European walkover for crossover class
1. Peugeot 3008 Allure
THE definition of a crossover is difficult to pin down, but the Peugeot 3008 Allure’s value offer is black and white. A relatively efficient 115kW 1.6-litre turbo four delivers 7.8L/100km on premium fuel, which is as good as many and better than some. Redbook's three-year retained value is not brilliant, at 58 percent, but little in the segment betters it. However, the Pug’s insurance is more affordable at $1136, and its 12-monthly service requirement is as good as it gets. Steering and ride comfort are no selling points, but the Pug's design flair brings left-field appeal.
2. Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro
A STRONG 72 percent retained value reflects the Q5's atypical brand-of-the-moment cool, which, along with Audi’s miserly 2.0-litre turbo-diesel, does the bulk of the points-gathering.
3. Mini Cooper S Countryman FWD
JACKED-UP not-so-Mini is a consistent performer across the disciplines, bringing engine efficiency, sound resale, a condition-based service system and class-cheapest ($1097) insurance to the table.
|Premium SUV / crossover <$75k||Purchase Price||Comb. Fuel (L/100km)||Fuel RON (min. rec.)||3-year fuel cost||Redbook resale (%)||3-year deprec.||AAMI insurance prem.||Service interval (months)||Warranty (years)|
|Peugeot 3008 Allure||$39,990||7.8||95||$4740||58||$16,796||$945.23||12||3|
|Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic||$62,600||6.1||D||$3687||72||$17,528||$1368.02||12||3|
|Mini Cooper S Countryman 2WD AT||$44,900||7.5||98||$4816||60||$17,960||$1096.81||12||3|
Notable classmates: Volvo XC60 D4 Kinetic, VW Passat Alltrack 130TDI / Number of cars crunched: 7
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