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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...

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Claire Evans
13 Feb 2018 10:00

4. Suzuki Vitara

Score 97.2%

Although 18% of Vitara owners reported a fault, the problem areas weren't too serious in most cases. Non-engine electrics caused the most issues, followed by interior trim and bodywork. Most cars could still be driven and were fixed the same day, and all work was carried out under warranty. 

Vauxhall Mokka X

3. Vauxhall Mokka X petrol

Score 97.7%

If you’re after a reliable Mokka or Mokka X, pick a petrol, because just 9% of them had a fault, compared with 27% of diesels. No cars were rendered undriveable, but problems occurred across a range of areas and a few required repairs costing £100-£200.

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Peugeot 2008

2. Peugeot 2008

Score 99.4%

Just 5% of Peugeot 2008s had a problem, and the only area affected was the suspension. Plus, all cars were fixed the same day for free. The 2008 remains dependable as it ages, too; owners of older examples reported only a small number of issues relating to the engine electrics.