10 Most Reliable New SUVs Under $30,000

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These Affordable SUVs Are Least Likely to Break Down

A broken-down car is a hassle. There are plenty of other ways you’d rather spend your time and money. Buying a car with a high predicted reliability rating means you’re less likely to have to shell out your hard-earned cash for repairs.

U.S. News determines a vehicle’s reliability rating using J.D. Power’s U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating. The new SUVs on this list have earned the highest reliability scores for SUVs under $30,000.

The crossovers on this list are sorted worst to first. That isn’t to say that the first vehicle shown is bad. We set the cutoff at a 3.5-out-of-five star rating, which is above average, placing even the “least-reliable” car on this list in good company.

We are consistently updating our reviews to include the latest information available. This new information may change the overall score of a vehicle, so the numbers you see in this slideshow may not exactly match. However, they were accurate at the time this article was published.

Click through the slideshow to see the most reliable SUVs under $30,000.

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