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

Consumer Reports' exclusive reliability ratings will help you find the best vehicles that can haul and tow

A reliable 3-year-old large SUV from GMC

If you’re hauling, towing, or just carrying a lot of passengers, nothing gets the job done like a full-sized SUV. New models can be quite expensive, so buying used makes sense. But how can you be sure that the big SUV you’re buying will be reliable for the long haul?

That’s where Consumer Reports’ can help. Based on exclusive data we collected from owners of more than 420,000 vehicles, we identified the most reliable large SUVs from the 2017 model year. That way, you can choose a trustworthy model and avoid unexpected and costly repairs and breakdowns.

We chose 3-year-old vehicles because they’re more likely to offer important safety features such as automatic emergency braking (AEB) and blind spot warning (BSW). But be warned: Many of these features were optional on 2017 models, so be sure to check to see whether the specific SUV you’re considering is equipped with the systems you want.


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2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

Price Range: $31,900 - $42,450

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