10 Most Popular Midsize SUVs and Crossovers

Christian Wardlaw | May 16, 2019

Families flock to midsize SUVs for their seating capacity, cargo capability, and available all-wheel-drive systems. This guide provides an overview of the 10 most popular,* non-luxury midsize SUVs and crossovers in America.

*Popularity based on 2018 calendar-year sales

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe photo

10. Hyundai Santa Fe (91,732) - Find the best Hyundai deals!

Redesigned for 2019, the Hyundai Santa Fe is a 5-passenger crossover SUV equipped with generous warranty, roadside assistance, and connected services programs. Choose between standard and turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, front-wheel and all-wheel drive, and five different trim levels.

9. Dodge Journey (94,096) - Find the best Dodge deals!

For more than a decade, Dodge has been selling the Journey, a midsize crossover SUV with an available third-row seat. Today it comes in SE, Crossroad, and GT trim, equipped with a 4-cylinder or V6 engine and front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Value is the name of this game, along with innovative storage solutions.

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8. Kia Sorento (107,846) - Find the best Kia deals!

Freshened for 2019, the Kia Sorento is available in everything from basic to luxurious trim. A 4-cylinder or V6 engine delivers power to the front or all four wheels, and Kia provides an industry leading warranty for this 3-row SUV, to go along with its good looks.

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7. Ford Edge (134,122) - Find the best Ford deals!

Updated and upgraded for 2019, the 5-passenger Ford Edge comes in four trim levels, including upscale Titanium and sporty ST. A turbocharged 4-cylinder is standard except in the Edge ST, which has a twin-turbocharged V6 engine and standard all-wheel drive.

6. Toyota 4Runner (139,694) - Find the best Toyota deals!

Need a rugged, reliable, go-anywhere and do-anything kind of an SUV? You want a Toyota 4Runner. It seats up to seven people, features a 270-hp V6 engine, and if you get 4-wheel drive this Toyota transforms into a mountain goat. Cargo space is generous, too, and maintenance is free for two years or 25,000 miles.

5. Honda Pilot (159,615) - Find the best Honda deals!

Equipped with seating for up to eight people in three rows of seats, the Honda Pilot is ideal for many families. Powered by a robust 280-hp V6 and a newly refined 9-speed automatic transmission, the Pilot is available in several trim levels and with an optional torque vectoring all-wheel-drive system.

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4. Subaru Outback (178,854) - Find the best Subaru deals!

For nearly 25 years, the Subaru Outback has provided a compelling blend of car-like driving dynamics with standard all-wheel drive and SUV-like styling cues with appropriate ground clearance to match. Able to hold five people and a decent spread of cargo, the Outback is also a safe midsize crossover SUV.

3. Jeep Grand Cherokee (224,908) - Find the best Jeep deals!

Jeep’s popular Grand Cherokee is a 5-passenger SUV with available off-road capabilities to rival the Toyota 4Runner. Depending on the version, it also provides plenty of value, luxury, or track-scorching performance. Several V6 and V8 engines, multiple 4-wheel-drive system, and 12 trim levels ensure that you’ll find something to meet your needs.

2. Toyota Highlander (244,511) - Find the best Toyota deals!

Seating up to eight people, the Toyota Highlander is a safe and secure way to transport your family. Six trim levels are available, equipped with a 295-hp V6 engine and front-wheel or all-wheel drive. A Highlander Hybrid is also available, delivering more than 300 horsepower and an EPA-rated 28 mpg in combined driving.

2020 Ford Explorer family photo

1. Ford Explorer (261,571) - Find the best Ford deals!

It’s been almost a decade since the Ford Explorer’s last redesign, which means the all-new 2020 model can’t get here soon enough. In the meantime, this old one delivers big discounts to bargain shoppers. Choose between several engines, multiple trim levels, and front- or all-wheel drive. Just check crash-test ratings before you buy.

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