Most Reliable New Midsized SUVs That You Can Buy Right Now

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

An overhead view of the Lexus RX, one of Consumer Reports' best-rated SUVs.

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 include information on more than 329,000 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 are ranked in order of their Overall Score. If you’re a Consumer Reports member, the list below is available to you. CR members can also have full access to the results of our Annual Auto Surveys; first-drive reviews of the newest cars, SUVs, and trucks; and our full road tests and exclusive ratings for each vehicle we buy and test.

If you’re not a CR member, click below to join and see the full list of the most reliable new midsized SUVs. As a CR member, you also get access to our exclusive ratings and reviews for every product that we buy and test, including cars, grills, mobile phones, and flat-screen TVs. 

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2021 Kia Telluride

Price Range: $31,990 - $44,090

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