Peugeot and Toyota cars have been identified as the most expensive to repair, according to internal data from WhoCanFixMyCar.com.
The site, which connects car garages and repair centres with drivers in need of repairs, servicing and MOTs, analysed more than one million data points to reveal which cars cost the most to repair and maintain across three key classifications: hatchback, saloon and SUV/MPV.
It revealed that Peugeot models topped both the list of most expensive hatchbacks to repair, with the Peugeot 207 costing £208.37, and the saloon list with the Peugeot 407 costing £230.15.
Toyota’s Rav-4 was found to be the most expensive SUV to maintain with an average quote for servicing and repairs costing £297.83, 9.6% more expensive than the most expensive premium SUV/MPV, the Land Rover Freelander.
The Rav-4 was also more expensive on average per repair than the Range Rover Sport, BMW X5 and the Jaguar X-Type.
Alistair Preston, co-founder of WhoCanFixMyCar.com, said: “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.”
Despite having two models in the top of their categories, Peugeot sits eight overall in the list of most expensive cars on average when compared to all car brands.
Breakdown of the most expensive cars to repair by classification:
Highest Average Repair Quote: Peugeot 207 – £208.37
Highest Average Premium Repair Quote: Audi A3 – £215.02
Highest Average Repair Quote: Peugeot 407 – £230.15
Highest Average Premium Repair Quote: Jaguar X-Type – £234.59
Highest Average Repair Quote: Toyota Rav-4 – £297.83
Highest Average Premium Repair Quote: Land Rover Freelander – £271.64