Used Cars: Most Reliable 5-Year-Old Midsized SUVs

Consumer Reports' survey data shows that these models hit the sweet spot

2015 Lexus RX is among the most reliable used SUVs.

SUVs are wildly popular because they offer virtues that many people crave, including a high seating position that gives a commanding view of the road, the availability of all-wheel drive for winter traction, and plentiful cabin and cargo space. But a new midsized SUV can be an expensive proposition, which is why buying a dependable used one can be a great way to save money.  

There's always some element of risk when buying a used vehicle, so smart shoppers will want to begin their research by focusing on those models that hold up well over time. Based on exclusive survey data from Consumer Reports members, including responses about more than 420,000 vehicles, we've identified the most reliable 5-year-old midsized SUVs from the 2015 model year to help you make a smart choice. 


The one caveat is that advanced safety features such as forward collision warning (FCW), automatic emergency braking (AEB), and blind spot warning (BSW) weren’t as commonly standard five years ago as they are today. This means it may require extra research to find a vehicle with those options.  

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2015 Ford Edge

Price Range: $13,075 - $19,575

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