Most Reliable 2016 Luxury Crossovers and SUVs Over $60,000
To determine which new luxury crossovers and SUVs are likely to be the most dependable in the future, J.D. Power calculates predicted reliability Power Circle Ratings from data collected in the company’s annual Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) and Initial Quality Study (IQS), which poll thousands of new- and used-vehicle owners about the quality and dependability of their vehicles.
Based on these predicted reliability ratings, this buyer’s guide contains the top-rated luxury crossovers and SUVs for predicted reliability among models that cost more than $60,000. The models are listed in alphabetical order, and the ratings reflect how each model performs against its competitors within its market segment and is not a reflection of how it stacks up against all models.
2016 BMW X6
Based on the BMW X5, the BMW X6 features a more rakish design. The trade-off, of course, is less room inside for people and cargo. A turbocharged 6-cylinder engine is standard, with a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine available as an upgrade in the X6 M. All-wheel drive is an option with the smaller engine and comes standard with the larger one.
The 2016 X6 receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.
2016 Infiniti QX80
A luxury version of Nissan’s Patrol SUV, available in other parts of the world and coming to the United States as the 2017 Armada, the Infiniti QX80 is a plush, full-size luxury SUV with seating for up to 7 people. A 5.6-liter V-8 engine is standard, powering the rear or all four wheels.
The 2016 QX80 receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.
2016 Lexus LX
Essentially a Toyota Land Cruiser with Lexus styling cues, the LX 570 carries up to 7 people and is equipped with a standard 5.7-liter V-8 engine and 4-wheel drive. Like the Land Cruiser, the Lexus LX is designed to tackle serious terrain, even if most owners use them to battle nothing more daunting than a blizzard.
The 2016 LX receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4.5 out of 5.
2016 Lincoln Navigator
Lincoln’s full-size Navigator is derived from the Ford Expedition, and is equipped with more upscale design and more luxurious amenities. Especially in the Navigator L extended body style, up to 8 people are comfortable in this SUV thanks to Lincoln’s use of an independent rear suspension design. A twin-turbocharged V-6 engine supplies power and 4-wheel drive is an option.
The 2016 Navigator receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.
2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Boxy and brutal, the iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class traces its roots to German military vehicles. Today, it is more likely to be found in the parking garage of a posh shopping district or front-lined by the valet of an expensive hotel or restaurant than it is running hard in the wild, but its serious off-roading talents remain intact.
The 2016 G-Class receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.
2016 Porsche Cayenne
At home both on the pavement and off of it, the Porsche Cayenne is a 5-passenger sport utility vehicle that places the emphasis on the “sport” portion of the description. Buyers select from a wide range of trim levels and powertrains, each providing the ability to tailor the vehicle to specific preferences.
The 2016 Cayenne receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4.5 out of 5.
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser
Few sport utility vehicles carry the cachet of the relatively rare Toyota Land Cruiser, a legendary SUV known for its ability to travel far off of the beaten path. Such talent characterizes today’s Land Cruiser, which is also loaded with Lexus-level luxuries as standard equipment. A durable V-8 engine and 4-wheel drive are included for every Land Cruiser.
The 2016 Land Cruiser receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.