Most Reliable Used Crossovers on the Market

Several vehicle-rating websites regularly release lists of the most reliable new and used crossovers on the market. Some rate only new vehicles, but those crossovers eventually come on the market as used vehicles. Other sites, like autobytel, publish articles focusing specifically on the best used crossovers. A bit of online digging can also reveal slightly older models that are still reliable and provide great value. Some of the vehicles on this list include dates, while others do not. For crossovers that exclude dates, nearly any model year available on the market is among the most reliable vehicles you can find. 

2013 Nissan Rogue
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The make and model earned Autobytel's No. 1 ranking for most reliable used crossovers. The Nissan Rogue SV includes a 2.5L I-4 170hp engine, 2-speed Xtronic CVT transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, and curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, says the website, which features articles that provide information on new and used vehicles. The sturdy Nissan Rogue also includes an airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, and electronic stability. 

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Honda CR-V
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The Honda CR-V is a fan favorite for a reason: It's a dependable little crossover that gets the job done without a lot of fuss. You're unlikely to need any service on this vehicle—other than routine oil changes and tune-ups—for at least 100,000 miles. The Honda CR-V is probably the toughest, most-enduring workhorse on the list. As far back as 2010, J.D. Power rated the CR-V as the fourth-most dependable crossover. However, owners of this crossover report driving CR-V model years old as 2003 without any major problems and repairs.

2016 Toyota RAV4
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Just like the CR-V, the RAV4 is a good used crossover vehicle. It will give you years of carefree driving. Just about any model year for the RAV4 is a good bet for a used vehicle, but the SUV crossover got a "significant update for 2016," one that included the addition of a gas-electric hybrid version that is more powerful and more efficient than previous model years, notes J.D. Power. The website says that the RAV4 is one of the most dependable crossovers over time and earned a reliability "Power Circle Rating" of 4 out of 5. Cargurus, a vehicle sales website, notes that you can already find used 2016 and 2015 RAV4s on the market as of fall 2017.

2006 Toyota Highlander
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Kelly Blue Book, perhaps the nation's most revered vehicle-pricing service, put together a list in 2016 offering the best (and most reliable) crossovers on the market under $10,000. The Honda CR-V and the RAV4 made the list, as did the 2006 Toyota Highlander. "Always one of our favorite midsize SUVs, the Toyota Highlander offers superior reliability to its list of other positive attributes," says, the company's website. "With regular maintenance and attention to its timing belt, Highlanders with over 150,000 miles are not uncommon." Kelly Blue Book says the Highlander offers "robust reliability" and an interior full of creature comforts.​

2008 Suzuki SX4
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Though American Suzuki Motor Corporation stopped selling new cars in the United States in 2012, you can still find plenty of reliable used Suzukis for purchase in the U.S., and the best may be the 2008 Suzuki SX4. The crossover never caught on with consumers, but auto journalists and experts raved about ​these Suzukis when you could buy them new in this country. Considering that the average price of a used car was approaching $19,000 as of 2016, according to "Money" magazine, the $3,000 to $7,000 average price for a used Suzuki seems like an absolute bargain. And, you can still find dealers who sell and service the SX4 as well as other used Suzuki crossovers.