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
$25,750 - $36,930
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 2018

Volkswagen Tiguan

MSRP
$25,245 - $39,095
Edmunds Rating
7.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
24 - 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
$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
2
Redesigned in 2018

Ford Expedition

MSRP
$49,025 - $78,825
Edmunds Rating
7.5 out of 10
Combined MPG
18 - 20
3
Redesigned in 2021

Chevrolet Tahoe

MSRP
$48,000 - $72,600
Edmunds Rating
7.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 18


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

Mercedes-Benz G-Class

MSRP
$131,750 - $156,450
Edmunds Rating
7.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
14 - 18
3
Redesigned in 2013

Land Rover Range Rover

MSRP
$92,000 - $211,000
Edmunds Rating
6.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
15 - 24

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 - $76,900
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
MSRP
Not available
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
Not available


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NARRATOR: This is ferocious 710 horsepower 645 pound feet of torque in a '57 100 pound SUV. Seriously it is beastly, it is a monster. It is good for one thing and one thing only, [ENGINE REVS] Terrifying right. Does this Mr Hyde monster car have a sophisticated and sensible Dr. Jekyll inside, it's possible. But we are going to have to tire this creature out before we try to tame it. Do you like this video ? Do you want more like it. Hit subscribe. And if you would be interested in a cash offer for your car visit us at edmunds.com/sellmycar [MUSIC PLAYING] [CAR ENGINE REVS] I am going to say that the Dodge Hellcat is the most famous currently produced American engine. Feel free of to argue with me in the comments if you don't agree with me. But I just feel like even people who don't really know what it is 6.2 litre supercharged V8, that makes between 707 and 717 horsepower depending on which year and model you get there's also a 797 horsepower red-eye version. Even people who don't know that they know that it's something special, maybe something kind of violent. Certainly they know that a Hellcat is a performer. It's almost a joke. How many different cars you can get with the Hellcat engine. I mean there's charger's, challenger's, RAM T-Rex, Jeep Grand Cherokee Track hawk, and now the Dodge Durango. Fingers crossed for the Hellcat hybrid Pacifica that would be a ride. I mean you can understand what Dodge is doing here, with a product that is this hilarious and this popular, and let's be honest with changing environmental rules in the future, likely with a limited lifespan. Why wouldn't you get all the use out of it that you can. Hellcat all the things I'm not mad. We are at Irwindale Speedway to do some drag racing with the Durango, because this brute needs to be set free. But first let's take a look at some of the changes for 2021. The Durango got an exterior update for 2021 to make it look more like the Charger Wide body. So it's got a new front feature, a big scoop in the hood, LED headlamps and running lamps, and a rear spoiler in the back. It's not all for looks either. The chin splitter in the front balances out with the wing in the rear for better aerodynamics, and behind all the openings and grills is an updated engine oil cooler duct and passages for cold air induction. It kind of looks like a crouching Grizzly Bear doesn't it ? Let's go give it some exercise, before it eats somebody. [CAR ENGINE REVS] [THEME SONG] It's really busy here, I think people have been just dying to go racing. So super crowded a long wait to get through the lanes and then it was like go, go, go. [CAR ENGINE REVS] You wouldn't normally think of a big SUV as a drag racing champ. But Dodge knows it's way around a drag strip. With all wheel drive the Durango just up and goes. Dodge says the Durango can run 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds and 1/4 mile time in 11 0.5. AUDIENCE: Got a Hellcat engine ? NARRATOR: How do you know, thank you. We raced on an eight mile track, and we were just kind of goofing around but we still ran a seven six which is sort of a high 11 second time. So not too far off the perfect time you'd get on a perfect track. Now in the original story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde Dr. Jekyll was nice on the outside. But he had an evil side and the Durango is kind of the opposite in that it looks and sounds evil and it certainly stomps the drag strip like a monster, but it has a cultured sensitive side. And to prove it we're going to take it on a day trip. [MUSIC PLAYING] [CAR ENGINE REVS] On the rare occasion when you're not giving in to the urge to floor this thing on straightaways, the Durango takes curves and winding roads with surprising grace for something so large and so loud. [CAR ENGINE REVS] This is because the suspension was redesigned for more comfort in the street setting and better handling, in the track setting. And I would say it delivers. [CAR ENGINE REVS] Steering is electric, so you can change the settings for more or less weighty feel, depending on what you like. And the brakes are really good in the Durango. Now this is something that we actually complained a little bit about in the Trackhawk, which is the other big Hellcat SUV. Just felt like when it came to stopping the thing, it was like Oh no is it going to. This is the same brake setup but because of the new suspension and the better weight distribution. It stops, right when you need it to. Now the Durango does remain beastly when it comes to fuel economy and price. If you're interested in the style and utility of the Hellcat Durango but you don't like that big price tag, look at some of the other trim levels. For example, the 392, still gives you a HEMI, and it costs a lot less. Neither of the HEMI's is going to give you a great fuel economy. But if that is the conversation that you want to have might need to shop for a different car. All I can say about that, is that there are a lot of trucks that get similar fuel mileage, and aren't nearly as fast or as fun. [MUSIC PLAYING] Remember how I said Dr. Jekyll was mean on the inside, not the Durango. It is soft, plush, and loving in here. Really like everywhere that you're going to touch this car is padded. Very safe feeling. And it's also very attractive, you know it's got swede stuff here on the dash, as well as this forged Carbon Fiber, that is not my favorite look it looks kind of like camo, but it is kind of cool like it's bragging rights I mean Lamborghini's uses it. It has this nice big center screen, and it uses Dodges Uconnect Infotainment system, which is one of my favorites. It's just always been very easy to use, and they have made it even better. Now you can customize the screen to have like shortcuts to whatever you use the most, like cooled seats, or the performance pages, or Apple CarPlayer, Android auto. And then you can still have your map up. So that keeps you from having to go through a bunch of menus to find what you're looking for. It's safer and it's quicker, also it looks cool. You got charging ports, you got a wireless pad, cup holders, lots of little cabbies here and there. It's useful I mean room in general is not a problem in a Durango I mean. The philosophy of making it easy to get to the controls doesn't just apply to climate and music. It applies to performance as well. There's SRT button right here it takes you straight to the dashboard where you can go through all the different modes. So track, sport, auto that's more for comfort, then there's a snow mode, and a tow mode. How many race cars have a tow mode ? There's also a custom mode, so you can set it to anything you like. So if you like the hard shifts and the steering and track what you want the suspension to be more comfortable, you can leave the suspension and street and put everything else in track. There's also a launch control button, one touch you can floret, take off, ready to go. It's very easy and it's very cool. The transmission is an eight speed automatic. But if you want to control that manually, you can do that too with paddle shifters. Personally I like to just leave it on track and let it do its thing. You know legally drag strips won't allow you to race with passengers in the car, and that's probably a good idea. But if they did, you could do it with six adults sitting in total comfort. [MUSIC PLAYING] Not only is the Durango a sweetheart inside, but it's also quite useful. Plenty of room behind the third row for groceries, obviously there's more with it down. And if you have all the seats down there's a massive 85.1 cubic feet, which is more than enough to carry everything you need for a picnic. Heck it's big enough that we could just have the picnic in the Durango. Would a monster take you on a picnic ? Never. If only I had a boat, I could have towed it and we could have had lunch on the water. The Durango is rated to tow an impressive 8,700 pounds, which is nearly 4,000 more than many popular three row competitors, like the KIA Telluride, the Volkswagen, Atlas, and the Toyota 4Runner. [MUSIC PLAYING] The Hellcat Durango is definitely a car with a split personality. But hey who doesn't relate to that sometimes, you're feeling rowdy, and other times you just have to get the job done. Sometimes you want a day in the sun other times a day at the track. If you're moving to a family sized SUV, after a lifetime of driving sporty cars, the Durango allows you to get the job done without giving up your personality. Even the rowdy side. If you like this video, hit like and subscribe for more. If you'd be interested in a cash offer for your car visit us at edmunds.com/sellmycar and let us know in the comments what you'd put a Hellcat engine in. [THEME SONG]

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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 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

Best SUV Summary

Best X-Small SUVs

  1. 2021 Mazda CX-30
  2. 2021 Buick Encore GX
  3. 2021 Hyundai Kona
  4. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek
  5. 2021 Kia Soul
  6. 2021 Mazda CX-3
  7. 2021 Kia Seltos
  8. 2021 Honda HR-V
  9. 2020 Hyundai Venue
  10. 2021 Nissan Kicks

Best Large performance SUVs

  1. 2021 BMW ALPINA XB7

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