Large SUVs combine great utility with comfort.
Do you have an adventurous nature and need a capable vehicle with plenty of outdoor chops? Something to take the extended family or a handful of friends on a weekend trip, handle lots of cargo, or even tow a small boat? Large SUVs have the can-do, go-anywhere attitude you're looking for. Combining interior comfort with all-wheel-drive capability and impressive ground clearance, many large SUVs are ready for almost anything.
With most large SUVs, you'll get an extremely generous cargo area and three rows of seating to carry several people as well as all their gear. To help you on your search, we've compiled a list of the 10 best large SUVs for 2020 shoppers, based on CarMax sales data from August 1, 2019, through January 31, 2020.
- Chevrolet Traverse
- Buick Enclave
- Chevrolet Tahoe
- Chevrolet Suburban 1500
- Audi Q7
- Cadillac Escalade
- GMC Yukon
- Mazda CX-9
- Lexus GX 460
- Land Rover Range Rover Sport
There are so many reasons to choose a large SUV. The two larger Chevy SUVs make an excellent choice if interior space is at the top of your priority list. The Chevrolet Traverse is a spacious SUV with 33.5 inches of third-row legroom (2018–2019 models). The Chevrolet Suburban 1500 has become a household name for its huge presence and nine-seat versatility (LS trim); plus, it can swallow 39.3 cubic feet of cargo behind the third row of seats (2018–2019 models).
If towing a boat or camping trailer is high on your wish list, take a closer look at the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon. Both vehicles feature a 5.3L V8 engine, which can pull an estimated 8,600 lbs. on 2017–2019 2WD Tahoe models, and an estimated 8,500 lbs. on 2017–2019 2WD Yukon models, when properly equipped.1 Or you might opt for the luxurious and comfortable 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
If luxury is what you're after, consider the Lexus GX 460. The 2019 model has a stylish interior with power-adjustable front seats, starting from the base level. If in-vehicle technology is a priority for you, check out the Audi Q7 and the Land Rover Range Rover Sport. The 2019 Audi Q7 Premium Plus has a 12.3-inch cockpit display with voice-controlled navigation, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability.
If you'll be using your large SUV for your daily commute, the Buick Enclave and Mazda CX-9 are excellent, practical options. Their car-like ride, good cabin sound insulation, and nicely-equipped interiors make them a popular choice.
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1Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
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