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

Consumer Reports’ surveys identify solid used car choices, 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, 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 since SUVs can be as expensive as they are popular, buying used 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.

Based on our exclusive survey data, including responses on over 420,000 vehicles, CR identified the most reliable SUVs so that you can make a smart choice.

Learn more about how CR measures reliability.


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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Price Range: $15,625 - $22,025

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