X-Small SUVs

Extra-small SUVs are the smallest and least expensive crossovers you can buy, pairing an elevated driving position with excellent maneuverability. Cost-cutting is sometimes apparent, but top-trim versions can feel surprisingly upscale.
2021 Mazda CX-30
1
Introduced in 2020

Mazda CX-30

MSRP
$22,050 - $34,050
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
25 - 28
2021 Buick Encore GX
2
Introduced in 2020

Buick Encore GX

MSRP
$24,200 - $30,600
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
28 - 29
2021 Hyundai Kona
2
Introduced in 2018

Hyundai Kona

MSRP
$20,500 - $29,550
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
27 - 30


Small SUVs

Small SUVs are among the hottest vehicles in today's market, thanks to virtues like reasonable pricing, excellent versatility and a just-right size. They've even begun to supplant midsize sedans as a sensible family vehicle.
1
Redesigned in 2017

Honda CR-V

MSRP
$25,350 - $35,150
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
29 - 30
2
Redesigned in 2017

Mazda CX-5

MSRP
$25,370 - $37,505
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
24 - 28
3
Redesigned in 2021

Nissan Rogue

MSRP
$25,850 - $37,030
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
28 - 30

Small 3-row SUVs

If you need a lot of seats on a tight budget, a small three-row SUV might be a good fit. The third row will be cramped for anyone larger than a child, and there's not much cargo room with the third row deployed, but it's nice to have the option.
1
Redesigned in 2016

Kia Sorento

MSRP
$29,390 - $42,590
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
24 - 26
2
Redesigned in 2022

Mitsubishi Outlander

MSRP
$25,795 - $35,345
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
26 - 27
3
Redesigned in 2018

Volkswagen Tiguan

MSRP
$25,245 - $39,095
Edmunds Rating
7.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
24 - 25

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, while some models offer off-road variants for buyers in search of something different.
1
Redesigned in 2019

Honda Passport

MSRP
$32,590 - $43,980
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 22
2
MSRP
$30,855 - $50,025
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
19 - 22
3
Redesigned in 2021

Toyota Venza

MSRP
$32,570 - $39,900
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
39

Midsize 3-row SUVs

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.
1
Top Rated vehicle
Introduced in 2020

Kia Telluride

MSRP
$32,190 - $44,390
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 23
2
Introduced in 2020

Hyundai Palisade

MSRP
$32,675 - $47,900
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 22
3
Redesigned in 2016

Honda Pilot

MSRP
$32,250 - $49,920
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
22 - 23

Large SUVs

Large SUVs are classic utility vehicles. These truck-based workhorses can tow a boat and transport a family of eight at the same time. Fuel economy is predictably forgettable, but if maximum versatility is what you need, these big rigs deliver.
1
Redesigned in 2021

Chevrolet Suburban

MSRP
$50,700 - $75,300
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 18
1
Redesigned in 2021

GMC Yukon

MSRP
$51,000 - $71,600
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 18
3
Redesigned in 2018

Ford Expedition

MSRP
$49,025 - $78,825
Edmunds Rating
7.5 out of 10
Combined MPG
18 - 20


X-Small luxury SUVs

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.
1
Introduced in 2020

Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class

MSRP
$38,050 - $49,500
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
23 - 26
2
Redesigned in 2016

BMW X1

MSRP
$35,400 - $37,400
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
26 - 27
3
Redesigned in 2021

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

MSRP
$36,230 - $54,500
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
23 - 28

Small luxury SUVs

Small luxury SUVs cost more than their extra-small counterparts, but the adage about getting what you pay for is true. These crossovers typically offer a more comfortable ride, nicer materials and better performance, as well as a larger cabin, of course.
1
Introduced in 2016

Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

MSRP
$43,200 - $73,900
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 25
2
Redesigned in 2018

Volvo XC60

MSRP
$41,700 - $69,500
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
23 - 27
3
Redesigned in 2019

Acura RDX

MSRP
$38,200 - $51,000
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
23 - 24

Midsize luxury SUVs

Midsize luxury SUVs generally provide stout performance, the latest in luxury options and lots of space for passengers and cargo. Also included here is a new sub-class of SUV "coupes," which sacrifice practicality for style.
1
Top Rated vehicle
Redesigned in 2020

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

MSRP
$54,750 - $113,950
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 23
2
MSRP
$76,500 - $116,000
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 20
2
Redesigned in 2019

Porsche Cayenne

MSRP
$67,500 - $163,200
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 20

Midsize 3-row luxury SUVs

Midsize luxury three-row SUVs typically offer seating for seven, or six if you spring for second-row captain's chairs. Make sure to bring the family along for the test drive; it's not unusual to find that the third row is tight for taller children or adults.
1
Redesigned in 2017

Audi Q7

MSRP
$54,950 - $72,000
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
20 - 21
2
Redesigned in 2014

Acura MDX

MSRP
$44,500 - $61,750
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 27
3
Redesigned in 2020

Lincoln Aviator

MSRP
$51,100 - $88,335
Edmunds Rating
7.7 out of 10
Combined MPG
20 - 23

Large luxury SUVs

In terms of road presence, there's nothing quite like a large luxury SUV. With plenty of seating and strong towing abilities, these behemoths are as functional as they are impressive. Not many other vehicles offer quilted leather upholstery along with underbody protection for serious off-roading.
1
Redesigned in 2020

Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

MSRP
$76,000 - $132,100
Edmunds Rating
8.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 21
2
Redesigned in 2018

Lincoln Navigator

MSRP
$76,185 - $101,325
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 18
3
Redesigned in 2021

Cadillac Escalade

MSRP
$76,195 - $102,995
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 17

Super luxury SUVs

Planning to star in a music video? You've come to the right place. Superlux SUVs are the fanciest of the fancy. They're designed for shoppers who demand the best, no matter the price.
1
Introduced in 2021

Mercedes-Benz Maybach GLS

MSRP
$160,500
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
16
2
MSRP
Not available
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
Not available
3
Redesigned in 2019

Mercedes-Benz G-Class

MSRP
$131,750 - $156,450
Edmunds Rating
7.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
14 - 18

Small performance SUVs

Don't let the word "small" throw you off. Compact performance SUVs are among the most capable all-around performers on the planet, pairing major driving thrills with plenty of SUV versatility.
1
Introduced in 2017

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 S

MSRP
$84,100
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
18
2
Introduced in 2020

Tesla Model Y Performance

MSRP
$39,990 - $60,990
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
111 - 125
3
Introduced in 2020

BMW X3 M

MSRP
$69,900
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
16

Midsize performance SUVs

If you need a lot of space but want sports-car acceleration and handling, too, a midsize performance SUV could be just the ticket. These steroidal SUVs boast incredible power and athleticism, yet they also deliver wagon-like practicality.
1
Introduced in 2019

Lamborghini Urus

MSRP
$218,009
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
14
2
Introduced in 2020

Audi SQ7

MSRP
$85,000 - $91,200
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
17
3
Introduced in 2020

Audi SQ8

MSRP
$89,000 - $94,500
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
17


Large performance SUVs

The laws of physics technically still apply to these high-horsepower family haulers, but that may be hard to believe when you're hurtling along inside one. Want your family to experience maximum driving excitement along with the usual luxury? These SUVs should hit the spot.
Not enough vehicles yet to rank
Introduced in 2021

BMW ALPINA XB7

MSRP
$141,300
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
17


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[MUSIC PLAYING] TRAVIS LANGNESS: At Edmunds, we were big fans of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and its previous generation. We liked the multiple engine offerings and the premium interior. But over the years, it kind of waned in favor. The V6 became less impressive against class rivals. And the ride quality honestly wasn't that good compared to more modern SUVs, stuff like the Kia Telluride and the Honda Pilot. Thankfully, the decade-old design of the Jeep Grand Cherokee has been completely thrown out the window, and there's a brand new one behind me-- the bigger-- and we'll find out if it's any better-- Grand Cherokee L. It's the new three-row version of the Grand Cherokee. It's come to market before the standard Grand Cherokee. And we're going to take a look at all the new stuff up close and personal. A little bit later on, it's going to be raining, and then before that it won't be raining. And then I'll be standing here with an umbrella for no reason. The continuity police, you can just leave now. We don't need you. I almost forgot, before we get to that, click Like and Subscribe below. [BELL RING] Click the link for the article with all the details and the specs on this new Jeep Grand Cherokee L. And for a cash offer on your car today, go to edmunds.com/sellmycar. [MUSIC PLAYING] So how much does this cost? Well, base versions are going to start around $38,000. And the higher -end versions will work their way up to $67,000, around there. And they've changed a lot about the looks. It looks sleeker. It's got active grill shutters and thinner headlights. And the profile, even though it's longer-- duh, it's a three row-- looks just as sleek as the previous generation. Honestly, I think they've nailed the looks on the outside of this thing. It's got all the Jeep character you expect. And it remains bulky but somehow still stylish. I'm a big fan of the looks. Under the hood of this particularly wet Jeep Grand Cherokee L is the 3.6-liter V6. This is a carryover engine, just like the optional V8. And horsepower ratings are vaguely similar to the previous generation, around 290 and 357 horsepower, I think, for the V8. And these have carried over, but some things about them have changed. Jeep says the tuning has changed, so they're getting similar MPG figures to the previous generation, even though this is a bigger, heavier vehicle. And they've changed the mounting points, changed a lot of things that affect noise, vibration, harshness inside the vehicle to make it more comfortable when you're out on the highway. Also, next to production will likely be the 4xe version of the Grand Cherokee-- yep, the plug-in hybrid. We drove one a few weeks ago with the Wrangler. And honestly, I really like that powertrain. I think it is impressive not only in terms of power, but in terms of on-road comforts and in terms of fun quotient. It gives you a little bit more Wile E. Coyote kind of feel to the whole thing. And if they can apply that same feel to this Grand Cherokee L, they've got a winner on their hands. Plus, maybe because it's bigger, they can fit more battery cells and get a little bit of extra battery range out of it? I don't know-- fingers crossed. Out on the highway, one of the things that we noticed with the previous generation Grand Cherokee that is definitely improved on this model is ride comfort and noise levels. This is a much more comfortable ride. The one we're in currently has air suspension, so it does have a bit of a floaty feel over big bumps on the highway. But on B roads, 55 mile an hour speed limit, it's really comfortable. And it's not noisy at all. It's super quiet in here. Even on the highway at 75 miles an hour, this is a really hushed interior. So if Jeep is going for that luxury vibe, which they kind of have to be when the top end prices of this vehicle are bumping up against $70,000, they're getting it right with the noise levels. This thing is super quiet. And I'm a big fan of that. You want to be quiet and comfortable on the highway. The combined radar and camera systems in this Jeep do a really good job of, A, keeping you in your lane or assisting to keep you in your lane, and, B, keeping a good distance with the vehicle up in front. Now they call this a hands-on system, which is the right thing to call it. And it means you want to keep at least one hand on the wheel. And really, it keeps you pretty centered in the lane. It's not a lot of ping ponging off the lines. But the lane keep assist is not aggressive, but it's not too weak. There's a balance to find there with these assist systems. And this one finds a really good balance. And then there's the adaptive cruise. I've been cut off a few times in traffic while using it. You set it to 70, the speed limit, but then someone moves over in front of you going 65. And one of the pitfalls that these systems can have is it hits the brakes really hard. With this system, it seems to know that there's enough distance and it slows down with some relative ease. It's pretty smooth. They say that once all of the systems are turned on, they'll have level 2 capabilities, which means basically you're doing hands on with driving assist. Jeep has programmed in an interesting warning system. Now some cars will do a vibrating seat, some will beep at you on the dash. Jeep has multiple levels where the colors on the dashboard will change letting you know that, hey, pay attention, put your hands on the steering wheel. And what they've actually built in are pressure sensors to the steering wheel to know whether or not you've got your hands gripped on it. And eventually, the Jeep will brake check you. If you're driving long enough paying no attention or with your hands off the wheel, as you absolutely should not be, then the Jeep will brake check you to essentially wake you up. It's really a helpful way to make a luxury interior feel even more luxury. You get the tech right, and it feels like you've spent your money well. If you're thinking about getting this system or maybe opting for a trim level without it, I would consider it a must have, especially if you're going to go on long journeys, you're loaded up with lots of kids and lots of luggage. Anything you can do to contribute to the lack of fatigue, go ahead and check that option on the sheet. One of the things that the Grand Cherokee, and this new one the Grand Cherokee L, the fifth gen, has always had going for it is the impressive towing numbers. This generation with the V6 can max out at 6,200 pounds of towing-- and with the V8, 7,200 pounds of towing. And that's really impressive for this class of vehicle. Now if you get something with a truck chassis, body on frame, those numbers are going to go up. But you're going to lose comfort a little bit. The thing that you get here is a nice balance of impressive towing numbers and on-road comfort. So you don't get beat up as much as you would in something larger and more robust, but you still get really impressive towing numbers. And you can pull something like a boat behind you. Where rivals like the Explorer, for instance, can only tow 5,600 pounds and the Telluride can only tow 5,000 pounds. If you want to go with the V8 and a 7,200 pound rating and tow your big pontoon boat to the lake for the weekend, go for it. Combined with all the active driving aids that you get standard or optional on the Grand Cherokee L, how easy is it to drive? Well, honestly, it doesn't feel any bigger than the previous generation. And it's just as easy to drive as a compact crossover. Sure, the dimensions are a little bit different from when you're parking, but there's really good visibility, big side mirrors. Jeep has worked to get the belt line or the bottom line of the windows really low. So you have good side visibility when you're driving. On a tight, curvy road, you can see where the edges are. Forward visibility is good. Hood is kind of long, can't really see very close in front of you, but you expect that in this class. And rear visibility is really good too. I can see directly into the back window. There's a button here to fold down the headrests in the third row. So you can do that without having to climb back there and fold them down yourself. And really, this is not any harder to drive than the previous generation. [MUSIC PLAYING] I really like the interior of this Grand Cherokee L. It is such a nice place to be and just look at. We are in the Summit Reserve, which is the topped out trim level. This one's priced up almost all the way to $65,000. There's not a lot of options it's missing. But it's got this amazing open-pore wood, these really nice compound curves. And the dash-- really nice stitching along the doors and the dashboard as well, a low dashboard that you can see over really easily. This really nice, bespoke set of Macintosh speakers, which is exclusive to the Grand Cherokee L. And then you've got all sorts of enjoyable tech. You've got stuff like then 10-inch center screen, the 10-inch driver screen. And it's optional, we don't have it on this trim, but there is a available 10-inch head-up display, full color, configurable. All of that combines to make a really luxurious feeling or upscale feeling interior. You hop in here and you look at this screen and you don't think rugged, American made. You think luxury German made. And that might be a misnomer or a misconception that we need to do away with in the American market. This stuff is super high end. The materials here are really nice. Yes, there are a lot of piano blacks. You will get sticky finger marks on things, especially after eating fast food and with three rows of kids in the car. But at first glance, this is all very nice. And I really like the driving position too. These seats are comfortable. It's got enough bolstering for the sides. Steering wheel is tilt and telescope as well. UConnect has been Jeep's infotainment system for quite some time. This is the fifth iteration of it, UConnect 5. And it is super quick to connect to smartphones. The buttons respond to your commands very easily. These are some of the best graphics that you can get on a screen today-- really impressive, really crisp. And that makes it easier to see stuff at a glance. So when you're looking down and changing the radio station, you don't have to take your eyes off of the road for as long. There are also a lot of duplicated buttons or buttons that have redundant features that are also inside the touchscreen. So stuff like heated and ventilated seats, the volume knob, the tuner knob, those are all duplicated on the touch screen and in physical controls. So that if you're looking ahead and you just remember where the control is, easy to draw your hand to it and make the command. There are lots of nice little storage cubbies. These all pop up. There is wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connection. So that means you can connect your smartphone from the moment you get in the car. There's wireless cell phone charging, two USBs, two USB-C ports. There's more storage in here, plenty enough four large water bottles, and decent-sized door pockets. But all of that notwithstanding, this is a three-row SUV, so we want to take a look at what's going on in the back. How do I fit behind myself, and behind myself myself, and whatever-- how I fit in the third row. And now we're in the second row. So this is where you will put perceivably your friends or your kids or whatever. Plenty of space back here, lots of room underneath the seat for my feet, lots of leg room. If I move the seat all the way back, so far that I can't even reach the center console, and plenty of headroom, hip room, lots of places for your stuff. There's center console cup holders here, as well as a place for tablets, books, smartphones, whatever. Two USB and USB-C ports-- so that's four charging ports on top of the three-pronged plug, plus a nice center console where you can take out this bit and make it larger for more stuff. Now this is optional. This is the captain's chairs, but you can get a bench seat here for seating more passengers. Let's take a look what it's like in the third row. So put that second row seat in place, sitting behind myself myself, this is the inception of rows, the third row. And I have plenty of space back here. There's a little bit of limiting space for foot room, but I could definitely sit next to another adult here. And plenty of headroom, plenty of elbow and arm room. And this is a comfortable seat. Now you're not going to store a lot of stuff behind me if you got three rows of passengers, but this is a really nice place to be. And in the third row, you've got a pair of USB and USB-C ports. So you can charge four more devices back here. How many devices do you need? [MUSIC PLAYING] So on the freeway, on back highways, it's just a big comfortable, easy to pass other vehicles, three-row SUV. It's exactly what you want for your family. And now that we've done plenty of on-road driving, let's take it for some off-road driving. We are in 4 low rock mode in the-- let's do the surround camera, not that that will help-- Overland trim level of the Grand Cherokee L in a pouring thunderstorm in the outskirts of Michigan outside of Detroit. I'm being guided up a rock course. This is just the greatest thing ever. We're in the highest suspension mode. We are also in rock mode, which controls the suspension, and in 4 low. Now this does have a transfer case, unlike some of the other crossovers in this segment. Woo hoo hoo. I hope that's a skid plate. Oh, there we go, a lot of funky sounds. Left, right, left, right, OK. I mean, I'm glad this isn't my car, I'll say that much. And this is a really-- Oh, there it is-- frightening section. Can't see what's going on, trying to pay attention to the spotter, and not the cameras. This is harrowing stuff. And in the rain with no traction on these rocks, it's even wilder. This is an inch-by-inch thing. This is some of the scariest driving you can possibly. Oh, and it sounds like it's breaking everything. Wow, this Grand Cherokee is really holding up to this abuse. Thank you cameramen for standing outside and getting that. Oh, that's frightening. [MUSIC PLAYING] It stopped raining, so I don't need this umbrella anymore. But it's still really humid outside. Anyways, there's more tech, more power trains, more roads than ever before. And the Jeep Grand Cherokee definitely stands within a shot of knocking competitors right off the top of the podium. There are a few things standing in its way though. The high pricing on the top end means it competes with luxury rivals and bigger more capable three-row SUVs that are built with body-on-frame technology. But really, this is a very enjoyable, likeable SUV to drive. And I can't wait to get It in-house at Edmunds. Want to see what it's like up against the Telluride, in particular, and rivals like the Pilot and the CX9. I think it'll do really well in a comparison test, plus it tows a lot more. For more information on the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, click the link below. Click Like and Subscribe too if you like these kinds of videos. And for a cash offer on your car today, go to edmunds.com/sellmycar. [MUSIC PLAYING]

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Review | A Long Overdue Three-Row Redesign of Jeep's Popular Midsize SUV

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 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe 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 Kia Telluride 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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Best X-Small SUVs

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