There are a lot of great ones on the market right now and it can be hard to decide. This is where auto critics come in handy, as they provide buyers with their expert opinion after extensively testing many different cars. That said, auto critics disagree on the best SUV to buy.
The Honda CR-V is Kelley Blue Book’s choice
According to , the Honda CR-V is one of the best SUVs. The CR-V is already very popular, and Honda has given the SUV a total redesign for the 2023 model year. This redesign has only made the CR-V better, and its interior and technology are superb. The Honda SUV has a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that gets 190hp, allowing the SUV to get around 30mpg combined.
Car and Driver really like the Kia Telluride
According to , one of the best SUVs on the market right now is the Kia Telluride. Kelley Blue Book and other auto critics also praise the Kia SUV, and it’s easy to see why that is. Telluride has few, if any, flaws.
It starts at around $35,000, and its 291-hp V6 engine only gets it 23 mpg combined. It’s not a great fuel economy, but other than that, it’s a great SUV in every area. The cabin is large and spacious and can accommodate up to eight people thanks to its three rows of seats. The Telluride has many technological features, including a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen.
Edmunds likes the Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade
According to , Telluride is also one of its top picks for many of the same reasons as Car and Driver. However, the Hyundai Palisade is another excellent choice. In fact, the two SUVs are only separated by a score of 0.1 out of 10. The Palisade starts at around $35,000 and is .
Hyundai gave the Palisade the same 291-hp V6 engine on the Telluride, but the Palisade gets slightly worse fuel economy at about 22 mpg combined. The interior of the Hyundai is very similar to that of the Kia, as both have a large and spacious cabin that seats up to eight people, and both cabins are packed with features.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 wins in the eyes of MotorTrend
According to , one of the best SUVs right now is an electric SUV. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has a very good score of 9.4 out of 10, which is higher than what MotorTrend gave the CR-V, Palisade and Telluride. Because the Ioniq 5 is an electric vehicle, compared to many other options. It starts at around $41,500, but owners can apply for incentives.
Like many other large SUVs, the Ioniq 5 offers drivers a good balance of features for its price. The EV’s standard battery lets it go 220 miles, and Hyundai offers a long-range option that boosts that number to 303 miles. The cabin of the Hyundai is also very cool and futuristic and has a “premium feel”.