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.
2020 Mazda CX-30
1
Introduced in 2020

Mazda CX-30

MSRP
$21,900 - $29,600
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
26 - 28
2021 Hyundai Kona
2
Introduced in 2018

Hyundai Kona

MSRP
$20,400 - $29,450
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
27 - 30
2021 Kia Soul
3
Redesigned in 2020

Kia Soul

MSRP
$17,490 - $27,550
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
27 - 31


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
$25,050 - $34,750
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
29 - 30
2
Redesigned in 2017

Mazda CX-5

MSRP
$25,190 - $37,155
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
24 - 28
3
MSRP
Not available
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
Not available

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
$26,990 - $41,890
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
20 - 25
2
Redesigned in 2018

Volkswagen Tiguan

MSRP
$24,945 - $38,795
Edmunds Rating
7.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
23 - 25
3
Redesigned in 2014

Mitsubishi Outlander

MSRP
$24,895 - $33,745
Edmunds Rating
6.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
22 - 27

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
$31,990 - $43,780
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 22
2
MSRP
$30,545 - $49,795
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
19 - 22
3
Redesigned in 2021

Toyota Venza

MSRP
$32,470 - $39,800
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
$31,990 - $44,090
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 23
2
Introduced in 2020

Hyundai Palisade

MSRP
$32,525 - $47,750
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 2018

Ford Expedition

MSRP
$48,990 - $80,110
Edmunds Rating
7.7 out of 10
Combined MPG
18 - 20
2
Redesigned in 2021

GMC Yukon XL

MSRP
$53,400 - $74,100
Edmunds Rating
7.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 18
2
Redesigned in 2008

Toyota Land Cruiser

MSRP
$85,415 - $87,745
Edmunds Rating
7.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
14


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
$36,600 - $38,600
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
26
2
Redesigned in 2016

BMW X1

MSRP
$35,200 - $37,200
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
26 - 27
3
Redesigned in 2021

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

MSRP
$36,230 - $38,230
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
27 - 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
$42,500 - $73,750
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
18 - 24
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 - $48,000
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
$53,700 - $77,600
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
19 - 22
2
Redesigned in 2019

Porsche Cayenne

MSRP
$66,800 - $161,900
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 21
3
Redesigned in 2019

BMW X5

MSRP
$58,900 - $82,150
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
18 - 23

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
$53,550 - $68,700
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
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 - $87,800
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
$75,200 - $97,800
Edmunds Rating
8.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
18 - 21
2
Redesigned in 2018

Lincoln Navigator

MSRP
$76,185 - $100,335
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
18 - 19
3
Introduced in 2019

BMW X7

MSRP
$73,900 - $99,600
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 22


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
MSRP
Not available
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
Not available
2
Redesigned in 2019

Mercedes-Benz G-Class

MSRP
$130,900 - $156,450
Edmunds Rating
7.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
14
3
Redesigned in 2013

Land Rover Range Rover

MSRP
$90,900 - $209,500
Edmunds Rating
6.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
15 - 24


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2021 Cadillac Escalade Review — All-New SUV | Interior, Price, & More

2021 Cadillac Escalade Review — All-New SUV | Interior, Price, & More

[MUSIC PLAYING] CARLOS LAGO: The Escalade is one of the most iconic SUVs on the road today, and I'm really eager to get in this one because of all the stuff that's happening inside and underneath. Well, it's obviously bigger, and more capable, and more powerful, but it has a thoroughly modern suspension, and this really cool-looking entertainment display that's OLED. It also supports true hands-free driving, although this one doesn't. And we're going to see how it all comes together. But before we do, make sure to visit Edmunds.com/sellmycar to get an instant cash offer for your car. Also make sure to like, comment, and subscribe because, well, to make sure we get to keep making these videos. Let's start off by talking about design, albeit briefly, because it's very subjective. I think this looks really cool. It manages to be bold but also somewhat kind of subtle. I know that's contradictory, but hey, it's an Escalade, so let's just run with it. Now, under the hood of this one is a 6.2-liter V8. That'll be the engine powering most Escalades. Its 420 horse, 460 pound feet of torque. You can also opt for a 3-liter turbo diesel 6 cylinder that also makes 460 pound feet of torque. That's a no-cost option, which will be available later. That's nice. But as for the V8, that power figure and the fuel economy are a bit lower than what you'll find in the Lincoln Navigator, so you can only just brag about having two extra cylinders. Yeah. Anyway, trim levels. The base price is $77,500 or thereabouts. Adding four-wheel drive is another $3,000. Adding the long wheelbase ESV variant is another $3,000. This is a top-of-the-line platinum trim level with a price above $100,000. But let's stop talking about trim levels really quick because I want to point out this little sticker here. Most Chevy, GMC, Cadillac SUVs or trucks made for towing are going to have a sticker right here that shows you the towing figures for your specific vehicle, for the VIN on this actual vehicle. That's a neat little thing to have. Saves you from having to do the math with your trailer. Getting further back, you'll notice that these wheels are massive. They're 22-inch wheels. That's the standard wheel size on the Escalade. And I point that out because it's all about what's connected behind here. I mentioned Chevy SUVs and trucks. I mentioned GMCs. This is the same underpinning as the Tahoe, Suburban, and Yukon. That means it benefits from independent rear suspension, which should make for a smoother ride, but also makes for a more compact rear suspension that should make for more space back here. You also get air springs and adaptive shocks, optionally. Now, this Cadillac Escalade has the trailer tow package, and a lot of those capabilities manifest into a hitch and connectors underneath this plastic piece which is removable. I did it off camera but it took me so long to reinstall it that I figured we shouldn't do it now because I value and respect your time. Let's pop the rear hatch. Now, if you've watched our Chevy Tahoe or Chevy Suburban reviews, this is going to sound very similar. In terms of connectivity, you have a 110-volt power outlet right here. And then dropping the seats is just as easy as hitting these buttons. Now you get a ton of space whether you have the short wheelbase or long wheelbase Escalade, in fact, more cargo space per row that what you get in the equivalent Navigator. So plenty of space for cargo of all kinds. [MUSIC PLAYING] As we hop into the interior of this Escalade, let's talk about what stands out first. Obviously these screens. We're going to cover those in a bit more detail later. First, let's talk about interior fit, finish, feel, quality, the stuff that you would expect to be really nice when you're paying $110,000, which is what this is as equipped. Now, in terms of materials, it's fairly nice. Generally, light-colored tones of leathers aren't really my thing, but fortunately there's a wide variety of configurations that you can get your Escalade interior, and that also goes for the wood paneling too. This pattern is interesting, though it's a little too glossy for my tastes. But again, a lot of options that you can get in this car. Generally, everything is covered with leather and that feels nice. The thing that is not are these fabric inserts on the sides of the tunnels and on the door panels, which look really neat. It's something that I would expect from like a Volvo or a Polestar. It's a nice little design touch. I'm curious how it's going to wear over time. But you could say the same thing about white leather too. Let's talk about storage and connectivity. Under this panel right here you've got your cup holders, a little cubby right here, power ports. There's two USB, one USB C and one traditional USB. Further back behind that, underneath the arm rest, is you have a deeper cubby right here. And actually in this car it's been optioned to work like a refrigerator. It's got two different cooling modes. And ahead of that you have two more USB C power ports as well. There's a lot of connectivity right here, including wireless phone charging, wireless Apple CarPlay, and wireless Android Auto. In fact, if I pull out Arnie right here, where does he live? Well, a lot of cars that have wireless charging, they just kind of have a pad somewhere on the dash. Sometimes it's texturized so your phone does move around too much. But what I like about Cadillac's solution here is that the phone slides into this slot and starts charging. And what's nice about that is it's held in place, and it encourages you to use the vehicle's phone projection systems, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, instead of referring to your phone while you're driving, and that's a really nice touch. In terms of overall space, this thing is massive. There's a ton of room in any direction. You feel tall. We'll talk about the driving position when we're actually driving the car, but surely up here there is no shortage of place for you to exist, and also your passenger too. Now, let's talk about the screens ahead of me in a little bit more detail. When you hop in this car and turn it on for the first time, these screens seem really impressive. And I say screens because there's actually three. There's the center infotainment display, or center touchscreen, or entertainment screen, whatever you want to call it. There's an all-digital gauge cluster, and then there's this little display off to the far left. The two outboard ones are touch sensitive, and then you can actually control the entertainment display with this rotary dial here like you can on some Audis. It comes to mind the way you control is actually kind of similar. Now, it's really impressive, clean, and so far it's responded really quickly to my inputs, and has adjusted everything just the way I would expect. The voice controls respond to natural language, and there's a depth of configuration within the screens that'll take some time to get used to, but it gives you a lot of power over how you control the vehicle. You can do things like make sure that you use the microphones and speakers in each of the seats to communicate more clearly to the people in the third row, for example. Yeah, there's a setting for that. Now, one of the things that I've noticed, as someone who really likes using phone projection systems like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is the layout of the screen just doesn't look that great when you're in the Apple CarPlay mode. That's OK. I mean, you can live with that. If you want to get the most from the systems that will work with the navigation, you're going to want to use the onboard system. And you want to do things like that, because it gives you more options as we move to the center display, where they gauge cluster is at. I can have the map take up the full width the screen, if I would choose, so I could have the map and the gauge cluster, and I could have the stereo here, or whatever displays you want there. I can also use what Cadillac calls an augmented reality camera. Now, that's displaying what the Cadillac sees looking forward. There's a camera on the nose of the car that appears to be a pretty high refresh rate. It works well. I mean, I was driving at 70 miles an hour. I had this camera up and it was pretty easy to spot. You also have night vision, which I actually can't use right now because it's day, and night vision system is only available when it's dark. And also I can switch it back to the standard gauge cluster. You can control what appears in both the left and right panels of the gauge cluster, and that's nice because it gives you some additional configuration. Overall, this appears to be a really clean, modern, and sufficiently high-tech system for a modern car, especially for an American large luxury SUV. Just on initial impressions, this is right up there with what you see from the best of Germany. Now, in the second row of the Escalade, if it looks like I'm close to the front seat, it's because I am. Watch this. I've got plenty of space back here. In fact, in terms of interior measurements for front, second, and third rows, this is generally slightly more spacious, in terms of specs, than the Lincoln Navigator in either the standard wheelbase or the long wheelbase ESV variants. That's worth pointing out back here. Tons of space, again, in every direction. I'm average height and weight, generally, and there's so much room back here it's actually kind of hard just to specify how much space there is. Now, I don't have seat ventilation like the front seats, but I do have seat heating. In terms of power ports and outlets, I've got two HDMI ports at the bottom of the center console there, and then two USB C ports as well. Same thing with the cup holders and climate control happening there as well. Now, you may be wondering what's going on with these screens. Well, if you've watched the Chevy Suburban or Chevy Tahoe reviews that we had on the channel previously, it's the same setup. So that means these screens can reference what the front entertainment screen has going on. Like, if they go and hit navigation on that screen, because I think you could probably see it more clearly, I can see the navigation that's happening on the entertainment display. I can also plug in my own HDMI accessory and power. So if I have got a Chromecast, for example, or Nintendo Switch, I can have those projected on these displays separately. So I can have one thing going on this screen and a completely separate thing going on on that screen. That's really huge for rear-seat entertainment. Now, let's take a look at the third row. For climbing into the third row, we're going to start by showing what it's like to lower the second row, and it's actually really easy. There's a lever here that you lift once to drop it flat and you lift again for it to slide up. That gives you a ton of space, as you can see, for me to sort of climb my way back in here. Now that I'm back here, I'm going to lower this seat, lift it up, and ask our lovely assistant to slide the seat back towards me so you can see how much legroom I have when the seat is slid back as far as it will go. And my knees are touching the seat back. That's probably what you should expect for three-row seating in an SUV this size, for a full-size adult. This is certainly tolerable in terms of space, especially because the pass-through between the second row is so wide I can extend a leg there like I would if I was on a plane. But for children this will be totally adequate. Now, back here you have basically got a cup holder on each side, USB C ports on each side, and then a vent that'll blow air conditioning right in your face, which is helpful. These aren't going to be the most comfortable seats to exist in, but certainly more spacious than they ever have been in the history of the Escalade. [MUSIC PLAYING] Let's get the obvious out of the way with the Escalade first. This thing's enormous. This is a massive vehicle, even though it isn't the even longer ESV long-wheelbase version. This thing is enormous, and it's heavy, and it's on 22s. If you believe the door sticker, this vehicle weighs just over 6,100 pounds. So there's a lot of stuff happening here with the driving experience, or you'd expect a lot of stuff to be happening with the driving experience, and it's actually kind of pleasurable that it's not. In spite of the weight and size, this thing goes down the road really smoothly with kind of the luxury ride quality you would expect from a luxury SUV. Credit goes to the new underpinnings and new suspension on this vehicle, much like the Suburban, Tahoe, and GMC Yukon. You have an independent rear suspension. That not only gives you the greater rear storage space, it also smooths the ride, especially from the rear. Most Escalades will have magnetic RideControl, which is a fancy term for quick-reacting, adaptive shocks. And then we're also riding on air suspension, so air springs, that can soften out and adjust to the driving experience. Aside from making it easier to load items into the vehicle when you're in the access height, the air springs can also lower the vehicle to make the driving experience more aerodynamic on the freeway, and also can raise the vehicle for additional clearance if you ever take one of these off road. You could take it off road because you've got four-wheel drive. It actually has an all-wheel drive mode too, and auto mode. You've also got two high, four high, and four low. So the capability is there should you desire to do it though. The seating position, you are certainly upright and have a commanding view over the road. The dash seems particularly tall for me right now. And in spite of that, my driving position still feels very car-like. The elbow rests, for example, have an equal height so that makes it really comfortable to grab the steering wheel. I have a traditional car-like shifter, which, thankfully, is a much better version than what you would get in the Suburban with that funky lever solution and button solution on the dash. This is much easier to manipulate. And it all works, especially when you pair it with a 6.2-liter V8 like this one has with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The smoothness of the acceleration is quite nice. This thing changes gears really quickly. Sometimes you can't even perceive that the gear change has happened. It's a very quiet drive train as well. And the overall experience gives you the power that you want when you need it, but doesn't really need to be in your face about it. That's important because the things at a power deficit versus the Lincoln Navigator. Now, overall, you're never going to get around the size of this thing but there are things that help, like a pretty sophisticated exterior camera system that gives you multiple views from all angles around and outside the vehicle. That helps a lot in tight parking lots, or like your garage at home, assuming you could fit this thing in there. You also have a automatic parking system that works in both parallel and perpendicular spots. I haven't been able to evaluate that yet, but it's a nice thing to have, assuming the technology works. What I like too about driving the Escalade is, you've got a lot of advanced stuff happening on the gauge cluster. I've got a head-up display as well. The steering wheel is positioned in a way where I get a clear view of that gauge cluster. And when I use the various driving modes, like if I put it in the map mode and have the map just take over the entire screen, I can clearly see in my direction of travel, where I want to be turning, and all the guidance on that. I can also put it in the AR camera, the augmented-reality camera, so-called, and get that forward-facing view with nav prompts on there. And I'll leave that up because I've got the navigation set, and you'll see when those appear, and how they work. I'm a little mixed on whether I'd actually use this. But for some shoppers who might like this in areas that feel congested and difficult to navigate, this might help. The other thing that will help a lot on the freeways, though this vehicle doesn't actually have, is Super Cruise. It's available on the Escalade, though we didn't get it on this particular test vehicle. Now, Super Cruise is a true hands-free driving experience on select freeways. You can see those freeways on Cadillac's website. There's a fairly exhaustive list of them. And the way it works is, there's a camera on models equipped with that option on the steering column that looks at your face, and it will know if you are paying attention to the road or not. Once you satisfy those criteria, and you're on that pre-approved freeway, you turn it on, set your speed, and you can take your hands off the wheel, and it will do the speed management for you and the steering for you. Now, modern versions of that system will do lane changes when you turn on the turn signal, but it's not going to navigate you to a destination like Tesla's autopilot system says it can do. Whether it actually does or not is a different story. So a potentially nice feature that we look forward to evaluating more in-depth when we can get a test vehicle in that has it. You should know that it's a $2,500 option on top-level Escalades. But if you're getting a lower trim level you have to get like another $3,500 option in order to get that $2,500 option, so closer to $5,000 or $6,000. When you pay for it, it's good for a three-year subscription, but after that it's up to $25 a month to maintain the service. Now, generally what I like about the 6.2-liter V8 is it's quiet when you're cruising and when you step on it, it sounds good. Let's see if we can reproduce that experience right now. [ENGINE ROARING] I like that. That's good. It may not be as powerful as the V6 in the Lincoln Navigator, but it makes all the right sounds, makes me feel happy. I like that. Overall, the driving experience of the Escalade is fairly nice for what it is, a vehicle with this kind of towing capability, with this kind of size, weight, comfort. It behaves on the road, from a driving experience, in a much more car-like fashion, excepting, again, this is rather tall. Visibility can seem slightly compromised, especially because the hood line is so tall. When you have the rear head rests up that impacts your rear view. But fortunately you can rely on a lot of the safety systems, blind spot monitoring, and so on, to alleviate a lot of the visibility concerns. Also practicing proper placement helps a lot too. And the system is telling me to turn left, if you can see that. The little arrow appears on the screen in a way that's subtle, but also easy to catch. I've got the turn-by-turn disabled for the purposes of talking to the camera right now, but this works. This really works. [MUSIC PLAYING] The Escalade will be at dealers this fall. And I think overall the 2021 version packs some really impressive technology, and really nice styling, in a package that's overall a really complete luxury SUV that you would hope the Escalade to be. We certainly look forward to evaluating it further and putting it into comparison against the Lincoln Navigator. But until then, make sure to visit Edmunds.com/SUV for the top-ranked SUV in each category. And that's going to do it for this video. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC PLAYING]

Is the all-new 2021 Escalade the best luxury SUV that money can buy? Carlos Lago takes an in-depth look at Cadillac's flagship SUV. Find out how the Cadillac Escalade stacks up against the Lincoln Navigator, and get a look at some of the new impressive tech and features in this large luxury SUV.

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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

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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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Best SUV Summary

Best X-Small SUVs

  1. 2020 Mazda CX-30
  2. 2021 Hyundai Kona
  3. 2021 Kia Soul
  4. 2020 Mazda CX-3
  5. 2021 Kia Seltos
  6. 2020 Honda HR-V
  7. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek
  8. 2020 Hyundai Venue
  9. 2020 FIAT 500X
  10. 2021 Jeep Compass

Best Small SUVs

  1. 2020 Honda CR-V
  2. 2020 Mazda CX-5
  3. 2021 Nissan Rogue
  4. 2021 Hyundai Tucson
  5. 2020 Subaru Forester
  6. 2020 Jeep Cherokee
  7. 2021 Jeep Wrangler
  8. 2020 Toyota RAV4
  9. 2020 Ford Escape
  10. 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

Best Small 3-row SUVs

  1. 2020 Kia Sorento
  2. 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
  3. 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander
  4. 2020 Dodge Journey

Best Midsize SUVs

  1. 2020 Honda Passport
  2. 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
  3. 2021 Toyota Venza
  4. 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe
  5. 2020 Subaru Outback
  6. 2020 Ford Edge
  7. 2020 Toyota 4Runner
  8. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  9. 2021 Chevrolet Blazer
  10. 2020 Nissan Murano

Best Midsize 3-row SUVs

  1. 2021 Kia Telluride
  2. 2021 Hyundai Palisade
  3. 2021 Honda Pilot
  4. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas
  5. 2020 Mazda CX-9
  6. 2020 Toyota Highlander
  7. 2021 Buick Enclave
  8. 2020 Subaru Ascent
  9. 2020 Ford Explorer
  10. 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

Best Large SUVs

  1. 2020 Ford Expedition
  2. 2021 GMC Yukon XL
  3. 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser
  4. 2020 Chevrolet Suburban
  5. 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe
  6. 2021 GMC Yukon
  7. 2020 Nissan Armada
  8. 2020 Toyota Sequoia

Best X-Small luxury SUVs

  1. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class
  2. 2020 BMW X1
  3. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
  4. 2020 Audi Q3
  5. 2021 Volvo XC40
  6. 2020 BMW X2
  7. 2020 Lexus UX 200
  8. 2021 Cadillac XT4
  9. 2019 INFINITI QX30
  10. 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Best Small luxury SUVs

  1. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
  2. 2021 Volvo XC60
  3. 2021 Acura RDX
  4. 2020 Porsche Macan
  5. 2020 Audi Q5
  6. 2020 BMW X3
  7. 2020 Lincoln Corsair
  8. 2020 BMW X4
  9. 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
  10. 2020 Jaguar F-PACE

Best Midsize luxury SUVs

  1. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
  2. 2020 Porsche Cayenne
  3. 2020 BMW X5
  4. 2020 Land Rover Defender
  5. 2020 Audi Q8
  6. 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe
  7. 2020 Maserati Levante
  8. 2021 Cadillac XT5

Best Midsize 3-row luxury SUVs

  1. 2019 Audi Q7
  2. 2020 Acura MDX
  3. 2020 Lincoln Aviator
  4. 2020 Land Rover Discovery
  5. 2020 Lexus RX 350L
  6. 2021 Cadillac XT6
  7. 2020 INFINITI QX60
  8. 2021 Lexus GX 460

Best Large luxury SUVs

  1. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
  2. 2020 Lincoln Navigator
  3. 2020 BMW X7
  4. 2020 Lexus LX 570

Best Super luxury SUVs

  1. 2021 Bentley Bentayga
  2. 2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
  3. 2020 Land Rover Range Rover

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