Best Crossovers of 2024 and 2025

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The Edmunds experts test crossover contenders on our test track and in the real world. Our ratings assess performance, comfort, technology, utility, value and more. How we rank

Best X-Small crossovers

Extra-small SUVs are the smallest and least expensive crossovers you can buy. Cost-cutting is sometimes apparent, but top-trim versions can feel surprisingly upscale.

1st
Volkswagen's smallest SUV is a big deal. The all-new Taos packs in plenty of modern tech and safety features into a tidy but spacious package. It's one of the most well-rounded and family-friendly offerings in the class. Read full review

MSRP
$24,155 - $34,535
Combined MPG
28 - 31
2nd
Introduced in 2021

Chevrolet Trailblazer

Edmunds Rating
8.0/10
About Chevrolet Trailblazer

Chevy's done a great job with the latest Trailblazer. It isn't the most efficient or the best-performing vehicle in the class, but it is exceedingly competent at nearly everything it does. In the increasingly competitive class of extra-small SUVs, the Trailblazer is a half-step ahead. Read full review


MSRP
$23,100 - $28,700
Combined MPG
27 - 31
3rd
Introduced in 2020

Mazda CX-30

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
About Mazda CX-30

The Mazda CX-30 is sporty and sophisticated and one of our top picks for an extra-small SUV. It has striking style, is comfortable on the road, and offers plenty of standard features for its price. Read full review


MSRP
$24,995 - $36,800
Combined MPG
25 - 29

Best X-Small luxury crossovers

Extra-small luxury SUVs offer a prestigious badge at an affordable price. They don't always deliver luxury-grade comfort and performance, but a few gems stand out.

1st
The X1 may be BMW's lowest-priced SUV, but it doesn't skimp on the things that make crossovers so desirable. You can expect ample passenger and cargo space, sporty driving characteristics and a premium cabin, all of which help make the X1 a great pick. Read full review

MSRP
$40,500 - $49,900
Combined MPG
26
2nd
Introduced in 2020

Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
About Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class

The GLB's boxy shape gives it a distinctively rugged look while providing ample passenger and cargo space for its size. Throw in some of the best technology available on the market, and you've got one outstanding luxury SUV. Read full review


MSRP
$44,450 - $59,050
Combined MPG
23 - 28
3rd
Redesigned in 2021

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
About Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

This second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA is a huge improvement over its rather compromised predecessor. It's comfortable and suitably refined for an entry-level luxury SUV. Read full review


MSRP
$41,850 - $56,450
Combined MPG
24 - 28

Best Small crossovers

Small SUVs are popular thanks to virtues like reasonable pricing, excellent versatility and a just-right size. They've supplanted midsize sedans as the sensible choice for many families.

1st
The Mazda CX-50 is comfortable, spacious and well appointed, with an interior that looks and feels a cut above anything else in this class. It commands a bit of a premium, but if you're looking for a small utility vehicle, it doesn't get much better than this. Read full review

MSRP
$30,300 - $43,300
Combined MPG
25 - 27
2nd
Redesigned in 2023

Honda CR-V

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
About Honda CR-V

There's a reason many consider the Honda CR-V the benchmark small SUV for families. Its latest version pulls off this feat yet again with a smooth ride, helpful tech features and excellent storage space. Still, competitors have improved significantly. The CR-V is a good choice but no longer the clear leader. Read full review


MSRP
$29,500 - $40,200
Combined MPG
29 - 40
3rd
Redesigned in 2017

Mazda CX-5

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
About Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 has interior quality and driving dynamics to challenge some luxury vehicles. Cargo space behind the second row isn't class-leading, but the Mazda's strengths still make it a top pick. Read full review


MSRP
$29,300 - $40,600
Combined MPG
24 - 28

Best Small luxury crossovers

Small luxury SUVs cost more than their extra-small counterparts, but they typically offer a more comfortable ride, nicer materials and better performance, as well as a larger cabin, of course.

1st
It only took Genesis a few years to find its footing and produce a knockout vehicle in the form of the GV70. It's a high performer across the board and presents unmatched value in the small luxury SUV class. Read full review

MSRP
$45,150 - $57,750
Combined MPG
20 - 24
2nd
Redesigned in 2023

Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

Edmunds Rating
8.0/10
About Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

The GLC is one of our favorite small luxury SUVs. It offers smooth and efficient power, a classy interior, and plenty of helpful technology features. The latest GLC has also gotten more expensive, however, and some other competing SUVs provide better value. Read full review


MSRP
$47,450 - $49,450
Combined MPG
26 - 28
3rd
Redesigned in 2019

Acura RDX

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
About Acura RDX

The Acura RDX differentiates itself from the competition with edgy styling, a comfortable interior and a long list of standard features. It offers a strong engine and sharp handling, but it isn't quite as posh or elegant as more expensive luxury rivals. Read full review


MSRP
$44,350 - $54,150
Combined MPG
23

Best Small performance crossovers

Compact performance SUVs are among the most capable all-around performers on the planet, pairing major driving thrills with plenty of SUV versatility.

1st
The Model Y is a stylish and roomy electric SUV with strong appeal. In Performance trim, it's also extremely quick and dynamic. Unfortunately, the optional sport suspension and large wheels make for an uncomfortable ride. Read full review

MSRP
$43,990 - $52,490
2nd
Redesigned in 2018

Audi SQ5

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
About Audi SQ5

The SQ5 enhances Audi's small SUV with appealing performance. The combination of power and refinement makes the SQ5 a well-rounded, stylish and highly functional SUV. Read full review


MSRP
$57,000 - $66,100
Combined MPG
21
3rd
Redesigned in 2021

Audi SQ5 Sportback

Edmunds Rating
7.8/10
About Audi SQ5 Sportback

The SQ5 Sportback will make you feel and look modern and chic. The interior is spacious for a coupe-style SUV, but you do trade a little bit of rear headroom and cargo capacity for that sleeker roofline. Read full review


MSRP
$60,400 - $68,500
Combined MPG
21

Best Midsize crossovers

For growing families or frequent road trippers, midsize SUVs make a lot of sense. They have a larger back seat and more cargo room than their smaller siblings.

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The top-ranked Honda Passport is one of the most versatile midsize SUVs in the market. It exudes athletic qualities but also delivers a comfortable ride, tons of passenger and cargo space, and a good list of standard features. Put this at the top of your list. Read full review

MSRP
$41,900 - $47,970
Combined MPG
21
2nd
Redesigned in 2020

Subaru Outback

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
About Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback offers excellent ground clearance and capable all-wheel drive. It's a go-anywhere vehicle with car-like driving qualities on paved roads, making it a more versatile choice than many SUV competitors. Read full review


MSRP
$28,395 - $42,295
Combined MPG
23 - 28
3rd
Redesigned in 2022

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
About Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is comfortable and relatively spacious and has class-leading towing and genuine off-road capability. Where it comes up short is value. It doesn't offer as much standard equipment as rivals and is priced well into luxury territory when you check all the boxes. Read full review


MSRP
$36,495 - $68,940
Combined MPG
22

Best Midsize luxury crossovers

Midsize luxury SUVs generally provide stout performance, the latest in luxury options and lots of space. Also included here is a new sub-class of SUV "coupes," which sacrifice practicality for style.

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The Mercedes GLE is one of the best luxury SUVs on sale today. It brings the heat with a top-notch interior, exceptional build quality, helpful technology features and a diverse lineup of engines. Read full review

MSRP
$62,650 - $127,700
Combined MPG
16 - 23
2nd
Redesigned in 2019

Porsche Cayenne

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
About Porsche Cayenne

The Cayenne is an athlete among luxury SUVs, and its comprehensive lineup ranges from a green-cred plug-in hybrid to a sports-car-beating all-star with a turbo V8. It's an intriguing choice for shoppers whose life circumstances preclude a 911. Read full review


MSRP
$72,200 - $171,300
Combined MPG
16 - 21
3rd
Introduced in 2021

Genesis GV80

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
About Genesis GV80

The GV80 offers bucket loads of amenities, enviable ride comfort, and striking design at a price that undercuts the stalwarts from Germany. Read full review


MSRP
$57,700 - $81,750
Combined MPG
20 - 22

Best Midsize performance crossovers

These steroidal SUVs boast incredible power and athleticism, yet they also deliver wagon-like practicality.

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The Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT is one of the best SUVs we've ever driven. Acceleration, braking and handling are all world-class, and the sport-tuned suspension doesn't punish you on the street. The interior is comfortable and reasonably spacious, and the Cayenne's tech and storage have been improved thanks to a mild interior refresh. Read full review

MSRP
$188,700
Combined MPG
16
2nd
Introduced in 2019

Lamborghini Urus

Edmunds Rating
8.4/10
About Lamborghini Urus

The Urus backs up its flamboyance with stunning performance and luxury. It merges an unabashedly Lamborghini driving experience with advanced, problem-free technology. Brash and fast, or quiet and refined, at the driver's whim, the Urus is the ultimate SUV. Read full review


MSRP
$229,268 - $260,676
Combined MPG
16
3rd
Introduced in 2020

Audi SQ7

Edmunds Rating
8.2/10
About Audi SQ7

If you take Audi's already excellent midsize three-row SUV, the Q7, and inject it with a big dose of turbo V8, you'd end up with the Audi SQ7. It has sports car-beating acceleration with little compromise on comfort. It's almost too good to be real. Read full review


MSRP
$90,400 - $94,900
Combined MPG
17

Best Midsize 3-row crossovers

Midsize three-row SUVs provide lots of utility at a reasonable price. Expect advanced safety features, too, along with capable acceleration when you need it.

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The Kia Telluride is our top pick for a midsize three-row SUV. Its upscale cabin is quiet, comfortable and thoughtfully designed. It comes packed with standard features and tech, and it even has adult-friendly third-row seating. For the money, there are few more appealing ways to move seven or eight people. Read full review

MSRP
$35,990 - $53,185
Combined MPG
20 - 22
2nd
Introduced in 2020

Hyundai Palisade

Edmunds Rating
8.3/10
About Hyundai Palisade

The Hyundai Palisade is putting its competition on notice. Packed with value, comfort, and capability throughout its trim levels, the Palisade is a great pick for a three-row family SUV. Read full review


MSRP
$36,650 - $53,850
Combined MPG
21 - 22
3rd
Introduced in 2024

Toyota Grand Highlander

Edmunds Rating
8.2/10
About Toyota Grand Highlander

The Grand Highlander is larger than a regular Highlander but also gets a number of tweaks that help make it one of our top recommendations for a midsize three-row SUV. It has one of most adult-friendly third rows you'll find and still scores high for fuel efficiency, comfort and technology. The Grand Highlander is, indeed, pretty grand. Read full review


MSRP
$43,320 - $53,795
Combined MPG
22 - 24

Best Midsize 3-row luxury crossovers

Midsize luxury three-row SUVs typically offer seating for seven, or six if you spring for second-row captain's chairs.

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The Audi Q7's combination of performance, comfort, high technology and value is hard to beat. With an impeccably built interior and sharp reflexes on the road, the Q7 is rewarding to both drivers and passengers. It could stand a bit more cargo and third-row passenger space, though. Read full review

MSRP
$59,500 - $73,300
Combined MPG
21
2nd
Redesigned in 2022

Acura MDX

Edmunds Rating
8.0/10
About Acura MDX

The Acura MDX is a pragmatic choice, with a standard third-row seat and generous feature content at an attractive price. There are more luxurious and sportier options, but the MDX does just about everything well. Read full review


MSRP
$50,150 - $73,800
Combined MPG
19 - 22
3rd
Redesigned in 2020

Lincoln Aviator

Edmunds Rating
7.7/10
About Lincoln Aviator

The new Aviator could be a prime pick for a three-row luxury SUV. Its distinctive styling, upscale interior and available hybrid model are big improvements compared to Lincoln SUVs of the recent past. Read full review


MSRP
$53,340 - $89,280
Combined MPG
20 - 23

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FAQ

What is the best crossover SUV for 2020?

Edmunds has ranked the Kia Telluride as the best midsize three-row crossover SUV for 2020. Nothing matches the Kia Telluride when it comes to space, comfort and affordability in the crossover SUV space. This new model comes with three rows of seats and a standard V6 engine. But its true magic lies in the near-luxury feel you get from a value-focused brand. The Telluride offers a very smooth ride for such a large vehicle, and its upscale interior is marked by an airy cabin and genuine materials not typically found at this price. It's tough too, matching class leaders in maximum towing capacity. In a crowded sea of excellent crossovers, the Telluride wears the crown. Learn more

What is the best crossover for the money?

The top-ranked Honda CR-V offers a value-packed combination of fuel efficiency, standard features, cargo capacity and overall price. The Honda CR-V is a pioneer in the world of crossover SUVs, and new models continue to improve upon its winning formula. The latest version is a quick family vehicle with advanced technology and one of the best fuel economy ratings in its class — 2020 models even offer a hybrid version for the first time. But the CR-V primarily stands out in terms of overall storage capacity. Honda engineered enormous space inside the CR-V, especially when you fold down the second row of seats. As a result, it's an ideal crossover for lugging around sports equipment and musical instruments or taking family vacations. There are many choices in the crossover SUV segment, but none offers the overall value of the Honda CR-V. Learn more

What are the best crossovers for 2019?

Crossover shoppers have more outstanding vehicles from which to choose than ever before, and Edmunds' top picks are the Kia Telluride and the Mercedes-Benz GLE. The Telluride is an attention-grabber with impressive quality for the money, while the GLE leaves no stone unturned in its mission to provide the ultimate luxury experience. We also recommend the subcompact Hyundai Kona for its practicality at a great price. Honda makes two must-see crossovers in the small CR-V and the midsize Passport that make great use of their size. When it comes to luxury, we like the space and exciting drive of the BMW X1 and the overall elegance of the larger Mercedes-Benz GLC. Finally, the Audi Q7 tops our list of three-row luxury crossovers. Learn more

What is the No. 1 crossover SUV?

Take your pick: Our clear-cut winner for affordable crossovers is the Kia Telluride, and in the luxury category it's the Mercedes-Benz GLE. Both of these vehicles back up their promise to meet the needs of your busy lifestyle, with loads of space and helpful technology to aid the driving experience. Most of all, both the Telluride and the GLE go above and beyond the norm. The Telluride offers a serene ride for a vehicle that seats up to eight passengers. The GLE, meanwhile, simply wows with its use of high-end materials and dazzling technology. You have a lot of great choices when it comes to a new crossover SUV, and we recommend starting your list with either the Kia Telluride or the Mercedes-Benz GLE. Learn more



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