Most Reliable New Midsized SUVs You Can Buy Right Now

Consumer Reports' surveys show which of these popular two- and three-row SUVs are smart buys for the long haul

2022 Hyundai Palisade on the Road
Hyundai Palisade
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Midsized SUVs combine roomy interiors and plenty of cargo space in a package that’s still relatively easy to drive and park. Some models come with all-wheel drive for rough weather, and a few offer a compact third row of seating that adds flexibility.

But some of the most popular midsized SUVs are also some of the least reliable, according to our exclusive survey data, which includes information on more than 320,000 vehicles. To keep you from wasting your time and money on repairs down the road, Consumer Reports compiled this list of the most reliable new midsized SUVs based on those insights. That way, you can make a smarter purchase decision.

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The two- and three-row SUVs below have above- and well-above-average reliability ratings. On top of that, they come standard with key active safety equipment, including forward collision warning (FCW) and automatic emergency braking (AEB), and blind spot warning (BSW) is readily available. They also performed well in government and insurance-industry crash tests if they were tested.

We’ve listed them in order of their Overall Score, which is a combination of all those factors. Though we tested more expensive all-wheel-drive versions of some of these, we also recommend the more affordable front-wheel-drive versions, if they’re sold that way.

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

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The most reliable new midsized SUVs featured below include the Chevrolet Blazer, Kia Telluride, Lexus RX, and Toyota Venza, among other models.

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