2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Small SUVs
On an annual basis, thousands of original owners of small SUVs tell J.D. Power what’s gone right and what’s gone wrong with their vehicles during the prior 12 months of ownership. The vehicles are three model years old, and the company collects and analyzes the data, publishing the findings in the annual J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).SM
To help consumers make smarter decisions about which small SUV to buy, and based on the data it has gathered in the VDS, J.D. Power creates an overall dependability rating based on a 10-point scale. This allows people who are shopping for a vehicle to easily understand how it performed in terms of dependability, and to compare vehicles to one another.
This guide contains the most dependable small SUVs originally sold for the 2016 model year. Each one receives an overall score of 9 or 10 out of 10, making them among the most dependable models in their segment. Each one is listed in alphabetical order, and those models receiving an award in the VDS are clearly identified.