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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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2014 Buick Enclave

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The 2014 Buick Enclave impresses test drivers with its refined handling and classy interior. Those traits, combined with an excellent safety score, make the Enclave highly recommended ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.7
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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe

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With a high-quality interior, refined ride, lots of standard features and a substantial warranty, test drivers say the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe will appeal to many SUV ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.7
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2014 Dodge Durango

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Test drivers say that the 2014 Dodge Durango excels where many other family SUVs fall flat, with a comfortable ride, great performance and user-friendly tech features. Read full review»

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.4
Interior:7.9
Safety:9.0
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Automotive writers say that few SUVs can match the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s combination of extraordinary off-road performance, user-friendly tech features and a comfortable, high-quality interior. For having ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.5
Safety:8.5
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2014 Nissan Murano

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With sporty handling, a responsive V6 engine and an upscale interior, test drivers say the 2014 Nissan Murano is an appealing midsize SUV.  Read full review»

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.2
Safety:8.5
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2014 Ford Edge

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Test drivers like that the 2014 Ford Edge has refined handling, an upscale interior and an optional EcoBoost engine that helps return great fuel economy. Because it has ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.9
Safety:8.9
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2014 Mazda CX-9

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Test drivers say that while the 2014 Mazda CX-9's cabin lacks the refinement of some of its rivals, it is one of the most fun-to-drive midsize SUVs ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.6
Interior:7.4
Safety:7.2
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2014 Chevrolet Traverse

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Automotive journalists say that the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse trumps lower-ranking SUVs with its spacious interior, ample cargo space, refined ride and easy maneuverability.  Read full review»

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.7
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2014 Ford Flex

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Test drivers say that a spacious interior and refined driving experience are among the qualities that make the 2014 Ford Flex a comfortable family vehicle. Read full review»

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.4
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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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Test drivers note that although the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid commands a steep price compared to its non-hybrid counterpart, it gets great fuel economy for the class, ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.1
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.0
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2014 Nissan Pathfinder

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While the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder gets good fuel economy and offers a spacious third row, test drivers write that other midsize SUVs are equally comfortable or more ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.9
Safety:8.9
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2014 Toyota Highlander

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Test drivers say that a smooth ride and a refined optional V6 engine make the redesigned 2014 Toyota Highlander a great family hauler. Read full review»

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.9
Safety:9.0
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  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy

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2014 Kia Sorento

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Auto writers say that the updated 2014 Kia Sorento is a good value, but the Sorento loses points for its unimpressive cabin materials and sluggish base engine. Read full review»

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.3
Safety:8.9
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2014 Toyota Venza

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Test drivers say the 2014 Toyota Venza has a comfortable ride, spacious seating for five and ample cargo space, but falls short with unadventurous handling. Read full review»

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:6.9
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.3
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2014 GMC Acadia

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Test drivers say the 2014 GMC Acadia has an upscale interior and a refined ride, but lags behind some rivals that have more power and better fuel ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.7
Safety:9.7
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2014 Nissan Xterra

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Test drivers say the 2014 Nissan Xterra lacks the ride comfort and interior refinement that most rivals have, but they like its great off-roading capability and strong ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.5
Interior:6.7
Safety:9.0
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2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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Though it lacks the sophistication, refinement and comfort found in most modern SUVs, test drivers say the 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser is one of the better off-road ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.5
Interior:6.9
Safety:N/A
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2014 Ford Explorer

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While test drivers like the 2014 Ford Explorer’s attractive interior and fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine option, higher-ranking SUVs offer a more refined ride, tech features that are easier ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.0
Interior:6.9
Safety:9.2
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2014 Honda Pilot

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Automotive writers say the 2014 Honda Pilot serves its job as a three-row crossover well enough, but rivals surpass it with greater driving refinement and better interior ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:6.8
Interior:7.2
Safety:8.5
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2014 Toyota 4Runner

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Auto writers say the 2014 Toyota 4Runner is one of the more capable off-roaders in the class, but it falls short of crossovers that offer more refined ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:6.8
Performance:7.0
Interior:6.7
Safety:8.5
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2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

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Although it gets great fuel economy for the class, critics are unimpressed with the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid's slow acceleration and numb steering. Read full review»

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Overall:7.0
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:6.1
Interior:7.5
Safety:8.9
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2014 Subaru Tribeca

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Automotive critics say the 2014 Subaru Tribeca has a comfortable ride and composed handling, but falls short of rivals because of its cheap interior materials, cramped third ... Read full review»

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Overall:6.8
Critics' Rating:6.3
Performance:7.4
Interior:6.7
Safety:9.7
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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

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While the fully redesigned 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander offers three rows of seats at a low price, critics say it falls short of rivals with a low-buck interior, ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:6.7
Critics' Rating:6.5
Performance:6.9
Interior:6.4
Safety:9.3
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