Can you recommend an upmarket, used hybrid SUV?

My company car (Range Rover Evoque) goes back in May and I have to purchase my first vehicle in 14 years. My budget is £23k. I would love to purchase another Evoque but worry about reliability and repair costs once out of warranty. I would like a 2-year-old, similar-sized vehicle that's automatic with sat nav, cameras, leather interior and some warranty. We expect to keep this vehicle for at least 5 years. I would estimate 8000 miles a year and am thinking that a hybrid would be a good choice. The other half has vetoed the Suzuki Vitara. What would you advise? Thanks.

Asked on 28 April 2021 by Pete

Answered by Andrew Brady
For your mileage, we'd recommend a petrol or hybrid (full hybrid – not a mild hybrid like the Sportage). As you're used to a premium SUV, have you considered a Lexus UX? It's an impressive hybrid SUV. You'll be looking at a slightly older example within budget but it ticks all the boxes and, being a Lexus, will be extremely reliable. Alternatively, look at mainstream alternatives like a petrol Skoda Karoq or Volkswagen Tiguan. Both represent excellent value for money and make a sensible used purchase. If you're concerned about out-of-warranty costs, consider buying an aftermarket warranty.
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