Most Satisfying New Midsized SUVs

Owners told CR that they love these two- and three-row models, flaws and all

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
Jeep Grand Cherokee L
Photo: Jeep

Every year we ask Consumer Reports members to tell us how happy they are with the vehicles they own. The models below are the two- and three-row midsized SUVs that most satisfied our members, according to their responses in our latest Annual Auto Surveys.

In our surveys, we ask a simple question: Would you get this car if you had to do it all over again? Then we look at the percentage of owners who tell us they would definitely buy their vehicle again to determine the top performers. There’s a good chance that the vehicles CR members find satisfying are the ones you’d be happiest with, too.

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The models below are ranked in order of their owner satisfaction rating—which we determine based on our surveys—starting with the best. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses, and not every one is recommended, either because of a low test score or below-average reliability. But some buyers and owners put happiness with their vehicle as a key priority.

We include which active safety features are standard and optional for each model, including forward collision warning (FCW), automatic emergency braking (AEB), and blind spot warning (BSW).

Some models have our new Green Choice designation, which highlights the vehicles with the cleanest emissions. You can read more about Green Choice here.

The most satisfying SUVs include the BMW X5, Hyundai Palisade, and Toyota Venza.

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