GO

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.

Related Lists:

(Choose up to 3 cars)
Compare Cars
Ranking List | Sort by Scores
Compare
Honda Pilot Image

#1
2016 Honda Pilot

Find the best local price:

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»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:9.0
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.4
Safety:10.0
Reliability: NA
Compare
Nissan Murano Image

#2
2015 Nissan Murano

Find the best local price:

The fully redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano has a premium interior and a composed ride, reviewers say, and it also gets excellent fuel economy for the class. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.9
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_0

Best Cars for the Money Winner

Best Cars for Families Winner

Compare
Toyota Highlander Image

#3
2015 Toyota Highlander

Find the best local price:

Auto writers are impressed by the 2015 Toyota Highlander's spacious seating, abundant cabin storage and quiet, comfortable ride. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_5

Best Cars for Families Winner

Compare
Hyundai Santa Fe Image

#4
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

Find the best local price:

The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe has easy-to-use cabin controls, upscale materials and potent engines in both the two- and three-row trims, test drivers report. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_5

Best Cars for the Money Winner

Compare
Kia Sorento Image

#4
2016 Kia Sorento

Find the best local price:

The fully redesigned 2016 Kia Sorento is a great value in its class, auto writers say, and they like its agreeable ride and premium interior. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.5
Safety:9.7
Reliability: NA
Compare
Toyota Highlander Hybrid Image

#6
2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Find the best local price:

The 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has a first-rate interior and a quiet ride, reviewers report, but they don’t like its high price relative to the non-hybrid model. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.6
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_5

Best Cars for the Money Winner

Best Cars for Families Winner

Compare
Ford Edge Image

#7
2015 Ford Edge

Find the best local price:

The fully redesigned 2015 Ford Edge offers adept handling and a top-quality cabin with a long list of available features, auto writers report. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 3_0
Compare
Jeep Grand Cherokee Image

#8
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Find the best local price:

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee stands out from the crowd with a high-end cabin, impressive off-roading ability and a refined driving experience, reviewers say. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.5
Safety:8.9
Reliability: 2_0
Compare
Nissan Pathfinder Image

#9
2015 Nissan Pathfinder

Find the best local price:

Critics like the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder's stellar fuel economy and upscale cabin, but they note that it falls short of competitors in terms of cargo space and ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.9
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_0
Compare
Toyota Venza Image

#9
2015 Toyota Venza

Find the best local price:

The 2015 Toyota Venza has plenty of cargo and rear-seat space, reviewers say, but they’re disappointed with its underpowered engine and low-rent interior materials. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.0
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_5
Compare
Dodge Journey Image

#11
2015 Dodge Journey

Find the best local price:

While automotive journalists think the 2015 Dodge Journey has an attractive interior and a straightforward infotainment system, they are disappointed in the base engine's low power and ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:6.8
Interior:7.8
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_5
Compare
Toyota 4Runner Image

#12
2015 Toyota 4Runner

Find the best local price:

Critics report that the 2015 Toyota 4Runner has formidable off-roading ability and a brawny demeanor, but its interior and ride quality fall short of what competitors offer. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:7.1
Performance:7.0
Interior:6.9
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 3_5

#1
2016 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot Image
Compare
$29,995 - $46,420
Find the best local price:

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»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:9.0
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.4
Safety:10.0
Reliability: NA

#2
2015 Nissan Murano

Nissan Murano Image
Compare
$29,560 - $40,600
Find the best local price:

The fully redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano has a premium interior and a composed ride, reviewers say, and it also gets excellent fuel economy for the class. Read full review»

Best Cars for the Money Winner

Best Cars for Families Winner

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.9
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_0

#3
2015 Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander Image
Compare
$29,765 - $44,140
Find the best local price:

Auto writers are impressed by the 2015 Toyota Highlander's spacious seating, abundant cabin storage and quiet, comfortable ride. Read full review»

Best Cars for Families Winner

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_5

#4
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe Image
Compare
$24,950 - $36,000
Find the best local price:

The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe has easy-to-use cabin controls, upscale materials and potent engines in both the two- and three-row trims, test drivers report. Read full review»

Best Cars for the Money Winner

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_5

#4
2016 Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento Image
Compare
$24,900 - $43,100
Find the best local price:

The fully redesigned 2016 Kia Sorento is a great value in its class, auto writers say, and they like its agreeable ride and premium interior. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.5
Safety:9.7
Reliability: NA

#6
2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Toyota Highlander Hybrid Image
Compare
$47,850 - $50,340
Find the best local price:

The 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has a first-rate interior and a quiet ride, reviewers report, but they don’t like its high price relative to the non-hybrid model. Read full review»

Best Cars for the Money Winner

Best Cars for Families Winner

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.6
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_5

#7
2015 Ford Edge

Ford Edge Image
Compare
$28,100 - $40,095
Find the best local price:

The fully redesigned 2015 Ford Edge offers adept handling and a top-quality cabin with a long list of available features, auto writers report. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 3_0

#8
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee Image
Compare
$29,995 - $64,895
Find the best local price:

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee stands out from the crowd with a high-end cabin, impressive off-roading ability and a refined driving experience, reviewers say. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.5
Safety:8.9
Reliability: 2_0

#9
2015 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder Image
Compare
$29,630 - $43,100
Find the best local price:

Critics like the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder's stellar fuel economy and upscale cabin, but they note that it falls short of competitors in terms of cargo space and ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.9
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_0

#9
2015 Toyota Venza

Toyota Venza Image
Compare
$29,065 - $39,940
Find the best local price:

The 2015 Toyota Venza has plenty of cargo and rear-seat space, reviewers say, but they’re disappointed with its underpowered engine and low-rent interior materials. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.0
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_5

#11
2015 Dodge Journey

Dodge Journey Image
Compare
$20,695 - $33,295
Find the best local price:

While automotive journalists think the 2015 Dodge Journey has an attractive interior and a straightforward infotainment system, they are disappointed in the base engine's low power and ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:6.8
Interior:7.8
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_5

#12
2015 Toyota 4Runner

Toyota 4Runner Image
Compare
$33,210 - $43,620
Find the best local price:

Critics report that the 2015 Toyota 4Runner has formidable off-roading ability and a brawny demeanor, but its interior and ride quality fall short of what competitors offer. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:7.1
Performance:7.0
Interior:6.9
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 3_5
(Choose up to 3 cars)
Compare Cars
Ranking List | Sort by Scores

Coming Soon...

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.