Used Cars: Most Reliable 3-Year-Old Midsized SUVs

These solid used car choices range from comfortable cruisers to rugged off-roaders

2017 Toyota Highlander, which is a reliable midsized SUV.

Nearly half of all vehicles sold last year were SUVs. They have roomy interiors and upright seating positions, and they often come with all-wheel drive. Midsized SUVs, specifically, cram all that utility into a spacious yet maneuverable package. But because SUVs can be as expensive as they are popular, buying used or certified can be a great way to save money.

A 3-year-old used SUV is likely to have many of the same features as a brand-new model but without the high price. And because used SUVs have already been around for a few years, Consumer Reports can tell you whether a model is reliable or not.

This is because we use our exclusive survey data, including responses on more than 329,000 vehicles, to identify the most reliable SUVs—so that you can make a smart choice.


The models below are listed alphabetically, by automaker. We also highlight which models were available with key active safety features—forward collision warning (FCW), automatic emergency braking (AEB), and blind spot warning (BSW)—and whether they were standard or optional.

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2018 Ford Edge

Price Range: $21,225 - $33,825

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