Most Reliable Used SUVs

Used Ford Explorer Inventory

There’s nothing like the space and capabilities of a used SUV, but there’s more to these cars than their interior size and outstanding performance. SUVs are also considered to be some of the most reliable vehicles on the market. Perfect for families, students, and everyone in between, they add a bit of protection and peace of mind on your way to your next adventure.

If you’re in the market for a safe pre-owned car, here are some of the most reliable SUVs you should consider. Check them out below, and feel free to reach out to one of Val-U-Line®’s nationwide used car dealers if you have any questions.

Chevrolet Equinox

Used Chevy Equinox Models

The Chevy Equinox has always put reliability and safety first for its drivers, which is why all model years are known for their dependability. With an NHTSA 4-Star Overall Safety Rating throughout the years and a 2013 TOP SAFETY PICK award from the IIHS, it’s clear that this used SUV can provide the safety and peace of mind you need whenever you’re behind the wheel.

Are you looking for something a little more luxurious? A used Equinox is a great choice. In addition to reliability, it provides style and advanced technologies along with a robust performance to give you the best of both luxury and power each time you step inside.

Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer has always been known for its tough and sturdy design, but its structure isn’t all for show. Thanks to its strong construction, it’s become one of the most reliable SUVs on the market. So much so, that the IIHS named many model years, including those from 2010 to 2013, a TOP SAFETY PICK. Older used models of this SUV also received 5-Star Overall Safety Ratings from the NHTSA.

For even more peace of mind, many used Explorers are equipped with driver-assist technologies, including BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) and Adaptive Cruise Control. More recent model years can offer a Collision Warning System with Brake Support for accident avoidance or to reduce the severity of a crash.

Honda CR-V

Used Honda CR-V for Sale

Known for its impressive crash scores, the Honda CR-V has been a top dependable pick for years. Throughout the years, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the CR-V a TOP SAFETY PICK, while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded it with 4- or 5-Star Overall Safety Ratings based on its crash test performances.

Of course, its reliability isn’t just proven by its safety ratings. A used CR-V can also come with advanced technologies for your peace of mind. One of these tech features is Honda LaneWatch™, an innovative system designed to give you a better look into your passenger side blind spot so you can see if it’s safe to change lanes or turn.

Subaru Forester

When it comes to safety and dependability, a Subaru Forester may be the first to come to mind. After all, most pre-owned Forester models are recipients of the TOP SAFETY PICK + award from the IIHS and a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA, the highest honors from both organizations. 

The SUV can even provide years and miles of long-lasting performance. In fact, you can find almost all Forester models purchased within the past 10 years cruising smoothly and efficiently on the road today. Plus, every used Forester includes Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, a dependable system made to ensure a safe performance even when traveling through snow, ice, rain, and off-road trails.

Toyota RAV4

Used Toyota RAV4 Models

Used RAV4 SUVs also received impressive marks from safety organizations, making them a perfect car for reliability. In 2013, the RAV4 was named a TOP SAFETY PICK by the IIHS, and it got an impressive 4-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA for its model years in 2012 to 2014.

Most used RAV4 cars also come with features for added safety and peace of mind. Take the Toyota Star Safety System™, for example. Using six different performance features, it can keep your used RAV4 steady and stable in all sorts of conditions.

Test Drive the Most Reliable Used SUVs Today

From the Honda CR-V to the Subaru Forester and the Ford Explorer, the most reliable used SUVs can give you the protection and peace of mind you need to hit the road with confidence. If you’re ready to experience each of these dependable vehicles for yourself, contact the team at Val-U-Line® to schedule your test drive.