Most and least reliable small SUVs

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...

Peugeot 2008

5. Peugeot 2008 (2013-2019)

Score 97.1%

Just under 10% of 2008s suffered a fault, with the problem areas covering four areas: brakes, exhaust, non-engine electrics and suspension. All cars remained driveable, but a third spent more than a week in the garage. All work was done for free, though.

Skoda Yeti

Score 97.2%

Although 13% of Yeti owners reported a fault on their car, the main areas of concern weren't too serious - they were the bodywork and non-engine electrics. There were also a small percentage of suspension issues.

While half of faults  were rectified in less than a day, some took more than a week to put right; all cars could still be driven though and no owners had to stump up any cash for repair bills. 

3. Suzuki Vitara (2015-present)

Suzuki Vitara

Score 97.6%

The Suzuki Vitara is pretty bullet-proof, with just 7% of cars suffering a fault. Non-engine electrics were the main culprit, and there were a few problems with other areas, including the bodywork, engine and sat-nav.

All cars could still be driven, although half took more than a week to fix. While the majority of repairs were free, a small number of owners had to pay bills ranging from £51 to £100. 

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2.  Mini Countryman 2017-present)

Mini Countryman front - 19 plate

Score 99.1%

A mere 5% of Mini Countrymans had a problem, with the faults being split evenly between interior trim and non-engine electrics.

All examples remained drivable and all were fixed in less than a week at no cost to their owners. 

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1. Kia Soul (2014-2019)

Kia Soul

Score 100%

Three-quarters of Kia Soul owners said the thing they considered most important when buying their car was reliability, and this SUV has really lived up to their expectations, with not a single one going wrong. 

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