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

Consumer Reports' survey data show that these models strike a sweet spot among used SUVs

2015 Lexus RX is among the most reliable used SUVs.

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

There is 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 have proved to hold up well over time. Based on exclusive survey data from Consumer Reports members, including responses on 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, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot warning weren’t as commonly standard five years ago as they are now, so it may require extra research to find a vehicle that had these options fitted.  

If you’re a Consumer Reports member, this list below is already available to you. The vehicles are listed below in reverse order, from the seventh-most-reliable down to the one with the best reliability.

CR members can also have full access to the results of our Annual Auto Surveys; first-drive reviews of the newest cars, SUVs, and trucks; and full road-test results and exclusive ratings for each vehicle we buy.

If you’re not yet a CR member, click below to join so that you can see the following list of the most reliable 5-year-old midsized SUVs. As a CR member, you also get access to our exclusive ratings and reviews for every product we buy and test, including grills, cell phones, and flat-screen TVs.

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2015 Ford Edge

Price Range: $11,775 - $18,675

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