Best SUVs for 2019 & 2020 ― Top-Rated Small, Midsize, Large, and Luxury SUVs
Elana Scherr and Will Kaufman break down the best SUVs for 2019 and 2020 chosen by the experts at Edmunds. From small affordable crossovers to big luxury SUVs, there’s something for every driver at every budget. Watch the full video to find out which SUVs are the best on the road.
Between their more commanding view and added cargo and passenger space, SUVs and crossovers are useful and easy to drive. Compact SUVs are great for new families or just people with extra gear to move, while midsize three-row SUVs can move a family of seven, and full-size SUVs have the towing capacity to bring a camper or boat along for the ride. We pick our favorites from each segment to make your car-buying journey that much easier.
Best SUVs for 2019-2020:
Hyundai Kona ― Small SUV 1:07
The Kona isn’t perfect, but in a segment full of compromises it offers a great combination of comfort, practicality, fun, and technology, all wrapped up in a package that feels firmly put together.
BMW X1 ― Small Luxury SUV 1:57
The X1 may be BMW’s lowest-priced SUV, but it doesn’t skimp on the things that make crossovers so desirable. You can expect ample passenger and cargo space, sporty driving characteristics and a premium cabin, all of which help make the X1 a top pick.
Honda CR-V ― Small SUV 3:08
The Honda CR-V is easy to recommend, as a spunky turbocharged engine and a comfortable, roomy interior with tons of cargo space make it a strong pick. There are a few mild annoyances from the infotainment system, but overall this Honda is a front-runner in multiple ways.
Mercedes-Benz GLC ― Small Luxury SUV 4:39
The Mercedes-Benz GLC sets a high bar for compact luxury SUVs with its elegant cabin and balanced dynamics. It offers an extensive list of luxury features and a variety of available engines, but any GLC model should be a pleasure to drive.
Kia Telluride ― Midsize SUV 6:09
The Kia Telluride is our top pick for a midsize three-row SUV. Its upscale cabin is quiet, comfortable and thoughtfully designed. It comes packed with standard features and tech, and it even has adult-friendly third-row seating. For the money, there are few more appealing ways to move seven or eight people.
Honda Passport ― Midsize SUV 7:12
The top-ranked Honda Passport is one of the most versatile midsize SUVs in the market. It exudes athletic qualities but also delivers a comfortable ride, tons of passenger and cargo space, and a good list of standard features. Put it at the top of your list.
Mercedes-Benz GLE ― Midsize Luxury SUV 8:08
The new Mercedes-Benz GLE is a significant step forward from its predecessor and a class leader in several respects. Materials quality and design are second to none, and the excellent MBUX tech interface sets a new industry standard.
Ford Expedition ― Large SUV 9:49
The Ford Expedition marries excellent design with a capable truck platform. It can seat up to eight and tow more than 9,000 pounds. Inside, the Expedition can be outfitted with all the features and toys you’d expect from a luxury vehicle.
Lincoln Navigator ― Large Luxury SUV 10:50
The Lincoln Navigator is built to impress, from its incredible tow rating to its plush interior, expansive cargo space, and full suite of modern technology features. This SUV is a very convincing luxury ride.
See our Best Luxury SUVs: https://www.edmunds.com/suv/articles/best-luxury-suvs/
See our Best Midsize SUVs: https://www.edmunds.com/suv/articles/best-midsize-suvs/
See our Best Small SUVs: https://www.edmunds.com/suv/articles/best-small-suvs/
See all of our top-rated SUVs for 2019 – 2020
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Large SUVs: https://www.edmunds.com/suv/#large-suvs
Small Luxury SUVs: https://www.edmunds.com/suv/#x-small-luxury-suvs
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