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Most reliable SUVs

Explore most reliable used SUVs & crossovers of 2024
2022 Buick Envision Avenir

SUVs & crossovers

Whether off-road prowess is important to you or you're just looking for some extra space, SUVs offer plenty of versatility. But regardless of fancy tech features and sleek styling, you'll want to know that what you're getting will serve you well for years to come—whether it's a family vehicle or a luxury ride.

We've compiled a list of the 10 most reliable used SUVs with CarMax customers. Learn more about how our lists work.

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2021 Buick Envision Essence

1. Buick Envision

CarMax owner rating

4.8

Price range*$17,000$34,999
Estimated combined MPG25 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

5 out of 5

Pros

  • Quiet interior
  • Smooth ride
  • Good value

Cons

  • Small cargo area
  • Less plush than competitors
  • Limited steering feedback
2019 Honda Passport Sport

2. Honda Passport

CarMax owner rating

4.4

Price range*$21,000$43,999
Estimated combined MPG21 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

4.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Strong V6 engine
  • Spacious interior
  • Capable, standard all-wheel drive

Cons

  • Jarring ride off-road
  • Adaptive cruise only above 20 mph
  • No wireless Android Auto™/Apple CarPlay®
2019 Honda HR-V LX

3. Honda HR-V

CarMax owner rating

4.3

Price range*$14,000$33,999
Estimated combined MPG27 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

4.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Roomy seating
  • Easy to get in and out
  • Bigger cargo area than most other extra-small SUVs

Cons

  • Slow acceleration
  • Uncomfortable front seats
2020 Kia Telluride LX

4. Kia Telluride

CarMax owner rating

4.9

Price range*$23,000$56,999
Estimated combined MPG21 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

4.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Standout exterior styling
  • Great ride and interior comfort
  • Tons of standard tech features

Cons

  • Could have better interior storage for small items
  • Only one engine available
  • Handles like a larger SUV
2017 Lexus NX NX 200t

5. Lexus NX 200t

CarMax owner rating

4.8

Price range*$18,000$29,999
Estimated combined MPG24 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

4.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Smooth powertrain delivery
  • Generous passenger dimensions
  • Great tech
  • Premium interior feel

Cons

  • Smaller than expected cargo area
  • Touchpad control function is distracting
2023 Kia Niro SX Touring

6. Kia Niro

CarMax owner rating

4.6

Price range*$16,000$30,999
Estimated combined MPG43 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

4.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Great seating and cargo space
  • Standard tech including wireless smartphone connectivity
  • Fuel-sipping powertrain

Cons

  • Just one engine, and it's a bit slow
  • Front-wheel drive only
  • Can have a rough ride depending on the surface
2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited

7. Hyundai Palisade

CarMax owner rating

4.8

Price range*$24,000$54,999
Estimated combined MPG21 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

4.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Tons of passenger space
  • Impressive ride comfort
  • Strong engine across all trim levels

Cons

  • Only one engine option
  • Some tech items are optional
  • Not particularly agile handling
2018 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring

8. Mazda CX-3

CarMax owner rating

4.3

Price range*$15,000$23,999
Estimated combined MPG29 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

4.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Stylish design inside and out
  • Fun to drive

Cons

  • Small rear seat
  • Firm ride
  • Limited cargo space
2019 Cadillac XT5 Luxury

9. Cadillac XT5

CarMax owner rating

4.6

Price range*$19,000$47,999
Estimated combined MPG21 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

4.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Good cargo capacity
  • Spacious cabin
  • Plentiful features for the money

Cons

  • Limited cabin storage
  • Small infotainment screen
  • Noisy cabin
2018 Nissan Rogue Sport S

10. Nissan Rogue Sport

CarMax owner rating

4.6

Price range*$14,000$28,999
Estimated combined MPG27 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

4.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Plenty of advanced technology options
  • Pleasing cargo space
  • Compact SUV size makes for easier maneuvers

Cons

  • Engine is noisy and underwhelming
  • Front-row seating lacks long-trip comfort

How we ranked this list

For this article we've pulled the top most reliable vehicles—in order—according to RepairPal rankings. 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. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings and rankings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 3/21/2023. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings.

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Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.

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