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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 Toyota Highlander

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Auto journalists agree that the 2015 Toyota Highlander's quiet, comfortable ride, spacious seating and abundant cabin storage make it an ideal family vehicle. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.4
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

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With either the two- or three-row model, the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe pleases reviewers with its high-quality interior materials, straightforward cabin controls and ample engine power. Read full review»

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Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.0
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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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:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.0
Safety:8.9
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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee distinguishes itself with a first-class interior, impressive off-roading capability and a well-mannered driving experience, reviewers say. Read full review»

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Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.5
Safety:8.7
Reliability: NA
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2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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The 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid gets excellent fuel economy and reviewers appreciate its first-rate cabin and quiet ride, but some dislike how much more expensive it is ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.6
Interior:8.4
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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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:7.8
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.2
Safety:8.5
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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 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:8.1
Safety:9.4
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2015 Kia Sorento

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The 2015 Kia Sorento offers less cargo space than most three-row rivals, but reviewers say it is easy to maneuver and offers a peppy, optional V6. Read full review»

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.0
Interior:7.4
Safety:9.4
Reliability: NA
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2015 Toyota Venza

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Although it has lots of cargo and rear-seat space, the 2015 Toyota Venza comes up short with some cheap cabin materials and a disappointing base engine, critics ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.0
Interior:7.8
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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2015 Nissan Pathfinder

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The 2015 Nissan Pathfinder gets great fuel economy and has an upscale cabin, but it offers less cargo space than rivals and its transmission can be noisy, ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.9
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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2015 Honda Pilot

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Although the 2015 Honda Pilot pleases critics with its roomy interior, many competing SUVs offer a higher-quality cabin and a better driving experience. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:6.8
Interior:7.3
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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2015 Dodge Journey

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Although they like the 2015 Dodge Journey’s attractive cabin and intuitive infotainment system, reviewers say it has an underpowered engine and poor fuel economy. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:6.8
Interior:7.8
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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2015 Toyota 4Runner

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The 2015 Toyota 4Runner is appealing for its serious off-road capability and rugged demeanor, but more modern rivals have nicer cabins and better ride quality, reviewers say. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:7.1
Performance:7.0
Interior:6.9
Safety:7.9
Reliability: NA
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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»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.0
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:6.1
Interior:7.5
Safety:8.9
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