Regardless of year, car models typically have a reputation that proceeds them, especially if it’s been a long-running model like many sedans and SUVs. We remember the good, the bad, and the ugly, but we also remember what we hear about how reliable certain cars and SUVs are – or aren’t. One mark of reliability is how much mileage a vehicle can handle without requiring extensive repairs or replacements, and according to Consumer Reports, these SUVs might hit that mark.
2020 Toyota 4Runner
The 2020 Toyota 4Runner makes the Consumer Reports list because there have been no major recalls or complaints for this model year. Along with that, previous model years of the 4Runner have also proven to be relatively problem-free and reliable.
Some current owners claim that this larger SUV doesn’t offer the best driving experience on the road, but there are little to no major complaints about mechanical failures or other problems. The 4Runner has an ageless appearance and hasn’t received many updates over the past few years, so you could buy one new or used and expect them to go the distance.
2020 Toyota Highlander
The Toyota Highlander is a mid-sized SUV with a lot to offer, especially reliability. They have high safety rating and high customer satisfaction ratings that reassures you that it’s worth the purchase, and older Toyota Highlander models have already proven that these SUVs are capable of driving 200,000 miles or more without needing an entirely new engine.
The Highlander is an unexpectedly underrated SUV. It might not have the aggressive styling of a Lamborghini Urus, but owners report that they are comfortable, and there has only been one recall for this model year.
2020 Honda CR-V
The Honda CR-V is a family favorite. It’s spacious, it’s practical, and they are notoriously reliable. Honda has a long history of low maintenance and repair costs, and they are usually affordable to buy brand new. You can buy used CR-V for under $15,000 and still expect the same level of reliability as if you were buying it new, or you can buy the new 2020 model year for as low as $25,050 and get the same experience.
It makes the bottom of the Consumer Reports list because of one recall regarding the car’s rear subframe which, on occasion. Honda is taking steps to handle the recall as best as possible so owners can get back to driving their otherwise reliable SUVs.
SUVs are becoming a more popular option for families and commuters. They offer a lot of practicality and usefulness, but more importantly we know that our SUVs can take us wherever we need to go, on the pavement, or on the dirt.