Top-Rated Midsize SUV Models of 2020

With the sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment continuing to dominate the auto world, many of the cars you see on the road belong to the group. But even though that is the case, it’s not always easy to pick which style and model of SUV is best for you.

So we’re here to help you along in that tough decision. We already ranked the top compact SUVs for those looking for a smaller ride. Now, we’re back to break down the top five SUVs in the midsize segment. Check them out via U.S. News and World Report right here:

5. Kia Sorento:

The Sorrento is lauded for its luxurious interior that seats several full-size adults and boasts solid tech features. It’s also known for a comfortable ride. All of that comes for a price that’s beyond competitive for its class as well. Kia has added an S class option for the 2020 model year. However, it does draw some negative marks for its overall blandness and a lack of cargo space.

4. Mazda CX-9:

The CX-9 is normally a strong competitor in the midsize SUV segment, and 2020 is no different. This current model also draws high marks for its interior style. As for its performance, the CX-9 is lauded for its powerful engine that still maintains good gas mileage. The car comes with several standard features drivers want overall. Yet it does lack in some features drivers may want for a midsize SUV such as its smaller cargo capacity and weak tow rating.

3. Kia Telluride:

The Telluride comes in a brand-new model for 2020. The total package is an effective one, as Kia’s midsize SUV has an attractive interior that houses passengers for a comfortable ride. The Telluride is also noted for its many safety features and a generous amount of cargo space.  It doesn’t have too many downsides, but its main knock is that it may not handle quite as well as other SUVs on this list.

2. Hyundai Palisade:

Like the Kia Telluride before it, the Palisade comes in a new model for 2020. The SUV boasts a great overall package that begins with three rows of comfortable seating, a luxury for a midsize model. It also has a luxurious interior that comes with a host of attractive options. In terms of safety, the Palisade comes standard with many state-of-the-art features that drive it to the top of this class. If there’s a knock on the Palisade, it’s that its acceleration isn’t the best for the class.

1. Hyundai Santa Fe:

Not to be outdone by its stablemate the Palisade, the Santa Fe ranks at the top of the best midsize SUVs to buy in 2020. It excels in all the major areas with strong gas mileage, a great interior cabin that provides a comfortable ride, and several accessible technology features that help both driver and passenger. Some may argue the standard engine is less powerful than they want, so they choose an upgrade in that area. The Santa Fe has been knocked for its handling compared to other midsize SUVs as well, but that’s not enough to stop it from being the top-selling midsize SUV in 2020.