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 X-Small SUVs

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.

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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 about Volkswagen Taos

MSRP
$23,995 - $33,515
Combined MPG
27 - 31
2nd
Introduced in 2021

Chevrolet Trailblazer

Edmunds Rating
8.0/10
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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 about Chevrolet Trailblazer


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

Mazda CX-30

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
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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 about Mazda CX-30


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

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.

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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 about Mazda CX-50

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

Honda CR-V

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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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 about Honda CR-V


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

Mazda CX-5

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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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 about Mazda CX-5


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

Best 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, but it's nice to have the option.

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With its mix of quality, practicality and available performance, the Sorento is an enticing option if you're looking for a small SUV with above-average versatility. Only the elevated price tag on the top-of-the-line model could be a deterrent. Read full review about Kia Sorento

MSRP
$31,990 - $47,390
Combined MPG
23 - 26
2nd
Redesigned in 2022

Mitsubishi Outlander

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
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The latest Outlander SUV has a smooth ride, comfortable front seats and lots of space for people and cargo. It looks pretty sharp, too. Slow acceleration is its only major drawback. Read full review about Mitsubishi Outlander


MSRP
$28,395 - $40,845
Combined MPG
26 - 27
3rd
Redesigned in 2018

Volkswagen Tiguan

Edmunds Rating
7.6/10
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With optional seating for seven and lots of advanced safety and technology features, the Volkswagen Tiguan earns a top rank among a small group of compact three-row SUVs. A thirsty engine and stumbling transmission hurt the Tiguan's overall appeal compared to other compact SUVs. Read full review about Volkswagen Tiguan


MSRP
$28,880 - $38,880
Combined MPG
24 - 27

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.

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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 about Honda Passport

MSRP
$41,900 - $47,970
Combined MPG
21
2nd
Redesigned in 2022

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
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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 about Jeep Grand Cherokee


MSRP
$36,495 - $68,940
Combined MPG
22
3rd
Redesigned in 2021

Ford Bronco

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
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The Bronco is a highly-capable off-roader that makes minimal sacrifices to on-road drivability. From its character and design to its helpful drive modes and wide availability of its off-road package, the Bronco is a best-buy among its competition for most shoppers. Read full review about Ford Bronco


MSRP
$39,630 - $90,035
Combined MPG
15 - 20

Best 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.

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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 about Kia Telluride

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

Hyundai Palisade

Edmunds Rating
8.3/10
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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 about Hyundai Palisade


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

Toyota Grand Highlander

Edmunds Rating
8.2/10
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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 about Toyota Grand Highlander


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

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.

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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 about GMC Yukon

MSRP
$58,200 - $98,755
Combined MPG
16 - 17
2nd
Redesigned in 2021

Chevrolet Suburban

Edmunds Rating
7.6/10
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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 about Chevrolet Suburban


MSRP
$59,200 - $82,900
Combined MPG
16 - 17
3rd
Redesigned in 2018

Ford Expedition

Edmunds Rating
7.6/10
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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 about Ford Expedition


MSRP
$56,075 - $87,545
Combined MPG
17 - 19

Best 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.

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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 about BMW X1

MSRP
$40,500 - $49,900
Combined MPG
26 - 28
2nd
Introduced in 2020

Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class

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


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

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

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


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

Best Small luxury SUVs

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.

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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 about Genesis GV70

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

Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

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


MSRP
$47,450 - $64,950
Combined MPG
21 - 28
3rd
Redesigned in 2019

Acura RDX

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
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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 about Acura RDX


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

Best Midsize luxury SUVs

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 about Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

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

Porsche Cayenne

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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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 about Porsche Cayenne


MSRP
$79,200 - $146,900
Combined MPG
17 - 19
3rd
Introduced in 2021

Genesis GV80

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
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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 about Genesis GV80


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

Best 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.

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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 about Audi Q7

MSRP
$59,500 - $75,100
Combined MPG
21
2nd
Redesigned in 2022

Acura MDX

Edmunds Rating
8.0/10
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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 about Acura MDX


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

Lincoln Aviator

Edmunds Rating
7.7/10
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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 about Lincoln Aviator


MSRP
$53,340 - $80,725
Combined MPG
20 - 21

Best Large luxury SUVs

With plenty of seating and strong towing abilities to go with their quilted leather upholstery, these behemoths are as functional as they are luxurious.

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The Mercedes GLS is a fancy people- and gear-hauler that combines luxury DNA with a princely ride, remarkable performance and a commodious interior. Read full review about Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

MSRP
$87,000 - $145,850
Combined MPG
16 - 21
2nd
Redesigned in 2018

Lincoln Navigator

Edmunds Rating
8.4/10
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The Navigator is built to impress, from its incredible tow rating to its plush interior, expansive cargo space and full suite of modern technology features. This is a very convincing luxury ride. Read full review about Lincoln Navigator


MSRP
$83,265 - $113,995
Combined MPG
18
3rd
Introduced in 2019

BMW X7

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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BMW's biggest SUV, this three-row X7 strikes an optimal balance of luxury, performance and refinement that should please shoppers, drivers and passengers alike. Read full review about BMW X7


MSRP
$83,500 - $110,900
Combined MPG
18 - 22

Best 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.

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We think the Mercedes-Maybach GLS is one of the most comfortable and well-appointed ways to travel on four wheels. The interior has a premium feel few vehicles can touch, and the smooth suspension and powerful but refined engine make it a breeze to drive. Really, though, it's passengers who have it best, especially those in the expansive rear seats. Read full review about Mercedes-Benz Maybach GLS

MSRP
$174,350
Combined MPG
16
2nd
Introduced in 2017

Bentley Bentayga

Edmunds Rating
8.2/10
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The Bentley Bentayga is at the top of the heap when it comes to super luxury SUVs. It's underpinned by powerful engines and a fantastic cabin that blends modern technology with old-world charm. You also get access to all of Bentley's extensive (and expensive) customization options. Read full review about Bentley Bentayga


MSRP
$197,300 - $264,600
Combined MPG
14 - 20
3rd
Redesigned in 2022

Land Rover Range Rover

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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The Range Rover is a stunning iconic SUV built to impress. It has a strong engine and refined driving dynamics that eliminate unpleasantness for those in the cabin. There is no ignoring the price, and cargo space is limited, but its sheer style and presence will seal the deal for many people. Read full review about Land Rover Range Rover


MSRP
$107,400 - $234,000
Combined MPG
18 - 20

Best Small performance SUVs

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

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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 about Tesla Model Y Performance

MSRP
$42,990 - $51,490
2nd
Redesigned in 2018

Audi SQ5

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
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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 about Audi SQ5


MSRP
$57,700 - $66,800
Combined MPG
21
3rd
Redesigned in 2021

Audi SQ5 Sportback

Edmunds Rating
7.8/10
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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 about Audi SQ5 Sportback


MSRP
$61,100 - $69,200
Combined MPG
21

Best Midsize performance SUVs

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 about Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT

MSRP
$196,300
2nd
Introduced in 2019

Lamborghini Urus

Edmunds Rating
8.4/10
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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 about Lamborghini Urus


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

Audi SQ7

Edmunds Rating
8.2/10
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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 about Audi SQ7


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

Best 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.

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The Alpina XB7 is one of the most expensive and powerful vehicles BMW has to offer. It's comfortable, well appointed, and loaded with just about every feature you could ask for. But it doesn't feel all that much better than a regular X7. Read full review about BMW ALPINA XB7

MSRP
$149,400
Combined MPG
17
2nd
Redesigned in 2021

Cadillac Escalade V

Edmunds Rating
8.0/10
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The Cadillac Escalade-V, with its supercharged V8 engine, is quicker than a regular Escalade but also produces an unholy and intoxicating racket pretty much all the time. Even though its interior doesn't feel as premium as some of its competition, there's a lot of technology baked into the V's cabin with attractive screens and the latest safety features from GM, including the available hands-free Super Cruise system. Read full review about Cadillac Escalade V


MSRP
$152,295
Combined MPG
13
3rd
Introduced in 2023

BMW XM

Edmunds Rating
7.7/10
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Much like art or high fashion, you're either going to "get" the BMW XM or you won't. The clever engineering that underpins the XM is the vehicle's saving grace, as the styling, performance and luxury elements defining the rest of this M model are simply not enough to justify the experience on their own. Read full review about BMW XM


MSRP
$159,000 - $185,000
Combined MPG
14
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    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 Tesla Model Y 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

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    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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