Best SUVs of 2024 and 2025

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

Best Small SUVs

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 Midsize SUVs

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.

1st
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 Large SUVs

These truck-based workhorses can tow a boat and transport a family of eight at the same time. Fuel economy is predictably forgettable, but that may seem a small price to pay for maximum versatility.

1st
The GMC Yukon is a great pick for a large SUV. It boasts a comfortable ride, roomy interior, an easy-driving demeanor and plenty of towing capability. Read full review

MSRP
$57,400 - $94,555
Combined MPG
16 - 17
2nd
Redesigned in 2021

Chevrolet Suburban

Edmunds Rating
7.6/10
About Chevrolet Suburban

The modernized Chevrolet Suburban has a smooth ride and a massive cargo space, plus heaps of available technology. You can also choose from a trio of powerful engines. There is no getting around its size, however. Read full review


MSRP
$57,600 - $82,900
Combined MPG
16 - 17
3rd
Redesigned in 2018

Ford Expedition

Edmunds Rating
7.6/10
About Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition marries excellent design with a capable truck platform. It can seat up to eight and tow more than 9,000 pounds. Inside, the Expedition can be outfitted with all the features and toys you'd expect from a luxury vehicle. Read full review


MSRP
$55,105 - $87,545
Combined MPG
17 - 19

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Top Selling SUVs of
2023

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    Some Takeaways

    • The Toyota RAV4 is the top sold SUV in 24 U.S. States; down from 40 in 2022.
    • The Tesla Model Y is the top selling electric SUV in the U.S.
    • The Toyota 4Runner has been the top selling SUV in Hawaii for the past 7 years.
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    FAQ

    What are the best SUVs on the market?

    Sport-utility vehicles (SUV), also referred to as crossovers, are the most popular vehicle type in recent years. Most buyers find their needs are met by either a compact SUV or a midsize three-row crossover. Our top pick for a compact SUV goes to the Mazda CX-50 for fitting tons of utility into a relatively small package. For shoppers who have a growing family or who just need extra cargo capacity, the undefined is our top-rated midsize three-row SUV. If you need a full-size SUV, the Ford Explorer is our top pick, though the Chevrolet Suburban offers more cargo space. Learn more

    What is the top-rated SUV for 2019?

    Shoppers looking for a little more attitude and capability lucked out in 2019: The redesigned Honda Passport became our top-rated midsize SUV when it launched. Honda had several top-rated SUVs for 2019, including the compact CR-V and midsize three-row Pilot. In the luxury class, the Mercedes-Benz GLC is our top pick for a compact SUV, and the Audi Q7 is our top-rated luxury midsize three-row vehicle and a great choice for families. Learn more

    What is the top-rated SUV for 2020?

    The three-row Kia Telluride has taken the SUV world by storm, offering a remarkable blend of luxury, space and style at an attractive price. Its corporate cousin, the Hyundai Palisade, delivers similar strengths in a more understated package. Top-rated compact SUVs include perennial favorites such as the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5. In the luxury class, the Mercedes-Benz GLE is a top-rated midsize SUV, while the Mercedes-Benz GLS competes with the Lincoln Navigator for top honors in the full-size SUV segment. If you like the Navigator, keep in mind that the Ford Expedition is a less luxurious version at a more reachable price point. Learn more

    What are the best used SUVs to buy?

    Look for "CPO" or certified pre-owned vehicles if you're shopping for used SUVs. Some of the CPO vehicles we like are the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5 in the compact SUV segment. If you need a little more off-road capability, the Subaru Outback is a good choice, and if you need three rows, the Honda Pilot is a top pick. Finally, if you need maximum cargo capacity, the Chevrolet Suburban is worth looking into. Learn more

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