The study looked at the total cost of ownership (TCO) to reveal cars with the lowest motoring costs over the first three years. It took in to account all servicing, fuel and other motoring costs, and the Tivoli SE came top as the best performing diesel SUV, with a cost of £11,583.50 (£321.76 per month).
Commented Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK: "The SsangYong Tivoli is one of the cars that you can buy, and this endorsement of the SE diesel being the performing diesel SUV from such a respected organisation as cap hpi, firmly underlines that."
The SsangYong Tivoli is also packed with standard features you have to pay extra for on more expensive cars. Comprehensively equipped, it comes with cruise control, electric windows, smart steering, an RDS/Bluetooth radio, seven airbags, alloy wheels and air conditioning.