Dated: 20 January 2010

The Best and Worst 4x4/SUVs

 

With the recent extreme winter weather making travelling almost impossible in some parts of Britain and start of the greatest off-road race – the Dakar Rally – on the 1st of January, SUVs and 4x4s have been in high demand lately.

With that in mind Warranty Direct have – using their database of 150,000 policies on vehicles between three to eight years old – recently released a statement detailing the most and least reliable second hand 4x4 and SUV vehicles on the market at the moment.

Using their Reliability Index, Warranty Direct named the Audi A6 Allroad as the worst off-roader - it appears than more than half of the A6 Allroad’s recorded a fault in a typical year – with a third of these problems being down the to the vehicle’s suspension.
 
So that was the worst, but which vehicle is the most reliable? According to the report, the Honda CR-V (01-06) is the off-road vehicle that is the least likely to let you down. With the Suzuke Grand Vitara (98-05) coming in a close second.

The top ten and bottom ten vehicles can be seen below, courtesy of Warranty Direct:

 

Top 10 4x4/SUVs

 Manufacturer Model Average Repair Cost Reliability Index Rating
1. Honda  CR-V (01-06) £239.6323.10
2. Suzuki Grand Vitara (98-05)£219.4333.01
3. ToyotaRAV4 (00-06)£330.58 42.69
4. MitsubishiShogun (00-07)£595.58 47.53
5. Kia Sorento  (03-)£332.34 59.36
6. Nissan Terrano II (93-06)£277.25 62.81 
7. Land RoverFreelander  (03-06)£370.23 66.11
8. Lexus RX300 (03-09)£571.60 68.69
9. NissanX-Trail  (01-)£433.1873.69 

10. Toyota

Landcruiser (03-) £525.0182.78 

   

 

Bottom 10 4x4/SUVs

 Manufacturer Model Average Repair Cost  Reliability Index Rating
1. AudiA6 Allroad  (00-05)£516.03281.60
2. Volkswagen Touareg  (03-) £567.92 194.01
3. BMW X5  (00-)£517.30193.36
4. Jeep Cherokee  (01-08)£522.40 155.72
5. Volvo XC90  (02-)£522.83 153.88
6. Land RoverRange Rover  (02-) £493.59  140.96
7. Land RoverDiscovery (98-04)£332.17 120.11
8. MercedesM-Class (98-05)£393.01  119.85
9. Land Rover Discovery (04-) £405.10 119.44
10. Volvo XC70 (00-07)£429.53  115.21

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