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TÜV report 2021: These are the most reliable SUVs

These are the most reliable SUVs!

Which used SUV is worthwhile? AUTO BILD shows the 15 best SUVs in five age groups from the TÜV report 2021. All information!

D.he SUV boom continues. In October 2020, SUVs were the segment with the largest share of shares at 21.7 percent, despite a loss of -5.3 percent. There were bought more SUVs than compact vehicles, which ended up in second place according to the Federal Motor Transport Authority. Not only are new cars in demand, used models are also popular. But which pre-owned models are still reliable in old age and what should be considered when buying a used car?

These are the most reliable SUVs

The Audi Q5 impresses at TÜV across different age groups.

© Roman Rätzke

The TÜV Report 2021 provides help here. Every year, it evaluates the results of all main inspections and documents the technical condition of various cars. The TÜV report also provides information on strengths and weaknesses. This also shows that the Audi Q5 is represented in the top 3 in several age groups. In the chapters of lighting, brakes and oil loss in the engine and drive, the SUV does not show any weaknesses across all years. The SUV performs significantly better than the average of the vehicles everywhere. The Q5 is in the middle of the field in only one chapter: From the third main inspection, the inspectors occasionally complained about the drive shafts. The Mazda CX-3 is also a solid candidate. The small SUV’s TÜV balance sheet is almost flawless. Only the front light hails a flawless certificate. Otherwise it drives CX-3 only top marks. Since the little brother of the CX-5 came onto the market in 2015 and is still quite young, used car buyers should plan at least a budget of 13,000 euros for a well-preserved copy.

€ 4,250

Renault Twingo 1.2 Eco 16V Expression, petrol

99,150 km
55 kW (75 PS)
08/2014

Petrol,
CO2 0 g / km *

€ 4,260

Volkswagen up 1.0 move Sport, petrol

117,290 km
44 kW (60 hp)
05/2013

Petrol,
4.1 l / 100km (combined) CO2 97 g / km *

€ 4,388

Renault Twingo 1.2 -16V, petrol

90,820 km
55 kW (75 PS)
12/2012

Petrol,
CO2 0 g / km *

€ 4,390

Ford Ka 1.2 Trend AUDIO, gasoline

66,000 km
51 kW (69 hp)
12/2012

Petrol,
4.9 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 115 g / km *

€ 4,424

Volkswagen up 1.0 move RCD215, petrol

100,550 km
44 kW (60 hp)
09/2013

Petrol,
4.5 l / 100km (combined) CO2 107 g / km *

€ 4,474

Skoda Citigo 1.0, gasoline

120,000 km
44 kW (60 hp)
05/2013

Petrol,
4.1 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 95 g / km *

€ 4,480

Renault Twingo 1.2 16V Expression, petrol

76,089 km
55 kW (75 PS)
07/2013

Petrol,
CO2 0 g / km *

48432 Rheine, Autohaus Hartmann GmbH Rheine


50259 Pulheim, Autohaus Badziong GmbH & Co. KG


44809 Bochum, BOB Automobile Nord GmbH


37696 Marienmünster, Autohaus Wilhelm Heine owner Maik Heine


21266 Jesteburg, Autohaus Kuhn & Witte GmbH & Co. KG


31655 Stadthagen, Autohaus Schulze Schaumburg GmbH


53797 Lohmar, Fischer & Bourtscheidt Automobilhandels GmbH

Expensive and good too?

Another model boy is the Porsche Macan, which made its debut in the TÜV report this year. The 4.70 meter long Macan is based on the Audi Q5, which explains the good technical genes. The athlete, who took over the all-wheel drive system from his bigger brother the Cayenne, did an exemplary job in the general inspection. The only weak point is the oil loss on the drive, which the testers notice almost three times as often as when cutting. After all, it is only slightly above the second HU. Still, those interested should consider finding one Macan from previous ownership, for which you should have at least 35,000 euros ready, pay particular attention to this shortcoming.
In order to be well prepared for buying a used car, AUTO BILD shows the best and the worst SUVs of all age groups from the TÜV Report 2021 and lists the weak points.

* 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 .dat.de).

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