Over the years, I’ve driven many, many midsize, mass-market SUVs.
My ten favorites are from Honda, Toyota, Jeep, Ford, GMC, Kia, Subaru, VW, Chevy, and Buick.
These midsize SUVs combine performance, value, quality, and versatility.
They’re all worth a look, especially for families that are too large for compact SUVs and don’t want to go with a minivan.
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SUVs now rule the US auto market — and they have for years.
Since the recovery from the financial crisis began, consumers have shifted so decisively away from passenger cars that some automakers — Ford and Fiat Chrysler, most notably — have discontinued almost everything that isn’t an SUV or a pickup truck.
That trend should continue in the post-coronavirus world. And buyers will continue to have three key SUV segments to choose from: compact, midsize, and full-size.
Of these, the midsize segment appeals to the widest range of customers; compact SUVs are entry level, and full-size utes are for folks who have large families, need to tow heavy loads, or might run a high-end car service and require the features of a Lincoln Navigator or Cadillac Escalade.
I’ve driven a lot of midsize SUVs over the past few years, and in the mass-market, I’ve come up with ten favorites.
Here they are:
Editorial note: Benjamin Zhang contributed many of the original reviews of these SUVs.
The Honda Pilot is perhaps my favorite vehicle in the entire midsize segment. We tested a top-of-the-line, all-wheel-drive Elite trim, priced at $49,015.
The third-generation of the Pilot was updated for 2019. Our review vehicle came with 20-inch wheels.
The rear of the Pilot got revised tail lights, bumper, and chrome accents.
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