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Consumer Reports Most Reliable New Midsized SUVs You Can Buy Right Now

According to Consumer Reports surveys, these two- and three-row midsized SUV models are the ones most reliable for shoppers looking to keep their SUV for the long haul…both figuratively and literally.

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In a recent Consumer Reports “Most reliable…” style ratings report, CR analysts compiled a list of the most reliable new midsized SUVs based on their insights from consumer surveys to help SUV shoppers avoid SUVs that don’t make their Overall Score cut and discover those that do; thereby, helping consumers make smarter purchasing decisions.

Reliable New Midsized SUVs Summary

Listed below is a useful summary of six 2-row and four 3-row SUVs CR analysts determined today that offer a combination of roomy interiors and plenty of cargo space in an SUV that is still relatively easy to drive and park. Including, some all-wheel drive models for rough weather and winter road trips, and a few that offer a compact third row of seating that adds the flexibility SUV owners with families need.

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 automatic emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection and highway-speed AEB, while both blind spot warning (BSW) and rear cross traffic warning (RCTW) are available. The SUVs also performed well in government and insurance-industry crash tests if they were tested. Some models may not be recommended because of low road-test scores,” stated CR analysts in their newsletter.

All models are listed in order of their Overall Scores.

TWO-ROW SUVS

BMW X5 2024 (Overall Score: 92)

Price Range:  $65,200 - $122,300

CR MPG:  Overall 23 / City 15 / Hwy 33 mpg

#1 of 16 Luxury midsized SUVs

Predicted reliability: 82/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 5/5

 

Lexus RX Hybrid 2024 (Overall Score: 83)

Price Range:  $52,235 - $57,045

CR MPG:  Overall 34 / City 29 / Hwy 38 mpg

#2 of 16 Luxury midsized SUVs

Predicted reliability: 69/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 4/5

 

Porsche Cayenne 2024 (Overall Score: 81)

Price Range:  $79,200 - $196,300

CR MPG:  Overall 21 / City 15 / Hwy 29 mpg

#3 of 16 Luxury midsized SUVs

Predicted reliability: 67/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 4/5

 

Toyota Venza 2024 (Overall Score: 79)

Price Range:  $34,920 - $43,065

CR MPG:  Overall 37 / City 31 / Hwy 42 mpg

#3 of 16 Midsized SUVs

Predicted reliability: 72/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 3/5

 

Ford Edge 2024 (Overall Score: 79)

Price Range:  $38,365 - $47,205

CR MPG:  Overall 22 / City 15 / Hwy 31 mpg

#1 of 16 Midsized SUVs

Predicted reliability: 68/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 3/5

 

Toyota 4Runner 2024 (Overall Score: 63)

Price Range:  $40,455 - $54,920

CR MPG:  Overall 17 / City 12 / Hwy 24 mpg

#8 of 16 Midsized SUVs

Predicted reliability: 87/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 4/5

 

THREE-ROW SUVS

Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2024 (Overall Score: 85)

Price Range:  $36,620 - $53,025

CR MPG:  Overall 35 / City 27 / Hwy 41 mpg

#1 of 20 Midsized SUVs 3-row

Predicted reliability: 75/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 4/5

 

Hyundai Palisade 2024 (Overall Score: 83)

Price Range:  $36,400 - $53,600

CR MPG:  Overall 21 / City 15 / Hwy 29 mpg

#3 of 20 Midsized SUVs 3-row

Predicted reliability: 73/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 4/5

 

Mazda CX-90 2024 (Overall Score: 82)

Price Range:  $39,595 - $59,950

CR MPG:  Overall 24 / City 16 / Hwy 33 mpg

#4 of 20 Midsized SUVs 3-row

Predicted reliability: 67/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 2/5

 

Toyota Grand Highlander 2024 (Overall Score: untested as of yet)

Price Range:  $43,070 - $58,125

Other data: untested as of yet

Predicted reliability: 69/100

Predicted owner satisfaction: 4/5

 

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Timothy Boyer is an automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on  “Zen and the Art of DIY Car Repair” website, the Zen Mechanic blog and on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites  and Facebook for daily news and topics related to new and used cars and trucks.

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