6 most reliable SUVs on the road

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6 most reliable SUVs on the road
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When you’re shopping for a new ride, you want something that’s not going to break down – at least not for a long time.

And in the crowded SUV market, there are a few very reliable options, according to J.D. Power’s 2016 Vehicle Dependability Study, which examined issues reported by owners of 2013 model-year vehicles after three years of ownership.

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J.D. Power measured reliability by looking at problems owners experienced over the last 12 months — and here are the award winners: 

J.D. Power: You can rely on these 6 SUVs 

Buick Encore

 The 6 most reliable SUVs on the road

  • Category: Small SUV
  • MSRP: $24,200-$29,690
  • Invoice:$23,232-$28,502
  • EPA: 24/city, 31/highway 
  • Overall quality: 5/5

Nissan Murano

 The 6 most reliable SUVs on the road

  • Category: Midsize SUV
  • MSRP: $28,440-$39,480
  • Invoice: $26,203-$36,355
  • EPA: 18/city, 23/highway
  • Overall quality: 5/5

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Lexus GX 460

 The 6 most reliable SUVs on the road

  • Category: Midsize Premium SUV
  • MSRP: $53,795-$58,590
  • Invoice: $49,492-$53,904
  • EPA: 15/city, 20/highway 
  • Overall quality: 5/5

GMC Yukon

 The 6 most reliable SUVs on the road

  • Category: Large SUV
  • MSRP:  $54,145-$64,805
  • Invoice: $51,167-$61,241
  • EPA: 20/city, 23/highway
  • Overall quality: 3/5

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Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

 The 6 most reliable SUVs on the road

  • Category: Compact Premium SUV
  • MSRP: $37,090-$39,090
  • Invoice: $34,494-$36,354
  • EPA: 20/city, 27/highway
  • Overall quality: 5/5

Chevrolet Equinox

 The 6 most reliable SUVs on the road

  • Category: Compact SUV
  • MSRP: $24,225-$32,735
  • Invoice: $23,014-$31,098
  • EPA: 18/city, 27/highway
  • Overall quality: 4/5

Consumer Reports ranks best overall SUVs 

The Lexus GX 460 is the only one of the SUVs on J.D. Power’s list to have also made Consumer Reports’ recommended list of best overall SUVs. 

The luxury Audi Q7 had the highest overall score of 87 out of 100. 

Other SUVs that got high marks for reliability and safety on Consumer Reports’ list include the Kia Sorento, Subaru Forester and Lexus RX 450h.

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Michael Timmermann paid off his mortgage in two years. Now, he shares his money-saving tips on his blog, MichaelSaves.com.
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