It’s a wonderful thing to own a luxury SUV that doesn’t spend half its life in the repair shop. Not all premium brands are cut from the same cloth in this area, and if you want to avoid the hassle of frequent repair visits, it’s important to choose a model with a strong history of reliability.
Below, we’ve listed the six luxury SUVs that set the highest standards for reliability. To choose our picks, we looked at dependability and initial quality studies performed by J.D. Power. We also took a look at reliability data compiled by Consumer Reports.
Pricing will probably play a role in your buying decision, so we’ve included each luxury SUV’s base price. Prices shown are inclusive of delivery charges.
Our picks are listed in alphabetical order.
Buyers can’t get enough of compact SUVs these days, and the Acura RDX is one of the most sensible choices in the luxury segment. The RDX’s V6 provides both power and fuel efficiency, and this smart-looking little SUV is no slouch when it comes to style. The RDX scores well in J.D. Power’s initial quality studies, and it wins praise from Consumer Reports for its reliability. Pricing starts at $36,645.
The BMW X3 has a compelling list of strengths, and it’s a thoroughly appealing choice among compact luxury SUVs. Its cabin is spacious and decked in top-notch materials, and its driving dynamics are polished and refined. The X3 makes a strong showing in J.D. Power’s initial quality studies, and Consumer Reports hails this SUV’s strong reliability. Pricing kicks off at $41,045.
The Lexus GX is a midsize luxury SUV that delivers high levels of versatility. With three rows of seats, the GX accommodates seven passengers, and it comes with feature content designed to facilitate comfortable travels. The GX is equipped with standard four-wheel drive, and it’s a nimble companion when driven on trails and fire roads. Both J.D. Power and Consumer Reports give the GX top marks for reliability. Base models start at $52,675.
Striking sheet metal and agile handling all hallmarks of the Lexus RX. This small SUV is impeccably crafted both inside and out, and the available F Sport trim will scratch your itch if you’re seeking sporty performance. Reliability is one of this SUV’s strengths, and it earns notable praise in this area from Consumer Reports and J.D. Power. Pricing starts at $44,115.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC emerged on the scene in the 2016 model year to replace the outgoing GLK, and both models are solid bets when it comes to comfort, luxury, and feature content. The GLC and GLK also shine when it comes to reliability, and both models are lauded for their dependability in studies conducted by J.D. Power and Consumer Reports. The GLC has a starting price of $40,075.
With its exquisite cabin, endless options list, and powerful styling, the Porsche Cayenne brings fresh levels of opulence to the luxury SUV class. And then, of course, there’s its handling: The Cayenne feels more like a sedan than an SUV when you’re behind the wheel, and it comports itself with the urgency and responsiveness you expect from the Porsche marque. J.D. Power lauds the Cayenne for its quality and dependability. A base-model Cayenne can be yours for $60,650.