Revealed: the 10 most unreliable SUVs

There are plenty of SUVs to choose from, but they're not all as dependable as their rugged looks would imply. Here, we reveal the 10 least reliable, according to owners.....

SUVs are popular with families, and the last thing anyone wants is to be left stranded by the roadside with a carload of children.Image 1 of 21

So, reliability is important, and that's why we asked more than 18,000 people to tell us what went wrong with their car in the previous 12 months.

The results can be found in the What Car Reliability Survey, with us considering 14 different areas: air-con, battery, bodywork, brakes, engine, engine electrics, exhaust, fuel system, gearbox, interior trim, non-engine electrics, sat-nav, steering and suspension. For each fault, we asked owners to tell us how long the car took to be fixed and how much it cost. And from this information, we created a unique reliability rating for each model; 218 in total across 31 brands.

Here we've used our data to compile a countdown of the most unreliable SUVs. These are the models that spent the most time in the garage having faults put right and which cost owners the most in repair bills.

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