According to a 2013 report by Consumer Reports, the most mechanically reliable full-size SUV is the Toyota Sequoia, while the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot are deemed the most reliable mid-size SUVs. With regards to crossover models, the Nissan Murano, Audi Q7 and Lexus RX all receive high marks. The Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester round out the list as the most dependable small SUVs.
To compose its rankings, Consumer Reports considered any known issues with the vehicles as well as owner reports of the costs associated with repairs not deemed to be routine maintenance. The report takes into account the most recent three years of data for each vehicle.