Best and worst small SUVs for reliability

Small SUVs are the cars everyone wants to be seen in. Find out which are the most - and least - reliable models in our round-up...

Renault Captur
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Claire Evans
13 Feb 2018 10:00

7. Renault Captur

Score 95.1%

Only 20% of Capturs had a problem, and the biggest area of concern was interior trim. A small percentage of owners reported issues with engines, gearboxes, non-engine electrics and bodywork. All cars could still be driven, however, and all were fixed for free. 

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6. Skoda Yeti

Score 96.4%

Fewer Yeti owners (16%) reported a fault on their car, with non-engine electrics topping the list of issues, followed by interior trim and bodywork. Even though some cars were rendered undriveable, the majority were fixed the same day and no owners had to stump up for any repair bills. 

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5. Nissan Juke

Score 96.8%

Again, 16% of owners reported a fault here, but the Juke's main problems were split evenly between the air-con, bodywork, engine and non-engine electrics. All cars remained driveable and were back on the road in less than a week, and only a small percentage of owners had to contribute to the cost of repairs.