Best Midsize SUVs of 2022

Edmunds' experts test midsize SUV contenders on both our test track and a 115-mile real-world test loop of city streets, freeways and winding canyons. In between, we take them home and live with them as our daily drivers, typically for two full weeks. The data we gather results in our midsize SUV ratings. They’re based on 30-plus scores that cover performance, comfort, interior, technology, utility and value. How we rank

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.
2022 Honda Passport
1
Redesigned in 2019

Honda Passport

MSRP
$38,370 - $45,930
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 22
2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
2
MSRP
$30,855 - $50,025
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
19 - 22
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
3
Redesigned in 2022

Jeep Grand Cherokee

MSRP
$38,325 - $64,780
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
22
2022 Ford Bronco
4
Redesigned in 2021

Ford Bronco

MSRP
$31,300 - $68,500
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
15 - 20
2022 Toyota Venza
5
Redesigned in 2021

Toyota Venza

MSRP
$33,240 - $40,730
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
39
2022 Hyundai Santa Fe
6
Redesigned in 2019

Hyundai Santa Fe

MSRP
$27,700 - $43,110
Edmunds Rating
7.7 out of 10
Combined MPG
24 - 26
2022 Subaru Outback
7
Redesigned in 2020

Subaru Outback

MSRP
$27,645 - $40,645
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
24 - 29
2022 Ford Edge
8
Redesigned in 2015

Ford Edge

MSRP
$37,945 - $46,485
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 23
2022 Toyota 4Runner
8
Redesigned in 2010

Toyota 4Runner

MSRP
$38,105 - $52,920
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
17
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
10
Redesigned in 2011

Jeep Grand Cherokee

MSRP
$34,970 - $88,445
Edmunds Rating
7.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
13 - 21
2022 Chevrolet Blazer
11
Introduced in 2019

Chevrolet Blazer

MSRP
$33,400 - $44,000
Edmunds Rating
7.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 25
2022 Nissan Murano
12
Redesigned in 2015

Nissan Murano

MSRP
$33,310 - $46,560
Edmunds Rating
7.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
23


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
$33,390 - $45,190
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 23
2
Introduced in 2020

Hyundai Palisade

MSRP
$33,600 - $48,990
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 22
3
Redesigned in 2016

Honda Pilot

MSRP
$38,080 - $51,870
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 23
4
Introduced in 2018

Volkswagen Atlas

MSRP
$34,335 - $51,505
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
19 - 23
5
Redesigned in 2016

Mazda CX-9

MSRP
$35,630 - $47,560
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
23
6
Redesigned in 2018

Buick Enclave

MSRP
$42,800 - $57,100
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
20 - 21
6
Redesigned in 2020

Toyota Highlander

MSRP
$35,855 - $49,960
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
23 - 24
8
Redesigned in 2022

Nissan Pathfinder

MSRP
$34,640 - $49,040
Edmunds Rating
7.7 out of 10
Combined MPG
22 - 23
9
Introduced in 2019

Subaru Ascent

MSRP
$32,795 - $45,945
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
22 - 23
10
Redesigned in 2011

Dodge Durango

MSRP
$37,760 - $68,960
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
15 - 21
10
Redesigned in 2010

Toyota 4Runner

MSRP
$38,105 - $52,920
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
17
12
Redesigned in 2021

Jeep Grand Cherokee L

MSRP
$40,325 - $66,780
Edmunds Rating
7.5 out of 10
Combined MPG
21
13
Redesigned in 2020

Ford Explorer

MSRP
$35,510 - $55,775
Edmunds Rating
7.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
20 - 27

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
Redesigned in 2020

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

MSRP
$56,150 - $80,900
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
19 - 22
2
MSRP
$76,500 - $116,000
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 20
2
Redesigned in 2019

Porsche Cayenne

MSRP
$69,000 - $165,300
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 21
4
Redesigned in 2019

BMW X5

MSRP
$60,600 - $82,800
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
18 - 23
5
Introduced in 2021

Genesis GV80

MSRP
$50,200 - $77,200
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
20 - 23
6
Introduced in 2019

Audi Q8

MSRP
$70,800 - $80,900
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
20
6
Redesigned in 2020

Land Rover Defender

MSRP
$51,700 - $114,600
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 20
8
Redesigned in 2016

Lexus RX 350

MSRP
$45,920 - $53,200
Edmunds Rating
7.7 out of 10
Combined MPG
22 - 23
9
Redesigned in 2020

Porsche Cayenne Coupe

MSRP
$76,500 - $166,200
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 21
10
Introduced in 2017

Cadillac XT5

MSRP
$43,995 - $55,895
Edmunds Rating
7.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 24
11
Introduced in 2017

Maserati Levante

MSRP
$79,400 - $153,100
Edmunds Rating
7.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 18

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
$57,500 - $73,300
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
20 - 22
2
Redesigned in 2022

Acura MDX

MSRP
$48,000 - $72,050
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
19 - 22
3
Redesigned in 2020

Lincoln Aviator

MSRP
$51,780 - $88,230
Edmunds Rating
7.7 out of 10
Combined MPG
20 - 23
4
Redesigned in 2017

Land Rover Discovery

MSRP
$53,900 - $68,900
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
21
5
Redesigned in 2022

INFINITI QX60

MSRP
$47,850 - $64,250
Edmunds Rating
7.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
22 - 23
6
Redesigned in 2018

Lexus RX 350L

MSRP
$48,000 - $55,400
Edmunds Rating
7.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 22
7
Introduced in 2020

Cadillac XT6

MSRP
$48,595 - $58,295
Edmunds Rating
7.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 23
8
Redesigned in 2010

Lexus GX 460

MSRP
$56,125 - $65,635
Edmunds Rating
6.9 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
$221,506 - $245,381
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
14
2
Introduced in 2020

Audi SQ7

MSRP
$88,500 - $93,500
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
17
3
Introduced in 2020

Audi SQ8

MSRP
$93,500 - $99,700
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
17
4
Redesigned in 2020

BMW X5 M

MSRP
$106,100
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
15
5
Introduced in 2021

Aston Martin DBX

MSRP
$176,900
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
15
5
Redesigned in 2011

Dodge Durango SRT 392

MSRP
$68,960
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
15
7
Introduced in 2017

Maserati Levante Trofeo

MSRP
$79,400 - $153,100
Edmunds Rating
7.5 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 18




Best Midsize SUVs

Not too long ago, SUVs came in one size: large. But skyrocketing demand has ushered in a new era with seemingly endless variations on the SUV theme. Today, midsize SUVs, as the name suggests, slot neatly between compact and full-size SUVs, providing what many would call the best of both worlds.

Midsize SUVs typically offer more passenger and cargo space than compacts, without the land-yacht footprint of full-size vehicles. Many midsizers employ a V6 engine to provide extra power and torque, although turbocharged four-cylinder engines are increasingly common. Depending on the model and specification, midsize SUVs can serve multiple purposes, from off-road adventuring to high-style boulevard cruising.

Whether you're inclined to the tree line or the valet line, we've rated the top midsize SUVs to match your lifestyle. Let our expert vehicle ratings and evaluations help you find the right fit.

Choosing the Best Midsize SUV for you

Midsize SUVs cover a broad spectrum of today's most popular vehicles. Some aren't much larger than what we'd call compact SUVs, while others hang around the fringes of the full-size SUV class. Furthermore, there's a midsize SUV for practically any budget, with prices ranging from the high $20,000s to $100,000 and beyond.

Pricing is perhaps the most important consideration when buying a midsize SUV. From there, you can narrow your choices based on fuel economy, available seating rows, maximum cargo space and, if it matters to you, towing capacity. Maneuverability is another concern since some SUVs move like smaller cars while others feel like boats. Visibility is something to be mindful of when you're test-driving the vehicle, although backup cameras and parking sensors help mitigate low-speed anxiety in driveways and parking lots.

Next steps for buying a Midsize SUV

Midsize SUVs are among today's most popular cars for good reason. With seating for five to eight passengers, power liftgates and large cargo spaces, plus essential tech offerings (Bluetooth, USB connectivity, even Wi-Fi hotspots), midsize SUVs often strike the best balance for growing families on the go. By blending sedan comfort with the utility of a covered truck, midsize SUVs offer multidimensional benefits. When it's time to find your midsize SUV, let Edmunds guide you with detailed expert insights and easy one-stop pricing.