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6. Skoda Kamiq (2019 – present)

Skoda Kamiq front

Reliability Rating 97.4%

Only 25% of the Kamiqs that went wrong were fixed in less than a day, while a further 25% were in a repair shop for more than a week. Luckily, though, Skoda covered the costs of all 12% of the reported faults that occurred, most of which were surrounding non-engine electrics. 

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5. Hyundai Kona (2017 – present)

Hyundai Kona 2021 front cornering

Reliability Rating 98.4%

Hyundai covered the expense of 12% of Konas that were reported as faulty, with the issues predominantly to do with engine, engine electrics and air-con. Impressively, 67% of the vehicles were still driveable and were fixed in under a day. 

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4. Audi Q2 (2016 – present)

Audi Q2 2021 front

Reliability Rating 98.7%

Only 7% of Q2 owners reported a fault, and all of those were fixed for free. The faults typically surrounded a hiccup with non-engine electrics, but thankfully around 67% of cars could still be driven and were fixed in one day to one week.

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3. Citroen C3 Aircross (2017 – present)

Citroën C3 Aircross 2021 front right tracking

Reliability Rating 98.9%

A mere 6% of C3 drivers experienced a fault, mainly involving the exhaust. Even better, the cost of all faults was covered by Citroen and all cars were fixed in less than a week. 

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=1. Honda HR-V (2015 – present)

Honda HR-V

Reliability Rating 100%

The Honda HR-V comes in first place as the most reliable small SUV, with a 100% reliability rating and an exceptional zero faults.

Mazda CX-3 Front

Reliability Rating 100%

The CX-3 is one of the most reliable small SUVs according to our Reliability surveys, with an astounding zero faults reported.

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