These top-ranked SUVs have the comfort and style to match.

Best SUVs, Ranking | CarMax

Back in the day, if you drove your family from place to place, you drove a station wagon. Today, though, when you’re moving people, more often than not you’re driving an SUV.

SUVs have lots of room inside and they’re plenty capable. Packed with features? Check. Third-row seats and front seats that are heated and even ventilated to keep you cool? In plenty of cases, check!

What are the best used SUVs when you’re looking to buy in 2018? Here are our recommendations based on CarMax sales data:


Best SUVs, Ranking: AWD | CarMax

If you’re looking for a vehicle that’s ready to take on rough terrain, here’s our list of the best AWD SUVs, based on CarMax sales from September 27, 2017, through March 27, 2018.

  1. Nissan Rogue
  2. Jeep Wrangler
  3. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  4. Ford Explorer
  5. Honda CR-V

Compact SUVs

Best SUVs, Ranking: Compact | CarMax

When it comes to smaller SUVs, there are lots of options to choose from. Check our top-five recommendations of the best compact SUVs, based on CarMax sales from January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017.

  1. Ford Escape
  2. Chevrolet Equinox
  3. Honda CR-V
  4. Jeep Cherokee
  5. Nissan Rogue

Crossover SUVs

Best SUVs, Ranking: Crossover | CarMax

In the market for the cargo space of an SUV with all the comforts needed for the weekend road trip? Here’s a list of the best crossover SUVs, based on CarMax sales from January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017.

  1. Nissan Rogue
  2. Honda CR-V
  3. Chevrolet Equinox
  4. Ford Edge
  5. Toyota RAV4

Hybrid SUVs

Best SUVs, Ranking: Hybrid | CarMax

For the more green-conscious car shopper, we’ve compiled a list of the top 8 hybrid SUVs based on CarMax sales data from February 2018.

  1. 2014 Infiniti Qx60 Hybrid
  2. 2015 Lexus RX-450H
  3. 2013 Lexus RX-450H
  4. 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited
  5. 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited

Luxury SUVs

Best SUVs, Ranking: Luxury | CarMax

For those with a taste for more higher-end features in their SUVs, you’ll enjoy these top 10 luxury cars, based on CarMax sales data from November 1, 2017, through April 30, 2018.

  1. Chevrolet Tahoe
  2. Cadillac Escalade
  3. Chevrolet Suburban 1500
  4. GMC Yukon
  5. BMW X5

Midsize SUVs

Best SUVs, Ranking: Midsize | CarMax

If you’re interested in an SUV with extra cargo space, easy maneuverability, and towing capabilities, check out this list of best midsize SUVs, based on CarMax sales data from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

  1. Ford Explorer
  2. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  3. Kia Sorento
  4. Dodge Journey
  5. Nissan Pathfinder

SUVs with the Best MPG

Best SUVs, Ranking: Best MPG | CarMax

Shopping with fuel-economy in mind? Here’s our list of the SUVs with the best MPG, compiled using city fuel economy data from fueleconomy.gov and CarMax inventory data in February 2018.1

  1. 2016-2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
  2. 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid
  3. Tie: 2013 & 2017 Lexus RX-450H
  4. 2016 Lexus RX-450H
  5. 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
  6. Three Row SUVs

    Best SUVs, Ranking: 3 Rows | CarMax

    If you are looking for seating for the whole family, a 3 row SUV is a great option. Here’s a list of the best three-row SUVs, based on CarMax sales data from September 27, 2017 through March 27, 2018.

    1. Ford Explorer
    2. Dodge Journey
    3. Nissan Pathfinder
    4. Chevrolet Traverse
    5. Kia Sorento

    Ready to shop? You can research all of the SUVs CarMax offers — we have thousands for sale — and read through the SUV reviews and SUV rankings.

    1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy figures may vary depending on factors like model year, specific trim level, transmission type, engine size, and drive-train. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
    Unless otherwise noted, information relating to these featured vehicles comes from third-party sources, including manufacturer information. Product and company names may be trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of third-party entities. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by these entities.

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