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6 Most Dependable SUVs
April 2, 2015As with any relationship -- including the one you have with your vehicle -- dependability is important. After all, if you can't trust that your vehicle can safely get you from point A to point B without breaking down or having major issues, that's a problem. That's why when it comes time to purchase a car, savvy consumers do their homework to check out vehicle dependability ratings before buying.
Bankrate.com recently put together a list of the six most dependable SUVs based on research conducted by J.D. Power and Associates' annual US Vehicle Dependability Study. These top trustworthy SUVs include the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, GMC Yukon, and Nissan Murano. Below is the full list.
If you're considering any of these dependable SUVs for your garage, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to see the lowest prices in your local area.
|Vehicle||Category||Overall Quality Rating (out of 5)||Overall Performance & Design Rating (out of 5)|
|GMC Terrain||Compact SUV||3||4|
|GMC Yukon||Large SUV||5||3|
|Kia Sportage||Small SUV||4||4|
|Lexus GX 460||Midsize Premium SUV||3||3|
|Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class||Compact Premium SUV||3||2|
|Nissan Murano||Midsize SUV||5||3|
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- Gregg Fidan
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