Most reliable 15 year old used crossovers

Based on technical inspection annual reports and other sources, we offer most reliable used cars over 15 years old rating. The main criteria for determining the reliability of a car is amount of defects found in the annual roadworthiness tests, as well as subjective rating of the car users - how many car owners would recommend to buy this car to a friend. You'll also find suggestions for improving the reliability of your car at the end of this article.

1 Toyota RAV4 2000 2000 - 2003 Price 2600 to 3000 €
116 to 161 HP 7.1 to 9.3 l/100km
2 Subaru Forester 1997 1997 - 2000 Price 1600 to 1800 €
125 to 170 HP 9 to 10.5 l/100km
3 Toyota RAV4 2003 2003 - 2006 Price 2500 to 3300 €
116 to 161 HP 7.1 to 9.8 l/100km
4 Subaru Forester 2002 2002 - 2005 Price 2000 to 3600 €
125 to 230 HP 8.5 to 11 l/100km
5 Subaru Forester 2000 2000 - 2002 Price ~ 2000 €
125 to 170 HP 9 to 10.5 l/100km
6 BMW X1 2009 2009 - 2012 Price ~ 8500 €
143 to 258 HP 5.2 to 9.4 l/100km
7 Audi Q5 2008 2008 - 2012 Price 10 500 to 11 500 €
170 to 270 HP 6.7 to 9.3 l/100km
8 Porsche Cayenne 2007 2007 - 2010 Price 8500 to 12 500 €
240 to 550 HP 9.3 to 15.1 l/100km
9 Porsche Cayenne 2002 2002 - 2007 Price 5000 to 6500 €
250 to 521 HP 13.2 to 15.7 l/100km
10 Toyota RAV4 2009 2009 - 2010 Price ~ 6500 €
150 to 273 HP 6 to 11.2 l/100km
11 Honda CR-V 2007 2007 - 2010 Price 4900 to 6000 €
140 to 166 HP 6.5 to 9.5 l/100km
12 Subaru Forester 2005 2005 - 2008 Price ~ 3000 €
158 to 230 HP 9.3 to 10.7 l/100km
13 Honda CR-V 2004 2004 - 2006 Price 2500 to 3800 €
140 to 162 HP 6.7 to 10.1 l/100km
14 Mercedes GLK 2008 2008 - 2012
143 to 306 HP 6.9 to 10.6 l/100km
15 Volvo XC60 2008 2008 - 2013 Price 8000 to 8500 €
163 to 285 HP 6 to 11.9 l/100km
16 Honda CR-V 2002 2002 - 2004 Price 1900 to 2700 €
150 to 162 HP 9.1 to 10.1 l/100km
17 Mitsubishi Pajero 1991 1991 - 1997
99 to 245 HP 11 to 14.5 l/100km
18 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2005 2005 - 2008 Price 2900 to 4200 €
129 to 229 HP 7.7 to 11.3 l/100km
19 Suzuki Vitara 1988 1988 - 2005 Price ~ 2500 €
71 to 136 HP 7.8 to 10.9 l/100km
20 Mitsubishi Pajero 1997 1997 - 2000 Price 2800 to 3500 €
125 to 208 HP 12.4 to 14.3 l/100km
21 Honda CR-V 1997 1997 - 2002 Price 1300 to 2300 €
128 to 147 HP 9.7 to 10.2 l/100km
22 Toyota RAV4 2006 2006 - 2009 Price 4500 to 5500 €
136 to 177 HP 6.6 to 10.3 l/100km
23 Suzuki Jimny 1998 1998 - 2005 Price 3200 to 4900 €
64 to 82 HP 5.5 to 8.3 l/100km
24 Suzuki Grand Vitara 1997 1997 - 2005 Price 1300 to 3700 €
87 to 158 HP 6.6 to 11 l/100km
25 BMW X3 2004 2004 - 2006 Price 4200 to 5500 €
150 to 231 HP 7.2 to 12 l/100km
26 Skoda Yeti 2009 2009 - 2013 Price 5000 to 7500 €
105 to 160 HP 6.6 to 6.6 l/100km
27 Suzuki Grand Vitara 1999 1999 - 2005 Price ~ 2600 €
94 to 128 HP 7.3 to 9.8 l/100km
28 Mitsubishi Pajero 2000 2000 - 2003 Price 2700 to 3400 €
165 to 202 HP 9.5 to 14.2 l/100km
29 Audi Q7 2009 2009 - 2015 Price ~ 11 500 €
204 to 500 HP 7.2 to 12.7 l/100km
30 BMW X3 2006 2006 - 2010 Price 5500 to 7500 €
143 to 286 HP 6.2 to 10 l/100km
31 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2008 2008 - 2010
169 to 233 HP 9 to 10.6 l/100km
32 Subaru Forester 2008 2008 - 2011 Price 3700 to 4800 €
147 to 230 HP 6.3 to 11 l/100km
33 Volkswagen Touareg 2002 2002 - 2007 Price 3000 to 4300 €
175 to 450 HP 9.6 to 15.9 l/100km
34 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1992 1992 - 1999
116 to 237 HP 9.9 to 17.9 l/100km
35 Volkswagen Touareg 2007 2007 - 2010 Price 6000 to 7500 €
174 to 450 HP 8.3 to 16.4 l/100km
36 BMW X6 2008 2008 - 2012 Price 12 000 to 12 500 €
235 to 555 HP 7.4 to 13.9 l/100km
37 Land Rover Freelander 1998 1998 - 2000 Price 1500 to 1600 €
97 to 120 HP 7.7 to 10.2 l/100km
38 Volkswagen Tiguan 2007 2007 - 2011 Price 6000 to 7000 €
110 to 200 HP 5.3 to 9.9 l/100km
39 Audi Q7 2006 2006 - 2009 Price 7000 to 8000 €
233 to 500 HP 10.5 to 13.6 l/100km
40 Land Rover Freelander 2003 2003 - 2007 Price 2700 to 3600 €
112 to 177 HP 7.6 to 12.4 l/100km
41 Opel Frontera 1995 1995 - 1998 Price 1300 to 1600 €
113 to 136 HP 9.4 to 11.4 l/100km
42 BMW X5 2007 2007 - 2010 Price 9500 to 10 000 €
235 to 355 HP 8.1 to 12 l/100km
43 Nissan X-Trail 2001 2001 - 2003 Price 1800 to 2100 €
114 to 165 HP 7.2 to 10 l/100km
44 Mitsubishi Pajero 2003 2003 - 2006 Price 3500 to 4200 €
165 to 202 HP 9.1 to 13.8 l/100km
45 Opel Frontera 1992 1992 - 1996
101 to 125 HP 9.9 to 13.3 l/100km
46 Nissan X-Trail 2003 2003 - 2007 Price 1900 to 3500 €
136 to 165 HP 7.1 to 10 l/100km
47 Ford Kuga 2008 2008 - 2013 Price 6000 to 6500 €
136 to 200 HP 5.3 to 10.3 l/100km
48 Hyundai ix35 2009 2009 - 2013
115 to 184 HP 5.2 to 9.2 l/100km
49 Suzuki Jimny 2005 2005 - 2012 Price 4100 to 5000 €
65 to 86 HP 6.1 to 7.8 l/100km
50 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 2005 - 2010 Price 4200 to 8000 €
201 to 425 HP 10.2 to 16.4 l/100km
51 Suzuki SX4 2006 2006 - 2010 Price 2700 to 3900 €
90 to 143 HP 6.3 to 7.6 l/100km
52 Land Rover Freelander 2000 2000 - 2002 Price 1500 to 2300 €
112 to 177 HP 8.6 to 12.4 l/100km
53 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1998 1998 - 2005 Price 2600 to 4400 €
140 to 258 HP 9.7 to 16.5 l/100km
54 Mercedes ML 2008 2008 - 2011 Price 8000 to 9000 €
190 to 510 HP 8.4 to 16.5 l/100km
55 Opel Antara 2006 2006 - 2011 Price 4300 to 5500 €
140 to 227 HP 7.5 to 11.6 l/100km
56 Land Rover Freelander 2002 2002 - 2003 Price ~ 2400 €
112 to 177 HP 7.6 to 12.4 l/100km
57 Mitsubishi Outlander 2005 2005 - 2009 Price 2100 to 4800 €
136 to 220 HP 7.5 to 10.6 l/100km
58 Hyundai Santa FE 2004 2004 - 2006 Price 1900 to 3800 €
112 to 173 HP 7.5 to 11.4 l/100km
59 Mitsubishi Outlander 2009 2009 - 2012 Price ~ 5500 €
147 to 230 HP 5.8 to 10.4 l/100km
60 BMW X5 2000 2000 - 2003 Price 3800 to 3900 €
184 to 347 HP 9.6 to 15 l/100km
61 Hyundai Santa FE 2000 2000 - 2004 Price ~ 1800 €
112 to 203 HP 7.6 to 12.2 l/100km
62 Kia Sportage 1999 1999 - 2006 Price ~ 3400 €
83 to 128 HP 9.1 to 11.8 l/100km
63 Mitsubishi Pajero 2006 2006 - 2011 Price 5000 to 9000 €
165 to 250 HP 8.7 to 13.5 l/100km
64 Nissan Terrano 1993 1993 - 1996
101 to 124 HP 10.1 to 11.4 l/100km
65 BMW X5 2003 2003 - 2007 Price 3300 to 6000 €
218 to 360 HP 8.6 to 14 l/100km
66 Mercedes ML 2005 2005 - 2008 Price 5000 to 7500 €
190 to 510 HP 9.4 to 16 l/100km
67 Nissan X-Trail 2007 2007 - 2010 Price 4700 to 5500 €
141 to 173 HP 7.1 to 9.6 l/100km
68 Kia Sportage 2007 2007 - 2008 Price ~ 3600 €
140 to 175 HP 7 to 10 l/100km
69 Kia Sportage 2004 2004 - 2008 Price 3900 to 4300 €
112 to 175 HP 7 to 10 l/100km
70 Opel Frontera 1998 1998 - 2004 Price 2200 to 3100 €
115 to 205 HP 8.5 to 14.3 l/100km
71 Kia Sportage 2008 2008 - 2010 Price 3300 to 5500 €
142 to 175 HP 7 to 10 l/100km
72 Mercedes ML 1998 1998 - 2001 Price 1900 to 2700 €
150 to 347 HP 9.4 to 14.4 l/100km
73 Kia Sorento 2009 2009 - 2012 Price ~ 4900 €
150 to 276 HP 6.6 to 11 l/100km
74 Nissan Qashqai 2007 2007 - 2008 Price 4200 to 4500 €
106 to 150 HP 5.4 to 8.4 l/100km
75 Volvo XC90 2002 2002 - 2006 Price 3600 to 5500 €
163 to 315 HP 8.2 to 14 l/100km
76 Nissan Qashqai 2008 2008 - 2010 Price 4300 to 5000 €
103 to 150 HP 5.5 to 8.4 l/100km
77 Hyundai Santa FE 2006 2006 - 2010 Price 4200 to 6500 €
150 to 189 HP 7.1 to 10.6 l/100km
78 Kia Sorento 2006 2006 - 2009 Price 3600 to 4500 €
170 to 262 HP 7.9 to 12.4 l/100km
79 Hyundai Tucson 2004 2004 - 2010 Price 2700 to 4400 €
112 to 175 HP 6.9 to 10 l/100km
80 Kia Sorento 2002 2002 - 2006 Price 2600 to 3200 €
139 to 195 HP 7.7 to 11.9 l/100km
81 Volvo XC90 2006 2006 - 2012 Price 5500 to 8500 €
163 to 315 HP 8.2 to 13.5 l/100km
82 Hyundai Tucson 2009 2009 - 2013 Price 4500 to 4800 €
176 to 176 HP 9 to 9.8 l/100km
83 Dacia Sandero 2008 2008 - 2012
85 to 90 HP 4.6 to 6.9 l/100km
84 Chevrolet Captiva 2006 2006 - 2011 Price 3700 to 4500 €
127 to 230 HP 7.2 to 11.5 l/100km
85 Mercedes ML 2001 2001 - 2005 Price 2500 to 4700 €
163 to 347 HP 9.4 to 14.8 l/100km

What is a reliable used car?

We consider a reliable car to be the one that, as rarely as necessary, requires unplanned (emergency) repairs and that unexpectedly does not stay on the roadside. It should be understood that every car has parts and consumables that need to be replaced regularly, such as brake pads, tires, oils and other fluids, battery, wiper blades etc.

How to improve used car reliability?

Of course, the reliability of a used car is greatly influenced by how well and thoughtfully the manufacturer has been able to design it and by the quality of its components. But just as important is the attitude of the car owner towards his car. In the case of a used car, though, the reliability of the car will also depend on how carefully it has been handled by previous owners and you cannot influence it. However, by following these tips you can ensure the highest possible reliability of your car:

  1. Perform regular car maintenance at scheduled intervals
    For almost every car, the manufacturer has defined service intervals - a list of jobs to be performed after a certain time or mileage. Most of this tasks involves inspection and preventive maintenance of various vehicle parts. However, there are also parts or assemblies that need to be replaced after a certain time, otherwise the consequences can be very sad, such as not replacing the engine timing belt timely, in case of it's rupture the car's engine could require serious overhaul or even replacement, which will cost tens of times more than changing a timing belt. Service intervals can usually be found in your vehicle manual. If your vehicle does not have one - try to find it on the internet or consult a qualified car service center.
  2. Prevent defects in a timely manner
    Cars are a complex set of mechanisms that work closely with each other. A minor damage to one car node can negatively affect several other units and result in a much more expensive car repair. For example, almost any damaged suspension component (shock absorber, wheel bearing, ball bearing etc.) significantly increases the load on the other suspension components and wear of these parts. Therefore, if your car starts to make any suspicious noise, changes its behavior on the road, there are changes in instrument readings or other nuances - contact a qualified car service, diagnose and repair the damage if needed! The "turn the louder music out of the noises" approach does not pay off, as early or late (even before sale) car will need to be repaired anyway.
  3. Use quality spare parts and competent car mechanics
    Nowadays, most cars have a wide range of non-original spare parts, which are much cheaper and more affordable than original spare parts. Some non-original spare parts are of the same quality or even better quality than the original ones. Others (usually the cheapest) only look like the originals, but their materials and workmanship are very poor. It should be understood that the cost of repairing each car unit consists of parts and labor, and the amount and labor of the unit is independent of the cost of the part. Correspondingly, choosing a low quality part that costs half as much as a quality part, but paying the same amount of work, you end up saving a few tens of percent. However, the life of a low-quality part will probably be several times shorter, so you will overpay for the next repair. That is why it is important to find a knowledgeable and honest car mechanic who will advise you on which parts to choose.
  4. Use the car for its intended purpose Each car model has its own basic purpose of use, such as urban travel, freight transport, driving on poor quality roads, and so on. When using a car for other purpose, such as regularly transporting hundreds of kilograms of construction material in a small city car, or using a crossover (i.e. a "parquet jeep") on serious off-road, the following repairs must be taken into account and the car's reliability will be significantly reduced.
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