19 Most (and Least) Reliable Small Luxury SUVs of 2018

2018 BMW X1, 2018 Acura RDX, 2018 BMW X4
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The Most (and Least) Reliable Subcompact and Compact Luxury SUVs

Beyond the power assists, advanced technology, refined drivetrains, and sumptuous interiors, features each of the following small luxury SUVs offer to varying degrees, lies the issue of reliability. While few new cars today leave their drivers stranded in a parking lot – or worse yet, on the side of the road – a flood of smaller reliability issues can quickly diminish the appeal of a smooth ride and those premium leather seating surfaces.

There is nothing luxurious in having to interrupt your day for a visit to the dealer to have the power locks fixed, a buzzing speaker replaced, or an erratically shifting transmission addressed. And once the vehicle is off warranty, these sorts of troubles can cost you more than time. They can put a real dent in the family’s budget.

With that in mind, we will examine the reliability of 19 small luxury SUVs on the following slides. As always, remember that the scores on our site are updated constantly as new expert reviews and data become available. Therefore, the scores and rankings mentioned in this slideshow may not match the latest information in our reviews.

These vehicles are in order from the least reliable to the most reliable. Read on to see which small luxury SUVs come out on top.

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