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America’s “Big Three” automakers command a loyal following in the United States. And it comes down to more than just brand fealty – General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler have been producing American SUVs known for their reliability for decades. Now, those same brands make some of the most highly regarded SUVs on the market. But which American SUVs are the most reliable? A few nameplates have risen to the top of one list, and it includes a couple curve balls.  

Are these are the most reliable American SUVs of 2023?

U.S. News and World Report released its Most Reliable SUVs of 2023 list, and eight American SUVs made the cut. 

  • 2023 GMC Terrain
  • 2023 Jeep Wrangler 
  • 2023 Chevy Blazer
  • 2023 Chevy Trailblazer
  • 2023 Ford Bronco Sport 
  • 2023 Lincoln Nautilus 
  • 2023 Chevy Equinox
  • 2023 Buick Encore GX  

8. 2023 GMC Terrain 

The Terrain has been a staple crossover in GMC’s SUV lineup for several years, offering plenty of comfort and utility alike. U.S. News and World Reports says the Terrain offers excellent predicted reliability among American SUVs and gives it a 7.2/10 rating.  

7. 2023 Jeep Wrangler 

A 2023 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon scales red rocks in the desert. It's rated as one of the most reliable American SUVs of 2023.
2023 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon | Jeep, Stellantis

The Jeep Wrangler hasn’t always had the best reputation for reliability. But the latest generation benefits from several years of gradual refinement to iron out its wrinkles. U.S. News and World Report says it has zero active recalls and gives it a 7.3/10 rating.

6. 2023 Chevy Blazer 

The Chevy Blazer disappointed some drivers hoping for a Chevy competitor to the Ford Bronco. But the sporty crossover appears to offer good reliability. U.S. News and World Report gives the Blazer a 7.6/10 rating. 

5. 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer

The 2023 Trailblazer may be smaller than its sibling, but it has a higher reliability rating than the Blazer. The sporty compact crossover gets a 7.8/10 rating from U.S. News and World Report along with a shout-out for its user-friendly infotainment. 

4. 2023 Ford Bronco Sport

The baby Bronco offers a more rugged crossover alternative to its sibling, the Ford Escape. The Bronco Sport isn’t quite as capable as the larger Bronco, but its reliability rating speaks for itself at 8.3/10.

5. 2023 Lincoln Nautilus 

U.S. News and World Report points to this SUV’s strong 70,000-mile warranty as one of its most significant benefits. The Nautilus is a spacious, comfortable American luxury SUV that’s built for reliability.  

6. 2023 Chevrolet Equinox 

The new Equinox is one of the most reliable American SUVs according to this list. The versatile crossover earns a 9/10 rating from U.S. News and World Report due to what the publication calls “outstanding predicted reliability scores.” 

7. 2023 Buick Encore GX

In a surprise twist, the Buick Encore GX takes the top spot. This subcompact crossover gets props for its sporty performance and comfortable cabin, though its reliability score is slightly lower than the Equinox at 8/10. 

What is the most reliable American SUV?

U.S. News and World Report ranks the Buick Encore GX and Chevrolet Equinox as the most reliable American SUVs of 2023. These results are certainly up for interpretation. Definitions for SUV reliability can vary significantly, after all. This is just one resource to consider for judging the most durable utility vehicle for your own driveway.  


Only 1 American Car Brand Is on Most Reliable Top 10 List