The 29 Most Dependable Used SUVs, Vans, And Pickups Made In 2015

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Are you in the market for a new SUV, Van, or Truck?  Before you spend a ton of money on a new vehicle that will lose the majority of its worth in the first year, check out one of these dependable used vehicles made in 2015.  Your wallet and retirement account will thank you! If you are familiar with my blog, you know how I feel about car loans.  If not, check it out here: 5 Reasons Car Loans Are A Bad Idea. Cars lose value extremely quickly and vehicle loans are a plague to your monthly financial situation.  I highly recommend purchasing a used vehicle (in cash) over a new one.  Used vehicles can be just as reliable as new ones and cost a fraction of the price!  J.D. Power conducted a study in 2018¹ and found the following list of 2015 SUVs, Vans, and Pickups were the most dependable based on the performance in following categories:

  • Exterior
  • Features/Controls/Displays
  • Seats
  • Interior
  • The Driving Experience
  • Audio/Communication/Entertainment/Navigation
  • HVAC
  • Engine/Transmission

Below are the vehicle categories and the top performers:

Small SUV

Highest Ranked – Hyundai Tucson

Chevrolet Trax

Volkswagen Tiguan

Small Premium SUV

Highest Ranked – Audi Q3


Compact SUV

Highest Ranked – Chevrolet Equinox

GMC Terrain

Ford Escape

Compact Premium SUV

Highest Ranked – Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Porsche Macan

Lexus NX

Midsize Pickup

Highest Ranked – Toyota Tacoma

Nissan Frontier

Midsize SUV

Highest Ranked – Chevrolet Traverse

Buick Enclave (Tied)

Hyundai Santa Fe (Tied)

Toyota Venza (Tied)

Midsize Premium SUV

Highest Ranked – Lexus RX

Lincoln MKX

Lexus GX


Highest Ranked – Honda Odyssey

Chrysler Town & Country

Large SUV

Highest Ranked – Ford Expedition

Chevrolet Tahoe

Large Light Duty Pickup

Highest Ranked – Chevrolet Silverado

Ford F-150

Large Heavy Duty Pickup

Highest Ranked – Ford Super Duty

Chevrolet Silverado HD

Do you own one of these vehicles?  Do you agree or disagree with the results from the J.D. Power study?  If you missed it, check out my previous post on the most dependable 21 used cars from 2015.  Comment below, and if you haven’t signed up for my emails, please subscribe below.  Keep at it my friends, create the life you deserve!


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Ryan Luke

My name is Ryan Luke and I am a personal finance blogger and a Police Lieutenant for a major city in Arizona. I blog about the best tips and strategies to get out of debt to help others achieve financial independence!

5 thoughts on “The 29 Most Dependable Used SUVs, Vans, And Pickups Made In 2015”

  1. Yay! My wife has the highest ranked small SUV, the Tuscon. It’s nice. I am impressed with how Kia and Hyundai have stepped up their quality over the past 10yrs.

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