Trucks & SUVs

Mazda and Toyota Dominate This List of Most Reliable SUVs

Reliability is a major aspect to consider when buying a car. You want your new car to last a long time and be affordable to maintain and repair. The cars on this list are the 10 most reliable SUVs of 2020, according to Consumer Reports.

Based on predicted reliability, reviews, and the history of past model years, Consumer Reports has rated dozens of 2020 SUVs. The SUVs that made this list include subcompact, compact, mid-size, and large SUVs. All of these SUVs come recommended by CR and received a 5 out of 5 rating for predicted reliability.

Most reliable subcompact SUV of 2020

Subaru Crosstrek

The Subaru Crosstrek is the CR highest rated subcompact SUV. It’s overall score of 85 combined with a road test score of 87 puts this small SUV at the head of its class. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek has a price range of $22,145-$35,145 and gets the best mileage on this list (along with the Mazda CX-3) with an average of 29 miles per gallon.

Hyundai Kona

The 2020 Hyundai Kona scored lower overall as well as in the road test, with scores of 78 and 71 respectively. However this Hyundai SUV earned a 5 out of 5 for predicted reliability and gets a reported 26 mpg average –– the second best mileage on this list.

Ford EcoSport

This Ford SUV scored a 68 overall combined with a road test result of 61. The 2020 Ford EcoSport is an SUV with high rated reliability which gets 24 mpg on average with a $19,995 – $27,715 price range.

Nissan Rogue Sport

This Nissan SUV is another subcompact SUV that earned a 5 out of 5 for predicted reliability. CR rated the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport with a 78 overall and a 72 on its road test. $23,240 – $29,800 is the price range for the Rogue Sport and it gets a competitive 26 mpg overall, tying with the Hyundai Kona for average miles per gallon.

Mazda CX-3

The 2020 Mazda CX-3 is a reliable subcompact SUV that CR rates a 73 overall and 64 for its road test rating. This Mazda SUV has a price range of $20,640 – $22,040 paired with an average of 28 mpg, tied with the 2020 Crosstrek.

Most reliable compact SUV of 2020

Mazda CX-5

This compact SUV earned an overall score of 84 from CR with road test results of 80. CR calls the 2020 Mazda CX-5 is a reliable compact SUV priced from $25,190 – $37,155 with average miles per gallon of 24 mpg. It’s the only compact SUV that earned a 5 out of 5 reliability rating.

Most reliable mid-size SUV of 2020

Mazda CX-9

With a bit higher price range as can be expected form the larger mid-size class, the Mazda CX-9 costs from $33,890 – $46,215. This Mazda SUV gets a reported overall milage of 22 mpg. A Mazda, once again –– is one of the only two SUVs in its class to earn a 5 out of 5 for predicted reliability. It shows a great history for being reliable, and earned a great 86 overall rating. For the road test the 2020 Mazda CX-9 earned a score of 80.

Toyota 4Runner

Reliability is expected from Toyota, and the 4Runner is one Toyota SUV that holds up the reputation. The 4Runner is the other of the two mid-size SUVs that sport that 5 out of 5 reliability rating. Its utilitarian nature typically gives it lower ride and interior quality ratings, but this SUV is exactly what some people want. It earned a 55 in the road test and 65 overall with a reported 18 mpg average and a price range of $36,120 – $49,865.

The most reliable large SUV of 2020

Toyota Sequoia

This Toyota SUV is the only 5 out of 5-er in the large SUV class. With a price range of $49,980 – $69,245, the 2020 Toyota Sequoia earned an overall score of 73 and road test results of 60. keeping tune with others in its class, the 2020 Sequoia gets a low 15 mpg average, according to CR.

Most reliable of 2020

According to Consumer Reports predicted reliability, these are the most reliable 2020 SUVS. Each class has at least one offering with a 5 out of 5 predicted reliability rating. Toyota and Mazda are clearly killing it in terms of reliability. For two classes a Mazda SUV and Toyota SUV are the only two among their peers with a 5 out of 5. Mazda is crushing predicted reliability with three Mazda SUVs earning 5 out of 5.