Top 10: Highest rated SUVs and crossovers
The growth in the popularity of SUVs and crossovers, particularly among family buyers, continues to grow. But which are rated the highest by actual owners in the Honest John Satisfaction Index 2020?
Skoda Kodiaq (2016 -)
Satisfaction rating: 92.0%
The Skoda Kodiaq is proving hugely popular with UK buyers. It was the top rated SUV in the Honest John Satisfaction Index 2020 and also proved the most comfortable car overall. Spacious, practical and full of clever features, it's our seven-seater of choice.
Lexus NX (2014 -)
Satisfaction rating: 91.8%
As you'd expect given the fact the vast majority are hybrid, Lexus was rated highly by owners for how easy it is to drive. It also scored well for practicality, comfort and all-important reliability.
Kia Niro (2016-)
Satisfaction rating: 91.1%
The Niro is one of the most advanced small crossovers around and a car we find ourselves recommended on a regular basis to the readers of HonestJohn.co.uk. Available as a standard hybrid, a PHEV and now with EV power, owner's are impressed with the build quality and how easy to drive it is.
BMW X1 (2015 -)
Satisfaction rating: 90.8%
The only premium brand to appear in this list, the X1's rating has actually improved by several points since the previous Satisfaction Index. Owner's particularly liked the performance but were less happy with the fuel economy but as you'd expect, it scored well for handling.
Peugeot 3008 (2017 -)
Satisfaction rating: 90.4%
Peugeot's renaissance is perfectly captured in the excellent 3008. True it's not the cheapest crossover on the market but we think it's one of the best. And it seems owners agree - in fact it got the second highest score here for reliability. It would have been higher here had it not been for a below average rating for fuel economy.
Mazda CX-5 (2017 -)
Satisfaction rating: 89.8%
The newer, sharper styled CX-5 picks up where its predecessor left off in the Satisfaction Index. The old model was a regular in the highest rated SUVs and owners of the current generation are just as satisfied. It scored highly for reliability and build quality, but was marked down slightly for on-board technology.
Honda CR-V (2012 - 2018)
Satisfaction rating: 89.6%
Practicality, reliability and good fuel economy land the previous generation Honda CR-V a good overall result in the face of more modern competitors. However, according to owners, the 2012 model does fall short a little when it comes to repair costs and handling.
Hyundai Tucson (2015-)
Satisfaction rating: 89.4%
A good value crossover with a quality feel, the Tucson is clearly well liked by buyers who particularly rated its practicality and ease of driving. With a five year warranty and few problems reported to us, it's no surprise to see it performing well when it comes to reliability too.
Skoda Karoq (2018 -)
Satisfaction rating: 89.2%
Just like the bigger Kodiaq, the Karoq is proving to be well liked by buyers - helped in no small part to its practicality, technology and high level of safety. It seems the engines could be more frugal though with a below average score for fuel economy compared to the competition.
Skoda Yeti (2009-2017)
Satisfaction rating: 89.2%
The third Skoda in this top 10, the Yeti was a firm favourite among buyers who liked its combination of quirky looks, practicality and low running costs. It performed better than most of its rivals here when it came to fuel economy but was below average for repair costs.