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Best Suv for a Guy

By | May 25, 2022
  • Best Cars and Trucks

  • SUV

  • for Tall People

Roomiest SUVs for Tall People

We sifted through the data to select the best cars and trucks in every category.

Overview

The Chevy Suburban is a large, three-row SUV with seating for nine and great cargo capacity, making it a good pick for large families. It has a high tow rating, too, but its size makes it tough to manage in urban areas.
The
Chevrolet

Suburban

is a 8-seater vehicle that

comes in
6
trim levels. The most popular style is the
Z71 4WD
, which starts at

$67,495
and comes with

a

5.3L V8
engine and
Four Wheel Drive
.

This
Suburban
is estimated to deliver
15

MPG
in the city and
19

MPG
on the highway.

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Pros

  • Powerful engines
  • Spacious interior
  • Large standard infotainment screen

Cons

  • Size is cumbersome in cities
  • Difficult to park in tight spots

Overall Assessment

Seating for nine people and ample cargo room make the Chevrolet Suburban a strong choice for families who need the capacity of a full-size SUV. This year, its expanded tech and safety features add to its appeal. There’s room for people and all their stuff, and it can tow up to 8,300 pounds of additional cargo. An expansive trim lineup features multiple engines, including a turbodiesel option. Standard infotainment includes a 10.2-inch touchscreen along with wireless smartphone connectivity and expanded Google features, including maps and voice assist. There’s also automatic emergency braking with forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assist, and lane-departure warning, as well as front and rear parking assist to make it easier to handle the Suburban’s large size.

The Ford Expedition is a strong competitor with comparable seating and cargo room but no diesel option. The Nissan Armada has a lower starting price, a standard V8 engine, and a larger 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen that includes navigation.

$65,495
as shown

Feature Highlights

Running Boards

Pedestrian Detection

Wireless Charging

3rd Row

Start/Stop System

Front Cooled Seats

Hands-free Trunk/Liftgate

Power Trunk/Liftgate

In-Car WiFi

3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty

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Chevrolet

Suburban
.
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Pros

  • Powerful engines
  • Spacious interior
  • Large standard infotainment screen

Cons

  • Size is cumbersome in cities
  • Difficult to park in tight spots

Overall Assessment

Seating for nine people and ample cargo room make the Chevrolet Suburban a strong choice for families who need the capacity of a full-size SUV. This year, its expanded tech and safety features add to its appeal. There’s room for people and all their stuff, and it can tow up to 8,300 pounds of additional cargo. An expansive trim lineup features multiple engines, including a turbodiesel option. Standard infotainment includes a 10.2-inch touchscreen along with wireless smartphone connectivity and expanded Google features, including maps and voice assist. There’s also automatic emergency braking with forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assist, and lane-departure warning, as well as front and rear parking assist to make it easier to handle the Suburban’s large size.

The Ford Expedition is a strong competitor with comparable seating and cargo room but no diesel option. The Nissan Armada has a lower starting price, a standard V8 engine, and a larger 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen that includes navigation.

Overview

With its assertive design, brawny engine, and spacious, high-end cabin, the Cadillac Escalade is the epitome of the American luxury SUV. And it’s priced accordingly.
The
Cadillac

Escalade

is a 7-seater vehicle that

comes in
5
trim levels. The most popular style is the
Premium Luxury 4WD
, which starts at

$91,390
and comes with

a

6.2L V8
engine and
Four Wheel Drive
.

This
Escalade
is estimated to deliver
14

MPG
in the city and
19

MPG
on the highway.

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Pros

  • Cavernous interior packed with high-tech features
  • Bold styling
  • Powerful standard V8

Cons

  • V8 engine gulps fuel
  • Key safety features not available on base model

Overall Assessment

Cadillac has been using the same basic formula for the Escalade since the model’s 1999 debut: Take GM’s full-size SUV platform, add some eye-catching styling cues, and give the interior a Neiman Marcus-level makeover. It works brilliantly. The latest version, which launched just last year, carries the formula successfully into the high-tech era. Cadillac has loaded the Escalade’s luxury cabin with such an impressive array of digital displays and tech features that it feels almost like piloting a starship. The redesign also fixed one of the prior version’s weak spots by reconfiguring the rear suspension to provide more interior room. Now even the standard-length model boasts adult-sized seating in the third row, while the longer ESV version (which stands for Escalade Stretch Vehicle) is positively gargantuan. The Escalade also impresses with its standard 6.2-liter V8 engine, which offers enough thrust to make the large, rear-drive platform feel surprisingly lively on the road, though at the cost of rather poor fuel economy. For the efficiency-minded, an available 3.0-liter turbodiesel helps take the sting out of refueling the big SUV.

The Escalade doesn’t come cheap, though. While there’s a base model that starts under $80,000, it’s easy to push the Escalade’s sticker price over six figures once you add some of the many desirable options, such as all-wheel drive, Magnetic Ride Control, and Super Cruise (semi-autonomous driving). That’s in the same league as high-class German heavyweights such as the Mercedes-Benz GLS and the BMW X7, as well as the just relaunched Jeep Grand Wagoneer. They are all worth a look if you’re considering a top-shelf large SUV.

2022 Cadillac Escalade

$91,390
as shown

Feature Highlights

Running Boards

Pedestrian Detection

Wireless Charging

Parallel and Perpendicular (Back-In) Automatic Parking

3rd Row

Around View Camera

Front Cooled Seats

Heads-up Display (HUD)

Panoramic Moonroof

4 yr / 50k mi Basic Warranty

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Cadillac

Escalade
.
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Pros

  • Cavernous interior packed with high-tech features
  • Bold styling
  • Powerful standard V8

Cons

  • V8 engine gulps fuel
  • Key safety features not available on base model

Overall Assessment

Cadillac has been using the same basic formula for the Escalade since the model’s 1999 debut: Take GM’s full-size SUV platform, add some eye-catching styling cues, and give the interior a Neiman Marcus-level makeover. It works brilliantly. The latest version, which launched just last year, carries the formula successfully into the high-tech era. Cadillac has loaded the Escalade’s luxury cabin with such an impressive array of digital displays and tech features that it feels almost like piloting a starship. The redesign also fixed one of the prior version’s weak spots by reconfiguring the rear suspension to provide more interior room. Now even the standard-length model boasts adult-sized seating in the third row, while the longer ESV version (which stands for Escalade Stretch Vehicle) is positively gargantuan. The Escalade also impresses with its standard 6.2-liter V8 engine, which offers enough thrust to make the large, rear-drive platform feel surprisingly lively on the road, though at the cost of rather poor fuel economy. For the efficiency-minded, an available 3.0-liter turbodiesel helps take the sting out of refueling the big SUV.

The Escalade doesn’t come cheap, though. While there’s a base model that starts under $80,000, it’s easy to push the Escalade’s sticker price over six figures once you add some of the many desirable options, such as all-wheel drive, Magnetic Ride Control, and Super Cruise (semi-autonomous driving). That’s in the same league as high-class German heavyweights such as the Mercedes-Benz GLS and the BMW X7, as well as the just relaunched Jeep Grand Wagoneer. They are all worth a look if you’re considering a top-shelf large SUV.

Overview

An old-school body-on-frame SUV, the tough GMC Yukon delivers a quiet, comfortable ride yet has the guts to pull big trailers and haul heavy loads.
The
GMC

Yukon

is a 8-seater vehicle that

comes in
4
trim levels. The most popular style is the
Denali 4WD
, which starts at

$76,895
and comes with

a

6.2L V8
engine and
Four Wheel Drive
.

This
Yukon
is estimated to deliver
14

MPG
in the city and
19

MPG
on the highway.

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Pros

  • A tried-and-true tow vehicle
  • Seats up to eight people
  • Convenient infotainment with Google integration

Cons

  • Some trims differ very little from Chevrolet Tahoe
  • V8 engines aren’t as fuel-efficient as some competitors’ powerplants

Overall Assessment

The GMC Yukon and its brother-under-the-skin Chevrolet Tahoe were completely redesigned for the 2021 model year, resulting in a larger cabin, more cargo space, and a raft of new convenience items. Yet the Yukon and longer Yukon XL have stuck with traditional V8 engines and conventional automatic transmissions. One bow to high fuel costs is the continued availability of a turbodiesel powertrain, a rarity in the segment. Both Yukon and Yukon XL are ideal road-trip vehicles for large families. Passengers will appreciate the quiet and cushy ride. The availability of four-wheel drive gives the Yukon excellent all-weather capabilities.

The Yukon, in its top Denali trim, challenges the Cadillac Escalade for luxury and features. A new competitor is the Jeep Wagoneer, which is slightly longer than the Yukon. Two other key competitors — Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator — are going through a complete makeover for the 2022 model year with the details yet to come.

2022 GMC Yukon

$70,295
as shown

Feature Highlights

Running Boards

Hill Descent Assist

3rd Row

Front Cooled Seats

Hands-free Trunk/Liftgate

Power Trunk/Liftgate

In-Car WiFi

Forward Collision Warning

Android Auto

3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty

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GMC

Yukon
.
All reviews

Pros

  • A tried-and-true tow vehicle
  • Seats up to eight people
  • Convenient infotainment with Google integration

Cons

  • Some trims differ very little from Chevrolet Tahoe
  • V8 engines aren’t as fuel-efficient as some competitors’ powerplants

Overall Assessment

The GMC Yukon and its brother-under-the-skin Chevrolet Tahoe were completely redesigned for the 2021 model year, resulting in a larger cabin, more cargo space, and a raft of new convenience items. Yet the Yukon and longer Yukon XL have stuck with traditional V8 engines and conventional automatic transmissions. One bow to high fuel costs is the continued availability of a turbodiesel powertrain, a rarity in the segment. Both Yukon and Yukon XL are ideal road-trip vehicles for large families. Passengers will appreciate the quiet and cushy ride. The availability of four-wheel drive gives the Yukon excellent all-weather capabilities.

The Yukon, in its top Denali trim, challenges the Cadillac Escalade for luxury and features. A new competitor is the Jeep Wagoneer, which is slightly longer than the Yukon. Two other key competitors — Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator — are going through a complete makeover for the 2022 model year with the details yet to come.

Overview

The Nissan Pathfinder muscles its way back into the thick of contention as a family-friendly three-row SUV that now has a more rugged image and greater utility.
The
Nissan

Pathfinder

is a 8-seater vehicle that

comes in
4
trim levels. The most popular style is the
SV FWD
, which starts at

$38,685
and comes with

a

3.5L V6
engine and
Front Wheel Drive
.

This
Pathfinder
is estimated to deliver
21

MPG
in the city and
26

MPG
on the highway.

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Pros

  • Nicely finished interior with enhanced practicality
  • Long list of standard active-safety features
  • Tows up to 6,000 pounds

Cons

  • Only one engine option
  • Limited off-road capability
  • The third row is tight

Overall Assessment

The Nissan Pathfinder has gone in for a redo that sees the midsize, three-row family hauler emerge with completely new styling, a revised interior, and an updated powertrain. A 3.5-liter V6 again supplies the power but is better mannered with a new smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission. The combination also allows this Pathfinder to tow up to 6,000 pounds. Buyers can choose either front- or all-wheel drive in any of four trim levels. The top-spec Platinum version has some splashy new tech features. But even lesser trims have a nicely finished interior and more space than before, with seating for up to eight. This SUV isn’t the biggest family bus, though, nor is it a trail-ready rig. However, it is a pleasant and competent all-arounder with fewer dowdy duds than before.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder

$37,765
as shown

Feature Highlights

Hill Descent Assist

Pedestrian Detection

3rd Row

Forward Collision Warning

Android Auto

Apple CarPlay

Rear Parking Sensors

Lane Keep Assist

Blind Spot System

3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty

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Nissan

Pathfinder
.
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Pros

  • Nicely finished interior with enhanced practicality
  • Long list of standard active-safety features
  • Tows up to 6,000 pounds

Cons

  • Only one engine option
  • Limited off-road capability
  • The third row is tight

Overall Assessment

The Nissan Pathfinder has gone in for a redo that sees the midsize, three-row family hauler emerge with completely new styling, a revised interior, and an updated powertrain. A 3.5-liter V6 again supplies the power but is better mannered with a new smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission. The combination also allows this Pathfinder to tow up to 6,000 pounds. Buyers can choose either front- or all-wheel drive in any of four trim levels. The top-spec Platinum version has some splashy new tech features. But even lesser trims have a nicely finished interior and more space than before, with seating for up to eight. This SUV isn’t the biggest family bus, though, nor is it a trail-ready rig. However, it is a pleasant and competent all-arounder with fewer dowdy duds than before.

Overview

The Ford Bronco pegs the cool meter with its nostalgic design, removable doors and roof, and authentic off-road capability. But the big surprise is its comfortable ride and urban-friendly manners. The Bronco is a top choice for those seeking a capable and customizable sport-utility.
The
Ford

Bronco

is a 5-seater vehicle that

comes in
6
trim levels. The most popular style is the
Big Bend 4 Door 4WD
, which starts at

$38,975
and comes with

a

2.3L I4 Turbo
engine and
Four Wheel Drive
.

This
Bronco
is estimated to deliver
20

MPG
in the city and
21

MPG
on the highway.

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Pros

  • Nostalgic good looks
  • Extremely capable off-road
  • More comfortable on-road than its key rival

Cons

  • Noisy cabin on the highway
  • Low fuel economy

Overall Assessment

These days practically every SUV and crossover is marketed as rugged. Well, the Ford Bronco is as rugged and off-road capable as SUVs get. Bronco is a direct competitor to the Jeep Wrangler, and it matches that iconic 4×4’s ability to drive over practically anything and get you far off the grid. On paved roads, the Bronco is more comfortable than its main rival, which makes it a better daily driver. Two-door or four-door models are available, both featuring removable doors and roof panels for the ultimate open-air experience. The Bronco also offers several powerful engines, a full-featured infotainment system, and plenty of standard safety features. And then there’s its nostalgic design, which makes it stand out from every other SUV, including its other rivals, the Toyota 4Runner and the pricier Land Rover Defender.

2022 Ford Bronco

$42,435
as shown

Feature Highlights

Hill Descent Assist

Pedestrian Detection

Convertible Roof

Start/Stop System

In-Car WiFi

Forward Collision Warning

Android Auto

Apple CarPlay

Remote Engine Start

3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty

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Ford

Bronco
.
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Pros

  • Nostalgic good looks
  • Extremely capable off-road
  • More comfortable on-road than its key rival
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Cons

  • Noisy cabin on the highway
  • Low fuel economy

Overall Assessment

These days practically every SUV and crossover is marketed as rugged. Well, the Ford Bronco is as rugged and off-road capable as SUVs get. Bronco is a direct competitor to the Jeep Wrangler, and it matches that iconic 4×4’s ability to drive over practically anything and get you far off the grid. On paved roads, the Bronco is more comfortable than its main rival, which makes it a better daily driver. Two-door or four-door models are available, both featuring removable doors and roof panels for the ultimate open-air experience. The Bronco also offers several powerful engines, a full-featured infotainment system, and plenty of standard safety features. And then there’s its nostalgic design, which makes it stand out from every other SUV, including its other rivals, the Toyota 4Runner and the pricier Land Rover Defender.

Overview

The Ford Expedition is a full-size SUV that boasts huge interior space, limousine-like ride comfort, and impressive towing ability. High-tech features and massive infotainment screens are more reasons the Expedition is one of the best full-size SUVs for families.
The
Ford

Expedition

is a 7-seater vehicle that

comes in
6
trim levels. The most popular style is the
XLT RWD
, which starts at

$58,480
and comes with

a

3.5L V6 Turbo
engine and
Rear Wheel Drive
.

This
Expedition
is estimated to deliver
17

MPG
in the city and
23

MPG
on the highway.

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Pros

  • Improved infotainment system
  • Comfortable ride and handling
  • Massive interior space

Cons

  • Large footprint
  • Limited powertrain choices

Overall Assessment

The Ford Expedition shares its platform with the Ford F-150 pickup truck, but it doesn’t “ride like a truck.” Instead, the Expedition feels more like a limousine. On top of that, the Expedition’s large interior is extremely comfortable for as many as eight passengers. The extended-wheelbase Expedition MAX has even more cargo space behind a large third-row area. Many of the Expedition’s competitors are powered by V8 engines. Instead, the Expedition uses a turbocharged V6, significantly improving fuel efficiency. The Expedition is huge, but it maneuvers well through city streets and parking lots.

2022 Ford Expedition

$80,150
as shown

Feature Highlights

Power Running Boards

Pedestrian Detection

Wireless Charging

Parallel and Perpendicular (Back-In) Automatic Parking

3rd Row

Start/Stop System

Around View Camera

Front Cooled Seats

Panoramic Moonroof

3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty

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Ford

Expedition
.
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Pros

  • Improved infotainment system
  • Comfortable ride and handling
  • Massive interior space

Cons

  • Large footprint
  • Limited powertrain choices

Overall Assessment

The Ford Expedition shares its platform with the Ford F-150 pickup truck, but it doesn’t “ride like a truck.” Instead, the Expedition feels more like a limousine. On top of that, the Expedition’s large interior is extremely comfortable for as many as eight passengers. The extended-wheelbase Expedition MAX has even more cargo space behind a large third-row area. Many of the Expedition’s competitors are powered by V8 engines. Instead, the Expedition uses a turbocharged V6, significantly improving fuel efficiency. The Expedition is huge, but it maneuvers well through city streets and parking lots.

Overview

One of the most luxurious and capable vehicles available, the Lincoln Navigator is a quiet, comfortable full-size SUV with all the space, power, and opulence anyone could ask for.
The
Lincoln

Navigator

is a 8-seater vehicle that

comes in
3
trim levels. The most popular style is the
Reserve 4WD
, which starts at

$93,580
and comes with

a

3.5L V6 Twin-Turbo
engine and
Four Wheel Drive
.

This
Navigator
is estimated to deliver
16

MPG
in the city and
22

MPG
on the highway.

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Pros

  • Powerful twin-turbocharged V6 engine
  • Beautiful, luxurious interior
  • Higher tow-rating than key rivals

Cons

  • Low fuel economy
  • Firm ride

Overall Assessment

The Navigator is Lincoln’s flagship, a full-size luxury SUV with big power and space. A rival to the V8-powered Cadillac Escalade and Jeep Grand Wagoneer, the Lincoln Navigator is available in two lengths, the standard model and the L, with a 9-inch longer wheelbase and considerably more cargo space behind its third-row bench. Seating is available for up to eight. The Lincoln’s four-wheel independent suspension is well-tuned, but the Navigator’s massive 22-inch wheels sacrifice some ride quality for the sake of style. Under the hood is a refined and potent 440-horsepower twin-turbo V6. That’s more power than the Escalade, but less than the Grand Wagoneer. A smooth-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission is standard, and two-wheel-drive models can tow up to a class-leading 8,700 pounds. All-wheel drive is optional, and some models are equipped with a low-range four-wheel-drive system for additional off-road capability.

2022 Lincoln Navigator

$107,685
as shown

Feature Highlights

Power Running Boards

Hill Descent Assist

Pedestrian Detection

Wireless Charging

Parallel and Perpendicular (Back-In) Automatic Parking

3rd Row

Start/Stop System

Around View Camera

Front and Rear Cooled Seats

4 yr / 50k mi Basic Warranty

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Lincoln

Navigator
.
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Pros

  • Powerful twin-turbocharged V6 engine
  • Beautiful, luxurious interior
  • Higher tow-rating than key rivals

Cons

  • Low fuel economy
  • Firm ride

Overall Assessment

The Navigator is Lincoln’s flagship, a full-size luxury SUV with big power and space. A rival to the V8-powered Cadillac Escalade and Jeep Grand Wagoneer, the Lincoln Navigator is available in two lengths, the standard model and the L, with a 9-inch longer wheelbase and considerably more cargo space behind its third-row bench. Seating is available for up to eight. The Lincoln’s four-wheel independent suspension is well-tuned, but the Navigator’s massive 22-inch wheels sacrifice some ride quality for the sake of style. Under the hood is a refined and potent 440-horsepower twin-turbo V6. That’s more power than the Escalade, but less than the Grand Wagoneer. A smooth-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission is standard, and two-wheel-drive models can tow up to a class-leading 8,700 pounds. All-wheel drive is optional, and some models are equipped with a low-range four-wheel-drive system for additional off-road capability.

Overview

Refreshed just last year, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe is an appealing and spacious SUV with tons of features for the price. Whether you want front- or all-wheel drive, a conventional engine or a hybrid, the Santa Fe has you covered.
The
Hyundai

Santa Fe

is a 5-seater vehicle that

comes in
10
trim levels. The most popular style is the
SEL AWD
, which starts at

$32,445
and comes with

a

2.5L I4
engine and
All Wheel Drive
.

This
Santa Fe
is estimated to deliver
22

MPG
in the city and
25

MPG
on the highway.

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Pros

  • Wide selection of powertrains
  • Comfortable ride
  • Excellent tech features

Cons

  • No third row seating
  • Optional dual-clutch transmission lacks smoothness

Overall Assessment

Not nearly as large as the three-row Hyundai Palisade nor quite as small as the compact Hyundai Tucson, the Sante Fe is a bit of a tweener. Nevertheless, it will feel just right to many buyers. Though it lacks a third row, it seats five with ease, offering notably more passenger room than smaller rivals, such as the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. And in typical Hyundai fashion, it also boasts generous standard features, including some best-in-class active safety tech and a user-friendly infotainment system.

Last year’s model refresh gave the Santa Fe an upscale feel both inside and out. It also introduced a host of new engine options. The base 2.5-liter four cylinder offers good power and smooth acceleration through the standard eight-speed automatic transmission. A potent 277-horsepower turbocharged version is also available, as are hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. Combined with the SUV’s comfortable ride and budget-friendly pricing, the Santa Fe is a compelling choice in an ultra-competitive segment.

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe

$41,295
as shown

Feature Highlights

Blind Spot Camera

Hill Descent Assist

Pedestrian Detection

Wireless Charging

Start/Stop System

Hands-free Trunk/Liftgate

Power Trunk/Liftgate

Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go

5 yr / 60k mi Basic Warranty

10 yr / 100k mi Hybrid/EV Warranty

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Hyundai

Santa Fe
.
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Pros

  • Wide selection of powertrains
  • Comfortable ride
  • Excellent tech features

Cons

  • No third row seating
  • Optional dual-clutch transmission lacks smoothness

Overall Assessment

Not nearly as large as the three-row Hyundai Palisade nor quite as small as the compact Hyundai Tucson, the Sante Fe is a bit of a tweener. Nevertheless, it will feel just right to many buyers. Though it lacks a third row, it seats five with ease, offering notably more passenger room than smaller rivals, such as the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. And in typical Hyundai fashion, it also boasts generous standard features, including some best-in-class active safety tech and a user-friendly infotainment system.

Last year’s model refresh gave the Santa Fe an upscale feel both inside and out. It also introduced a host of new engine options. The base 2.5-liter four cylinder offers good power and smooth acceleration through the standard eight-speed automatic transmission. A potent 277-horsepower turbocharged version is also available, as are hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. Combined with the SUV’s comfortable ride and budget-friendly pricing, the Santa Fe is a compelling choice in an ultra-competitive segment.

Overview

The Hyundai Palisade stands out among three-row SUVs thanks to its roomy and comfortable interior, user-friendly tech features, and easygoing road manners. Adding to its appeal is a class-leading 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
The
Hyundai

Palisade

is a 8-seater vehicle that

comes in
4
trim levels. The most popular style is the
Calligraphy AWD
, which starts at

$50,285
and comes with

a

3.8L V6
engine and
All Wheel Drive
.

This
Palisade
is estimated to deliver
19

MPG
in the city and
24

MPG
on the highway.

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Pros

  • Strong value for the money
  • Spacious, upscale cabin
  • Tech is easy to use

Cons

  • Lackluster fuel economy
  • Engine lacks low-end grunt

Overall Assessment

The three-row Palisade is Hyundai’s largest SUV, slotting in just above the Hyundai Santa Fe. Though it faces tough competition from some other excellent family haulers — including the Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander — the Palisade holds its own by offering plush accommodations for up to eight passengers, a highly refined driving demeanor, and a generous array of high-tech features, many of them standard equipment. While it shares a platform with the Kia Telluride, the Palisade takes many of its cues from upscale sister-brand Genesis. It exudes quality and luxury, especially in its top trims, which offer high-end amenities, such as 20-inch wheels, premium leather, ventilated seats, and semi-autonomous driving. Fuel economy from its V6 engine is just middle-of-the-pack, though. Also, the Palisade favors relaxed cruising over spirited performance, so those seeking a more engaging driving experience should consider sportier alternatives, such as the Ford Explorer and Volkswagen Atlas.

2022 Hyundai Palisade

Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection

3rd Row

Start/Stop System

Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go

Forward Collision Warning

Android Auto

Apple CarPlay

Rear Parking Sensors

Lane Keep Assist

5 yr / 60k mi Basic Warranty

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Hyundai

Palisade
.
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Pros

  • Strong value for the money
  • Spacious, upscale cabin
  • Tech is easy to use

Cons

  • Lackluster fuel economy
  • Engine lacks low-end grunt

Overall Assessment

The three-row Palisade is Hyundai’s largest SUV, slotting in just above the Hyundai Santa Fe. Though it faces tough competition from some other excellent family haulers — including the Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander — the Palisade holds its own by offering plush accommodations for up to eight passengers, a highly refined driving demeanor, and a generous array of high-tech features, many of them standard equipment. While it shares a platform with the Kia Telluride, the Palisade takes many of its cues from upscale sister-brand Genesis. It exudes quality and luxury, especially in its top trims, which offer high-end amenities, such as 20-inch wheels, premium leather, ventilated seats, and semi-autonomous driving. Fuel economy from its V6 engine is just middle-of-the-pack, though. Also, the Palisade favors relaxed cruising over spirited performance, so those seeking a more engaging driving experience should consider sportier alternatives, such as the Ford Explorer and Volkswagen Atlas.

Overview

The Lincoln Aviator offers upscale design and loads of features in a family-friendly package. With a standard 400-horsepower engine and competitive pricing, it’s a compelling choice among luxury three-row SUVs.
The
Lincoln

Aviator

is a 7-seater vehicle that

comes in
5
trim levels. The most popular style is the
Reserve AWD
, which starts at

$61,400
and comes with

a

3.0L V6 Twin-Turbo
engine and
All Wheel Drive
.

This
Aviator
is estimated to deliver
17

MPG
in the city and
24

MPG
on the highway.

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Pros

  • Premium look and feel
  • Powerful turbocharged V6
  • Available plug-in hybrid

Cons

  • Third row is best for children
  • Soft handling compared to some competitors

Overall Assessment

The Aviator is a relatively new offering from Lincoln, first appearing two years ago. Based on the midsize Ford Explorer, it’s Lincoln’s second-largest vehicle, measuring some 22 inches shorter than the full-size Lincoln Navigator and about 9 inches longer than the two-row Lincoln Nautilus. Like its siblings, the Aviator distinguishes itself with luxurious good looks and plush accommodations. It carries up to seven passengers across three rows of seats, delivering a comfortable and quiet ride, not to mention strong acceleration from its potent base engine – a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6.

Higher trims also offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain capable of an estimated 21 miles of electric-only range. In keeping with the Lincoln brand, the Aviator favors luxury over sportiness, so it isn’t as athletic as some rivals, such as the Audi Q7 or the BMW X7. Instead, more like the pricier Mercedes-Benz GLE, it pampers occupants with premium materials as well as abundant features and tech.

2022 Lincoln Aviator

$55,480
as shown

Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection

3rd Row

Start/Stop System

Power Trunk/Liftgate

In-Car WiFi

Forward Collision Warning

Android Auto

Apple CarPlay

Remote Engine Start

4 yr / 50k mi Basic Warranty

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Pros

  • Premium look and feel
  • Powerful turbocharged V6
  • Available plug-in hybrid

Cons

  • Third row is best for children
  • Soft handling compared to some competitors

Overall Assessment

The Aviator is a relatively new offering from Lincoln, first appearing two years ago. Based on the midsize Ford Explorer, it’s Lincoln’s second-largest vehicle, measuring some 22 inches shorter than the full-size Lincoln Navigator and about 9 inches longer than the two-row Lincoln Nautilus. Like its siblings, the Aviator distinguishes itself with luxurious good looks and plush accommodations. It carries up to seven passengers across three rows of seats, delivering a comfortable and quiet ride, not to mention strong acceleration from its potent base engine – a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6.

Higher trims also offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain capable of an estimated 21 miles of electric-only range. In keeping with the Lincoln brand, the Aviator favors luxury over sportiness, so it isn’t as athletic as some rivals, such as the Audi Q7 or the BMW X7. Instead, more like the pricier Mercedes-Benz GLE, it pampers occupants with premium materials as well as abundant features and tech.

Overview

The Subaru Forester is a compact SUV with standard all-wheel drive and the ability to handle off-road adventures. It has a roomy interior with plenty of space for people and cargo, but its engine isn’t especially responsive.
The
Subaru

Forester

is a 5-seater vehicle that

comes in
6
trim levels. The most popular style is the
Wilderness
, which starts at

$34,695
and comes with

a

2.5L H4
engine and
All Wheel Drive
.

This
Forester
is estimated to deliver
25

MPG
in the city and
28

MPG
on the highway.

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Pros

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Rugged interior
  • New off-road trim expands capability

Cons

  • Modest engine power
  • Small infotainment screen
  • No hybrid option

Overall Assessment

The Subaru Forester is a compact crossover for drivers with an adventurous side. It has standard all-wheel drive, good ground clearance, and a durable interior. The Forester is ready for everything from daily life with the kids to messy outdoor equipment to muddy dog paws. It has room for up to five people and good cargo capacity, making it well-suited to family life. It also has plenty of standard safety features and good fuel economy. The engine will get the Forester up to speed, but it isn’t engaging. This is a practical SUV for those who want versatile space and a rugged interior that can stand up to hard use.

In comparison, the Honda CR-V has an available hybrid engine with a smoother, quieter ride. The Ford Bronco Sport has an even more rugged interior with exceptional off-road capability. The Toyota RAV4 offers a hybrid model with a more responsive engine.

2022 Subaru Forester

Feature Highlights

Adaptive Cruise Control

Forward Collision Warning

Android Auto

Apple CarPlay

Lane Keep Assist

Alarm

Brake Assist

Infotainment System

Bluetooth

3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty

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Forester
.
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Pros

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Rugged interior
  • New off-road trim expands capability

Cons

  • Modest engine power
  • Small infotainment screen
  • No hybrid option

Overall Assessment

The Subaru Forester is a compact crossover for drivers with an adventurous side. It has standard all-wheel drive, good ground clearance, and a durable interior. The Forester is ready for everything from daily life with the kids to messy outdoor equipment to muddy dog paws. It has room for up to five people and good cargo capacity, making it well-suited to family life. It also has plenty of standard safety features and good fuel economy. The engine will get the Forester up to speed, but it isn’t engaging. This is a practical SUV for those who want versatile space and a rugged interior that can stand up to hard use.

In comparison, the Honda CR-V has an available hybrid engine with a smoother, quieter ride. The Ford Bronco Sport has an even more rugged interior with exceptional off-road capability. The Toyota RAV4 offers a hybrid model with a more responsive engine.

Overview

The Chevrolet Bolt EUV addresses the biggest concern standard Bolt EV buyers had: a cramped rear seat. Its purely electric powertrain offers good range (247 miles) from each charge and easy handling. It should appeal to buyers who don’t want to spend a lot for a new EV.
The
Chevrolet

Bolt EUV

is a 5-seater vehicle that

comes in
2
trim levels. The most popular style is the
LT
, which starts at

$34,495
and comes with

an

Electric
engine and
Front Wheel Drive
.

This
Bolt EUV
is estimated to deliver
125

MPGe
in the city and
104

MPGe
on the highway.

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Pros

  • Good EV range for the money
  • Spunky personality
  • Optional Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving tech

Cons

  • Lacks all-wheel drive
  • Competition is heating up
  • So-so cargo space

Overall Assessment

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt arrived in a fairly barren EV landscape. There were few competitors that combined a relatively low price and excellent driving range. The Bolt’s positive attributes are still true today. Plus, Chevy has stretched and updated the original Bolt to create the Bolt EUV, a compact SUV that can comfortably carry adult rear-seat passengers.

The Bolt EUV is a pure EV, meaning it’s propelled entirely by its electric motor and battery pack. And there’s just one spec for all Bolt models, a 200-horsepower electric motor driving the front wheels and a 65 kWh battery pack rated at 247 miles of range. But even though Chevy calls this a utility vehicle, the EUV isn’t available with all-wheel drive, and it doesn’t offer any more cargo space than a regular Bolt.

The Bolt EUV offers brisk acceleration, especially in stop-and-go settings. This is a great little EV for zipping around the city. And with a range comfortably over 200 miles, the Bolt EUV can handle longer trips, too.

This Chevy is a solid EV for the money. It’s one of the cheapest on the market. However, competition has heated up with new EV entries. The Kia EV6, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Volkswagen ID.4 offer highly advanced EVs for just slightly more money. And the Chevy’s price advantage lessens if you add options to the high-end Premier model.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

$38,995
as shown

Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection

Wireless Charging

Around View Camera

Front Cooled Seats

Power Trunk/Liftgate

Adaptive Cruise Control

In-Car WiFi

Forward Collision Warning

3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty

8 yr / 100k mi Hybrid/EV Warranty

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Pros

  • Good EV range for the money
  • Spunky personality
  • Optional Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving tech

Cons

  • Lacks all-wheel drive
  • Competition is heating up
  • So-so cargo space

Overall Assessment

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt arrived in a fairly barren EV landscape. There were few competitors that combined a relatively low price and excellent driving range. The Bolt’s positive attributes are still true today. Plus, Chevy has stretched and updated the original Bolt to create the Bolt EUV, a compact SUV that can comfortably carry adult rear-seat passengers.

The Bolt EUV is a pure EV, meaning it’s propelled entirely by its electric motor and battery pack. And there’s just one spec for all Bolt models, a 200-horsepower electric motor driving the front wheels and a 65 kWh battery pack rated at 247 miles of range. But even though Chevy calls this a utility vehicle, the EUV isn’t available with all-wheel drive, and it doesn’t offer any more cargo space than a regular Bolt.

The Bolt EUV offers brisk acceleration, especially in stop-and-go settings. This is a great little EV for zipping around the city. And with a range comfortably over 200 miles, the Bolt EUV can handle longer trips, too.

This Chevy is a solid EV for the money. It’s one of the cheapest on the market. However, competition has heated up with new EV entries. The Kia EV6, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Volkswagen ID.4 offer highly advanced EVs for just slightly more money. And the Chevy’s price advantage lessens if you add options to the high-end Premier model.

Overview

The Nissan Kicks brings a fun personality and youthful styling to the exploding compact crossover class. It’s also easy to recommend because it is well-equipped with standard safety features and it’s priced below many of its key competitors.
The
Nissan

Kicks

is a 5-seater vehicle that

comes in
3
trim levels. The most popular style is the
SV
, which starts at

$23,075
and comes with

a

1.6L I4
engine and
Front Wheel Drive
.

This
Kicks
is estimated to deliver
31

MPG
in the city and
36

MPG
on the highway.

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Pros

  • Well-equipped with standard safety and tech features
  • Very fuel efficient
  • Low price

Cons

  • Could use a bit more power
  • All-wheel drive is not available

Overall Assessment

The Nissan Kicks is the brand’s smallest and most affordable crossover. It sits in the heart of the compact crossover class, offering seating for five, impressive cargo space, and a low starting price. Its stand-out styling gives the Kicks a fun, youthful vibe. It provides plenty of standard features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, blind-spot warning, and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. Its small engine doesn’t have thrilling acceleration, but it’s extremely fuel efficient, making the Kicks perfect for commuters. More powerful rivals include the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Venue, Honda HR-V, and Toyota Corolla Cross.

2022 Nissan Kicks

$23,075
as shown

Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection

Adaptive Cruise Control

Forward Collision Warning

Android Auto

Apple CarPlay

Remote Engine Start

Rear Parking Sensors

Lane Keep Assist

Blind Spot System

3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty

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Pros

  • Well-equipped with standard safety and tech features
  • Very fuel efficient
  • Low price

Cons

  • Could use a bit more power
  • All-wheel drive is not available

Overall Assessment

The Nissan Kicks is the brand’s smallest and most affordable crossover. It sits in the heart of the compact crossover class, offering seating for five, impressive cargo space, and a low starting price. Its stand-out styling gives the Kicks a fun, youthful vibe. It provides plenty of standard features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, blind-spot warning, and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. Its small engine doesn’t have thrilling acceleration, but it’s extremely fuel efficient, making the Kicks perfect for commuters. More powerful rivals include the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Venue, Honda HR-V, and Toyota Corolla Cross.

Overview

Though characterized as the Ford Bronco’s “little brother,” the Bronco Sport has its own go-anywhere spirit. A small SUV with rugged looks to complement its all-terrain chops, it also has the convenience features buyers expect in an everyday crossover SUV.
The
Ford

Bronco Sport

is a 5-seater vehicle that

comes in
4
trim levels. The most popular style is the
Big Bend
, which starts at

$31,575
and comes with

a

1.5L I3 Turbo
engine and
Four Wheel Drive
.

This
Bronco Sport
is estimated to deliver
25

MPG
in the city and
28

MPG
on the highway.

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Pros

  • Excellent off-road capability
  • Optional turbocharged engine
  • Rugged styling

Cons

  • Some competitors offer a better on-pavement ride
  • Less fuel-efficient than rivals

Overall Assessment

The Ford Bronco Sport is part of Ford Motor Company’s one-two punch designed to compete with Jeep’s line of off-roaders. Carrying one of the Ford’s most fabled names, the five-seat crossover riffs off the styling of its larger Bronco stablemate. Every Bronco Sport is equipped with all-wheel drive. The rival Jeep Compass can’t make that claim. The Bronco Sport is based on the same platform as the on-road-oriented Ford Escape. In addition to its basic architecture, it shares engines with the Escape — a 1.5-liter three-cylinder or optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. But it combines the powertrains with an eight-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, and a five-mode terrain management system. Its boxy shape isn’t just a styling statement. It helps the Bronco Sport feel spacious inside, with more cargo area than the Compass and larger Jeep Cherokee. In overall length, the Bronco Sport is 10 inches shorter than the Cherokee and fractions of an inch shorter than the Compass. But it is taller than the Compass by almost 6 inches. With its go-anywhere good looks, genuine off-road capabilities, and up-to-date tech, the Ford Bronco Sport is a very credible Jeep competitor.

2022 Ford Bronco Sport

Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection

Start/Stop System

In-Car WiFi

Forward Collision Warning

Android Auto

Apple CarPlay

Remote Engine Start

Lane Keep Assist

Blind Spot System

3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty

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.
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Pros

  • Excellent off-road capability
  • Optional turbocharged engine
  • Rugged styling

Cons

  • Some competitors offer a better on-pavement ride
  • Less fuel-efficient than rivals

Overall Assessment

The Ford Bronco Sport is part of Ford Motor Company’s one-two punch designed to compete with Jeep’s line of off-roaders. Carrying one of the Ford’s most fabled names, the five-seat crossover riffs off the styling of its larger Bronco stablemate. Every Bronco Sport is equipped with all-wheel drive. The rival Jeep Compass can’t make that claim. The Bronco Sport is based on the same platform as the on-road-oriented Ford Escape. In addition to its basic architecture, it shares engines with the Escape — a 1.5-liter three-cylinder or optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. But it combines the powertrains with an eight-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, and a five-mode terrain management system. Its boxy shape isn’t just a styling statement. It helps the Bronco Sport feel spacious inside, with more cargo area than the Compass and larger Jeep Cherokee. In overall length, the Bronco Sport is 10 inches shorter than the Cherokee and fractions of an inch shorter than the Compass. But it is taller than the Compass by almost 6 inches. With its go-anywhere good looks, genuine off-road capabilities, and up-to-date tech, the Ford Bronco Sport is a very credible Jeep competitor.

Overview

With one of the most spacious cabins in the category, the Chevrolet Traverse can seat up to eight passengers and tote lots of gear. Upgraded standard safety and driver-assistance equipment for 2022 make it a better bargain than ever.
The
Chevrolet

Traverse

is a 7-seater vehicle that

comes in
6
trim levels. The most popular style is the
LS with 1LS FWD
, which starts at

$35,095
and comes with

a

3.6L V6
engine and
Front Wheel Drive
.

This
Traverse
is estimated to deliver
18

MPG
in the city and
27

MPG
on the highway.

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Pros

  • Robust standard safety features
  • Exceptional cargo area
  • Excellent fuel efficiency

Cons

  • Interior not as luxurious as in some competitors
  • Access to the rear row can be difficult

Overall Assessment

The 2022 Chevrolet Traverse is a key player in the three-row crossover SUV class on the strength of its value, feature availability, and dependability. Other positives include one of the most powerful standard engines in the class and an uncommon amount of interior space. The Traverse slots into the Chevy crossover lineup between the Chevrolet Equinox and Chevrolet Tahoe. It enjoys a substantial advantage in overall length versus many of its key competitors, and that length translates into interior roominess. The Traverse beats the Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer in length and is 11 inches longer than the Toyota Highlander. Another plus is the Traverse’s easy-to-use infotainment system that features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The upscale RS, Premier, and High Country models include adaptive cruise control and have interiors that can compete with luxury-brand SUVs. For those seeking a dependable and spacious crossover, the Chevrolet Traverse checks the right boxes.

2022 Chevrolet Traverse

$50,595
as shown

Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection

Wireless Charging

3rd Row

Start/Stop System

Around View Camera

Front Cooled Seats

Hands-free Trunk/Liftgate

Power Trunk/Liftgate

Adaptive Cruise Control

3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty

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Pros

  • Robust standard safety features
  • Exceptional cargo area
  • Excellent fuel efficiency

Cons

  • Interior not as luxurious as in some competitors
  • Access to the rear row can be difficult

Overall Assessment

The 2022 Chevrolet Traverse is a key player in the three-row crossover SUV class on the strength of its value, feature availability, and dependability. Other positives include one of the most powerful standard engines in the class and an uncommon amount of interior space. The Traverse slots into the Chevy crossover lineup between the Chevrolet Equinox and Chevrolet Tahoe. It enjoys a substantial advantage in overall length versus many of its key competitors, and that length translates into interior roominess. The Traverse beats the Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer in length and is 11 inches longer than the Toyota Highlander. Another plus is the Traverse’s easy-to-use infotainment system that features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The upscale RS, Premier, and High Country models include adaptive cruise control and have interiors that can compete with luxury-brand SUVs. For those seeking a dependable and spacious crossover, the Chevrolet Traverse checks the right boxes.

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Overview

The seven-passenger Buick Enclave midsize SUV offers near-luxury features at a mainstream-brand price.
The
Buick

Enclave

is a 7-seater vehicle that

comes in
3
trim levels. The most popular style is the
Essence FWD
, which starts at

$44,195
and comes with

a

3.6L V6
engine and
Front Wheel Drive
.

This
Enclave
is estimated to deliver
18

MPG
in the city and
26

MPG
on the highway.

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Pros

  • Roomy cabin and cargo space
  • Smooth ride
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard

Cons

  • No hybrid version
  • Some interior trim looks plasticky
  • Advanced forward-collision systems available only on top Avenir trim

Overall Assessment

2022 Buick Enclave

Feature Highlights

3rd Row

Start/Stop System

Hands-free Trunk/Liftgate

Power Trunk/Liftgate

In-Car WiFi

Forward Collision Warning

Apple CarPlay

Remote Engine Start

Rear Parking Sensors

4 yr / 50k mi Basic Warranty

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.
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Pros

  • Roomy cabin and cargo space
  • Smooth ride
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard

Cons

  • No hybrid version
  • Some interior trim looks plasticky
  • Advanced forward-collision systems available only on top Avenir trim

Overall Assessment

Overview

Exceptionally capable in the dirt and surprisingly civilized on the street, the Jeep Wrangler remains one of the most iconic vehicles on the road. It’s still not the most comfortable SUV in terms of passenger space and ride quality, but when it comes to capability and style, it has few competitors.
The
Jeep

Wrangler

is a 5-seater vehicle that

comes in
14
trim levels. The most popular style is the
Unlimited Sport S
, which starts at

$38,390
and comes with

a

3.6L V6
engine and
Four Wheel Drive
.

This
Wrangler
is estimated to deliver
17

MPG
in the city and
23

MPG
on the highway.

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Pros

  • One of the most capable off-road vehicles you can buy
  • Wide range of trim levels and engine options
  • Optional convertible top

Cons

  • Choppy ride quality makes daily driving uncomfortable
  • Less overall passenger space than most midsize SUVs

Overall Assessment

Few vehicles carry the torch for a brand like the Jeep Wrangler. It’s the vehicle most people think of when they hear the word “Jeep,” so the Wrangler continues to push the limits of off-road capability while expanding its offerings to appeal to a broader customer base. New options such as the plug-in hybrid 4xe and the V8-powered 392 are two of the latest examples. At its core, the Jeep Wrangler is a two- or four-door SUV with exceptional off-road abilities. It also happens to offer a reasonably comfortable cabin with plenty of modern amenities. The Wrangler is still not as refined as a typical midsize crossover, but that’s part of its appeal. It’s for buyers who are willing to sacrifice a little comfort to get a vehicle that can do things most SUVs can’t. For most of its life, the Wrangler has had few competitors, but the rebirth of the Ford Bronco has given off-road enthusiasts at least one credible competitor to consider.

2022 Jeep Wrangler

$41,245
as shown

Feature Highlights

Convertible Roof

Start/Stop System

Android Auto

Apple CarPlay

Fog Lamps

Keyless Ignition

Alarm

Brake Assist

Infotainment System

3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty

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.
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Pros

  • One of the most capable off-road vehicles you can buy
  • Wide range of trim levels and engine options
  • Optional convertible top

Cons

  • Choppy ride quality makes daily driving uncomfortable
  • Less overall passenger space than most midsize SUVs

Overall Assessment

Few vehicles carry the torch for a brand like the Jeep Wrangler. It’s the vehicle most people think of when they hear the word “Jeep,” so the Wrangler continues to push the limits of off-road capability while expanding its offerings to appeal to a broader customer base. New options such as the plug-in hybrid 4xe and the V8-powered 392 are two of the latest examples. At its core, the Jeep Wrangler is a two- or four-door SUV with exceptional off-road abilities. It also happens to offer a reasonably comfortable cabin with plenty of modern amenities. The Wrangler is still not as refined as a typical midsize crossover, but that’s part of its appeal. It’s for buyers who are willing to sacrifice a little comfort to get a vehicle that can do things most SUVs can’t. For most of its life, the Wrangler has had few competitors, but the rebirth of the Ford Bronco has given off-road enthusiasts at least one credible competitor to consider.

Overview

Whether you’re looking for basic family transportation or leather-lined luxury, off-road prowess or hot-rod performance, the highly configurable Ford Explorer offers something for almost every midsize-SUV buyer.
The
Ford

Explorer

is a 6-seater vehicle that

comes in
8
trim levels. The most popular style is the
XLT RWD
, which starts at

$39,550
and comes with

a

2.3L I4 Turbo
engine and
Rear Wheel Drive
.

This
Explorer
is estimated to deliver
21

MPG
in the city and
28

MPG
on the highway.

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Pros

  • Plenty of trim and equipment levels to choose from
  • Roomy cargo area
  • Top marks for safety

Cons

  • Higher trim levels can get expensive
  • Third row is best for children
  • Disappointing hybrid fuel economy

Overall Assessment

Ford introduced the Explorer 30 years ago, and it’s been a staple of American transportation ever since, thanks to its appealing mix of versatility and value. Now in its sixth generation, the seven-passenger SUV, which slots between the two-row Ford Edge and the full-size Ford Expedition, offers buyers a wide selection of engines and equipment, with prices to match. For excellent overall utility under $40,000, the Explorer’s entry-level trims provide solid performance from a punchy turbocharged four-cylinder engine, available all-wheel drive, and generous standard safety tech.

At the other end of the spectrum, the Explorer’s fanciest trim levels can cost well over $50,000 but offer Bentley-like levels of power and luxury, including a 400-horsepower twin-turbo V6 and quilted-leather massaging seats. There are also hybrid, off-road, and street-performance variants. No matter which version you choose, the Explorer delivers class-leading cargo space, a comfortable and composed ride, and plenty of modern tech, including standard in-vehicle Wi-Fi and Ford Sync 3 infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

While the Explorer’s conventional base engine delivers solid fuel economy, the available hybrid powertrain doesn’t come anywhere close to the class-leading Toyota Highlander Hybrid. On lesser trims, some cheap-looking and feeling interior materials diminish the otherwise refined package. Those seeking the plushest interior appointments for the money should also consider the Hyundai Palisade and its sibling, the Kia Telluride.

2022 Ford Explorer

$48,800
as shown

Feature Highlights

Hill Descent Assist

Pedestrian Detection

3rd Row

Start/Stop System

Around View Camera

Power Trunk/Liftgate

Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go

In-Car WiFi

Forward Collision Warning

3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty

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.
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Pros

  • Plenty of trim and equipment levels to choose from
  • Roomy cargo area
  • Top marks for safety

Cons

  • Higher trim levels can get expensive
  • Third row is best for children
  • Disappointing hybrid fuel economy

Overall Assessment

Ford introduced the Explorer 30 years ago, and it’s been a staple of American transportation ever since, thanks to its appealing mix of versatility and value. Now in its sixth generation, the seven-passenger SUV, which slots between the two-row Ford Edge and the full-size Ford Expedition, offers buyers a wide selection of engines and equipment, with prices to match. For excellent overall utility under $40,000, the Explorer’s entry-level trims provide solid performance from a punchy turbocharged four-cylinder engine, available all-wheel drive, and generous standard safety tech.

At the other end of the spectrum, the Explorer’s fanciest trim levels can cost well over $50,000 but offer Bentley-like levels of power and luxury, including a 400-horsepower twin-turbo V6 and quilted-leather massaging seats. There are also hybrid, off-road, and street-performance variants. No matter which version you choose, the Explorer delivers class-leading cargo space, a comfortable and composed ride, and plenty of modern tech, including standard in-vehicle Wi-Fi and Ford Sync 3 infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

While the Explorer’s conventional base engine delivers solid fuel economy, the available hybrid powertrain doesn’t come anywhere close to the class-leading Toyota Highlander Hybrid. On lesser trims, some cheap-looking and feeling interior materials diminish the otherwise refined package. Those seeking the plushest interior appointments for the money should also consider the Hyundai Palisade and its sibling, the Kia Telluride.

Overview

The sporty and efficient all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E is a worthy alternative to the popular Tesla Model Y.
The
Ford

Mustang Mach-E

is a 5-seater vehicle that

comes in
4
trim levels. The most popular style is the
GT AWD
, which starts at

$63,095
and comes with

an

Electric
engine and
All Wheel Drive
.

This
Mustang Mach-E
is estimated to deliver
90

MPGe
in the city and
77

MPGe
on the highway.

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Pros

  • Muscular design
  • Fun to drive
  • Qualifies for the federal tax credit

Cons

  • Not as much driving range as its key rival
  • The extended-range battery is expensive
  • Firm ride quality

Overall Assessment

The impressive Mustang Mach-E is Ford’s all-electric five-passenger crossover and rival to the Tesla Model Y. Available with all-wheel drive, the Mustang Mach E drives like a well-tuned performance machine, but also delivers the space and versatility you expect from a compact SUV. Its rear seat is spacious, and its cargo area is large enough for families. It can’t match the driving range of the Tesla, but offers enough miles per charge to forestall any range anxiety. Unlike its main competitor, the Mach-E qualifies for the $7,500 federal tax credit, which should be considered when you’re shopping for any electric vehicle.

The Mach-E is quick, well-balanced, and agile, but its suspension is firm, and the ride can be choppy. Multiple trims with a variety of power packages are available, and the Mach-E costs considerably less than some luxury electric crossovers, including the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-tron.

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

$53,875
as shown

Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection

Wireless Charging

Parallel and Perpendicular (Back-In) Automatic Parking

Around View Camera

Panoramic Moonroof

Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go

In-Car WiFi

Forward Collision Warning

3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty

8 yr / 100k mi Hybrid/EV Warranty

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Mustang Mach-E
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Pros

  • Muscular design
  • Fun to drive
  • Qualifies for the federal tax credit

Cons

  • Not as much driving range as its key rival
  • The extended-range battery is expensive
  • Firm ride quality

Overall Assessment

The impressive Mustang Mach-E is Ford’s all-electric five-passenger crossover and rival to the Tesla Model Y. Available with all-wheel drive, the Mustang Mach E drives like a well-tuned performance machine, but also delivers the space and versatility you expect from a compact SUV. Its rear seat is spacious, and its cargo area is large enough for families. It can’t match the driving range of the Tesla, but offers enough miles per charge to forestall any range anxiety. Unlike its main competitor, the Mach-E qualifies for the $7,500 federal tax credit, which should be considered when you’re shopping for any electric vehicle.

The Mach-E is quick, well-balanced, and agile, but its suspension is firm, and the ride can be choppy. Multiple trims with a variety of power packages are available, and the Mach-E costs considerably less than some luxury electric crossovers, including the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-tron.

Overview

The Lexus RX is one of the best luxury crossovers in its class thanks to a comfortable cabin, solid performance, and impeccable build quality. None of those things make it fun to drive, however, so if driving satisfaction is a top priority there are better options.
The
Lexus

RX

is a 5-seater vehicle that

comes in
6
trim levels. The most popular style is the
RX 350 FWD
, which starts at

$46,995
and comes with

a

3.5L V6
engine and
Front Wheel Drive
.

This
RX
is estimated to deliver
20

MPG
in the city and
27

MPG
on the highway.

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Pros

  • Spacious and luxurious cabin
  • Refined ride that remains comfortable on rough roads
  • Impressive fuel economy from hybrid model

Cons

  • RXL model’s third row doesn’t provide much extra passenger room
  • Driving experience is dull, even in F Sport models
  • User interface is less intuitive than competing systems

Overall Assessment

The Lexus RX is positioned in the heart of the midsize-luxury crossover segment. With available two- and three-row configurations, gas and hybrid drivetrains, and a car-like ride quality, the RX delivers a desirable combination of comfort and refinement. The standard V6 in the gas models has plenty of power, while the hybrid setup earns impressive fuel mileage around town. An available F Sport package gives the RX a sharper edge, but it’s still not enough to deliver an exhilarating driving experience. There’s plenty of room for five passengers in the standard two-row RX, but the RXL model’s third row is a tight fit. High-quality materials and exceptional build quality make for an impressively luxurious cabin, and recent upgrades make it easier to use the long list of technology features. Buyers who prefer a sportier feel should consider competitors such as the BMW X5 or Mercedes-Benz GLE. Other notable competitors include the Genesis GV80 and Lincoln Aviator.

2022 Lexus RX

$49,795
as shown

Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection

Power Trunk/Liftgate

Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go

In-Car WiFi

Forward Collision Warning

Android Auto

Apple CarPlay

Remote Engine Start

4 yr / 50k mi Basic Warranty

8 yr / 100k mi Hybrid/EV Warranty

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Lexus

RX
.
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Pros

  • Spacious and luxurious cabin
  • Refined ride that remains comfortable on rough roads
  • Impressive fuel economy from hybrid model

Cons

  • RXL model’s third row doesn’t provide much extra passenger room
  • Driving experience is dull, even in F Sport models
  • User interface is less intuitive than competing systems

Overall Assessment

The Lexus RX is positioned in the heart of the midsize-luxury crossover segment. With available two- and three-row configurations, gas and hybrid drivetrains, and a car-like ride quality, the RX delivers a desirable combination of comfort and refinement. The standard V6 in the gas models has plenty of power, while the hybrid setup earns impressive fuel mileage around town. An available F Sport package gives the RX a sharper edge, but it’s still not enough to deliver an exhilarating driving experience. There’s plenty of room for five passengers in the standard two-row RX, but the RXL model’s third row is a tight fit. High-quality materials and exceptional build quality make for an impressively luxurious cabin, and recent upgrades make it easier to use the long list of technology features. Buyers who prefer a sportier feel should consider competitors such as the BMW X5 or Mercedes-Benz GLE. Other notable competitors include the Genesis GV80 and Lincoln Aviator.

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FAQ

New roomiest SUVs for tall people have an MSRP range from $21,215 to $79,590. The top 3 rated models, Chevrolet Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, and GMC Yukon, have starting MSRPs of $56,495, $79,590, and $55,795, respectively.

When deciding the roomiest SUVs for tall people, TrueCar considers factors such as comfort, amenities, price, efficiency, performance, utility, and tech features.

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