Choosing the best midsize SUV isn’t easy. There are nearly a couple of dozen to choose from, some with seating for five-passengers and many with three-rows and seating for seven. Here are the eight best midsize SUVs you can buy, listed in alphabetical order.
- 2019 Chevy Traverse
- 2020 Ford Explorer
- 2019 Honda Pilot
- 2020 Hyundai Palisade
- 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
- 2019 Kia Sorento
- 2020 Kia Telluride
- 2019 Mazda CX-9
This is one of the largest SUVs on this list, so it’s one of the best midsize SUVs for large families. The Traverse isn’t much smaller than the Chevy Tahoe, but it’s much more comfortable, carlike, and affordable.
Ford says the Explorer is America’s best selling SUV of all time. It’s all-new this year with more dynamic styling, a more luxurious interior and they’ve made it more fun to drive. A third row seat remains available.
Honda’s largest SUV offers three rows of seats, impressive fuel economy and a comfortable ride. It’s perfect for families that want the function of a Honda Odyssey minivan, without the dowdy image.
The all-new Palisade is Hyundai’s latest SUV, as well as its largest. A third row is standard and the spacious Palisade seats up to seven very comfortably. It also offers a very luxurious interior. It has replaced the Santa Fe XL in Hyundai’s lineup.
Still the best midsize SUV for those with off-road adventures in mind, the Grand Cherokee is also the only SUV on this list available with V8 engines, including one with 707 hp. Like the Ford Explorer, some models get rear-wheel drive, which is unique in this class.
With a base price of around $26,000 the Sorento is Kia’s most affordable three-row SUV. It’s also among the most affordable SUVs with seating for seven and its third-row is standard on all trim levels. This is also the only SUV on this list available with a four-cylinder or a V6 engine.
The Telluride is also an all-new model for 2020. It’s larger than the Sorento and costs about $5,500 more. It offers three-row seating, a powerful V6-engine, a luxurious interior and Range Rover-like styling.
A favorite with driving enthusiasts, the attractive and fun-to-drive Mazda CX-9 should be on more shopping lists. It’s interior is rich, roomy, and comfortable and it’s turbocharged engine makes plenty of power.
With so many midsize SUVs out there it’s tough to know which are the best. Hopefully this best midsize SUV list helps to steer you in the right direction.