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Least reliable small SUVs

Small SUVs are the car of choice for a growing number of motorists, but how do you pick a dependable one? We reveal the most and least trustworthy...

Most and least reliable small SUVs - Peugeot 2008

The five least reliable small SUVs

5. Ford Ecosport (2014 - present)

Ford Ecosport front right driving

Reliability rating 91.6%

Ford owners told us that 14% of their cars were affected by faults, the most prevalent being to do with bodywork, interior trim and seats. These, however, were put right at no cost to the customers, with 44% of the cars still driveable and fixed in less than a day. 

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4. Volkswagen T-Cross (2019 - present)

Volkswagen T-Cross front

Reliability rating 90.0%

According to our survey, 30% of T-Cross SUVs suffered problems, mostly affecting non-engine electrics. Over half of the cars (57%) were still driveable and fixed in between one day to one week, with 86% of work done for free under warranty.

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3. Vauxhall Mokka X (2016 - present)

Used Vauxhall Mokka X 16-present

Reliability rating 87.3%

Mokka X drivers reported a high percentage of faults on their cars: 44% went wrong, mainly with issues relating to the sat nav/infotainment system and air-con. Although 60% of the costs were covered by Vauxhall, that left 10% of owners who had to pay between £101-200. The only good news is that 40% of cars were still driveable and fixed within a day.

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2. Nissan Juke (2010 - 2019)

Used Nissan Juke

Reliability rating 83.8%

Around 37% of petrol-engined Jukes reported faults, primarily to do with the battery, followed by issues with the engine and suspension. Although 79% of the costs for repair were covered by Nissan, that left 14% of drivers having to contribute to repair bills. Problems were serious and slow to resolve in many cases: only 36% of vehicles could still be driven and were fixed in less than a day.

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1. Peugeot 2008 (2013 - 2019)

Peugeot 2008 1.6 BlueHDi 120 review

Reliability rating 81.8%

A total of 16% of Peugeot 2008 drivers reported an issue with their vehicle. Brakes and suspension were the main faults, and a massive 63% of vehicles were deemed as non-driveable and were off the road for one week. Costs were particularly high for owners, with 38% having to pay between £101 and £200, and s 13% paying between £301 and £500.

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