Best 2012 Affordable Midsize SUVs

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23 cars

2012 Nissan Murano

The 2012 Nissan Murano stands out among two-row midsize SUVs with its potent powertrain and classy interior. read more »

8.8SCORE

$8,318 - $14,367 AVG PRICE PAID

18 City / 23 Hwy MPG

8.8SCORE

$8,318 - $14,367 AVG PRICE PAID

18 City / 23 Hwy MPG

2012 Buick Enclave

The 2012 Buick Enclave has lots of cargo space for the class, and test drivers were impressed with its spacious seating, luxurious cabin and read more »

8.6SCORE

$9,251 - $11,531 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 24 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$9,251 - $11,531 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 24 Hwy MPG

2012 Toyota Venza

The 2012 Toyota Venza gets good fuel economy for the class and reviewers liked its roomy cabin, but criticized its underpowered base engine. read more »

8.6SCORE

$9,646 - $14,285 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 27 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$9,646 - $14,285 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 27 Hwy MPG

2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Although reviewers said the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser has an interior that offers little in the way of luxury, they were impressed with the … read more »

8.5SCORE

$10,416 - $24,696 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 20 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$10,416 - $24,696 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 20 Hwy MPG

2012 Toyota Highlander

The 2012 Toyota Highlander ranks highly in the midsize SUV class thanks to its comfortable ride, spacious cabin, and high safety scores. How read more »

8.4SCORE

$11,327 - $15,165 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 25 Hwy MPG

8.4SCORE

$11,327 - $15,165 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 25 Hwy MPG

2012 Kia Sorento

The 2012 Kia Sorento gets good fuel economy with its base engine, but reviewers said its available third row is very cramped and that … read more »

8.3SCORE

$7,627 - $9,769 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 30 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$7,627 - $9,769 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 30 Hwy MPG

2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

The 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid gets exemplary fuel economy for the class, and reviewers were impressed with how powerful it feels for a h read more »

8.2SCORE

$14,848 - $17,797 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 28 Hwy MPG

8.2SCORE

$14,848 - $17,797 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2012 Chevrolet Traverse

When it was new, reviewers liked the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse’s adult-sized third-row seat, great cargo space for the class and well-rounded read more »

8.1SCORE

$6,871 - $8,347 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 24 Hwy MPG

8.1SCORE

$6,871 - $8,347 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 24 Hwy MPG

2012 Ford Flex

Reviewers were impressed with the 2012 Ford Flex's compliant ride, adult-friendly third row and powerful EcoBoost V6 engine. read more »

8.1SCORE

$9,425 - $13,169 AVG PRICE PAID

16 City / 23 Hwy MPG

8.1SCORE

$9,425 - $13,169 AVG PRICE PAID

16 City / 23 Hwy MPG

2012 Dodge Durango

When it was new, reviewers said the 2012 Dodge Durango stood out with a strong base engine, an even more powerful available V8 and … read more »

8.0SCORE

$10,638 - $15,608 AVG PRICE PAID

16 City / 23 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$10,638 - $15,608 AVG PRICE PAID

16 City / 23 Hwy MPG

2012 Ford Edge

The 2012 Ford Edge gets great fuel economy with its available EcoBoost engine, though it falls short with electronic features that reviewers read more »

8.0SCORE

$8,029 - $11,290 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 27 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$8,029 - $11,290 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 27 Hwy MPG

2012 Mazda CX-9

When it was new, reviewers said the 2012 Mazda CX-9 has a handsome, high-end interior and is one of the most fun-to-drive SUVs in … read more »

8.0SCORE

$9,617 - $11,646 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 24 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$9,617 - $11,646 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 24 Hwy MPG

2012 GMC Acadia

Test drivers praise the 2012 GMC Acadia for its spacious interior, competent performance, roomy third row and aggressive looks. Still, shopp read more »

7.9SCORE

$7,556 - $11,528 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 24 Hwy MPG

7.9SCORE

$7,556 - $11,528 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 24 Hwy MPG

2012 Ford Explorer

With its available EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, the 2012 Ford Explorer gets good fuel economy, but reviewers were let down by the Explorer read more »

7.8SCORE

$9,019 - $11,699 AVG PRICE PAID

18 City / 25 Hwy MPG

7.8SCORE

$9,019 - $11,699 AVG PRICE PAID

18 City / 25 Hwy MPG

2012 Toyota 4Runner

The 2012 Toyota 4Runner is capable off-road, test drivers say, though they were let down by its sloppy handling on pavement. read more »

7.8SCORE

$11,203 - $22,023 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 23 Hwy MPG

7.8SCORE

$11,203 - $22,023 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 23 Hwy MPG

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe

Although it gets better fuel economy and offers more cargo space than many two-row SUVs, the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe falls short with a … read more »

7.7SCORE

$8,606 - $10,083 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 28 Hwy MPG

7.7SCORE

$8,606 - $10,083 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2012 Hyundai Veracruz

In its final year of production, the 2012 Hyundai Veracruz was praised by test drivers for its high-end interior, but criticized for its und read more »

7.7SCORE

$8,639 - $9,430 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 22 Hwy MPG

7.7SCORE

$8,639 - $9,430 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 22 Hwy MPG

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Reviewers said that in addition to its outstanding off-road capability, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a well-mannered ride on pavement read more »

7.7SCORE

$12,153 - $26,991 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 23 Hwy MPG

7.7SCORE

$12,153 - $26,991 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 23 Hwy MPG

2012 Honda Crosstour

The 2012 Honda Crosstour returns great fuel economy with its base engine, but critics were underwhelmed with its limited cargo space and sub read more »

7.6SCORE

$9,340 - $10,749 AVG PRICE PAID

18 City / 27 Hwy MPG

7.6SCORE

$9,340 - $10,749 AVG PRICE PAID

18 City / 27 Hwy MPG

2012 Honda Pilot

Reviewers said the 2012 Honda Pilot has a comfortable ride and an adult-sized third row, but its cabin materials feel somewhat cheap. read more »

7.6SCORE

$9,468 - $12,256 AVG PRICE PAID

18 City / 25 Hwy MPG

7.6SCORE

$9,468 - $12,256 AVG PRICE PAID

18 City / 25 Hwy MPG

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