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When it comes to safe two-year-old family SUVs, J.D. Power uses a variety of information gathered from owners to make its decisions. Using the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS), a score is calculated using a “problems per 100 vehicles” score, or PP100. So which vehicles stood out as a good option for family SUVs and long road trips?

The Chevrolet Tahoe is a high-quality family SUV

Top-rated two-year-old family SUVs in quality according to Consumers
The 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe parked on a closed road | Chevrolet

When J.D. Power rated the best two-year-old family SUVs, the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe was at the top. As the most popular full-size SUV from that year, the Tahoe has room for up to eight people. The 5.3L V8 engine offers 355 hp, or an available 6.2L V8 gets 420 hp. There are a variety and trim levels available, too.

PP100 score: 133

J.D. Power gave the Nissan Armada family SUV a quality award

According to reports from consumers, J.D. Power gave the 2020 Nissan Armada the Highest Family SUV in Quality award. The Armada also has room for eight, plus 390 hp from the V8. It comes in four different trim levels with all the creature comforts a large family might need. In the large SUV segment, J.D. Power gave the 2020 Armada the Initial Quality award.

PP100 score: 115

The Nissan Murano SUV is a bit smaller, but has a lot to offer

The 2020 Nissan Murano was also an award winner in the SUV category. With room for five, the crossover SUV has four different trim levels and a variety of new tech. Newly equipped with Nissan’s Safety Shield 360, the SUV has a collection of active safety features for people. The 2020 Murano received the Initial Quality award in the Midsize SUV segment.

PP100 score: 134

Don’t forget the Kia Sorento warranty on this family SUV!

This was the last year before a significant redesign, but the 2020 Kia Sorento still has a lot to offer buyers. The Sorento comes with many trim level options, two engine types, and an extensive 10-year Kia warranty. It might be a bit smaller than some full-size SUVs, but the Sorento still has room for seven. This Kia received an Initial Quality award in the upper midsize SUV segment.

PP100 score: 136

The Dodge Durango has a variety of powerful engine options

The 2020 Dodge Durango has quite a bit of towing power for its size. It has room for seven passengers, a V6 or V8 engine, and comes with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Dodge offered the Durango in the R/T and RST high-performance models with a 475 hp V8 Hemi engine. Not a bad option.

PP100 score: 138

When it comes to two-year-old family SUVs, there are a lot of good options out there. A certified pre-owned vehicle is always a good idea as it has been thoroughly inspected and checked for any problems that might pop up. Always look for a warranty and check for major trouble spots before deciding.


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