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The SUV segment is one of the most popular segments in the American auto market, leading to automakers expanding their SUV lineup dramatically. As a result, some car shoppers may have a tough time finding the most reliable SUVs that suit their needs, but that’s where car critics come along. Here’s a look at 10 of the most reliable luxury SUVs on the market.

10. BMW X5

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iSeeCars recently published its list of the most reliable luxury SUVs, and the BMW X5 received a reliability score of 6.5 out of 10. The X5 is a midsize luxury SUV that starts at about $63,500. It is a solid choice all-around, but the fuel economy is where it shines. Its standard 335-hp engine gets about 24 mpg combined, which is great for the segment.

9. Lexus LX 570

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The full-size luxury SUV from Lexus came in ninth place thanks to its reliability score of 7.2 out of 10. It starts at about $90,000, but the large Lexus has a number of problems. For example, the LX has an old design, making it worse than many of its rivals.

8. Lexus RX 350 

Although Lexus is well-known for its reliability, the RX is the highest-rated Lexus model on the list. It has a reliability score of 8 out of 10, and the midsize luxury SUV starts at about $47,000. It’s a good SUV, though, as it’s well-equipped, and the Japanese automaker gave it an extensive suite of intelligent safety features.

7. Buick Enclave

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This midsize Buick SUV has the distinction of being the cheapest SUV on the list. It starts at about $35,000 and has a reliability score of 8.3 out of 10. The Enclave also has more cargo capacity than most of its rivals, maxing out at 97.4 cu-ft

6. Volvo XC90 

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The XC90 is another midsize luxury SUV, and it has a reliability score of 8.9 out of 10. The Volvo SUV starts at about $48,000 and comes with three rows of seats as standard. Plus, its standard 245-hp mild-hybrid powertrain gets a good fuel economy of about 25 mpg combined.

5. Lincoln Navigator L

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Although the Navigator L tied the XC90 in terms of its reliability score, it finished in fifth. It’s a longer version of the Navigator, bumping its cargo capacity by 15 cu-ft. It’s a full-size luxury SUV, though, starting at about $85,000. 

4. Acura MDX

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The MDX was recently redesigned, which significantly improved the midsize luxury SUV. It has a reliability score of 9 out of 10, and it starts at just over $45,000. The redesign gave the car more space overall, and it also comes with more standard features.

3. Cadillac Escalade ESV

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The Escalade ESV also has a reliability score of 9 out of 10, a larger version of the Escalade. It starts at about $78,000, improving the Escalade’s cargo capacity by about 16 cu-ft. 

2. Cadillac Escalade

The regular Escalade also has a reliability score of 9 out of 10, and it’s only slightly cheaper than the Escalade ESV. It starts at about $76,500 but comes with plenty of luxury features, including a 16.9-inch touchscreen.

1. Lincoln Navigator: the most reliable luxury SUV

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The Navigator is the most reliable luxury SUV, with a reliability score of 9.1 out of 10. The full-size luxury SUV starts at about $82,000, and it comes with many features. Notably, it can tow up to 8,300 pounds, which makes it one of the best SUVs for towing.


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