores an impressive 95.35 per cent for reliability with only 10.7 per cent of owners have had faults. While it fails to match the smaller and younger NX, overall it gets the edge and ranks a position higher."

5: Lexus NX Mark 1.

Years of manufacture: 2015-date

Driver Power reliability score: 94.72 per cent

"The Lexus NX is the first of three Lexus models to make our top ten list and shows that Lexus clearly knows how to build a reliable car. The medium-sized NX SUV scored the lowest reported fault rate of any car surveyed with only 3.3 per cent of owners ever finding issues with it. Only time will tell if it can rank any higher in future Driver Powers."

6:  Toyota Rav 4.

Years of manufacture: 2012-2018

Driver Power reliability score: 94.68 per cent

"The Toyota RAV4 continues the trend of Japanese reliability by being the third Japanese manufacturer to feature on this list, along with Suzuki and Lexus. Despite the RAV4 not being as premium as some of the other SUVs on this list, 90 per cent of owners have had trouble-free ownership with no obvious fault patterns appearing among those who did face issues."

7: Skoda Yeti.

Years of manufacture: 2009-2017

Driver Power reliability score: 92.80 per cent

"The Skoda Yeti proved to be a quirky yet loveable SUV and showed that Skoda was not afraid to stray out of the shadow of parent company Volkswagen and venture into new territory. While it may not be on sale anymore, owners of the Yeti have found little to fault with it. Only 16.7 per cent of owners found a problem, with 40 per cent of those being down to electrical gremlins."

8: Kia Sportage Mark 3 version.

Years of manufacture: 2010-2015

Driver Power reliability score: 92.57 per cent

"The Kia Sportage is the first of two-generations of Sportage to appear in the top ten. The Mk3 may be almost a decade old but owners are impressed with how well it has performed over time. Despite the high running costs and less than impressive drivetrains, owners have had little to find fault with. That said, 17.3 per cent of owners did report a problem, with the engine being the cause for a quarter of issues."

9:  Volvo XC 90.

Years of manufacture: 2009-2017

Driver Power reliability score: 92.30 per cent

"The first-generation Volvo XC60 was designed to replicate the success of the bigger XC90 SUV and didn’t do a bad job. The XC60 proved a hit for Volvo and owners are still impressed with the car despite it being a decade old. 15.6 per cent of owners discovered issues, with the engines being responsible for a third of those problems."

10: Suzuki Vitara Mark 3. 

Years of manufacture: 2005-2015

Driver Power reliability score: 91.88 per cent

"The Suzuki Vitara is the oldest car in the top ten, first going on sale back in 2005. The funky little off-roader has beaten many far newer and more expensive SUVs in Driver Power with its reliability score of over 91 per cent. Very few owners have complained of any faults, with only 7.8 of them encountering an issue."