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Most Reliable 2021 Large Luxury SUVs According to Consumer Reports

Looking through the vast amount of 2021 large luxury SUVs available can be quite daunting. Additionally, the most expensive SUVs aren’t necessarily the most reliable. To simplify your search, we’ve compiled a list of the most reliable large luxury SUVs tested by Consumer Reports.

Before diving into this list, it is worth noting that Consumer Reports gathers its predicted reliability ratings by looking at older models as well as owner feedback. Additionally, this list will place the most reliable models at the top and move down from there.

2021 Lexus LX – $86,730

2020 Lexus LX570 Large Luxury SUVs
2020 Lexus LX570 | Lexus

Topping this list of reliable large luxury SUVs is one of the usual suspects, the 2021 Lexus LX. According to Consumer Reports, the LX has excellent predicted reliability and predicted owner satisfaction ratings. Additionally, the LX has remained one of the most reliable luxury SUVs for several years in a row.

Under the hood lives a naturally aspirated 5.7-liter V8 developing 383 hp and 403 lb-ft. Aside from being a luxury SUV, the LX is a true off-roader with capable suspension, locking differentials, and a body on frame design.

2021 Toyota Land Cruiser – $85,565

2020 Toyota Land Cruiser off-roading through sand. Large Luxury SUVs
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser | Toyota

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If the Lexus LX tops this list of large luxury SUVs, it won’t surprise you to learn that the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser is the runner up. This is because the Toyota and the Lexus share the same powertrain. The main differences are the styling and interior layout. As you’d expect, the Lexus is the more luxury-oriented version, while the Land Cruiser is the more rugged of the two.

Regardless, both SUVs manage to score very highly in Consumer Reports’ predicted reliability and owner satisfaction ratings. As a result, if you pay the steep cost of entry, you’ll get an SUV that lasts you a lifetime. Additionally, since the Toyota has excelled for decades, you can go into the used market and find an SUV that is just as dependable.

2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class – $131,750

2020 Mercedes G-Class | Mercedes-0
Mercedes G-Class | Mercedes

Next up on this list is the first large luxury SUV from Germany with the 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Additionally, the G-Class is the only six-figure option on this entire list. Like the aforementioned Lexus and Toyota, the G-Class has a rich off-roading history. However, as the price tag suggests, the 2021 model manages to be one of the most luxurious vehicles Mercedes-Benz currently produces.

Under the hood lives a 4.0-liter V8 developing 416 hp and 450 lb-ft. Despite being a large off-roader, the Mercedes-Benz can hit 60 mph in 5.6 seconds. According to Consumer Reports, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class received average reliability scores. Despite this, the off-roader secured an excellent owner satisfaction rating.

2021 Infiniti QX80 – $69,050

2021 Infiniti QX80 outside of an office building
2021 Infiniti QX80 | Infiniti

Next up on this list of large luxury SUVs is a contender you may want to think twice before buying. As far as the contenders on this list, the 2021 Infiniti QX80 has the lowest base price. Despite this, Consumer Reports notes that the QX80 excelled during its road test. Additionally, it received average predicted reliability and owner satisfaction scores.

Under the hood lives a naturally-aspirate 5.6-liter V8 developing 400 hp and 413 lb-ft. Since this is a large luxury SUV, you can get excellent interior options. The reason you may want to skip this SUV is because Nissan recently introduced a redesigned Armada. Since the Infiniti shares many of its components with the Nissan, a new version of the QX80 will likely arrive relatively soon.

2021 BMW X7 – $74,900

BMW X7 fullsize luxury SUV on display at Brussels Expo
The BMW X7 | Sjoerd van der Wal/Getty Images

Aside from being one of the most reliable large luxury SUVs, the 2021 BMW X7 is currently the highest-rated contender in its segment by Consumer Reports. Despite carrying a hefty price tag, the BMW X7 excelled in almost all areas tested by Consumer Reports. Aside from acing the road test, the X7 also received a perfect predicted owner satisfaction score. The only fault with the X7 was the average predicted reliability rating.

Although the base X7 features a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine, you can option a larger V8 engine. Keep in mind; the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 will kick up the base price to just under $100,000. Regardless, the X7 is by far one of the best new large luxury SUVs you can buy.