Most and Least Reliable Luxury SUVs in 2019

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The Best and Worst of Luxury SUV Reliability

Today’s luxury SUVs are technology showcases loaded with the latest safety, infotainment, and connectivity systems alongside advanced and efficient powertrains. All that tech provides a great driving experience when it works, but it can be an expensive nightmare if it’s not reliable.

That’s why it is crucial to consider a luxury SUV or crossover’s dependability when shopping for a new vehicle.

At U.S. News & World Report, we use predicted reliability as a key component of our new car rankings and reviews. Using predicted reliability data from the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) and Initial Quality Study (IQS), we assign every vehicle a rating on a scale of one to five. Those vehicles with higher scores are expected to be more reliable as they age than those with low scores. Besides being less likely to leave you stranded, a reliable vehicle can be less costly to operate in the long run than one with a lower vehicle dependability rating.

To make this list, it wasn’t enough to just have a good or bad reliability score for the 2019 model year. SUVs had to demonstrate a history of good/bad scores. The best have scores of four or above, while the worst have scores below three. The most reliable vehicles are listed in ascending order of their scores, followed by the least reliable luxury SUVs in the marketplace.

Note that our predicted reliability ratings and U.S. News overall scores and rankings can shift over time as new information becomes available, so the numbers shown in this article may not match those you see in the full review of each vehicle.

This article covers SUVs and crossovers ranking in luxury categories. Buyers in the market for mainstream SUVs should explore our guide to the best and worst non-luxury SUV reliability for 2019.

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