2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Family SUVs
Each year, J.D. Power surveys thousands of original owners of 3-year-old car, truck, SUV, and van owners to ask them what has gone right and what has gone wrong with their vehicles during the previous 12 months of ownership. After the market research firm collects and analyzes the data, the findings are published in the annual Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) to help automakers improve their products and consumers make smarter purchase decisions.
For consumers, J.D. Power converts the data into an overall 10-point rating, with 10 being the best. This makes the overall findings easy to interpret, and to compare between models.
This guide includes the most dependable family SUVs sold for the 2016 model year. Each one earns an overall score of 9 or 10, and they are listed in alphabetical order. Those models that led their vehicle segment in dependability, receiving an award as a result, are clearly identified.