The best midsize SUVs have the space, comfort, technology, and performance to satisfy a wide range of people. Whether you’re carting kids around town, going on a family road trip, or just transporting a lot of your stuff, a midsize SUV can usually get the job done.

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Kia Sorento Image
  • MSRP: $25,600 - $45,900
  • MPG: 21 City / 28 Hwy

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2017 Kia Sorento

The 2017 Kia Sorento is a versatile crossover that rates highly in a competitive class thanks to a powerful V6 engine, many user-friendly tech ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.3
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 4_0
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Toyota Highlander Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $36,270 - $47,880
  • MPG: 29 City / 27 Hwy

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2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid becomes even more versatile and affordable for 2017, with the addition of two new trims and an eighth seat. It ... Read full review»

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U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.3
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_5
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Honda Pilot Image
  • MSRP: $30,595 - $47,070
  • MPG: 18 (Est) City / 26 (Est) Hwy

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2017 Honda Pilot

Though it’s a little more expensive than other midsize SUVs, its standard V6, roomy cabin, and available active safety features make the 2017 Honda ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.5
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_5
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  • MSRP: $25,350 - $41,150
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe has impressive safety, comfort, and infotainment features, and it delivers solid performance, though the Sport model's base engine is average ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 4_0
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Toyota Highlander Image
  • MSRP: $30,630 - $46,260
  • MPG: 20 City / 24 Hwy

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2017 Toyota Highlander

With an unmatched list of standard advanced driver assistance features, the 2017 Toyota Highlander is one of the best values in the midsize SUV ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_5
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Ford Edge Image
  • MSRP: $28,950 - $40,900
  • MPG: 21 City / 29 Hwy

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2017 Ford Edge

The 2017 Ford Edge ranks near the top of our midsize SUV class because it has ample cabin room, high safety scores, and multiple ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.7
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 3_5
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  • MSRP: $29,740 - $41,210
  • MPG: 21 City / 28 Hwy

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2017 Nissan Murano

The 2017 Nissan Murano offers the comfort, performance and refinement typical of luxury SUVs, but without the hefty price tag. Its interior outclasses those ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.9
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_5
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  • MSRP: $29,995 - $44,695
  • MPG: 19 City / 26 Hwy

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2017 Dodge Durango

The 2017 Dodge Durango has an abundance of cargo room, and its third row is one of the few in the class with sufficient ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.2
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_0
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Image
  • MSRP: $30,395 - $66,895
  • MPG: 19 City / 26 Hwy

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee gives you the best of both worlds: a rough-and-ready off-road SUV with a handsome, refined interior and comfortable performance ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.5
Safety:9.2
Reliability: 2_5
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  • MSRP: $39,065 - $49,625
  • MPG: 15 City / 22 Hwy

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2017 Buick Enclave

In spite of segment-leading cargo space, a handsome interior, and a rich offering of standard equipment, the Buick Enclave sits in the middle of ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.5
Interior:8.3
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_5
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  • MSRP: $31,520 - $44,315
  • MPG: 22 City / 28 Hwy

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2017 Mazda CX-9

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 is the perfect 3-row crossover for drivers who want a little fun behind the wheel while also riding in upscale ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.9
Interior:8.2
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_5
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Chevrolet Traverse Image
  • MSRP: $28,700 - $44,045
  • MPG: 15 City / 22 Hwy

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2017 Chevrolet Traverse

The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is a solid performer in a competitive class. Despite its list of attributes, there are still enough negatives that you ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_0
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  • MSRP: $29,070 - $47,070
  • MPG: 21 City / 26 Hwy

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2017 GMC Acadia

The fully redesigned 2017 GMC Acadia has a low price, lots of standard features, and earns great fuel economy estimates, but it has subpar ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_5
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Ford Flex Image
  • MSRP: $30,025 - $43,030
  • MPG: 16 City / 23 Hwy

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2017 Ford Flex

The 2017 Ford Flex faces strong competition in the midsize SUV class, where it's relegated to the bottom third among its rivals. While the ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.2
Reliability: 3_0
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Ford Explorer Image
  • MSRP: $31,660 - $53,235
  • MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy

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2017 Ford Explorer

Though it has a powerful available twin-turbocharged V6 engine, the Explorer has poor maneuverability, lackluster towing abilities, and a less spacious and comfortable interior ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.5
Safety:9.2
Reliability: 3_0
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  • MSRP: $30,290 - $43,760
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

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2017 Nissan Pathfinder

Despite a significant refresh for the 2017 model year, the Nissan Pathfinder ranks near the bottom of the midsize SUV class. While it can ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 2_5
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  • MSRP: $34,210 - $44,560
  • MPG: 17 City / 21 Hwy

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2017 Toyota 4Runner

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner stands tall as one of the most off-road-capable SUVs on sale today. However, its all-terrain performance detracts from its everyday ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.3
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.1
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 3_5
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Dodge Journey Image
  • MSRP: $21,195 - $33,895
  • MPG: 19 City / 25 Hwy

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2017 Dodge Journey

The Dodge Journey doesn’t have much going for it, aside from having the lowest price in its class. Its base engine is underpowered and ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:6.9
Critics' Rating:7.0
Performance:6.4
Interior:7.9
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_5
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Advancing safety technology over the past decade has brought significant improvements to SUV safety. Today’s SUVs not only include models built with rugged body-on-frame construction, which makes them capable of heading off-road, but also crossover models, which are less rugged but offer a more comfortable, carlike performance. 

With a wide range of prices, performance capabilities, and connectivity, it’s easy to find a midsize SUV that suits your needs.

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