2021 to 2023 SUV Brand - Easiest to repair


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Old 11-26-22, 08:20 PM
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Low to medium skill mechanic. Which SUV can you easily replace parts on as needed like spark plugs, air filter, oil changes, antifreeze replacement, serpentine belt basic items. WHich brand is the easiest to work on Honda CRV, Hyunda Santa Fe or Hyundai Tuscon, Toyota RAV-4, Mazda SUV medium size?

Please pick 2.
 
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Old 11-28-22, 05:27 AM
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Well, I'll vote RAV4. Bought a low mileage used one not too long ago for wife. Haven't run across anything difficult to do yet. Plus with Toyota reliability, less likely to need very much done.
 
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Have you considered an electric version of the brands you listed? None of the parts you listed exist so they don't need maintenance.
 
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Old 11-28-22, 09:48 AM
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All the items listed would basically be the same but a lot depends on the engine and size of the engine bay. A 4 cyl in any give car will have more room than a V6 in same.

EV;s still have coolant and every other common maintenance parts, brakes, bearings, half shafts, tires, wipers, bulbs etc. I'm always amused at those that say that EV's are maintenance free.

But you get a ton more possible electrical/battery/software issues that time will tell!
 
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Old 11-29-22, 05:57 AM
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Not to go sideways here, but I wonder what the long-term affects EV's will have with road salt issues down the road for people in the snow belt.
 
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Old 11-29-22, 04:15 PM
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As in rust/corrosion? They have the same e-coats that car bodies have so probably not much of a problem. Performance in winter is another story, sub zero temps are detrimental to both charge capacity and range.

We all dont live in nice warm locations!
 
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Old 12-03-22, 07:38 AM
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"easy to repair" = easy access. So nothing with V6 and up. 4 cyl have the most access under the hood. I had CR-V and, unless they really iffed them, it was very easy to get to most of the components.
NO MAZDA. Simple reason. Mazda does not license out spare parts. You have to go through dealer for any part and that is very costly.
 
 

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