- Rating of the most reliable crossovers
- The most reliable crossovers in the mid-price segment
- Honda CR-V
- Mazda CX-5
- Toyota RAV4
- Volkswagen Tiguan
- Mitsubishi Outlander
- Subaru Forester
- The most reliable premium crossovers
- Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
- Lexus NX
- Volvo XC60
- BMW X1
- BMW X3
- Audi Q5
Crossovers attract many with their roomy saloon and increased cross-country ability. Their appearance inspires respect on the road. However, to repair such a car can be more expensive due to the complex chassis with gears and powerful internal combustion engines. The frequency of visits to the car service depends on the country of manufacture and the quality of car assembly, as well as the used components. We have prepared a review of the most reliable crossovers, with which you will not visit the service station every month. The material is based on careful research of the reviews of car service centers and owners of these types of cars, as well as an analysis of the technical characteristics on the portal sag-suv/.
Rating of the most reliable crossovers
|The most reliable crossovers in the middle price segment||1||Honda CR-V||2 030 000€|
|2||Mazda CX-5||1 478 000€|
|3||Toyota RAV4||1 323 000€|
|4||Volkswagen Tiguan||1 170 000€|
|5||Mitsubishi Outlander||948 000€|
|6||Subaru Forester||1 775 000€|
|The most reliable premium crossovers||1||Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class||–|
|2||Lexus NX||2 290 680€|
|3||Volvo XC60||2 739 000€|
|4||BMW X1||1 598 425€|
|5||BMW X3||2 169 000€|
|6||Audi Q5||3 080 000€|
The most reliable crossovers in the mid-price segment
First, let’s look at mid-priced SUVs, which have a simpler package. The top positions here received models from Japanese and German automakers.
In first place is the Honda SR-V crossover, which has been produced since 1995. The model is now in its fifth generation and stands out for its forward-facing bumper, long headlights with LED technology and a spacious trunk with a volume of 522 liters. The crossover is available with gasoline engines 2.0 i 2.4 L, CVT and all wheel drive. Even in the most powerful version at 186 liters.s. Fuel consumption is 8 liters per 100 km. Drivers in the reviews like the fact that it is possible to turn around on a huge crossover on the road with a width of 5.5 m.
Regarding safety reliability, the crossover is praised in reviews for the clear triggering of the system that prevents skidding in corners. In terms of breakdowns, the chassis suffers the least, despite the presence of all-wheel drive and two gearboxes with a gearbox. With this SUV you will rarely have to change silent blocks and hub bearings. Rubber elements are well tolerated in Russian winters and road reagents.
- protection of arches and sills from corrosion with the help of plastic inserts;
- 208 mm ground clearance;
- economical fuel consumption;
- roomy trunk with 522 liters.
- no blind spot monitoring;
- At 140 km/h, the cabin is noisy;
- “hesitation” of 1-2 seconds before engaging all-wheel drive.
Second place in the review goes to the Japanese midsize crossover Mazda CX-5. Model already presented in the second generation with an intermediate restyling. The car is notable for its narrow headlights, huge grille and sporty look. SUV available with 2 petrol engines.0 i 2.5 liters, and can be with front or all-wheel drive. Ground clearance of the crossover is 200 mm, which allows you to actively use it off-road. Despite the spacious cabin, there is still room in the trunk for 442 liters. In reviews, owners praise the crossover for the low door line that completely covers the sills. It allows you to keep your clothes clean if you accidentally touch them to a dirty car.
Experts consider the crossover the most reliable in terms of internal combustion engine performance. All engine options are DOHC and fuel efficient. According to the on-board computer, the average is 8.9 l. The engine does not take oil from replacement to replacement. If timely maintenance is performed, the engine will run without overhaul up to 400,000 km.
- Has “Kick-down” for quick overtaking;
- reliable protection of wheel arches from rust;
- door sills are covered all the way down;
- economical fuel consumption.
- The velour covers are quickly frayed;
- road reagents corrode external C.V. joints dust shells.
The Japanese Toyota RAV4 is recognized as the next reliable crossover. Now available in the fifth generation of SUV, which is characterized by: a trapezoidal grille with chrome slats, high located fog lights and arches on the sides of the wheel, giving the body a “muscular” look. In Russia it is possible to buy a crossover with the engine 2.0 for 149 l.s. or 2.5 liters, producing 199 liters.s. there are modifications with front and all-wheel drive. Ground clearance is 195 mm, and the trunk holds 580 liters.
This crossover is considered reliable due to the total absence of repair costs for mileage up to 100,000 km. Although this period is covered by warranty, but the machine’s trouble-free operation will save time to visit an authorized service. Judging by the reviews of owners who bought a new RAV4, to the mark on the speedometer 100 thousand. km they did not change anything in the car, except to do a routine maintenance with the installation of oil and air filter, as well as the timing belt and spark plugs. If you want to guarantee not to invest money and time in the car in the nearest three-five years, but are ready to drive actively, choose this model.
- Consumption of the diesel version around the city is 8-10 liters;
- easy starting of the engine after a night standstill outside in winter;
- Increased dynamics in the traffic flow;
- ample legroom for second-row passengers.
- rigid suspension;
- Poor noise isolation;
- Diode bridge in alternator can burn out because of overloading.
Continues the review of reliable crossovers German model Tiguan from Volkswagen. The SUV is already in its second generation and is available with 1.4 i 2.0 l. Despite the small volume of internal combustion engine, the turbocharged motor gives out from 125 liters.s., but consumes 6.8 liters of fuel. The crossover has a huge trunk with 615 liters and ground clearance of 200 mm. Headlights merge with the lines of the radiator grille, forming almost a single element that attracts attention. Owners in the reviews like the technical equipment crossover various “pluses” in the form of electronic heating devices and drives, as well as the high liquidity of the car on the secondary market.
According to our experts, the best crossover in terms of reliability for winter use in cold regions. The engine in any configuration without problems start up even when the car is stored outside in winter. The engine does not wear out too much, which is confirmed by service practice. The driver and passengers do not need to wait for the engine to warm up to heat the cabin, because the ventilation system has electric heaters, immediately begin to warm the air.
- comfortable suspension;
- Excellent visibility from the driver’s seat;
- reliable optics;
- suitable for fast rides.
- After 60k. It is necessary to replace the front brake discs;
- The start button fails at 70,000 km;
- The cooling system pump needs to be replaced after 90 ths. km.
And here is one more Japanese crossover, only already from the company Mitsubishi. The SUV has been produced since 2002, and now it has been presented in the 3rd generation. A distinctive feature of the car are powerful engines, where the “youngest” has a volume of 2.0 l and produces 146 l.s. All modifications are equipped with a variator. You can buy a crossover with front or all-wheel drive. In reviews, owners like the 7-seat version, allowing you to travel large company. In this case, the volume of the trunk is 591 liters. The model is also notable for its high cross-country ability due to the ground clearance of 215 mm.
This crossover leads in electronics reliability. It has reliable front and rear optics, even if the car is stored outside in the rain. The wiring from the electric heater is carefully insulated and you will not stop the equipment from an oxidized contact. The original battery of this crossover can handle up to 120,000 km of mileage.
- reliable built in protection against theft;
- a lot of space in the trunk;
- Passengers in the second row are not cramped;
- Shock absorbers do not “break” on a bump.
- Suspension rocks badly on unpaved roads;
- the front calipers rattle;
- No illumination of the buttons on the doors.
Completes the category of reliable crossovers from the middle price segment Japanese car Subaru Forester. The fifth generation is notable for its extended trunk, high roof rack, and ribbed hood. The manufacturer has paid more attention to protection of the body against corrosion, having supplied wheel arches and sills with plastic inserts. The crossover is particularly popular with its 2.5L and 2.5L engines.0-liter (150 l.s.) i 2.5 liters (185 l.s.) equipped with all-wheel drive. SUV stands out as one of the highest ground clearance of 220 mm. With 5 seats in the car there is still 505 liters for luggage.
The crossover is recognized as one of the most reliable by design of the timing unit, and most importantly, the timing belt itself. Since its breakage leads to bending of valves and costly repair, it is important to follow the service life of the element. The original drive can last up to 190k on a Subaru Forester. km, so you don’t have to worry about the belt if you buy the car out of hand.
- ground clearance of 220 mm;
- The volume of the luggage compartment is 505 liters;
- There is a system “Start-stop”;
- electronic parking brake.
- The chassis is poorly tolerated by the Russian roads;
- Some have oil consumption and leakage around the cylinder-head gasket.
The most reliable premium crossovers
Oddly enough, even luxury cars that cost 3-5 million. rubles. Not to be disappointed after buying such a car, we offer you a list of the most reliable SUV premium class.
German Mercedes GLK-Class is recognized as the most reliable among luxury cars. The model was produced from 2008 to 2012 and was remembered for the trouble-free operation of the main units. Although the car is no longer officially made, it’s actually just been renamed the new GLS-Class. The crossover is notable for a diverse lineup of engines from 2.0 to 3.5L, 180mm ground clearance, and a 450L trunk. With wheelbase of 2755 mm the car confidently holds the course and is optimal for maneuvering. Suspension of the German SUV perfectly absorbs bumps and provides maximum comfort to the users.
Feedback from owners show that this crossover has never had to be pulled to the service center with a tow. Always reliable car gets to the place of repair on its own, so it will not let you down even if it breaks down far out of town. Recommend a car for those who often travel long distances on the road. In general, up to 130000 km mileage serious problems with it does not occur.
- illuminated buttons on the doors and steering wheel;
- dual-zone climate control;
- comfortable seats with pronounced side support;
- Wide choice of internal combustion engines with different capacity.
- In the basic package does not have a rearview camera and electric side mirrors;
- If the box is not warmed up to working temperature, when you shift from 5th to 4th gear you can feel a kick;
- Near-vertical windshield “catches” rocks well.
In second place in the premium crossover reliability category is the Japanese NX from Lexus. The model is available with 2 engines.0 i 2.5L, as well as a hybrid layout, where the rotation to the rear-wheel drive is transferred from the electric motor. Even the “youngest” version gives 238 liters.s., contributing to improved maneuverability. F Sport package is equipped with a different shape of bumpers, overlays on sills with nameplates and seats embroidered with brand logo. Novelty has LED optics, 190 mm ground clearance and a roomy trunk of 500 liters.
The model is fairly new, but has already managed, judging by reviews, to gain a reputation for reliability. It is promoted by gasoline internal combustion engines, capable to work up to 500 thousand rubles. km without a breakdown, rugged automatic transmission and sturdy transmissions responsible for all-wheel drive. Even the modification with a hybrid unit does not cause problems if you service the motor in time and keep an eye on the battery charge. Reviews show that up to 120000 car does not require any investments at all (except for maintenance).
- There are versions with an electric motor;
- LED optics;
- Increased maneuverability;
- the trunk with a volume of 500 liters.
- poor noise isolation;
- rigid suspension;
- expensive original parts.
Next in the list of reliable crossovers is the Volvo XC60 from the Swedish company. The latest generation is distinguished by “athletic” forms with a narrowed side part, powerful bumpers and protruding sills. In reviews, owners praise the car for its stable behavior on the highway, despite the speed of 180 km/h. The SUV’s interior is finished in leather, present not only on the seats but also in the door cards and front console. The crossover’s premium appeal is evident in every detail, including the electrical buttons, ventilation system diffusers, and pillar trim. Inside on a torpedo there is a huge screen with touch screen control.
crossover recognized as one of the most reliable in terms of safety. It has 8 inflatable cushions that protect in case of a strong impact. Keeping your eyes on the road is helped by the driver’s collision avoidance system, which knows how to brake on its own. On the long haul, the car takes control with cruise control. The crossover also has an “Walk Me Home” feature designed for tired users. The car received a 5-star rating in crash tests in terms of driver and front passenger survivability.
- presentable appearance;
- high safety reliability;
- T-shaped LED headlights;
- spacious interior.
- hard plastic in the interior;
- pants get dirty on the sills;
- Automatic transmission starts “kicking” after heating up to 95 degrees.
This crossover belongs to the most compact class of SUVs in the range of the German concern BMW. X1 Available since 2016 and features a huge split grille, dual lensed headlights, chrome inserts in the bumpers. “Nostril” BMW is recognizable worldwide and promises respect on the road. Model is available with gasoline engines 1.5 i 2.0 liters, generating 140 and 192 liters.s., as well as a diesel version of the ICE 2.0 for 150 litres.s. Owners in reviews like that at weight of 1.6 tons crossover accelerates to “hundred” in 7.4 seconds.
It’s the most reliable car for long runs in a short period of time. The crossover’s engine has an improved cooling system with expanded air ducts, which will keep the engine from overheating in long traffic. Optional gradual shutoff feature (even after the stop button is pressed) prevents the turbine from cooling down sharply and cracking the metal “cochlea”.
- recognizable appearance;
- fog lights are built into the headlights;
- clearance of 183 mm;
- Fuel economy 6-9 liters.
- Standard version with fabric interior trim;
- high cost of spare parts;
- rigid suspension;
- There is not enough room in back.
Another reliable car from the German brand is also a representative of BMW, but already of the 3-th series. It’s a more powerful crossover, with engines from 2.0 to 3.0 L, with outputs ranging from 184 to 510 L.s. Despite the high power, the car’s toxicity class corresponds to Euro-6, which is evidence of an elaborate exhaust aftertreatment system with a catalytic converter and particulate filter. All-wheel drive and 203 mm ground clearance for excellent off-road performance.
The experts found the car to be reliable not only in the engine and transmission, but also in the steering. Judging by the reviews of owners, it does not cause problems, and the rack is durable and does not knock even after 150000 km mileage. The steering wheel changes gear ratio as the speed increases, making it easier to steer. Hydraulic steering does not buzz and does not leak oil. No routine maintenance is required for up to 130,000 km.
- successful design;
- high dynamic characteristics;
- comfortable seating;
- unpretentious engine.
- Every bump can be felt on the road;
- poor noise isolation;
- the plastic in the cabin coarsens and rattles.
Audi Q5 crossover finishes the premium category. Reliable SUV has been produced since 2008. It is now available with 2.0 liters diesel engine with 190 liters.s. or petrol internal combustion engine 2.0, generating 249 l.s. The luxury car has many “tricks” that increase operating comfort, including: electronic parking brake, regenerative braking system, electric power steering, front headlight washers, electric trunk drive. Interior, even in the basic version has leather upholstery. Owners in reviews are pleased with the luxurious decor with silver Micrometal inserts
According to the editors, the crossover is worthy of the title of one of the most reliable for its unpretentious box. Robotic 8-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly and manually for smooth maneuverability. It does not have “oil consumption” inherent in other models. The torque converter does not need repair until 300,000. km. In most cases, you can restore its correct operation by changing the oil with a flush. Combined with all-wheel drive for predictable behavior on ice or deep snow.
- all all-wheel-drive configurations;
- 200 mm ground clearance;
- luggage compartment capacity of 550 liters;
- Accelerate to a hundred in 6.3 seconds at 1 weight.8 t.
- No heated rear seats;
- Weak timing unit (chain stretches, the pump can leak).