The Honda CR-V, built between 2001 and 2006, is Britain’s most reliable SUV according to a survey conducted by insurance specialists, Warranty Direct.
Warranty Direct’s Reliability Index takes into account vehicle break downs, average repair cost and time spent off the road to calculate its overall reliability – the lower the number, the more reliable the car. The Honda CR-V scored 23.10 on the index.
The Reliability Index uses data collected by Warranty Direct’s claims and is the most comprehensive reliability guide in the UK. The Index details the overall vehicle and parts reliability including air-conditioning, suspension, braking systems and transmissions.
- Honda CR-V (01-06) 23.10
- Suzuki Grand Vitara (98-05) 33.01
- Toyota RAV4 (00-06) 42.69
- Mitsubishi Shogun (00-07) 47.53
- Kia Sorento (03-) 59.36
- Nissan Terrano II (93-06) 62.81
- Land Rover Freelander (03-06) 66.11
- Lexus RX300 (03-09) 68.69
- Nissan X-Trail (01-) 73.69
- Toyota Landcruiser (03-) 82.78
And why should the Honda CR-V be so popular? Well from our experience it’s rugged, reliable and comfortable too … and it can also get into some fairly rough country despite the fact that it’s only an all-wheel drive. While the CR-V in the photo is on some fairly flat ground when I took the photo the climb up into the hills above Copeton Dam near Inverell was quite rough.