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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 lots of things and people, more often than not you’re driving an SUV. Many SUVs have tons 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!

If you’re looking for the best used SUV for 2019, check out this list. We’ve expanded this helpful guide to the 63 best SUVs for 2019, based CarMax vehicle and sales data from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.

AWD SUVs

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 vehicle sales data from November 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019.

  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. Check our top-five recommendations of compact vehicles, based on CarMax vehicle sales data from November 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019.

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

Crossover SUVs

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 vehicle sales data from November 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019.

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

Hybrid SUVs

For the more green-conscious car shopper, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 hybrid models based on CarMax vehicle sales data from November 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019.

  1. Lexus RX-450H
  2. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
  3. Toyota Highlander Hybrid
  4. BMW X5 Plug-in Hybrid
  5. Infiniti QX60 Hybrid

Large SUVs

A big SUV is just what you need if you have the whole team to haul. Make massive moves with this list of the 5 best large SUVs, based on CarMax vehicle sales data from November 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019.

  1. Chevrolet Traverse
  2. Buick Enclave
  3. Chevrolet Tahoe
  4. Chevrolet Suburban 1500
  5. Ford Expedition

Luxury Midsize SUVs

The SUVs on this list check all the right boxes—from practical family haulers to luxury style icons. To help you in your search, here’s a list of the 10 best luxury midsize SUVs of 2019, based on CarMax sales data from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.

  1. Lexus RX 350
  2. BMW X5
  3. Mercedes-Benz GLE350
  4. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  5. Toyota 4Runner

Luxury SUVs

This list of luxury SUVs is perfect if you’re into the finer things in life. Turn heads with 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

If you’re interested in extra cargo space, easy maneuverability, and towing capabilities, check out this list of midsize vehicles, based on CarMax vehicle sales data from November 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019.

  1. Chevrolet Equinox
  2. Ford Explorer
  3. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  4. Dodge Journey
  5. Nissan Pathfinder

SUVs with the Best MPG

Shopping with fuel economy in mind? Check out this list of SUVs with the best gas mileage, using city and highway fuel-economy data from fueleconomy.gov and CarMax vehicle sales data from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.1 Please note that EPA fuel-economy estimates vary depending on things like drivetrain, engine size and transmission.

  1. 2017-2018 Nissan Rogue (FWD)
  2. TIE: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox & 2015 Honda CR-V & 2015-2016 Nissan Rogue
  3. 2015-2016 Buick Encore
  4. 2017-2018 Nissan Rogue (AWD)
  5. TIE: 2016 Honda CR-V & 2015-2016 Nissan Rogue

Three Row SUVs

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 vehicle sales data from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.

  1. Ford Explorer
  2. Dodge Journey
  3. Nissan Pathfinder
  4. GMC Acadia
  5. Honda Pilot

Best SUVs with 3 Rows under $25,0003

These vehicles can hold up to eight passengers. This list is based on CarMax vehicle sales data from June 1, 2018, through November 30, 2018. Be aware that newer model years and upper trim configurations may bring the prices of some of these vehicles over $25K.3

  1. Ford Explorer
  2. GMC Acadia
  3. Nissan Pathfinder
  4. Chevrolet Traverse
  5. Acura MDX

Best Compact SUVs under $20,0003

Here are three smaller, smart, practical choices, based on CarMax sales data from June 1, 2018, through November 30, 2018. Be aware that newer model years and upper trim configurations may bring the prices of some of these vehicles over $20K.3

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

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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.
3Based on average prices on carmax.com from based on CarMax vehicle sales data from June 1, 2018, through November 30, 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.
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