10 Best SUVs You Can Buy Right Now

These high-scoring models do well in performance, reliability, safety, and owner satisfaction

2022 Kia Telluride
The Kia Telluride.
Photo: Kia

SUVs continue to be wildly popular in the U.S., and for good reasons. They feature characteristics many cars lack, such as a commanding view of the road, available (or sometimes standard) all-wheel drive, some level of off-roading ability, and a more rugged appearance.

So what are the very best SUVs of any size you can buy today? To find out, we compiled a list of SUVs ranked by top Overall Scores, according to Consumer Reports’ ratings. Our Overall Score encompasses a vehicle’s performance in our road tests, which include more than 50 detailed evaluations at CR’s Auto Test Center; the latest results from the reliability and owner satisfaction sections of CR’s exclusive Annual Auto Surveys; the availability of forward collision warning (FCW) and automatic emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection; and results from government and insurance-industry crash tests if they’re available. We also note the availability of blind spot warning (BSW).

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The SUVs listed below are ranked from first to 10th. We excluded luxury models, which tend to be more expensive.

Some of these models feature our Green Choice designation, which highlights the vehicles with the cleanest emissions.

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