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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 2019? Here are our recommendations, based on CarMax sales data.

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 sales from June 1, 2018, through November 30, 2018.

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

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 sales from May 1, 2018, through October 31, 2018.

  1. Nissan Rogue
  2. Jeep Cherokee
  3. Ford Escape
  4. Chevrolet Equinox
  5. Ford Explorer

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 sales from June 1, 2018, through November 30, 2018.

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

Hybrid SUVs

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

  1. Lexus RX-450H
  2. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
  3. Toyota Highlander Hybrid
  4. Infiniti QX60 Hybrid
  5. Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

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 sales data from June 1, 2018, through November 30, 2018.

  1. Ford Explorer
  2. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  3. Kia Sorento
  4. Nissan Pathfinder
  5. Lexus RX350

SUVs with the Best MPG

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. (Tie)2015 Honda CR-V 4WD Automatic 2.4L and 2016 Nissan Rogue 2WD Automatic 2.5L (32/26)
  2. 2015-2016 Nissan Rogue 4WD Automatic 2.5L (31/25)
  3. 2015-2016 Chevrolet Equinox 2WD Automatic 2.4L (31/22)
  4. 2015 Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic 3.2L (27/20)
  5. 2015 Jeep Cherokee 4WD Automatic 3.2L (27/20)

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 sales data from May 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018.

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

Best SUVs with 3 Rows under $25,0002

These three midsize vehicles can hold up to eight passengers. This list is based on CarMax sales info 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.

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

Best Compact SUVs under $20,0002

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.

  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 May 1, 2018 to 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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