U.S. News Best SUV Brands in 2020

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These Are the Best SUV Brands According to U.S. News Scores

You’ve got a lot of options if you’re shopping for a new SUV. There are many brands, dozens of models to choose from, and a wide variety of sizes – from teensy subcompacts to full-size family haulers. It can get a little overwhelming, so that’s why we’re here to help.

We’ve created our Best Vehicle Brand awards to identify the automakers who sell the best vehicles in the car, truck, luxury, and SUV segments. To do this, we’ve evaluated factors like safety and reliability. We’ve also considered the impressions of automotive critics. The carmaker with the highest average overall score across their lineup in each segment wins the award.

Read on to see the SUV brands we review, plus the one we’ve named the Best SUV Brand of 2020. Please note that we regularly update our reviews as new information becomes available, so the scores you see on the following slides may not exactly match those on our review pages.

Also, please note that this slideshow is strictly about which brands make the best SUVs – it doesn’t cover cars, trucks, or luxury vehicles, which are ranked separately. If you’d like to learn more about those vehicle segments, check out our articles on the Best Truck Brands, Best Car Brands, and Best Luxury Brands.

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