Least reliable large SUVs

Large and luxury SUVs are bought by families, so reliability is a vital consideration. We reveal the most – and least – dependable models...

Land Rover Discovery Sport (2014 on) front three quarters

The three least reliable large SUVs

3. Land Rover Discovery Sport (2014-present)

Score 81.9%

Some 43% of Land Rover Discovery Sport owners experienced trouble, with issues spanning all of our categories apart from the steering. A quarter of cars took more than a week to fix; most work was free, but a small number of owners were presented with bills of more than £1500. 

2. Ford Edge (2016-2019)

Ford Edge

Score 80.7%

Ford Edge owners spend a lot of time in garages; 45% of their cars suffered a fault and around half were laid up for more than a week. Air-con and non-engine electrics caused the most trouble (15%), among a range of issues. Thankfully, all repairs were done for free. 

1. Nissan X-Trail (2014-present)

Nissan X-Trail

Score 77.1%

Don’t be fooled by the Nissan X-Trail’s looks; it isn’t that tough. In fact, it suffered faults in 11 of our 14 categories. Around half were repaired the same day, but the others were off the road for more than a week. While many were fixed for free, some owners had to pay up to £1500.