D he so-called SUVs are also in demand on the used car market. From sporty singles who want to stow away their equipment, to young families looking for an unconventional but comfortable means of transport, to business people who want to drive up to the customer's premises - SUVs offer something for every taste. The compact SUVs in particular are very well received on the market, as their concepts are already versatile and still affordable.
The range on offer is correspondingly large. But which model should customers choose, which of these small off-roaders are technically sophisticated? A look at the Dekra used car report provides the answers. There are no less than eight compact SUVs that were classified as particularly reliable, as they only showed a few defects during the general inspection.
Model student among the compact SUV Ford Kuga
The model student among theirs is the Ford Kuga. Three-year-old copies with two-liter diesel are traded for around 19,000 euros and often have extras such as automatic air conditioning and leather upholstery on board. The operating costs of a 2.0 TDCi with all-wheel drive with an annual mileage of 15,000 kilometers are 360 euros (sample invoice). A similarly equipped VW Tiguan is around 20 euros cheaper, but it is a bit more expensive to buy. For example, an approximately three-year-old model with 140 hp diesel and all-wheel drive equipped with automatic air conditioning, a navigation system and xenon headlights costs around 20,000 euros.
For the same money, you can get a Nissan Qashqai of about the same age with 150- PS diesel, panoramic glass roof, reversing camera and about 50,000 kilometers on the speedometer. The operating costs are at the level of a Tiguan.
But for 330 euros a month you can also maintain a Toyota RAV4 or a Honda CR-V. With the best executive equipment, a roughly three-year-old CR-V with 140-hp diesel costs 19,000 euros, only a navigation system is not even in the top version and is rather rare on the second-hand market.
BMW X3 is not exactly cheap
Half a class higher is the not exactly cheap BMW X3. For a well-preserved copy you have to calculate around 25,000 euros and get a four-year-old X3 20d with all-wheel drive and around 100,000 kilometers on the clock. The 177 hp costs around 430 euros4-wheel diesel per month. Nevertheless, it is very popular with motorists: The small off-roader is one of the most-clicked SUVs on the online car market www.mobile.de.
The Mitsubishi Outlander is significantly cheaper to buy, with three from 20,000 euros Year-old specimens going on. But when it comes to maintenance costs, the price is high: around 390 euros per month have to be raised for the 156 hp diesel version. The same applies to the Subaru Forester, which is also quite expensive: a three-year-old and well-equipped car costs around 20,000 euros. In addition, there are the monthly maintenance costs of around 370 euros, which means that the two-liter diesel (147 PS) is not one of the bargains on the market '> No complete checkbook - hands off
But price, equipment or Dekra used car report should not alone decide on the purchase. Only after an on-site vehicle check is the time ripe for a decision. You have to take a closer look, especially with SUVs. Because if the car was used off-road or with a trailer, the technical wear and tear is higher. Pay attention to this as well as to a complete checkbook. If the seller can't deliver that - hands off.