Best Mid-Size SUVs

One of the most popular vehicles types, the mid-size SUV has space for up to five adult passengers (or more) and cargo. It's a wagon, available with advanced traction systems such as all- or four-wheel drive.
1
2018 Subaru Outback
2018 Subaru Outback
MSRP From: $25,895
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7.8
Expert Rating
“Unless you really need three rows of seats, the 2018 Subaru Outback is the sensible SUV alternative.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
9 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
MSRP From: $30,895
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7.7
Expert Rating
“Only poor crash test scores keep the Grand Cherokee down, as this talented family hauler offers luxury and utility and buyers can choose off-road capability, track talent, or even more luxury.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
9 / 10
Performance
9 / 10
Safety
4 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
3
2018 Audi Q5
2018 Audi Q5
MSRP From: $41,500
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7.5
Expert Rating
“The Audi Q5 is certainly the segment's most modern offering, delivering a high degree of technology, comfort, and conservative style.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
8 / 10
Safety
8 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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2018 Kia Sorento
2018 Kia Sorento
MSRP From: $25,900
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7.5
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Kia Sorento ticks all the crossover-SUV boxes, especially in turbo-4 form.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
8 / 10
Features
9 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
3
2018 Volvo XC60
2018 Volvo XC60 T8
MSRP From: $41,500
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7.5
Expert Rating
“With the new 2018 XC60, Volvo has cached all the XC90’s good data, and trimmed some fat from its code.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
7 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio First Drive
MSRP From: $41,995
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7.4
Expert Rating
“Remarkably fun to drive and beautiful too, the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is great at driving, less facile at crossover-SUVing.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
9 / 10
Performance
8 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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2018 GMC Terrain
2018 GMC Terrain, 2017 Detroit auto show
MSRP From: $24,995
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7.2
Expert Rating
“The 2018 GMC Terrain tucks into a jazzy new body, and boasts a great new turbo-4 drivetrain, but needs to spread its safety message farther, and wider.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
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2018 Ford Edge
2018 Ford Edge
MSRP From: $29,315
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7.0
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Ford Edge has an eager feel and crisp design; safety scores and Sport ride quality give pause.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
7 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
8
2018 Honda CR-V
2018 Honda CR-V
MSRP From: $24,250
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7.0
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Honda CR-V may be light on personality, but this compact crossover checks off every other box. It’s a very smart choice.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
8 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
8
2018 Lincoln MKC
2017 Lincoln MKC
MSRP From: $33,355
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7.0
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Lincoln MKC is a luxury compact crossover that’s a relative value compared to others. It’s an SUV with all the amenities, but without the cachet.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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2018 Toyota RAV4
2018 Toyota RAV4
MSRP From: $24,510
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7.0
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a lot going for it, including a hybrid model, but you’d be wise to cross-shop its rivals as well.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
8 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
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2018 Jaguar E-Pace
2018 Jaguar E-Pace
MSRP From: $38,600
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6.8
Expert Rating
“Coming soon to a Pepperdine parking lot near you: the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
MSRP From: $24,595
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6.8
Expert Rating
“What it lacks in personality, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan crossover SUV makes up for with its clean approach.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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2017 INFINITI QX70
2017 Infiniti QX70 Limited
MSRP From: $45,850
6.8
Expert Rating
“It's starting to look and feel dated, but the QX70 provides a healthy dose of thrills and, surprisingly, value.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
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2018 Acura RDX
2018 Acura RDX
MSRP From: $36,000
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6.7
Expert Rating
“Consider the 2018 Acura RDX if you’re after a budget-conscious crossover that rides and drives well.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
8 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
15
2018 Ford Escape
2018 Ford Escape
MSRP From: $23,940
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6.7
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Ford Escape has the road manners of another kind of car—but don't worry, it still works well as a crossover.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
7 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
15
2018 Lincoln MKX
2018 Lincoln MKX
MSRP From: $39,035
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6.7
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Lincoln MKX has an athletic feel and a classy interior, but we wish that its most advanced safety tech was available at a lower price point.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
6 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
15
2018 Nissan Murano
2018 Nissan Murano
MSRP From: $30,800
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6.7
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Nissan Murano adds better active safety to complement its sharp looks and easy-driving nature.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
7 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
15
2018 Subaru Forester
2018 Subaru Forester
MSRP From: $22,795
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6.7
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Subaru Forester continues to offer top safety scores, remarkable space inside, and all-round versatility; it’s still one of the best small SUVs, and a good value for money.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
4 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
8 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
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2018 BMW X2
2018 BMW X2
MSRP From: $36,400
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6.6
Expert Rating
“The 2018 BMW X2 has agile handling to match its sleek looks, and while it gives up some interior space for the low roofline, it still retains some crossover utility.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox
2018 Chevrolet Equinox 2.0T
MSRP From: $23,580
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6.6
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a needed step forward for the brand and a solid compact crossover.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
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2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas
MSRP From: $30,750
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6.5
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas does little wrong, but it's light on personality and a little low-rent inside—and it guzzles fuel. It's worth a look, but mostly rivals do more for less.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
7 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
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2018 Jeep Compass
2018 Jeep Compass
MSRP From: $21,095
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6.3
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Jeep Compass makes some compromises in size and power, but its Trailhawk model hits the crossover-SUV sweet spot.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
4 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
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2018 Buick Envision
2018 Buick Envision
MSRP From: $33,995
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6.0
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Buick Envision is a comfortable, roomy five-seat crossover that may not be the best in its class but is still worth a look.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
7 / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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2018 Toyota 4Runner
2018 Toyota 4Runner
MSRP From: $34,610
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5.7
Expert Rating
“If you’re going off-road, consider the 2018 Toyota 4Runner. It’s a trusty tool for any kind of expedition, but it’s not so civilized around town.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
4 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
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2018 Dodge Journey
2018 Dodge Journey
MSRP From: $22,995
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3.8
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Dodge Journey should be available at big discounts, which is the only way we’d consider it over far more polished rivals.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
3 / 10
Performance
4 / 10
Safety
1 / 10
Features
3 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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