An online car garage and repair marketplace has revealed that Peugeot and Toyota top the list of the most expensive cars to repair and maintain in the UK. The site analysed more than 1m data points to reveal which cars cost the most to repair and maintain across three key classifications: hatchback, saloon and SUV/MPV.
A site connecting car garages and repair centres with drivers in need of repairs, servicing and MOTs has released its internal data, which shows the most expensive models to repair and maintain across hatchbacks, saloons and SUV/MPVs.
WhoCanFixMyCar.com found that Peugeot topped both the list of most expensive hatchbacks to repair on average with the Peugeot 207 costing Â£208.37, and the saloon list with the Peugeot 407 costing Â£230.15.
The Toyota Rav-4 is the most expensive car to maintain of the three classifications with an average quote for servicing and repairs costing Â£297.83*, 9.6% more expensive than the most expensive premium SUV/MPV, the Land Rover Freelander with an average repair cost of Â£271.64. The Rav-4 also came in more expensive on average per repair than the Range Rover Sport, BMW X5 and the Jaguar X-Type.
Here is the breakdown of the most expensive cars by classification:
Highest Average Repair Quote: Peugeot 207 â€“ Â£208.37
Highest Average Premium Repair Quote: Audi A3 â€“ Â£215.02
Highest Average Repair Quote: Peugeot 407 â€“ Â£230.15
Highest Average Premium Repair Quote: Jaguar X-Type â€“ Â£234.59
Highest Average Repair Quote: Toyota Rav-4 â€“ Â£297.83
Highest Average Premium Repair Quote: Land Rover Freelander â€“ Â£271.64
Peugeot has two models in the top most expensive hatchbacks, including the top spot, as well as sitting in top place in the saloon category. However, the brand as a whole sits 8th in the list of most expensive cars on average when compared to all car brands**.
WhoCanFixMyCar.com is an online car garage and repair marketplace connecting nearly 11,000 garage and repair centres with drivers around the UK. The site has 1m users and recently processed more than 155,000 requests through the site in one month.
Alistair Preston, Co-Founder of WhoCanFixMyCar.com, said:Â â€œAll car owners know that reliability is one of the most important things you look at when buying a car. Itâ€™s never a convenient time for your car to break down or need repair work, not least because of the unplanned cost involved. Our data gives us a unique perspective on the market and weâ€™re happy to be able to share this with car buyers around the UK.
â€œInterestingly, our data shows that premium vehicles are not always the most expensive to maintain on average when comparing them to non-premium brands. It just goes to show the importance of considering the cost of maintenance long-term when choosing a new car.
â€œInevitably, at some point motorists will need help from a mechanic to sort out an issue with their car. WhoCanFixMyCar.com helps car owners to make good choices based on genuine reviews of the nearly 11,000 garages on site, as well as being able to compare quotes for cost of work in the most transparent way possible.
â€œNot only that, we also connect mechanics and garages with people who need their cars fixed â€“ increasing their trade as a result.â€