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A wide range of SUV options for your needs.

Best SUVs, Ranking | CarMax

Whether you're looking for the height of luxury, space for your whole crew, or just a comfortable vehicle for day-to-day life, this list of SUVs will have something for you. You have a wide range of options available to suit your lifestyle and driving habits.

Check out this expanded guide to the 74 best SUVs for 2020 shoppers, based on CarMax vehicle sales data.

Best SUVs Overall

This first list represents some of the best-selling all-rounders, which you'll see popping up throughout the different lists. The best SUVs overall are based on CarMax sales data from August 1, 2019, through January 31, 2020.

  1. Mazda CX-5
  2. Honda HR-V
  3. Honda CR-V
  4. Mazda CX-3
  5. Acura RDX

AWD SUVs

If you're looking for a rugged SUV that's ready for off-road adventures, these AWD SUVs should check the box—all based on CarMax sales data, from September 1, 2019, through February 29, 2020.

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

Compact SUVs

If you need something small enough for city-driving but with enough space for your family and friends, these compact SUVs (based on CarMax sales data from August 1, 2019, through January 31, 2020) are a good choice.

  1. Mazda CX-5
  2. Honda CR-V
  3. Toyota RAV4
  4. Acura RDX
  5. Hyundai Tucson

Crossover SUVs

Crossovers offer the go-anywhere looks of an off-roader in a smaller package. If you want something that's practical, take a look at these best-selling crossover SUVs, based on CarMax vehicle and sales data, from November 1, 2019, through April 30, 2020.

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

Hybrid & Electric SUVs

If high mpg is important to you or you just want to live a more green-conscious lifestyle, a hybrid or electric SUV is an attractive option. All these are based on CarMax vehicle and sales data, from November 1, 2019, through April 30, 2020.

  1. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
  2. Lexus RX-450H
  3. Nissan Rogue Hybrid
  4. Toyota Highlander Hybrid
  5. BMW X5 Plug-in Hybrid

Large SUVs

If space is the most important feature in your search for an SUV, these options should have enough room for people and their things, as well as for those camping trips and vacations you have planned. This list of large SUVs is based on CarMax sales data from November 1, 2019, through April 30, 2020.

  1. Chevrolet Traverse
  2. Chevrolet Tahoe
  3. Buick Enclave
  4. Chevrolet Suburban 1500
  5. Cadillac Escalade

Luxury Midsize SUVs

Need high-end features and stylish good looks? A luxury midsize SUV offers a wealth of entertainment and technology options, as well as a plush interior. Take a look at this list of the best-selling options based on CarMax vehicle and sales data from November 1, 2019, through April 30, 2020.

  1. Porsche Macan
  2. Jaguar F-pace
  3. Porsche Cayenne
  4. Land Rover LR4
  5. Mercedes-Benz GLS450

Luxury SUVs

Based on CarMax vehicle and sales data, from November 1, 2019, through April 30, 2020, these luxury SUVs offer some great standard features as well as a range of high-performing engine options.

  1. Chevrolet Suburban 1500
  2. Cadillac Escalade
  3. GMC Yukon
  4. Audi Q7
  5. GMC Yukon XL 1500

Midsize SUVs

If you don't want anything too big but still need a fair bit of space, a midsize SUV is a good choice. Take a look at this list of the most popular options based on CarMax vehicle and sales data, from August 1, 2019, through January 31, 2020.

  1. Kia Sorento
  2. Hyundai Santa Fe
  3. Toyota Highlander
  4. Toyota 4Runner
  5. Ford Edge

7-Passenger SUVs

If you've got a large group of family and friends, or regularly use the carpool lane, a seven-passenger SUV will give you all the space you, your passengers, and their things will need. Take a look at this list of options based on CarMax sales data from July 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.

  1. Infiniti QX60
  2. Ford Explorer LT
  3. Nissan Pathfinder SV
  4. Kia Sorento LX
  5. Dodge Journey SE

8-Passenger SUVs

If you need lots of passenger space, one of these SUVs will make a great choice. Based on CarMax sales data from July 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019, these five eight-passenger SUVs are the most popular options if you need space for your entire crew.

  1. Chevrolet Traverse LT
  2. Toyota Highlander XLE
  3. Honda Pilot EX-L
  4. GMC Acadia SLE
  5. Chevrolet Tahoe LT

SUVs with the Best MPG

These models all offer great mpg to help you go longer between trips to the gas station. Take a look to find out which of these high-mpg SUVs suit your needs. This was compiled using CarMax sales data, from November 1, 2019, through April 30, 2020 as well as fuel economy data from fueleconomy.gov.1

  1. Tie: 2016 Buick Encore 2WD 1.4L 4 C Automatic & 2017 Buick Encore 2WD 1.4L 4 C Automatic
  2. Tie: 2018 Nissan Rogue 2WD 2.5L 4 C Automatic & 2017 Nissan Rogue 2WD 2.5L 4 C Automatic
  3. Tie: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox 2WD 1.5L 4 C Automatic & 2016 Nissan Rogue 2WD 2.5L 4 C Automatic
  4. 2017 Nissan Rogue 4WD 2.5L 4 C Automatic
  5. Tie: 2016 Nissan Rogue 4WD 2.5L 4 C Automatic & 2016 Honda CR-V 4WD 2.4L 4 C Automatic

Three-Row SUVs

Need a third row for those extra passengers? These three-row SUVs (based on CarMax vehicle and sales data, from November 1, 2019, through April 30, 2020) are perfect if you have a large family and lots of friends.

  1. Ford Explorer
  2. Toyota Highlander
  3. GMC Acadia
  4. Nissan Pathfinder
  5. Dodge Journey

SUVs With Three Rows Under $25,0002

If you're on a budget and need the space for lots of passengers, take a look at this list of the best-selling SUVs, based on CarMax sales data from November 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019.2 Please be aware that certain model years and trim configurations may bring the prices of some of these vehicles over $25,000.

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

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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.
2Based on average prices on carmax.com from based on CarMax vehicle sales data from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features, and trim packages. Prices do not include taxes, tags, titles, and any applicable fees.
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