The MoT Files: 10 SUVs with the lowest MoT pass rate
If a car fails to clear the first hurdle and struggles to make it through even its very first MoT test at three years old, then it is not only annoying, but could give any confidence you have in it a kicking.
These are the SUVs that were most likely to fail that first MoT test, with all models built in 2013 and taking their first test in 2016.
Land Rover Defender 110 – 77.0% pass rate
The Defender might have been able to tackle all manner of tough off-road terrain, but it struggled with passing its first MoT assessment. This could be in part down to the hard life that many lead, with two per cent failing for suspension issues.
One area where it outperformed the average was tyres, where only 1.5% failed – possibly because rural work is less likely to wear down the hard-wearing tyres than motorway miles.