The best midsize SUVs have the space, comfort, technology, and performance to satisfy a wide range of people. Whether you’re carting kids around town, going on a family road trip, or just transporting a lot of your stuff, a midsize SUV can usually get the job done.

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Honda Pilot Image
  • MSRP: $30,345 - $46,770
  • MPG: 19 City / 27 Hwy

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2016 Honda Pilot

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The redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot impresses with its pleasant seats, hushed ride, and elegant cabin, which make it one of the most appealing 3-row ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.4
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_0

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  • MSRP: $25,400 - $45,700
  • MPG: 21 City / 28 Hwy

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2017 Kia Sorento

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The 2017 Kia Sorento faces tough competition in the midsize SUV class, yet based on our analysis of reviews and data, it earns a ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.3
Safety:9.7
Reliability: NA
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  • MSRP: $29,740 - $40,780
  • MPG: 21 City / 28 Hwy

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2017 Nissan Murano

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The 2017 Nissan Murano offers the comfort, performance and refinement typical of luxury SUVs, but without the hefty price tag, according to the data ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.9
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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Toyota Highlander Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $47,870 - $50,485
  • MPG: 27 City / 28 Hwy

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2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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With plenty of room for passengers and cargo, and loads of family-friendly features, the 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a great choice for families, ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.3
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_0

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Image
  • MSRP: $30,395 - $66,895
  • MPG: 19 City / 26 Hwy

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the flagship model of the legendary off-road brand, and it combines excellent overall performance and utility with the ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.5
Safety:9.4
Reliability: NA
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Toyota Highlander Image
  • MSRP: $30,630 - $44,800
  • MPG: 20 City / 24 Hwy

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2017 Toyota Highlander

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The 2017 Toyota Highlander is a midsize SUV built for worriers, not warriors. If you're a zealot for safety and looking for a stable ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.4
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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Ford Edge Image
  • MSRP: $28,950 - $40,900
  • MPG: 21 (Est) City / 30 (Est) Hwy

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2017 Ford Edge

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Not every midsize-SUV buyer needs a 3-row SUV. While these vehicles do carry more people, the last row can be very constricted, often providing ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.7
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.4
Reliability: NA
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  • MSRP: $39,065 - $49,625
  • MPG: 15 City / 22 Hwy

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2017 Buick Enclave

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According to the reviews and data that drive our rankings, the 2017 Buick Enclave's handsome interior and rich offering of standard features are more ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.6
Interior:8.3
Safety:9.4
Reliability: NA
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Chevrolet Traverse Image
  • MSRP: $28,700 - $44,045
  • MPG: 15 City / 22 Hwy

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2017 Chevrolet Traverse

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The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse finishes in the bottom half of our midsize SUV rankings. Our analysis of professional reviews and data reveals that critics ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.4
Reliability: NA
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GMC Acadia Image
  • MSRP: $29,070 - $46,920
  • MPG: 21 City / 26 Hwy

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2017 GMC Acadia

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Though the fully redesigned 2017 GMC Acadia is smaller than the outgoing model, it is a marked improvement in many ways, with more interior ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.4
Reliability: NA
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Hyundai Santa Fe Image
  • MSRP: $25,350 - $41,150
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

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The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe 3-row crossover SUV and its sibling, the Santa Fe Sport 2-row crossover, are like the Rodney Dangerfields of the ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.7
Reliability: NA
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Dodge Durango Image
  • MSRP: $29,995 - $44,695
  • MPG: 19 City / 26 Hwy

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2017 Dodge Durango

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Though the 2017 Dodge Durango can’t crack the top half of our midsize SUV rankings, it’s a solid performer with a number of positive ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.3
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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Mazda CX-9 Image
  • MSRP: $31,520 - $44,015
  • MPG: 22 City / 28 Hwy

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2016 Mazda CX-9

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Thanks to its redesign, the 2016 Mazda CX-9 is a major step up from outgoing models. The midsize SUVs' updates include better-quality interior materials, ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.8
Interior:8.2
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_5
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Ford Flex Image
  • MSRP: $29,710 - $42,710
  • MPG: 16 City / 23 Hwy

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2016 Ford Flex

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The 2016 Ford Flex earns critical praise for its roomy interior, available twin-turbocharged engine, and smooth ride. Nonetheless, some of its tech features are ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.2
Reliability: 2_5
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Ford Explorer Image
  • MSRP: $31,660 - $53,235
  • MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy

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2017 Ford Explorer

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Based on our analysis of professional reviews and data, the 2017 Ford Explorer ranks near the bottom of the midsize SUV class. Critics like ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.5
Safety:9.4
Reliability: NA
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Nissan Pathfinder Image
  • MSRP: $30,290 - $43,760
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

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2017 Nissan Pathfinder

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The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder undergoes a significant refresh for the new model year, receiving updated styling, improvements to the engine and suspension, and more ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.8
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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Toyota 4Runner Image
  • MSRP: $34,010 - $44,360
  • MPG: 17 City / 22 Hwy

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2016 Toyota 4Runner

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According to our analysis of the data and published reviews that drive our rankings, the 2016 Toyota 4Runner is one of the most capable ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.2
Performance:7.0
Interior:7.0
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 4_0
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Dodge Journey Image
  • MSRP: $21,145 - $33,845
  • MPG: 19 City / 25 Hwy

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2017 Dodge Journey

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Our analysis of data and professional reviews shows that the 2017 Dodge Journey doesn’t have much going for it, aside from the lowest price ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:6.6
Interior:7.9
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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Advancing safety technology over the past decade has brought significant improvements to SUV safety. Today’s SUVs not only include models built with rugged body-on-frame construction, which makes them capable of heading off-road, but also crossover models, which are less rugged but offer a more comfortable, carlike performance. 

With a wide range of prices, performance capabilities, and connectivity, it’s easy to find a midsize SUV that suits your needs.

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Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.