Most reliable SUVs revealed

The most reliable SUVs have been revealed in the Reliability Index from Warranty Direct.

The SUV is certainly one of the most popular types of car for families but to get the best out of them, what people need is one that is reliable. Thankfully a list of some of the best SUVs for this purpose have been revealed.

Results were put together by Warranty Direct, which analysed 50,000 policies to determine the vehicles that it has had to pay out the least for on aftermarket warranty claims.

The Reliability Index from Warranty Direct looks into factors such as how often a car breaks down, what it usually costs to repair it, how long it takes to be fixed, the average age of the car as well as its mileage. If it scores low on the Index then it is more reliable.

Luckily there are plenty of SUVS that made the list that are also available to choose from at Car Shop if you feel that one of them could be for you.

One of the best rated cars was the Nissan Qashqai from between 2007 and 2013, which came second overall as the most reliable SUV. It scored only 68 on the Index and cost £343.51 to repair on average.

Another high scorer was the Kia Sportage released between 2005 and 2010 as it took fourth position. The car achieved a score of 93 on the index and does not appear likely to break the bank when it comes to repairs as average costs come to £299.21.

As expected from a brand that is famous for its reliability, it made sense that the Toyota RAV4 scored well in the Index as it took fifth place with 106 points. While the 2006 to 2012 model was noted as a car that was not likely to go wrong, it was found that repairs can be highly costly when there are failures.

Managing director at Warranty Direct David Gerrans explained that reliability is crucial to car buying decisions for busy families that cannot afford repairs.

  • On: 29 July 2014
  • By: CarShop

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