Boasting practicality, presence and efficiency, subcompact SUVs are all the rage in the UK at present and clearly an increasingly popular choice with drivers.
The latest analysis from cap hpi looks at the total cost of ownership to reveal the 10 SUVs with the lowest motoring costs over the first three years. Once all the servicing, fuel and other motoring costs are taken into account, which SUVs come out in pole position?
The Dacia Duster Estate 1.6 SCe 115 Access 5dr and Dacia Diesel Estate 1.6 16V 115 Access 5dr share the lowest total cost of ownership on the SUV market, starting from £9,856.84 respectively also boasting the lowest monthly running cost of £273.80. This is followed by the SsangYong Tivoli Diesel Hatchback 1.6 D SE 5dr with a TCO of £10637.19.
When it comes to fuel costs, the SsangYong Tivoli Diesel Hatchback 1.6 D SE 5dr is also ahead of the rest of the pack and comes in lowest at £2,304.
Philip Nothard, cap hpi consumer and retail editor, comments: “When it comes to the looking at the leading 10 SUVs with the lowest total cost of ownership, for the first 3 years from new, our research shows that the Dacia Duster Estate and Diesel Estate really can’t be beaten.
“The SUV market has been booming of late and sector growth has been boosted by a real appetite from consumers. The SUV sector is one of the fastest growing vehicle sectors and manufacturers are putting a great deal of emphasis on this to capitalise on this continuous growth. Our top ten cars show that SUVs represent a good buy for the motorist and with manufacturers such as Citroen, Ford, Kia, Nissan, Renault, Peugeot, Fiat and Suzuki all providing a comprehensive quality choice of vehicles the sector can sustain its healthy position for some time to come.”
Top 10 SUVs by Make & Model
|Manufacturer||Model||Description||Monthly Running Costs||Service & Maint.||Fuel Costs||TCO|
|Dacia||DUSTER ESTATE/ DUSTER DIESEL ESTATE||1.6 SCe 115 Access 5dr/1.6 16V 115 Access 5dr||273.80||550.00||3401.84||9856.84|
|SSANGYONG||TIVOLI DIESEL HATCHBACK||1.6 D SE 5dr||295.48||978.00||2304.19||10637.19|
|Citroen||C4 Citroen Hatchback||1.2 PureTech Touch 5dr||320.09||855||2443.34||11523.34|
|Suzuki||Vitara Estate||1.6 SZ4 5dr||326.35||845.00||2814.66||11748.66|
|Fiat||500X Diesel Hatchback EDITION||1.3 Multijet Pop 5dr||327.06||472.00||2197.17||11774.17|
|Peugeot||2008 Estate||1.2 PureTech Access A/C 5dr||327.82||822.00||2604.54||11801.54|
|Renault||Captur Hatchback||0.9 TCE 90 Expression+ 5dr||331.78||456.00||2707.97||11943.97|
|Dacia||Duster Diesel Estate||1.5 dCi 110 Prestige 5dr||332.36||582||2358.02||11965.02|
|Kia||Sportage Diesel Estate||1.7 CRDi ISG 1 5dr||334.52||327||2465.56||12042.56|
|Ford||Ecosport Diesel Hatchback||1.5 TDCi Zetec 5dr||337.63||739||2465.56||12154.56|