Best SUVs

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

Overview

Redesigned for its fourth generation, the Hyundai Tucson is a modern crossover with enough style and comfort to meet most active families' needs. Like all new Hyundais, it features driver-assistance technology and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. The Tucson has amongst the most interior and cargo space of any small SUV, and amenities like wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto are standard. Hybrid and plug-in variants are available. The Hyundai Tucson is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 7 trim levels. The most popular style is the SEL FWD, which starts at $27,685 and comes with a 2.5L I4 engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Tucson is estimated to deliver 37 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Sophisticated exterior and cabin style
  • Vast interior space with superb legroom
  • User-friendly driver-assistance systems
  • Three economical powertrains available

Cons

  • Not as sporty to drive as some rivals
  • Finicky touch-sensitive controls
  • Pricey upper trims

Overall Assessment

The Hyundai Tucson is one of the best compact SUVs available, thanks to its exceptional cabin space and well-integrated tech features. There is more than enough room in both rows for parents and kids and ample cargo space for whatever daily life throws your way. Hyundai offers three engine types providing efficiency and adequate power, though some competitors are sportier to drive. The Tucson remains quiet on the highway, and standard safety systems help mitigate the chance of accidents. The body and cabin styling accentuate its modern appeal, though some of the driver controls could be easier to use while on the road. Backed by one of the best warranties in its segment, the Hyundai Tucson gives families the tech amenities they want in a practical, roomy package that surpasses most rivals.
2022 Hyundai Tucson

$38,535 as shown

Starting MSRP
$26,135
Starting MktMarket Avg.
Avg. savings of $79
off MSRP
$26,056
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Feature Highlights

Blind Spot Camera
Hill Descent Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
Parallel and Perpendicular (Back-In) Automatic Parking
Around View Camera
Front Cooled Seats
Panoramic Moonroof
5 yr / 60K mi Basic Warranty
10 yr / 100K mi Hybrid/EV Warranty
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Pros

  • Sophisticated exterior and cabin style
  • Vast interior space with superb legroom
  • User-friendly driver-assistance systems
  • Three economical powertrains available

Cons

  • Not as sporty to drive as some rivals
  • Finicky touch-sensitive controls
  • Pricey upper trims

Overall Assessment

The Hyundai Tucson is one of the best compact SUVs available, thanks to its exceptional cabin space and well-integrated tech features. There is more than enough room in both rows for parents and kids and ample cargo space for whatever daily life throws your way. Hyundai offers three engine types providing efficiency and adequate power, though some competitors are sportier to drive. The Tucson remains quiet on the highway, and standard safety systems help mitigate the chance of accidents. The body and cabin styling accentuate its modern appeal, though some of the driver controls could be easier to use while on the road. Backed by one of the best warranties in its segment, the Hyundai Tucson gives families the tech amenities they want in a practical, roomy package that surpasses most rivals.

Overview

For the RAV4 Prime, Toyota took its highly successful RAV4 compact SUV and equipped it with plug-in hybrid technology. This makes the all-new RAV4 Prime an excellent choice for those who want the convenience and usability of a compact SUV paired with top of the line efficiency. While the RAV4 Prime itself is a new model for 2021, it is based upon the fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 which debuted in 2019. The Toyota RAV4 Prime comes in 2 trim levels. The most popular style is the SE, which starts at $39,425 and comes with a Plug-In Hybrid 2.5L I4 engine and All Wheel Drive. This RAV4 Prime is estimated to deliver 40 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Standard all-wheel-drive
  • Solid all-electric range
  • Both powerful and efficient

Cons

  • Few trim options
  • Less cargo volume to make room for battery pack

Overall Assessment

The Toyota RAV4 Prime is an excellent contender for anyone looking for a fuel-efficient small SUV. It is the most powerful variation of the RAV4 and can sprint to 60 mph in under six seconds. Quick acceleration and excellent fuel economy make it a convincing package. With the ability to travel 42 miles on electric power alone, it is also great for short commutes. The RAV4 Prime is overall comfortable for everyday use while also being dynamic enough for most any other uses that could come up.
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

$42,750 as shown

Starting MSRP
$39,425
Starting MktMarket Avg.
$40,745
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Feature Highlights

Power Trunk/Liftgate
Adaptive Cruise Control
In-Car WiFi
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
Lane Keep Assist
Front Heated Seats
Moonroof
3 yr / 36K mi Basic Warranty
8 yr / 100K mi Hybrid/EV Warranty
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Pros

  • Standard all-wheel-drive
  • Solid all-electric range
  • Both powerful and efficient

Cons

  • Few trim options
  • Less cargo volume to make room for battery pack

Overall Assessment

The Toyota RAV4 Prime is an excellent contender for anyone looking for a fuel-efficient small SUV. It is the most powerful variation of the RAV4 and can sprint to 60 mph in under six seconds. Quick acceleration and excellent fuel economy make it a convincing package. With the ability to travel 42 miles on electric power alone, it is also great for short commutes. The RAV4 Prime is overall comfortable for everyday use while also being dynamic enough for most any other uses that could come up.

Overview

The Kia Telluride is one of the top picks in the crowded three-row midsize category. Its comfortable interior, car-like ride, driver safety tech, and generous standard features list make it a great buy for families. A V6 engine provides great power and respectable fuel economy. Shoppers will love the Telluride's upscale styling and materials. While some rivals do offer more in-cabin storage, it's a small gripe in light of the Kia's many virtues. The Kia Telluride comes in 4 trim levels. The most popular style is the EX AWD, which starts at $40,815 and comes with a 3.8L V6 engine and All Wheel Drive. This Telluride is estimated to deliver 20 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Spacious, quiet interior with soft seats
  • Plenty of power from the V6 engine
  • Generous standard features list

Cons

  • Some rivals offer more in-cabin storage bins

Overall Assessment

Refined, comfortable, and full of technology, the Kia Telluride is one of the best midsize SUVs for families needing extra space. It does nearly everything well, with a smooth and quiet ride, plenty of power for passing other cars on the highway, and all of the cargo space needed for weekend camping trips or jaunts to the hardware store. Shoppers will be impressed with the value proposition the Kia provides, especially since it feels so upscale.
2021 Kia Telluride

$43,715 as shown

Starting MSRP
$33,415
Starting MktMarket Avg.
$34,889
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Feature Highlights

Rear Moonroof
Power Doors
Blind Spot Camera
Hill Descent Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
3rd Row
Start/Stop System
Around View Camera
5 yr / 60K mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • Spacious, quiet interior with soft seats
  • Plenty of power from the V6 engine
  • Generous standard features list

Cons

  • Some rivals offer more in-cabin storage bins

Overall Assessment

Refined, comfortable, and full of technology, the Kia Telluride is one of the best midsize SUVs for families needing extra space. It does nearly everything well, with a smooth and quiet ride, plenty of power for passing other cars on the highway, and all of the cargo space needed for weekend camping trips or jaunts to the hardware store. Shoppers will be impressed with the value proposition the Kia provides, especially since it feels so upscale.

Overview

The Ford Escape exhibits many of the winning traits that have garnered compact SUVs their current white-hot popularity. Its small size is easy to maneuver and park, while the three available engines provide car-like fuel efficiency. A spacious cabin and tall ride height give it excellent outward visibility. Ford's standard driver safety technology helps the driver stay aware of surroundings and mitigate incidents while on the road. The Ford Escape is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 10 trim levels. The most popular style is the SE FWD, which starts at $27,855 and comes with a 1.5L I3 Turbo engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Escape is estimated to deliver 40 MPG combined.

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Pros

  • Sporty exterior styling
  • Fuel-efficient powertrains
  • Impressive cabin and cargo space
  • Standard driver-assistance features

Cons

  • Lofty starting price
  • Some subpar interior plastics
  • Not as fun to drive as rivals

Overall Assessment

Ford's compact crossover is comfortable to live with and versatile. Three available powertrains offer excellent fuel economy, with optional all-wheel-drive for navigating challenging weather conditions. Ford's tech-focused interior has generous legroom in both rows, along with a vast cargo area for groceries and or camping supplies. Some rivals are more exciting to drive and have more polished cabin materials. Overall, the Escape is a sporty choice for families and commuters looking for car-like handling and practicality in a roomy package.
2021 Ford Escape

$39,830 as shown

Starting MSRP
$26,130
Starting MktMarket Avg.
Avg. savings of $257
off MSRP
$25,873
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Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection
Parallel and Perpendicular (Back-In) Automatic Parking
Hands-free Trunk/Liftgate
Power Trunk/Liftgate
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go
In-Car WiFi
Forward Collision Warning
Android Auto
3 yr / 36K mi Basic Warranty
8 yr / 100K mi Hybrid/EV Warranty
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Pros

  • Sporty exterior styling
  • Fuel-efficient powertrains
  • Impressive cabin and cargo space
  • Standard driver-assistance features

Cons

  • Lofty starting price
  • Some subpar interior plastics
  • Not as fun to drive as rivals

Overall Assessment

Ford's compact crossover is comfortable to live with and versatile. Three available powertrains offer excellent fuel economy, with optional all-wheel-drive for navigating challenging weather conditions. Ford's tech-focused interior has generous legroom in both rows, along with a vast cargo area for groceries and or camping supplies. Some rivals are more exciting to drive and have more polished cabin materials. Overall, the Escape is a sporty choice for families and commuters looking for car-like handling and practicality in a roomy package.

Overview

The Highlander is Toyota's midsize crossover SUV. With a smooth and economical V6 engine and available hybrid, the Highlander is a well-rounded and practical family vehicle. Its cabin greets passengers with easy to use technology and high-quality materials. Outward visibility is superb, and the Highlander has the serene ride of a sedan. Some rivals have more cargo space, and the third-row is snug. Overall, the Highlander is hard to fault. The Toyota Highlander is a 8-seater vehicle that comes in 10 trim levels. The most popular style is the XLE AWD, which starts at $42,860 and comes with a 3.5L V6 engine and All Wheel Drive. This Highlander is estimated to deliver 36 MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • A hard-to-beat mix of practicality and comfort
  • Refined gas and hybrid powertrains
  • Many standard driver safety assists

Cons

  • Some rivals are faster and more agile
  • Snug third row is too tight for adults
  • Pricier than some competitors

Overall Assessment

The Toyota Highlander remains a popular choice with families, thanks to its many standard conveniences, quiet ride, extensive safety tech, and excellent fuel economy. Drivers looking for a crossover with the comfort and handling characteristics of a sedan will want to put the Highlander at the top of their test-drive list. Those looking for a sporty or fun-to-drive SUV may want to look elsewhere, though the new-for-2021 XSE may be just what some buyers are seeking.
2021 Toyota Highlander

$49,865 as shown

Starting MSRP
$36,260
Starting MktMarket Avg.
Avg. savings of $1,261
off MSRP
$34,999
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Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
3rd Row
Front Cooled Seats
Heads-up Display (HUD)
Curve Adaptive Headlamps
Panoramic Moonroof
Hands-free Trunk/Liftgate
3 yr / 36K mi Basic Warranty
8 yr / 100K mi Hybrid/EV Warranty
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Pros

  • A hard-to-beat mix of practicality and comfort
  • Refined gas and hybrid powertrains
  • Many standard driver safety assists

Cons

  • Some rivals are faster and more agile
  • Snug third row is too tight for adults
  • Pricier than some competitors

Overall Assessment

The Toyota Highlander remains a popular choice with families, thanks to its many standard conveniences, quiet ride, extensive safety tech, and excellent fuel economy. Drivers looking for a crossover with the comfort and handling characteristics of a sedan will want to put the Highlander at the top of their test-drive list. Those looking for a sporty or fun-to-drive SUV may want to look elsewhere, though the new-for-2021 XSE may be just what some buyers are seeking.

Overview

Kia's midsize Sorento SUV is a great blend of passenger space and efficiency. A new hybrid offers around 39 mpg in the city, and the optional plug-in can drive up to 30 miles solely on electricity. Buyers can choose either six- or seven-person seating. Forward collision warning, lane-keep assist, and other safety aids are included. Kia separates itself from rivals with generous warranty coverage and a competitive standard features set. The Kia Sorento comes in 8 trim levels. The most popular style is the SX AWD, which starts at $40,965 and comes with a 2.5L I4 Turbo engine and All Wheel Drive. This Sorento is estimated to deliver 22 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Great standard features for a reasonable price
  • Spacious, modern cabin with configurable seating
  • Available hybrid engine gets superb gas mileage
  • Best-in-class warranty coverage length

Cons

  • Some rivals offer better third-row, cargo space
  • Handling is secure but not exactly sporty
  • Towing capacity is low for a midsize SUV

Overall Assessment

Smaller and less expensive than other midsize three-row SUVs, the Kia Sorento's recent redesign gave it the safety, technology, and fuel efficiency to catapult it to the front of the pack. Prices range from $29,500 - $43,000, making the Sorento one of the best values in its class. It comes with excellent interior space, a generous standard features list, many driver safety aids, and an economical optional hybrid. Top trims cost thousands less than well-known rivals and come with competitive amenities, including partially-quilted leather seating, an overhead-view camera, Bose surround-sound audio, and heated/cooled front seats. Seating for seven is standard; buyers can opt for a six-seat configuration with comfortable second-row captain's chairs. Some rivals are sportier to drive and offer a more refined ride. Still, the Sorento is one of the best overall values in its class, offering practicality and modern technology in a sleek package.
2021 Kia Sorento

$41,765 as shown

Starting MSRP
$30,565
Starting MktMarket Avg.
$30,811
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Feature Highlights

Blind Spot Camera
Hill Descent Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
3rd Row
Start/Stop System
Around View Camera
Front Cooled Seats
Panoramic Moonroof
5 yr / 60K mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • Great standard features for a reasonable price
  • Spacious, modern cabin with configurable seating
  • Available hybrid engine gets superb gas mileage
  • Best-in-class warranty coverage length

Cons

  • Some rivals offer better third-row, cargo space
  • Handling is secure but not exactly sporty
  • Towing capacity is low for a midsize SUV

Overall Assessment

Smaller and less expensive than other midsize three-row SUVs, the Kia Sorento's recent redesign gave it the safety, technology, and fuel efficiency to catapult it to the front of the pack. Prices range from $29,500 - $43,000, making the Sorento one of the best values in its class. It comes with excellent interior space, a generous standard features list, many driver safety aids, and an economical optional hybrid. Top trims cost thousands less than well-known rivals and come with competitive amenities, including partially-quilted leather seating, an overhead-view camera, Bose surround-sound audio, and heated/cooled front seats. Seating for seven is standard; buyers can opt for a six-seat configuration with comfortable second-row captain's chairs. Some rivals are sportier to drive and offer a more refined ride. Still, the Sorento is one of the best overall values in its class, offering practicality and modern technology in a sleek package.

Overview

Modern and spacious, the Hyundai Palisade is a great choice in the three-row SUV segment. A close sibling of the Kia Telluride, the Palisade is Hyundai’s flagship SUV and comes packed with features and driver safety technology. Owners will appreciate its large and stylish cabin. A V6 engine provides good power and fuel economy. The Palisade isn’t as sporty as some rivals, but it is one of the most refined and comfortable midsize SUVs available. The Hyundai Palisade is a 7-seater vehicle that comes in 4 trim levels. The most popular style is the SEL AWD, which starts at $38,210 and comes with a 3.8L V6 engine and All Wheel Drive. This Palisade is estimated to deliver 19 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Plenty of interior space for active families
  • Elegant styling and high-quality materials
  • Standard driver safety technology
  • Low starting price makes it quite a value

Cons

  • Some rivals offer faster acceleration
  • Could have more interior storage pockets
  • Kia Telluride is slightly less expensive

Overall Assessment

The Hyundai Palisade is hard to fault. It comes with many standard features, plenty of driver safety aids, a spacious and plush interior, and a quiet ride. It handles well, has excellent visibility, and the styling makes it feel like a more expensive SUV. Downsides are minor -- it isn’t as fast or fun to drive as some competitors, it can let in a little wind noise at highway speeds, and there could be a couple more in-cabin storage bins. Besides that, the Palisade is a superb SUV that can carry eight passengers in comfort, making it one of the best values in its segment.
2021 Hyundai Palisade

$46,460 as shown

Starting MSRP
$33,860
Starting MktMarket Avg.
$34,472
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Feature Highlights

Rear Moonroof
Blind Spot Camera
Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
3rd Row
Start/Stop System
Around View Camera
Front and Rear Cooled Seats
Heads-up Display (HUD)
5 yr / 60K mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • Plenty of interior space for active families
  • Elegant styling and high-quality materials
  • Standard driver safety technology
  • Low starting price makes it quite a value

Cons

  • Some rivals offer faster acceleration
  • Could have more interior storage pockets
  • Kia Telluride is slightly less expensive

Overall Assessment

The Hyundai Palisade is hard to fault. It comes with many standard features, plenty of driver safety aids, a spacious and plush interior, and a quiet ride. It handles well, has excellent visibility, and the styling makes it feel like a more expensive SUV. Downsides are minor -- it isn’t as fast or fun to drive as some competitors, it can let in a little wind noise at highway speeds, and there could be a couple more in-cabin storage bins. Besides that, the Palisade is a superb SUV that can carry eight passengers in comfort, making it one of the best values in its segment.

Overview

When Ford started selling the Explorer in the early 1990s, it was one of the few sport utilities on the market. Popularity in SUVs has since grown, as have the Explorer's dimensions, and the recently-redesigned Explorer is a three-row midsize SUV with seating for seven people. Accident-avoidance technology comes standard. The Ford's 5,600-pound max towing capacity and optional four-wheel-drive make it versatile for whatever life throws its way. The Ford Explorer is a 6-seater vehicle that comes in 7 trim levels. The most popular style is the XLT RWD, which starts at $36,070 and comes with a 2.3L I4 Turbo engine and Rear Wheel Drive. This Explorer is estimated to deliver 23 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Vast, modern cabin with large cargo capacity
  • A generous list of standard tech features
  • More off-road and towing strength than most SUVs

Cons

  • Platinum's high price competes with luxury SUVs
  • Some rivals have higher-quality cabin accents

Overall Assessment

The Ford Explorer is one of the most well-established SUVs on the market, and its 2020 redesign made it clear it hasn't lost its step. The three-row midsize Explorer has a spacious interior with many standard features and excellent in-cabin storage. There is seating for seven people, and while the third-row seat is a bit snug, the cargo capacity is impressive. Unlike most crossovers, the Explorer is one of the few choices in its class to offer four-wheel-drive, making it a decent option for lousy weather and light off-road driving. Towing is also better than most, with a 5,600-pound max capacity. Upper trim levels have extensive standard technology, from driver safety amenities to comfort to infotainment. Shoppers can add a 10.1-inch touchscreen, a hybrid engine, and even massaging seats. With its comfortable cabin and excellent feature set, the Explorer is an excellent alternative to a pricier luxury SUV. However, the top-of-the-line Platinum's high MSRP defeats this value aspect. Overall, the Ford Explorer is one of the most well-rounded family SUVs on the market.
2021 Ford Explorer

$54,330 as shown

Starting MSRP
$33,920
Starting MktMarket Avg.
Avg. savings of $229
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$33,691
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Feature Highlights

Hill Descent Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
Parallel and Perpendicular (Back-In) Automatic Parking
3rd Row
Start/Stop System
Around View Camera
Front Cooled Seats
Curve Adaptive Headlamps
3 yr / 36K mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • Vast, modern cabin with large cargo capacity
  • A generous list of standard tech features
  • More off-road and towing strength than most SUVs

Cons

  • Platinum's high price competes with luxury SUVs
  • Some rivals have higher-quality cabin accents

Overall Assessment

The Ford Explorer is one of the most well-established SUVs on the market, and its 2020 redesign made it clear it hasn't lost its step. The three-row midsize Explorer has a spacious interior with many standard features and excellent in-cabin storage. There is seating for seven people, and while the third-row seat is a bit snug, the cargo capacity is impressive. Unlike most crossovers, the Explorer is one of the few choices in its class to offer four-wheel-drive, making it a decent option for lousy weather and light off-road driving. Towing is also better than most, with a 5,600-pound max capacity. Upper trim levels have extensive standard technology, from driver safety amenities to comfort to infotainment. Shoppers can add a 10.1-inch touchscreen, a hybrid engine, and even massaging seats. With its comfortable cabin and excellent feature set, the Explorer is an excellent alternative to a pricier luxury SUV. However, the top-of-the-line Platinum's high MSRP defeats this value aspect. Overall, the Ford Explorer is one of the most well-rounded family SUVs on the market.

Overview

The Nissan Rogue is a popular compact crossover SUV that seats five and has plenty of cargo space. Redesigned for 2021, the new Rogue's interior and exterior styling have improved significantly. The seats are still amongst the most comfortable in their category, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard. The Nissan gets an EPA-estimated 29 mpg with front-wheel-drive, and all-wheel-drive is available. The Nissan Rogue is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 4 trim levels. The most popular style is the SV AWD, which starts at $30,090 and comes with a 2.5L I4 engine and All Wheel Drive. This Rogue is estimated to deliver 26 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Spacious and user-friendly interior
  • Many standard and available tech features
  • Good handling and a quiet ride

Cons

  • No hybrid engine offered
  • Some rivals are sportier to drive

Overall Assessment

The Nissan Rogue is an excellent choice for families wanting a comfortable and tech-driven SUV. Its spacious interior, standard infotainment features, and a suite of driver aids for around $26,000 make it a value buy. Its modern interior and exterior styling give the Rogue a rugged appeal, while semi-autonomous driving technology comes standard on the SL and above trims. Competitors offer hybrid powertrains that get better efficiency, as well as turbocharged engine options that make them more fun to drive. Overall, the Nissan Rogue offers a lot of space, comfort, and tech features for the price, making it a great choice for a broad range of shoppers.
2021 Nissan Rogue

$36,780 as shown

Starting MSRP
$27,000
Starting MktMarket Avg.
Avg. savings of $444
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$26,556
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Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
Around View Camera
Heads-up Display (HUD)
Panoramic Moonroof
Hands-free Trunk/Liftgate
Power Trunk/Liftgate
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go
In-Car WiFi
3 yr / 36K mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • Spacious and user-friendly interior
  • Many standard and available tech features
  • Good handling and a quiet ride

Cons

  • No hybrid engine offered
  • Some rivals are sportier to drive

Overall Assessment

The Nissan Rogue is an excellent choice for families wanting a comfortable and tech-driven SUV. Its spacious interior, standard infotainment features, and a suite of driver aids for around $26,000 make it a value buy. Its modern interior and exterior styling give the Rogue a rugged appeal, while semi-autonomous driving technology comes standard on the SL and above trims. Competitors offer hybrid powertrains that get better efficiency, as well as turbocharged engine options that make them more fun to drive. Overall, the Nissan Rogue offers a lot of space, comfort, and tech features for the price, making it a great choice for a broad range of shoppers.

Overview

The Lincoln Aviator is the luxury brand's midsize SUV. A roomy three-row interior and advanced driver safety features make the Aviator an indulgent choice for families. There are many standard and available features. Cargo space and towing capacity are excellent. Shoppers can choose between a 400-horsepower V6 engine and a more powerful plug-in hybrid. Though fuel economy lags some rivals, the Aviator is engaging to drive and has a quiet ride. The Lincoln Aviator is a 6-seater vehicle that comes in 5 trim levels. The most popular style is the Reserve AWD, which starts at $60,715 and comes with a 3.0L V6 Turbo engine and All Wheel Drive. This Aviator is estimated to deliver 23 MPG combined.

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Pros

  • Elegant exterior styling has plenty of presence
  • Powerful standard engine delivers strong towing
  • Spacious interior with a large cargo area
  • Ultra-luxurious Black Label has advanced tech

Cons

  • Plug-in hybrid isn't as refined as competitors
  • Top trims cost more than some larger rivals

Overall Assessment

Shoppers seeking a premium three-row SUV should add the Lincoln Aviator to their test-drive list. Its handsome styling and plush interior make it an enjoyable road trip vehicle, and a wealth of standard infotainment features will ensure passengers remain entertained for hours. The driver gets a 400-horsepower V6 engine that accelerates swiftly, and handling is secure though not as sporty as some. A plug-in hybrid is available, though its refinement and fuel efficiency gains are disappointing for the steep price increase. Advanced driver safety features come standard. Upper trims have impressive features like 30-way power front seats, ventilated rear seats, and a 28-speaker surround-sound system. Some rivals are sportier to drive and more fuel-efficient, but the Aviator's remarkable interior and cargo space and stout towing capacity give it the edge in everyday versatility.
2021 Lincoln Aviator

$89,600 as shown

Starting MSRP
$52,195
Starting MktMarket Avg.
Avg. savings of $844
off MSRP
$51,351
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Feature Highlights

Hands-free Doors
Power Doors
Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
Parallel and Perpendicular (Back-In) Automatic Parking
3rd Row
Around View Camera
Front and Rear Cooled Seats
4 yr / 50K mi Basic Warranty
8 yr / 100K mi Hybrid/EV Warranty
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Pros

  • Elegant exterior styling has plenty of presence
  • Powerful standard engine delivers strong towing
  • Spacious interior with a large cargo area
  • Ultra-luxurious Black Label has advanced tech

Cons

  • Plug-in hybrid isn't as refined as competitors
  • Top trims cost more than some larger rivals

Overall Assessment

Shoppers seeking a premium three-row SUV should add the Lincoln Aviator to their test-drive list. Its handsome styling and plush interior make it an enjoyable road trip vehicle, and a wealth of standard infotainment features will ensure passengers remain entertained for hours. The driver gets a 400-horsepower V6 engine that accelerates swiftly, and handling is secure though not as sporty as some. A plug-in hybrid is available, though its refinement and fuel efficiency gains are disappointing for the steep price increase. Advanced driver safety features come standard. Upper trims have impressive features like 30-way power front seats, ventilated rear seats, and a 28-speaker surround-sound system. Some rivals are sportier to drive and more fuel-efficient, but the Aviator's remarkable interior and cargo space and stout towing capacity give it the edge in everyday versatility.