SUVs in long-term tests: which models are the most reliable?

Big endurance test ranking: These SUVs are the most reliable!

How do VW Tiguan, Skoda Kodiaq, BMW X1 and other popular SUVs perform in the endurance test over 100,000 kilometers? Here come the tops and flops!

W.How carefully are our cars designed and processed? How reliable are they in everyday life? AUTO BILD is investigating this question in an endurance test. Every defect, every one, becomes more than 100,000 kilometers Glitch of a test vehicle recorded and evaluated. Defects that are not noticeable in normal use will be cleared no later than the final dismantling of our DEKRA experts discovered. Since 2014 we have been summarizing all the results of the endurance tests in a perpetual ranking. Here we have the popular vehicle segment of the SUVs singled out and in its own Ranking summarized!

€ 2,750

Chevrolet Spark 1.0 ECONOMICAL, gasoline

142,618 km
50 kW (68 hp)

5.1 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 120 g / km *

€ 3,990

Suzuki Alto 1.0 Basic TINT (GF) 68, petrol

66,500 km
50 kW (68 hp)

CO2 0 g / km *

€ 3,990

Chevrolet Spark 1.2 LT, gasoline

100,100 km
60 kW (82 hp)

5 l / 100km (combined) CO2 118 g / km *

€ 3,990

Hyundai i10 1.1 5 Star Edition windows el, petrol

56,760 km
51 kW (69 hp)

4.7 l / 100km (combined) CO2 111 g / km *

€ 3,995

Dacia Sandero II 75PS Essentiel incl, gasoline

74,000 km
55 kW (75 PS)

6 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 142 g / km *

€ 4,250

Renault Twingo 1.2 Eco 16V Expression, petrol

99,150 km
55 kW (75 PS)

CO2 0 g / km *

€ 4,440

Renault Twingo 1.2 Paris, petrol

66,376 km
55 kW (75 PS)

5.1 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 119 g / km *

13581 Berlin, ASP Autosalon Berlin GmbH

09247 Chemnitz, Schneider Gruppe GmbH Röhrsdorf

77855 Achern, AR Auto Roth GmbH

21643 Beckdorf, Autohaus Ludwig Meyer KG

01968 Senftenberg, Autocenter H.-J. Mosig GmbH

48432 Rheine, Autohaus Hartmann GmbH Rheine

73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd, Auto Beer Cutter Schwäbisch Gmünd

They did really badly by now 18 SUVs tested only a few. So far, the Subaru XV (Grade 4-) has brought up the rear, with a whole series of problems (including: worn out coupling, Melting on pistons, corrosion on chassis parts). It didn’t go much better for the Audi Q3. In the end it had a little fewer error points than the Subaru – due to several defects (lambda probe, exhaust gas recirculation cooler, transmission), however, only the grade 4 remained.

Large ranking of the endurance test SUVs

The youngest long-term test graduate from the SUV segment is the small Kia Stonic. What place it occupies in the ranking and which model is currently in first place is shown by AUTO BILD in the gallery!

* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the power consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guide to Official Fuel Consumption”, which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www


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