4 Used SUVs You Really Don’t Want
It’s not an easy time to buy a new car, and because of that, a lot of people are looking to second-hand. SUVs, sedans and vans. In turn, this leads to higher than ever demand for used vehicles. Although you may find yourself in a shortage situation, that does not mean that you should buy the first available SUV. In fact, there are a few SUVs you really should consider skipping. Here’s why these three used SUVs aren’t worth your time or money.
Four Chevy Suburban models make least-used SUV list
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If there’s one (or four) used SUVs to avoid, it’s the Chevrolet Suburban. Specifically, you’ll want to skip the 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2016 models. Why? The 2011 Chevy Suburban has major engine issues. It could be anything from a rebuild or replacement to a timing belt. The drive system is also an issue in the 2011 model and the 2016 model. Climate system issues also affect the 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016 models. The brakes are also an issue in the 2011, 2015 and 2016. However , the electrical system issues are unique to the 2011.
2012 and 2013 Audi Q5s have poor drive systems
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The 2012 and 2013 Audi Q5 both get mediocre reliability ratings from Consumer Reports. Major issues include major and minor engine, as well as engine cooling. The 2012 Audi Q5 also has problems with the electrical system and the air conditioning system. The 2013 Audi Q5 has poor drive system, suspension, brakes, body integrity and on-board electronics. You should avoid both models.
The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the least used SUVs
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The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe lands on this list thanks to its low reliability rating – a 2/5. Its outdoor durability is its biggest issue. For example, paint/trim gets a 2/5 for reliability and body hardware gets a 3/5. In addition, the electrical equipment and on-board electronics also get a 3/5. The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe also has minor transmission ratings, earning it a 3/5 for the transmission minor reliability rating.
These reliability ratings contrast with the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. Each of these Santa Fe models has an overall reliability rating of 4/5. Of these, the 2018 has the worst scores for brakes (2/5) and electrical equipment (1/5).
The 2020 Acura MDX is an SUV Consumer Reports says there’s no way
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The 2020 Acura MDX may be enticing, but it’s not reliable. Consumer Reports gives it a reliability rating of 1/5. The most common trouble spots include the drive system and the paint/trim. So is it worth buying one if you really like it? Probably not, at least if you don’t want to have to spend a lot of money to fix it.
If you’re buying a used SUV, it makes sense that you want something super reliable. After all, once an SUV has traveled a few thousand miles, the likelihood that it will need some repairs increases. If you’re buying an SUV that’s known to have issues, there’s a better chance you’ll be shelling out to fix things you didn’t expect.
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