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Best SUVs, Ranking | CarMax

If you're searching for used SUV, you've come to the right place. These versatile vehicles are a great option for both large families and adventurers alike. With plenty to choose from when it comes to available all-wheel drive, third-row options, and entertainment features, you're bound to find the right SUV for you on this list.

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

Best SUVs Overall

You'll notice a few familiar models popping up throughout these lists. Based on CarMax vehicle and sales data, from May 1, 2019, through October 31, 2019, these are the most popular SUVs across all categories:

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

AWD SUVs

Tackle rough terrain or tricky weather conditions on the regular? Take a look at these best-selling AWD SUVs, based on CarMax vehicle sales data from November 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019.  Please note that some of these vehicles may be available without AWD, so it’s always worth double checking!

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

Compact SUVs

If you're looking for something smaller, there are lots of options to choose from. A compact SUV gives you the best of both worlds. Take a look at the five best-selling compact SUVs, based on CarMax vehicle and sales data from May 1, 2019, through October 31, 2019.

  1. Nissan Rogue
  2. Ford Escape
  3. Honda CR-V
  4. Toyota RAV4
  5. Jeep Cherokee

Crossover SUVs

The crossover SUV is based on a car while offering the roominess of an SUV. These are great for growing families and anyone else who is looking to up-size from a sedan or hatchback. This list of the best crossover SUVs is based on CarMax vehicle sales data from May 1, 2019, through October 31, 2019.

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

Hybrid & Electric SUVs

If you're eco-conscious and considering a little electric power, take a look at this list of the top hybrid and electric SUVs based on CarMax vehicle sales data from May 1, 2019, through October 31, 2019.

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

Large SUVs

If you have a large family, lots of friends, or regularly need to ferry the soccer team, a large SUV is a great choice. Take a look at these best-selling large SUVs for 2020 shoppers, based on CarMax vehicle sales data from May 1, 2019, through October 31, 2019.

  1. Chevrolet Traverse
  2. Chevrolet Tahoe
  3. Buick Enclave
  4. Chevrolet Suburban 1500
  5. Audi Q7

Luxury Midsize SUVs

Like to live a luxurious lifestyle? This list of the best luxury midsize SUVs, based on CarMax vehicle and sales data from May 1, 2019, through October 31, 2019, will have something for you. Look out for available upscale touches such as grand sound systems, standard leather, and heated seats.

  1. Volvo XC90
  2. Mercedes-Benz GL450
  3. Porsche Cayenne
  4. Porsche Macan
  5. Jaguar F-pace

Luxury SUVs

If you appreciate the finer things in life but need a bit of utility to match, take a look at these top-five luxury SUVs, based on CarMax vehicle sales data from November 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019.

  1. Chevrolet Suburban 1500
  2. Chevrolet Tahoe
  3. Cadillac Escalade
  4. Lexus RX 350
  5. GMC Yukon

Midsize SUVs

With available all-wheel drive and plenty of cargo space, without the footprint of a large vehicle, a midsize SUV is a great choice. This list of best-selling models is based on CarMax vehicle sales data from May 1, 2019, through October 31, 2019.

  1. Chevrolet Equinox
  2. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  3. Ford Explorer
  4. Kia Sorento
  5. Dodge Journey

SUVs with the Best MPG

Living a more frugal lifestyle and want to avoid too many stops at the gas station? Here are the 7 SUVs with the best mpg for 2020 shoppers, based on CarMax vehicle sales data from May 1, 2019, through October 31, 2019, as well as fuel economy data from fueleconomy.gov.1

  1. 2016 Buick Encore 2WD 1.4L 4 C Automatic
  2. 2017 Buick Encore 2WD 1.4L 4 C Automatic
  3. 2018 Nissan Rogue 2WD 2.5L 4 C Automatic
  4. 2017 Nissan Rogue 2WD 2.5L 4 C Automatic
  5. 2016 Nissan Rogue 2WD 2.5L 4 C Automatic
  6. 2018 Chevrolet Equinox 2WD 1.5L 4 C Automatic
  7. 2016 Honda CR-V 2WD 2.4L 4 C Automatic

Three-Row SUVs

Three-row SUVs are great for large groups as they give you the chance to seat seven or eight passengers. So if you're regularly carrying a lot of people or gear with you, take a look at this list of the best three-row SUVs, based on CarMax vehicle and sales data from May 1, 2019, through October 31, 2019.

  1. Ford Explorer
  2. Volvo XC90
  3. Dodge Journey
  4. Kia Sorento
  5. Infiniti QX80

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, average prices less than $25,000.2 Be aware that newer model years and upper trim configurations may bring the prices of some of these vehicles over $25k.

  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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