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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Nissan Murano Image
  • MSRP: $29,660 - $40,700
  • MPG: 21 City / 28 Hwy

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2016 Nissan Murano

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With a premium cabin, exceptionally accommodating seats, and a serene ride, the 2016 Nissan Murano is an excellent choice for cruising in luxury and ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.9
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 4_5

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Toyota Highlander Image
  • MSRP: $30,490 - $44,990
  • MPG: 20 City / 25 Hwy

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2016 Toyota Highlander

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The 2016 Toyota Highlander is a family-oriented crossover SUV that has plenty of space and lots of features to keep you and the kids ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.5
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_0
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  • MSRP: $30,345 - $46,770
  • MPG: 19 City / 27 Hwy

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2016 Honda Pilot

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The Honda Pilot is fully redesigned for 2016. Its quiet ride, comfortable seats, and upscale cabin make it one of the best 3-row SUVs ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.4
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_0

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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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The 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has the space and features that families are looking for, according to the professional car reviews and data that ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.3
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_0

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Kia Sorento Image
  • MSRP: $25,100 - $43,300
  • MPG: 21 City / 29 Hwy

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2016 Kia Sorento

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The Kia Sorento is fully redesigned for 2016 and ranks in the middle among midsize SUVs based on the professional reviews and data that ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.5
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 4_0
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  • MSRP: $39,065 - $49,515
  • MPG: 15 City / 22 Hwy

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2016 Buick Enclave

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The 2016 Buick Enclave is in the top half of our midsize SUV rankings. Our analysis of professional reviews and data shows that critics ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.6
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_5
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  • MSRP: $30,495 - $44,595
  • MPG: 19 City / 27 Hwy

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2016 Dodge Durango

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With solid towing capacity and an optional V8 engine, the 2016 Dodge Durango offers the robust performance of a traditional truck-based SUV and the ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.5
Interior:8.2
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_0
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Ford Edge Image
  • MSRP: $28,700 - $40,900
  • MPG: 21 City / 30 Hwy

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2016 Ford Edge

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The 2016 Ford Edge is in the middle of the pack in our midsize SUV rankings. Our analysis of professional reviews and data shows ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.6
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 3_5
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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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The all-new 2017 GMC Acadia is smaller than the old model, but it offers a wealth of improvements, including more secure handling and a ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.1
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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  • 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»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.2
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Image
  • MSRP: $29,995 - $65,695
  • MPG: 19 City / 26 Hwy

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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a 2-row midsize SUV that treats passengers to an upscale cabin, a quiet ride on pavement, dynamic engine ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.5
Safety:8.9
Reliability: 3_0
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Chevrolet Traverse Image
  • MSRP: $31,205 - $44,145
  • MPG: 15 City / 22 Hwy

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2016 Chevrolet Traverse

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According to our analysis of professional reviews and data, critics think the Traverse has one of the best interiors in the class. It's quiet ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_5

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  • MSRP: $31,520 - $44,015
  • MPG: 22 City / 28 Hwy

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2016 Mazda CX-9

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The 2016 Mazda CX-9 is totally redesigned, and according to the reviews and data upon which we build our rankings, it is a significant ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.9
Interior:8.2
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_5
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Ford Flex Image
  • MSRP: $29,600 - $42,600
  • MPG: 16 City / 23 Hwy

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2016 Ford Flex

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Reviewers praise the 2016 Ford Flex's spacious seats, powerful twin-turbocharged engine option, and composed ride. However, several tech features are only available in higher ... 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: $31,050 - $52,970
  • MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy

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2016 Ford Explorer

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The 2016 Ford Explorer is one of our lowest-ranking midsize SUVs. Our analysis of professional reviews and data reveals that critics like the available ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.4
Safety:9.2
Reliability: 2_5
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Nissan Pathfinder Image
  • MSRP: $29,830 - $43,300
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy

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2016 Nissan Pathfinder

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Overall, the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder should be fine for many people, but in a class full of SUVs that offer better performance, nicer interiors, ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 2_5
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Toyota 4Runner Image
  • MSRP: $33,810 - $44,160
  • MPG: 17 City / 22 Hwy

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2016 Toyota 4Runner

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With an abundance of available trail-ready features, the 2016 Toyota 4Runner is one of the most capable off-road SUVs in the class, according to ... Read full review»

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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: $20,995 - $33,695
  • MPG: 19 City / 26 Hwy

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2016 Dodge Journey

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The 2016 Dodge Journey is one of the least expensive midsize crossovers you can buy, but it's far from the best. Based on the ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:6.9
Interior:7.8
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_0
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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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Our rankings are based on analysis of third party reviews. Sometimes, we are unable to find enough reviews to publish a definitive ranking. Please check back later, as we are constantly updating our reviews.

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