Should I get a hybrid car or an EU6 diesel?

I'm looking at replacing my Honda FR-V with a Lexus NX or Land Rover Discovery Sport. My heart is with Land Rover, but build quality seems to be an issue and I worry at the potential lifespan of diesels with pollution issues. The NX looks capable, gets good reviews and might be a cleaner option. I generally make short journeys with a few two hour motorway runs, have two large teenage boys to carry and tend to keep a car for a long time (10 years or so). Which would you go for and is there another car out there I have overlooked?

Asked on by

Build quality is a major problem with the Discovery Sport. And there are problems with the Ingenium diesel when used for short runs, but you can now get Ingenium petrol engines in it. If you want reliability, Lexus is at the top of the ratings and Land Rover is at the bottom.

Honest John recommends carwow – find and buy your perfect car, in just a few clicks

Dear Honest John,

Please help me choose my next car. I would like it to have:
    Select a few terms below
Similar questions
My current car is a four year old Citroen C4 Picasso 1.6 HDI with 33,000 miles on the clock. I tow a small caravan (700kg) several times per year on long journeys, but my regular usage is short trips of...
I currently drive a 2011 Fiat Bravo Multijet diesel - I bought it for the MPG and it hasn't disappointed in that regard, although it's irritatingly unreliable and handling isn't great. Despite living in...
I do a 40 mile round trip every day with a mix of roads, including 70mph dual carriageway and a stretch of motorway for about 10 miles each way. Would a hybrid be suited to this driving? If no, I'm going...
Related models
Clever way to carry 6 in 2 rows, like a Multipla, but with Honda quality. 1.8, 2.0 and 2.2 all chain cam engines.
High quality and impressively refined. Luxurious feel to interior. Usefully large boot. Cheaper entry-level model with 2WD. Relaxing to drive in traffic.
Refined and comfortable. 2.0 Ingenium diesel engine. Highly capable off-road. 2.0 Si4 240 and 290PS ingenium petrol engines.
 

Ask Honest John

Value my car