Most Reliable 2017 Luxury Crossovers and SUVs Over $60,000

Christian Wardlaw | Aug 31, 2017

Luxury SUVs are complex machines loaded with technology and mechanical intricacy. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t find one that is likely to be reliable over time. That’s J.D. Power’s finding after synthesizing the data from thousands of survey responses submitted by new- and used-vehicle owners.

Based on information collected by J.D. Power related to quality and dependability, our predicted reliability Power Circle Ratings can help consumers to find the vehicles offering the best chance at a long, trouble-free run. Listed, in alphabetical order, on the pages that follow are those luxury crossovers and SUVs priced higher than $60,000 that rate highest in terms of predicted reliability.

When consulting the ratings, keep in mind that scores are meant for comparison within vehicle segments, not across them.

2017 BMW X6

2017 BMW X6 xDrive50i photo

Think of the BMW X6 as a BMW X5 with less space inside and a higher price tag, and you’ll understand it. Also, it is unavailable with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, like the X5 is. Instead, the X6 lineup includes a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, twin-turbocharged V-8, and a performance-massaged X6 M with a six-figure price tag.

The 2017 X6 receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4.5 out of 5.

2017 Infiniti QX80

2017 Infiniti QX80 Signature Edition photo

Based on the Nissan Armada, the Infiniti QX80 is a full-size, 3-row, luxury SUV designed to carry up to 7 passengers and tow up to 8,500 lbs. of weight courtesy of a 400-horsepower, 5.6-liter V-8 engine. An older design, the QX80 comes in a new Signature Edition trim level for 2017, and adds both pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking this year.

The 2017 QX80 receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.

2017 Lexus LX

2017 Lexus LX 570 photo

Like the smaller Lexus GX, the Lexus LX is based on a Toyota model and is designed for serious off-roading. This time around, the iconic Land Cruiser serves as the foundation, with leather, wood, and Lexus design cues spread over it like so much Plugra on a croissant from Tout Autour de Pain. Following a major refresh for 2016, the LX is unchanged for 2017.

The 2017 LX receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4.5 out of 5.

2017 Lincoln Navigator

2017 Lincoln Navigator photo

In addition to its favorable reliability rating, three things make the Lincoln Navigator appealing. First, it has a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine with plenty of power. Second, it uses an independent rear suspension design, helping to maximize third-row seat comfort and cargo space. Third, when maintenance time comes around, the dealer comes to you, not vice versa. Still, you might want to wait, because a completely redesigned Navigator arrives for 2018.

The 2017 Navigator receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.

2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 photo

Originally designed in the 1970s to serve as a military vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has morphed into a luxury performance SUV commanding a six-figure price. Able to travel far from the beaten path, the G-Class is more often used as an instrument of envy, patrolling urban shopping districts instead of barren sandy deserts. After 35 years of production, one thing is certain: the G-Wagen is reliable.

The 2017 G-Class receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 photo

Mercedes freshens the 7-passenger GL-Class for 2017, and at the same time changes its name to GLS-Class. New bits and pieces include a 9-speed automatic transmission, adaptive damping air suspension, next-generation infotainment technology, and a Steering Pilot system for highway driving. Buyers choose between the GLS 450, GLS 550, and the AMG GLS63.

The 2017 GLS-Class receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.

2017 Porsche Cayenne

2017 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition photo

If not for the popularity of the Porsche Cayenne, the German sports car maker might not have survived. An SUV equipped with the heart and soul of a sports car, the Cayenne is engineered to capably tackle just about any road at any time. Buyers can choose from a wide range of trims and powertrains, and for 2017 a new Platinum Edition becomes available, along with an upgraded infotainment system.

The 2017 Cayenne receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser photo

When you think of the Toyota Land Cruiser, visions of ruggedly capable and unfailingly dependable trucks and SUVs might come to mind. Modern Land Cruisers meet those standards, but they’re not as simple, basic, or handsome as the older models. Plus, they’re Lexus-expensive. But for a small contingent of loyalists, nothing else will do.

The 2017 Land Cruiser receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.

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