These Reliable Used Luxury SUVs Are Still Going Strong, According to Consumer Reports

Some of the most reliable used SUVs are in the luxury segment. That’s good news for people who want a solid vehicle that doesn’t skimp on the niceties. Yet with a seemingly endless list of used luxury SUVs to consider, how can one narrow down the list? Luckily, Consumer Reports did most of the legwork for you. They measured the most reliable luxury SUVs that were still going strong after five years. Using this list, you should be able to find the perfect SUV for you. 

A silver 2016 Lexus RX in a parking garage.
2016 Lexus RX | Lexus

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The 2016 Lexus GX was a fantastic choice when it was brand new, and five years later, it’s still a super reliable used SUV. What makes the 2016 Lexus RX so great? Consumer Reports describes it as “comfortable,” “plush,” and “refined.” Add to that a 301-hp V8 engine and three-rows, and you have yourself a pretty nice used luxury SUV. 

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE gets decent gas mileage

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The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE will get you where you want to go in supreme style. It gets 21 mpg, which isn’t bad for an SUV. The 2016 GLE has seating for five, and Consumer Reports notes that its seats are “spacious and supportive.” It has a V6, which is becoming par for the course among SUVs. 

The 2016 Lexus RX proves that Lexus knew what it was doing

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It isn’t a coincidence that there are two 2016 Lexus’ on this list. The 2016 Lexus RX may be five years old, but it’s as reliable as it was back then. It has a 3.5-liter V6 engine, as well as a hybrid option. That hybrid Lexus will get you 29 mpg (and it’s better for the environment!). It’s quiet and comfortable, making this one of the best used luxury SUVs you can buy. 

How to buy a good used SUV

There are so many benefits to buying a used luxury SUV, and if you’re shopping for one you’re probably already aware of them. You don’t have to wonder if any model-wide problems are going to suddenly arise later. Obviously they are much less expensive than a brand new luxury SUV, as well. It is worth nothing that in today’s current automotive climate, some used vehicles are pricing higher than their brand new counterparts, and it’s worth doing some research before assuming used will be cheaper. 

The biggest consideration you should take into account when you’re used car shopping is your vehicle’s history. Make sure you get a vehicle history report, and have the SUV you’re looking at checked out by an independent mechanic. As with any vehicle you’re thinking about buying, check its safety and crash test ratings, as well as its reliability. This way you can be confident you’re getting a sound SUV. 

Any of the used luxury SUVs on this list should be a great choice for you. Sure, they’re five years old, but with cars staying on the road longer than ever these days, it’s likely you’ll have it for a long time to come.

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