(This article focuses on the 2020 and 2021 model years. We will add more recent models to the list as they hit the market.)

Midsize SUVs are a very versatile type of vehicle, offering a lot of space and room for at least five people. Ideal for families or that girls or guys weekend. Add in 4 wheel drive off-road capabilities, towing and storage, it’s easy to see why many go the SUV route over a sedan.

Here are the top 15 Midsize SUVs for 2020 and 2021.

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe may be a bit ordinary compared to its competitors, but it is an SUV worth buying if you can look past that. We assure you that this SUV is comfortable and packed with enough features and it is worth it for its price.

  • MSRP: $26,275 – $39,575
  • Gas Mileage: 22 City / 29 Hwy
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: FWD, AWD
  • Horsepower: 185-235
  • JD Power Reliability: 4.5/5
  • Standard Infotainment: rear-seat reminder and an infotainment system with a 7-inch display, Bluetooth, four USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Available features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12-speaker Infinity audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, an 8-inch touch screen, navigation, wireless device charging, and a panoramic sunroof.
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built In: Alabama, USA

2021 Kia Telluride

Suppose you are looking for an SUV that has a balanced refinement, practicality, and value. In that case, we recommend you check out the 2021 Kia Telluride.

It is a spacious vehicle perfect for a family, and it is also packed with rich materials and standard features.

  • MSRP: $31,990 – $44,090
  • Gas Mileage: 20 City / 26 Hwy
  • Seating: 7-8
  • Drivetrain: FWD, AWD
  • Horsepower: 291
  • JD Power Reliability: 3.5/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, six speakers, HD Radio, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and five USB ports
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built in: Georgia, USA

2021 Hyundai Palisade

The 2021 Hyundai Palisade is one of the SUVs with no noticeable flaws. It is a fine choice if you are looking for an SUV that has style and is comfortable to drive, and can load more cargo and passengers.

Its price is just around the same range as its competitors.

  • MSRP: $32,525 – $47,750
  • Gas Mileage: 19 City / 26 Hwy
  • Seating: 7-8
  • Drivetrain: FWD, AWD
  • Horsepower: 291
  • JD Power Reliability: 3.5/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD Radio, Bluetooth, and five USB ports
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built in: South Korea

2021 Mazda CX-9

Unlike its competitors, the Mazda CX-9 is a very lively SUV due to its performance.

It has a robust engine and sharp handling, making it fun to drive, and it also has impressive mileage.

  • MSRP: $33,960 – $46,605
  • Gas Mileage: 22 City / 28 Hwy
  • Seating: 7
  • Drivetrain: FWD, AWD
  • Horsepower: 227
  • JD Power Reliability: 3.5/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 10.3-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker stereo, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and a Wi-Fi hot spot
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built in: Japan

2020 Kia Sorento

The 2020 Kia Sorento is an SUV that is well suited for families.

Not only is it spacious, but it also has enough standard features and is comfortable to drive.

  • MSRP: $26,990 – $41,890
  • Gas Mileage: 22 City / 29 Hwy
  • Seating: 7
  • Drivetrain: FWD, AWD
  • Horsepower: 185-290
  • JD Power Reliability: 4.5/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 7-inch touch screen features sharp graphics and quick menu responses, and logically arranged physical controls are integrated into the control panel.
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built in: Georgia

2021 Honda Passport

The 2021 Honda Passport has a lovely mixture of a capable engine, balanced handling, and a well-mannered ride.

Unlike its competitors, this SUV offers above-average cargo capacity. It also has some light off-road abilities.

  • MSRP: $32,590 – $43,980
  • Gas Mileage: 20 City / 25 Hwy
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: FWD, AWD
  • Horsepower: 280
  • JD Power Reliability: 3/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 8-inch touch screen, a seven-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, a USB port, and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built in: Alabama, USA

2021 Dodge Durango

Among its competitors, the 2021 Dodge Durango has the most powerful engine options.

It is also very spacious for the passengers and has an impressive infotainment system.

  • MSRP: $31,765 – $62,995
  • Gas Mileage: 19 City / 26 Hwy
  • Seating: 5-7
  • Drivetrain: RWD, AWD
  • Horsepower: 293-475
  • JD Power Reliability: 4/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 7-inch instrument cluster display, an 8.4-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, voice recognition, Bluetooth, a six-speaker stereo, and four USB ports
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built In: Michigan, USA

2021 Chevrolet Traverse

The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse offers a lot of space for both passengers and cargo.

It also gives a smooth ride and intuitive technology.

  • MSRP: $29,800 – 50,900
  • Gas Mileage: 18 City / 27 Hwy
  • Seating: 7-8
  • Drivetrain: FWD, AWD
  • Horsepower: 310
  • JD Power Reliability: 3/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 7-inch touch screen, six USB ports, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: N/A
  • Built in: Michigan, USA

2020 Buick Enclave

The 2020 Buick Enclave is a decent choice if you want a simple SUV.

Built in Michigan, the Enclave offers a good set of standard features for a reasonable price.

  • MSRP: $40,000 – $56,100
  • Gas Mileage: 18 City / 26 Hwy
  • Seating: 7
  • Drivetrain: FWD, AWD
  • Horsepower: 310
  • JD Power Reliability: 3.5/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 8-inch touch screen, smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker stereo, a Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, Bluetooth, six USB ports, and Siri Eyes Free.
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built In: Michigan, USA

2021 Honda Pilot

The 2021 Honda Pilot offers enough space for both passengers and cargo.

It also has a composed ride and average fuel economy.

  • MSRP: $32,250 – $49,920
  • Gas Mileage: 20 City / 27 Hwy
  • Seating: 7-8
  • Drivetrain: AWD, FWD
  • Horsepower: 280
  • JD Power Reliability: 2/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 5-inch display, seven speakers, Bluetooth, and two USB ports
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built in: Alabama, USA

2021 Volkswagen Atlas

The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas may not be the fastest nor the swankiest than its competitors. Still, it is a well-suited SUV for families.

It offers enough space for both passengers and cargo and has many standard features.

  • MSRP: $31,545 – $50,695
  • Gas Mileage: 21 City / 24 Hwy
  • Seating: 7
  • Drivetrain: FWD, AWD
  • Horsepower: 235-276
  • JD Power Reliability: 3/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 6.5-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a USB port, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker stereo system.
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: N/A
  • Built in: Tennessee, USA

2021 Toyota Highlander

The 2021 Toyota Highlander offers an easy-going performance, a comfortable cabin, and contains many features.

But unlike its competitors, it is less spacy.

  • MSRP: $34,810 – $48,915
  • Gas Mileage: 21 City / 29 Hwy
  • Seating: 7-8
  • Drivetrain: FWD, AWD
  • Horsepower: 295
  • JD Power Reliability: 3.5/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, five USB ports, Bluetooth, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, and a Wi-Fi hot spot
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built in: Indiana, USA

2020 Ford Edge

The 2020 Ford Edge is a decent SUV, offering a solid set of options at its price point.

Among it’s more popular options, is a WiFi hot spot.

  • MSRP: $31,100 – $43,265
  • Gas Mileage: 21 City / 29 Hwy
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: FWD, AWD
  • Horsepower: 250-335
  • JD Power Reliability: 3/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, two USB ports, and a six-speaker stereo.
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built in: Canada

2021 Subaru Ascent

The 2021 Subaru Ascent gives passengers a comfortable ride, and its cabin is spacious too.

It is a fine choice for a family car.

  • MSRP: $32,295 – $45,445
  • Gas Mileage: 21 City / 27 Hwy
  • Seating: 7-8
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Horsepower: 260
  • JD Power Reliability: 2.5/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 6.5-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, six speakers, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and four USB ports (two in both the first and second rows)
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built in: Indiana, USA

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the right choice of SUV due to its quality interior and its capability for off-road driving.

It can also tow heavy loads with ease. And lastly, it has a user-friendly infotainment system.

  • MSRP: $32,350 – $87,650
  • Gas Mileage: 19 City / 26 Hwy
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: RWD, 4WD
  • Horsepower: 293-707
  • JD Power Reliability: 3/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, two USB ports, satellite radio, and six speakers
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built in: Michigan, USA