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...

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Claire Evans
08 March 2019

Volvo XC70

5. Volvo XC70 2007-2016

What Car? Reliability Rating 68.3%

Just over 32% of XC70s had a problem and the most common related to the battery (16%), followed by the brakes and engine electrics. Most of the cars we were told about were rendered undrivable and repair bills ranged from free to more than £1500. 

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4. Range Rover Evoque 2011-2019

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What Car? Reliability Rating 67.0%

A shocking 51% of Evoques had a fault and the two most troublesome areas were the engine and the bodywork (each 12% of faults), followed by engine electrics (10%).  Two-thirds of cars were still drivable and some cars were fixed under warranty, but some bills exceeded £1500.  

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3. Land Rover Discovery 2004-2017

Land Rover Discovery (04-17)

What Car? Reliability Rating 60.3%

More than a third (37%) of Discovery owners reported a fault, and the problem areas were serious, including engine electrics, brakes, suspension and the engine. Three-quarters of cars could still be driven and some were fixed for free, but some owners were landed with repair bills of more than £1500.

Read our full review of the used Land Rover Discovery

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2. Ford Kuga 2008-2012

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What Car? Reliability Rating 44.2%

A shocking 55% of Kuga owners reported a fault, with the issues mainly concerning the exhaust system. Other problem areas were the battery and engine and non-engine electrics. Two-thirds of cars were still drivable, but repair bills ranged from £51 to £1500.  

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1. Range Rover 2002-2013

Range Rover (02 - 13)

What Car? Reliability Rating 35.4%

A hefty 56% of older Range Rover owners reported at least one fault on their cars, with the battery the most frequently cited area (28%). There were also issues with the engine and its electrical systems, the exhaust and fuel system. Two-thirds of cars could still be driven, and while a small percentage were fixed for free, some owners faced repair bills in excess of £1500. 

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