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Monday, 26 September 2016

The least costing SUV's have been announced with the overall winner being the Dacia Duster, no surprise there then.

Boasting practicality, presence and efficiency, subcompact SUVs are all the rage in the UK at present and clearly an increasingly popular choice with drivers. 
The latest analysis from cap hpi looks at the total cost of ownership (TCO) to reveal the 10 SUVs with the lowest motoring costs over the first 3 years. Once all the servicing, fuel and other motoring costs are taken into account, which SUVs come out in pole position?

The Dacia Duster Estate 1.6 SCe 115 Access 5dr and Dacia Diesel Estate 1.6 16V 115 Access 5dr share the lowest total cost of ownership on the SUV market, starting from £9,856.84 respectively also boasting the lowest monthly running cost of £273.80. This is followed by the SsangYong Tivoli Diesel Hatchback 1.6 D SE 5dr with a TCO of £10637.19.
When it comes to fuel costs, the SsangYong Tivoli Diesel Hatchback 1.6 D SE 5dr is also ahead of the rest of the pack and comes in lowest at £2,304.
Philip Nothard, cap hpi consumer and retail editor, comments: “When it comes to the looking at the leading 10 SUVs with the lowest total cost of ownership, for the first 3 years from new, our research shows that the Dacia Duster Estate and Diesel Estate really can’t be beaten.
“The SUV market has been booming of late and sector growth has been boosted by a real appetite from consumers. The SUV sector is one of the fastest growing vehicle sectors and manufacturers are putting a great deal of emphasis on this to capitalise on this continuous growth. 
Our top ten cars show that SUVs represent a good buy for the motorist and with manufacturers such as Citroen, Ford, Kia, Nissan, Renault, Peugeot, Fiat and Suzuki all providing a comprehensive quality choice of vehicles the sector can sustain its healthy position for some time to come.”
Top 10 SUVs by Make & Model 
ManufacturerModelDescriptionMonthly Running CostsService & Maint.Fuel CostsTCO
DaciaDUSTER ESTATE/ DUSTER DIESEL ESTATE1.6 SCe 115 Access 5dr/1.6 16V 115 Access 5dr273.80550.003401.84 9856.84
SSANGYONGTIVOLI DIESEL HATCHBACK1.6 D SE 5dr295.48978.002304.19 10637.19
CitroenC4 Citroen Hatchback1.2 PureTech Touch 5dr320.098552443.34 11523.34
SuzukiVitara Estate1.6 SZ4 5dr326.35845.002814.66 11748.66
Fiat500X Diesel Hatchback  EDITION1.3 Multijet Pop 5dr327.06472.002197.17 11774.17
Peugeot2008 Estate1.2 PureTech Access A/C 5dr327.82822.002604.54 11801.54
RenaultCaptur Hatchback0.9 TCE 90 Expression+ 5dr331.78456.002707.97 11943.97
DaciaDuster Diesel Estate1.5 dCi 110 Prestige 5dr332.365822358.02 11965.02
KiaSportage Diesel Estate1.7 CRDi ISG 1 5dr334.523272465.56 12042.56
FordEcosport Diesel Hatchback1.5 TDCi Zetec 5dr337.637392465.56 12154.56