11 Most Reliable Small SUVs in 2017

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These Small SUVs Earn the Highest Ratings in J.D. Power’s Reliability Surveys

The last thing you want after you shell out an average of about $35,000 for a new car is to have problems with it. That’s why reliability often ranks as one of the most important factors that car buyers are looking for in surveys.

That’s especially true if you’re talking about the types of cars that families depend on day-in and day-out. And these days, that’s most likely to be a small SUV.

U.S. News ratings incorporate J.D. Power’s Reliability Circles scores, ranking cars on a five-point scale ranging from “Among the Best” (five circles), “Better than Most” (four), “About Average” (three), and “The Rest” (two). These 12 compact SUVs rate the most highly.