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6 Most Reliable Large SUVs: Reviews, Photos, and More


PUBLISHED FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2021

Power, utility, and plenty of space.

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There are many reasons why a large SUV is an attractive option, but the roomy interior and abundant cargo space are certainly at the top of the list. Large SUVs are great if you travel often with your loved ones, or just need to carry lots of items around town.

When you've got something so practical, it's worth thinking about reliability, too. To help you on your search, we've compiled a list of the seven most reliable used large SUVs for 2022 shoppers, based on RepairPal reliability data.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.1

  1. Dodge Durango

  2. Nissan Armada

  3. Mazda CX-9

  4. Chevrolet Trailblazer

  5. Infiniti QX80

  6. Infiniti QX60

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Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango

Overall RepairPal Reliability Rating: 4 out of 5

The Durango is the largest SUV manufactured by Dodge. 2017-2020 models seat up to seven with the available third row, boasting high towing capacity and a high-end interior while also offering exciting performance, thanks to the powerful engine options. The 2017-2020 Dodge Durango powered by the 295-hp 3.6L V6 engine and rear-wheel drive can tow an estimated 7,400 lbs, when properly equipped.2 This model also offers a total of 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space with all rear seats folded (with 47.7 cubic feet behind the second row). On top of that, the Durango is great for off-roading, thanks to the available all-wheel drive.

Standard features on the 2017-2020 Dodge Durango include:

  • Automatic climate control

  • Uconnect® infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatibility

  • 18-inch aluminum wheels

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Nissan Armada

Nissan Armada

Overall RepairPal Reliability Rating: 4 out of 5

Characterized by smooth handling and strong performance, the 2017-2020 Nissan Armada is another great choice if you're looking for a large SUV. With a base 5.6L V8 engine delivering 390 horsepower, the 2017-2020 Armada is available in three trims, with standard rear-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. The 2017-2020 Armada can seat up to eight passengers and has ample cargo space—95.4 cubic feet with all the rear seats folded, and 49.9 cubic feet behind the second row. If you need a spacious and powerful vehicle with lots of standard tech, the Armada may be just right for you.

Standard features on the 2017-2020 Nissan Armada include:

  • Front and rear parking sensors

  • Power-adjustable heated front seat

  • Infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen

  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

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Mazda CX-9

Mazda CX-9

Overall RepairPal Reliability Rating: 4 out of 5

With seating for seven, the Mazda CX-9 is a large SUV with a refined and roomy cabin that's also fun to drive. The 2017-2020 Mazda CX-9 is powered by a standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine that produces 227 horsepower and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Towing capacity for 2017-2020 models powered by the 2.5L four-cylinder engine is an estimated 3,500 lbs, when properly equipped.2 If you want to pack for a two-week vacation, you'll be pleased to know that cargo volume with the third-row seats folded down is 38.2 cubic feet, increasing to a total of 71.2 cubic feet behind the second row.

Some of the most notable standard features on the 2017-2020 Mazda CX-9 include:

  • Seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

  • Tri-zone automatic climate control

  • 18-inch alloy wheels

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Chevrolet Trailblazer

Chevrolet TrailBlazer

Overall RepairPal Reliability Rating: 4 out of 5

The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a stylish SUV boasting sporty looks, with lots of standard tech features and a comfortable interior. Thanks to its compact shape and size, the Trailblazer is suitable for driving in urban areas, but it also has excellent off-road abilities. The high ground clearance and custom shock absorbers mean it can tackle all sorts of terrain with ease.

Standard features on the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer include:

  • Seven-inch touchscreen

  • Two USB ports

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility

  • Bluetooth® connectivity

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Infiniti QX80

Infiniti QX80

Overall RepairPal Reliability Rating: 4 out of 5

If you're looking for luxury, don't miss the Infiniti QX80. Models from 2017-2020 are powered by a standard 5.6L V8 engine with 400 horsepower, making every drive a delight. The Infiniti QX80 has an upscale cabin lined with plush materials and equipped with plenty of convenience and entertainment features. What's more, this large SUV has great pulling power. The 2017-2020 QX80 with the 5.6L V8 engine can tow an estimated 8,500 lbs, when properly equipped.2

Standard features on the 2017-2020 Infiniti QX80 include:

  • Heated eight-way power driver's seat and six-way power passenger seat

  • Leather upholstery

  • Automatic tri-zone climate control

  • 20-inch alloy wheels

  • Driver's seat memory settings

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Infiniti QX60

Infiniti QX60

Overall RepairPal Reliability Rating: 4 out of 5

Another luxury SUV option, the Infiniti QX60 can seat up to seven people across three rows and is available in two trims. The 2017-2020 Infiniti QX60 is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine that generates 295 horsepower, and all-wheel drive is available as an option—great news if you want to head off the beaten path. This large SUV provides a comfortable and quiet ride and handles wonderfully on both city streets and the open road.

Standard features on the 2017-2020 Infiniti QX60 include:

  • Tri-zone automatic climate control

  • Eight-inch touchscreen display

  • 18-inch wheels

  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking

  • Blind-spot monitoring

When it comes to towing, off-roading, and ample space for passengers and cargo, large SUVs are an excellent choice. With so many reliable used large SUVs out there, you're sure to find one that fits your lifestyle.

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1RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 9/1/2021. Learn more.
2Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
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