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View the best midsize SUVs, generally priced below $40,000. Then read our midsize SUV reviews and compare specs to find your top SUV. Learn more about our rankings.

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2015 Nissan Murano

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Test drivers think the completely redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano has an upscale interior and a smooth ride. It also gets very good fuel economy compared with its ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.9
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.9
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_5

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  • MSRP: $29,995 - $46,420
  • MPG: 19 (Est) City / 27 (Est) Hwy

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2016 Honda Pilot

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Test drivers agree that the redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot's roomy cabin, premium interior materials and car-like ride make it an excellent choice for a three-row crossover SUV. Read full review»

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Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.4
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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2015 Toyota Highlander

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The 2015 Toyota Highlander delivers roomy seating, generous cabin storage and a hushed, comfortable ride, making it a perfect SUV for families. It's our 2015 Best 3-Row ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_5

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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

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The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe impresses critics with its premium materials, clear-cut cabin controls and powerful engines in both the two- and three-row trims. Read full review»

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Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_5

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2016 Kia Sorento

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Reviewers say the completely redesigned 2016 Kia Sorento is a great value in its class, offering a pleasant driving experience and an upscale interior at a reasonable ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.5
Safety:9.7
Reliability: NA
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2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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Critics don't appreciate the 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid's high price relative to the non-hybrid model, but they like its top-class interior and hushed ride. Read full review»

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.6
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_5

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2015 Ford Edge

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Test drivers report that the completely redesigned 2015 Ford Edge handles with composure and offers a first-rate cabin with a long list of premium options. Read full review»

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Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 3_0
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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Test drivers say the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee sets itself apart with a top-tier cabin, remarkable off-roading ability and a composed driving experience.  Read full review»

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.5
Safety:8.9
Reliability: 2_0
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2015 Nissan Pathfinder

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Though it provides less cargo space than its competitors and the transmission can be loud, critics like the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder's excellent fuel economy and high-end cabin.  Read full review»

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.9
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2015 Toyota Venza

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An underwhelming engine and low-quality interior materials detract from the 2015 Toyota Venza's abundant cargo and rear-seat space, reviewers say. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.0
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_0
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2015 Dodge Journey

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Test drivers are let down by the 2015 Dodge Journey's poor fuel economy and underpowered base engine, but they say it has an intuitive infotainment system and ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:6.8
Interior:7.8
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_5
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2015 Toyota 4Runner

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Though its interior and ride quality don't match those of many competitors, the 2015 Toyota 4Runner earns critics' appreciation for its significant off-road prowess and sturdy demeanor.  Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:7.1
Performance:7.0
Interior:6.9
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 3_0
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