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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.

AWD SUVs

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 AWD models, 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

If you're looking for something smaller, there are lots of options to choose from. Check our top-five recommendations of compact vehicles, 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 crossover vehicles, 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 models 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 higher-end features, you’ll enjoy these top 10 luxury options, 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 extra cargo space, easy maneuverability, and towing capabilities, check out this list of midsize vehicles, 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? Check out this list, 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're looking for seating for the whole family, a 3 row SUV is a great option. Here’s a list of three-row vehicles, 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

    Best SUVs with 3 Rows under $35,0002

    Best SUVs: SUVs with 3 Rows under $35K | CarMax

    These three midsize vehicles can hold up to eight passengers. This list is based on CarMax sales info from December 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018. Be aware that newer model years and upper trim configurations may bring the prices of some of these vehicles over $35K.

    1. Dodge Journey
    2. Nissan Pathfinder
    3. Chevrolet Traverse

    Best Compact SUVs under $20,0002

    Best SUVs: Best Compact SUVs under $20K | CarMax

    Here are three smaller, smart, practical choices, based on CarMax sales data from December 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018. Be aware that newer model years and upper trim configurations may bring the prices of some of these vehicles over $20K.

    1. Nissan Rogue
    2. Ford Escape
    3. Jeep Patriot

    Ready to shop? You can research all of the vehicles CarMax offers — we have thousands for sale — and read through the reviews and 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.
    2Based on average prices on carmax.com from December 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018. 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.
    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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