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
2019 Chevy Traverse
This is one of the largest SUVs on this list, so its one of the best midsize SUVs for large families. The Traverse isn’t much smaller than the Chevy Tahoe, but its much more comfortable, carlike, and affordable.
2020 Ford Explorer
Ford says the Explorer is Americas best selling SUV of all time. Its 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.
2019 Honda Pilot
Hondas largest SUV offers three rows of seats, impressive fuel economy and a comfortable ride. Its perfect for families that want the function of a Honda Odyssey minivan, without the dowdy image.
2020 Hyundai Palisade
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.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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.
2019 Kia Sorento
With a base price of around $26,000 the Sorento is Kias most affordable three-row SUV. Its 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.
2020 Kia Telluride
The Telluride is also an all-new model for 2020. Its 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.
2019 Mazda CX-9
A favorite with driving enthusiasts, the attractive and fun-to-drive Mazda CX-9 should be on more shopping lists. Its interior is rich, roomy, and comfortable and its turbocharged engine makes plenty of power.
With so many midsize SUVs out there its tough to know which are the best. Hopefully this best midsize SUV list helps to steer you in the right direction.