Can you recommend a reliable small crossover?

After owning two Honda Civics that were bulletproof in terms of reliability, I bought a Honda HR-V new in 2016. The car has only done 29k miles but I have had problem after problem with it after the 3-year warranty expired. First, the rear brake callipers made an awful noise and Honda recommended a replacement — quoting me £1400+. After complaining, this was reduced by half as a goodwill gesture. The other problems are electrical. I've decided to replace the car now and would like a similar size car with a similar driving position. The Toyota CH-R was my favourite but rear visibility was poor. Grateful for your recommendations. Many thanks.

Asked on 16 April 2021 by Aldast

Answered by Andrew Brady
It might be worth waiting for the new Toyota Yaris Cross. It's a small hybrid crossover, similar in size to your HR-V, and is based on the excellent new Yaris hatchback. Orders open next month with prices expected to start from around £21,000. Being a Toyota, it's likely to be a very reliable choice, and rear visibility should be better than the C-HR (although we're yet to drive it). Alternatively, we'd recommend a Skoda Kamiq or Ford Puma.
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