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Large SUVs will take you on an adventure, in style.

Best Large SUVs | CarMax

Are you the adventurous, outdoors type looking for an SUV to match your go-anywhere lifestyle? Many large SUVs have three rows of seating to carry your family or friends on a weekend trip—plus all their gear, too.

With comfortable cabins, all-wheel drive, and impressive ground clearance, many large SUVs are great off-road and ready for almost any challenge. To help start your search, we've compiled a list of the 10 best large SUVs for 2020 shoppers, based on CarMax sales data from November 1, 2019, through April 30, 2020.

  1. Chevrolet Traverse
    Best Large SUVs: Chevrolet Traverse | CarMax
  2. Chevrolet Tahoe
    Best Large SUVs: Chevrolet Tahoe | CarMax
  3. Buick Enclave
    Best Large SUVs: Buick Enclave | CarMax
  4. Chevrolet Suburban 1500
    Best Large SUVs: Chevrolet Suburban | CarMax
  5. Cadillac Escalade
    Best Large SUVs: Cadillac Escalade | CarMax
  6. GMC Yukon
    Best Large SUVs: GMC Yukon | CarMax
  7. Audi Q7
    Best Large SUVs: Audi Q7 | CarMax
  8. GMC Yukon XL 1500
    Best Large SUVs Ranking: GMC Yukon XL | CarMax
  9. Mazda CX-9
    Best Large SUVs: Mazda CX-9 | CarMax
  10. Lexus GX 460
    Best Large SUVs: Lexus GX-460 | CarMax

The GMC Yukon XL 1500 and the two larger Chevys are a great option if passenger and cargo space is at the top of your wish list. The Yukon XL can take 39.3 cu-ft of cargo behind the third row of seats (all model years from 2017).

The legendary Chevrolet Suburban 1500 matches the XL for load space and also, in LS trim, squeezes in a ninth seat. The ultra-smooth-riding Chevrolet Traverse also gives its third-row passengers a generous 33.5 inches of legroom (2018–2019 models).

For well-equipped luxury in your large SUV, check out the Lexus GX 460 which has a stylish interior and power-adjustable front seats, starting from the base level on 2019 models. Or maybe the 2019 Audi Q7 is more your jam, which, in Premium Plus trim, has a 12.3-inch display and voice-controlled navigation with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability.

If you need to tow a boat or trailer, both the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon feature a powerful 5.3L V8 engine. When properly equipped and with the 5.3L V8 engine,1 both the 2WD Tahoe (2017–2019 models) and 2WD Yukon (2017–2019 models) can haul an estimated 8,600 lbs. and 8,500 lbs., respectively.

If you want a touch of luxury with your pulling power, you might consider the Cadillac Escalade, which has a 6.2L V8 in 2WD (2017–2019 models) and can tow an estimated 8,300 lbs., when properly equipped.1

Like many buyers, your large SUV may also be your daily commuter ride. If so, the Mazda CX-9 and Buick Enclave would be popular choices. Their car-like ride and nicely-equipped cabins with tilt-and-slide second-row seats (2019 models) make them a great practical option for everyday use.

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1Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
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