The 25 most unreliable SUVs

While some cars motor along for years without missing a beat, others are afflicted by fault after fault, so here's our countdown of the most problematic SUVs...

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They might all look like they can cope with anything, but in reality some SUVs are far more dependable than others. But how do you know which ones are more likely to suffer problems?

Well, that’s where the annual What Car? Reliability Survey, conducted in association with MotorEasy, comes in. We asked more than 16,000 readers if their cars had any issues over the past year, how long any faults kept their cars off the road, and how much they were charged for repairs. 

We compared SUVs in four different classes: small SUVsfamily SUVslarge SUVs and luxury SUVs, and overall they were fairly reliable, earning an average reliability rating of 92.3%. However, this score was dragged down by specific makes and models.

Here, then, we reveal the least dependable SUVs, based on data for cars aged up to five years old.

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