JD Power and Associates has released its list of mixed-terrain vehicles and used most reliable in the market to buy from model year 2008.
The list of the most reliable used crossovers is developed by measuring the problems occurred during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year vehicles (model 2008). The list includes 202 different symptoms of problems in all areas of the vehicle. The overall reliability is determined by the level of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100). The lower the score, the higher the quality of the vehicle.
The Vehicle Dependability Study 2011 is based on responses from more than 43,700 original owners of 2008 model year vehicles after three years of ownership. The study was conducted between October and December 2010.
Below are links to some reviews written crossovers used by several of our guides like Basem Wasef, Aaron Gold and expert crossovers and SUV Jason Fogelson are presented.
In some cases the reviews are not available on the exact model. However, we offer links to some similar models since probably no significant changes between 2007 and 2008 occurred (for example). I have also included some comments about my personal experience with these models when they were new and came on the market.
Remember that you should never buy a used car without having carried out an inspection. Also do not forget to request a vehicle history report. Both are essential for search used crossovers is worry free as far as possible.
Subaru Forester The Forester tend to be a bit expensive on the market of used crossovers. The key is to decide if you really need four-wheel drive all the time. It might be necessary.
Toyota RAV4 Just like the CR-V, the RAV4 is a good used crossover vehicle. It will provide years of carefree driving.
Hyundai Santa Fe The Santa Fe was really one of the first signs that Hyundai was raising the level of their vehicles. The only thing against the Santa Fe could be that its appearance looks old. The new Santa Fe really makes the first generation look old.
Ford Edge never managed to find him attractive to Edge when introduced to the market for the first time and, frankly, not successful yet. However, it seems that now has become a very popular car among new vehicle owners. This shows that not all car experts are right, and that you really need to drive a car used by itself.
Lexus GX 470 If I could choose, I would choose the RX 350 for the reasons I described above. The GX 470 is a perfectly good vehicle, but do not know anyone personally that has crashed into a GX 470 into a truck and lived to tell the tale.
Volvo XC70 – is very difficult to do badly with this vehicle actually it looks more like a van. It feels very good on road and can be handled easily in a wide range of driving conditions.
GMC Yukon The Yukon, according to its GMC badge, a car is better quality than his brother, the Chevrolet Tahoe. The fit and finish are better, and has fine details around.
Toyota Sequoia Toyota is famous for the quality of its pickup trucks, but is very successful with its crossovers and SUV like Sequoia. This is a rough and rugged vehicle with huge capabilities that most owners will never exploit. However, be assured that the city will transport you in comfort.
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Except for the G-Wagen classic, most SUVs Mercedes has no grace and almost do not deserve to wear the badge of Mercedes. The GL Wagon would be the exception in this case. Not make much noise, it handles well and is attractive enough car.