Best and worst older SUVs for reliability
If you want an SUV but can't afford new, there are plenty of used models to choose from. Find out which are the most – and least – reliable four- to 10-year-old SUVs...
5. Honda CR-V 2012-2018
What Car? Reliability Rating 94.6%
Only 15% of CR-Vs suffered a fault, with the most common problem areas the battery, bodywork and gearbox. There were also a few issues with non-engine electrical systems and the steering. Three-quarters of cars could still be driven and while some cars were repaired for free, a small percentage of owners paid up to £500.
4. Lexus RX 2009-2016
What Car? Reliability Rating 95.4%
Just over 11% of RXs suffered a fault, with non-engine electrics and the suspension proving to be the most common areas of concern. There were also a small number of reports of problems with the battery, brakes, bodywork and wheels. All cars could still be driven and most were repaired for free, with just a small number of owners paying up to £1000.
3. Mitsubishi ASX 2010-present
What Car? Reliability Rating 96.3%
Only 10% of ASX owners reported a fault on their car, and the most commonly affected areas were evenly split between the battery and gearbox. Half of the cars we were told about were still drivable, but some owners had repair bills of up to £300.
2. Audi Q3 diesel 2011-present
What Car? Reliability Rating 96.5%
Just under 9% of diesel Q3s had a fault, according to owners, with the brakes and non-engine electrics the only two causes of concern. All cars remained drivable, but repair bills ranged from £101 to £500.
1. Toyota RAV4 2013-2018
What Car? Reliability Rating 100%
The RAV4 is the most dependable older SUV, according to owners, who told us none of their cars had suffered a fault in the previous 12 months.
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