SUVs are a great combination of power and practicality.

Best SUV Ranking | CarMax

Whether you’re headed to work or an off-road adventure, what’s not to love about an SUV? Shopping for the right SUV for you means comparing lots of features, styles and prices. SUVs are designed to be sturdy enough to weather a variety of terrains and conditions, yet stylish and sleek when appearances matter. If you need to move yourself to and from work on one day, and pack lots of gear for a weekend road trip the next day, an SUV might fit the bill.

To help you with your shopping, we’ve used our sales data from January through November 2017 to compile this list of some of the best-selling-SUVs of 2017.


Best SUVs

Best SUVs Overall

Best SUV Ranking: Overall | CarMax
  1. Ford Escape
  2. Chevrolet Equinox
  3. Ford Explorer

Best Compact SUVs

Best SUV Ranking: Compact SUVs | CarMax
  1. Ford Escape
  2. Chevrolet Equinox
  3. Nissan Rogue

Best Midsize SUVS

Best SUV Ranking: Midsize SUVs | CarMax
  1. Ford Explorer
  2. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  3. Kia Sorento

Best Crossover SUVS

Best SUV Ranking: Crossover SUVs | CarMax
  1. Nissan Rogue
  2. Honda CR-V
  3. Chevrolet Equinox

Best SUVs with 3 Rows

Best SUV Ranking: With 3 Rows | CarMax
  1. Ford Explorer
  2. Nissan Pathfinder
  3. Chevrolet Traverse

Best Hybrid SUVS

Best SUV Ranking: Hybrid SUVs | CarMax
  1. Lexus RX 450H
  2. Toyota Highlander hybrid
  3. Infiniti QX60 Hybrid

If you're looking for a car with 4WD and AWD options, while packing enough room for your family or your business needs, a compact SUV or midsize SUV are great choices. For drivers looking to make fewer gas stops, here’s our list of best-selling hybrid SUVs at CarMax from January 1, 2017, through October 31, 2017.

Smaller in size than an SUV, but with the handling and features these flexible vehicles can provide, crossover SUVs are growing in popularity and worth checking out.

Looking for something bigger? You may like this 2017 list of the 20 best SUVs with 3 rows, that offer plenty of cargo and seating space to move a big family (or the frisbee team) from place to place.

Ready to shop? Here are the SUVs we have available on our lots right now. You can sign up for a FREE MyCarMax account and save a list of the best SUVs you’re interested in. You’ll get an email when the car you want is available at your local store for a test drive.

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