Most Dependable Family SUVs: 2018 Vehicle Dependability Study
J.D. Power surveys thousands of original vehicle owners after they’ve had their cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans for three years, asking them what has gone wrong and what has gone right during this period of ownership. This data is collected and analyzed, and J.D. Power publishes its findings in the annual Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).
Additionally, based on this information, J.D. Power creates Power Circle Ratings to visually summarize the findings of the study. Consumers can use these ratings when they’re shopping for pre-owned vehicles, helping them to make an informed decision about the make and model that will best serve their needs.
This guide includes the Most Dependable Family SUVs sold during the 2015 model year. Each one receives a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership. The vehicles are listed in alphabetical order.