Choosing the best midsize SUV for you in 2024 depends on your priorities and needs! We take a look at some of the best mid-size SUVs on the market.

We will consider factors such as fuel efficiency, cargo space, performance, and family-friendliness. We’ll also provide tips on how to choose the right midsize SUV for your needs.

2024 Kia Telluride

The Telluride continues to be a crowd-pleaser with its bold styling, comfortable ride, and generous cargo space. It also offers a long list of standard features and a powerful engine option.

Engine3.8L V6
Horsepower291 hp
Torque262 lb-ft
Transmission8-speed automatic
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD)
Seating capacity7 or 8 passengers
Fuel economy20/26 mpg city/highway (FWD), 18/24 mpg city/highway (AWD)
Cargo space21 cubic feet behind the third row, 46 cubic feet behind the second row, 87 cubic feet with all seats folded
Infotainment system12.3-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Standard featuresLED headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, push-button start, remote start, Wi-Fi hotspot, five USB-C charging ports
Available featuresCaptain’s chairs, sunroof, heated and ventilated seats, panoramic sunroof, Harman Kardon premium audio system, 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster, 10.0-inch head-up display

2024 Hyundai Palisade

The Palisade is a close cousin to the Telluride and shares many of its strengths, including a spacious interior, comfortable ride, and long list of standard features. It also offers a slightly more powerful engine option.

FeatureSESELXRTLimitedCalligraphySEL ConvenienceLimited HybridCalligraphy Hybrid
Engine3.8L V63.8L V63.8L V63.8L V63.8L V63.8L V63.8L V6 Hybrid3.8L V6 Hybrid
Horsepower291 hp291 hp291 hp291 hp291 hp291 hp320 hp (combined)320 hp (combined)
Transmission8-speed automatic8-speed automatic8-speed automatic8-speed automatic8-speed automatic8-speed automatic6-speed automatic6-speed automatic
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive (FWD) or All-wheel drive (AWD)FWD or AWDAWD onlyFWD or AWDFWD or AWDFWD or AWDAWD onlyAWD only
Fuel Economy (FWD)19 mpg city / 27 mpg highway19 mpg city / 26 mpg highway18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway19 mpg city / 25 mpg highway19 mpg city / 25 mpg highway20 mpg city / 26 mpg highway43 mpg city / 40 mpg highway43 mpg city / 40 mpg highway
Seating Capacity887 (with second-row captain’s chairs)87 (with second-row captain’s chairs)87 (with second-row captain’s chairs)7 (with second-row captain’s chairs)
Key FeaturesStandard cloth upholstery, power liftgate, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alertHeated front seats, sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless smartphone chargingStandard leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, navigation, surround-view cameraNappa leather upholstery, panoramic sunroof, head-up display, premium audio systemAdvanced driver-assistance features, 14.0-inch touchscreen, remote startSame features as SEL, plus larger wheels and roof railsSame features as Limited, plus hybrid powertrainSame features as Calligraphy, plus hybrid powertrain

2024 Mazda CX-90

The new CX-90 is a significant upgrade over the previous model, offering a luxurious interior, sharp handling, and a powerful turbocharged engine. It’s also one of the most fuel-efficient options in its class.

Enginee-SKYACTIV®-G 3.3L Turbo Inline 6 (280 hp or 340 hp)
Transmission8-speed automatic
Seating Capacity6 or 8 passengers
Cargo Space (behind 3rd row)15.9 cubic feet
Cargo Space (2nd and 3rd rows folded)75.2 cubic feet
Starting Price$39,595

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

The Grand Cherokee L is a comfortable and capable SUV that offers a smooth ride, a spacious interior, and a variety of powerful engine options. It’s also a good choice for off-roading.

TrimStandard EngineOptional EngineFuel Economy (City/Highway)Starting Price
Laredo3.6L V65.7L V819/26 mpg$42,120
Limited3.6L V65.7L V819/26 mpg$46,270
Trailhawk3.6L V65.7L V819/26 mpg$47,730
Overland3.6L V65.7L V819/26 mpg$52,390
Summit3.6L V65.7L V819/26 mpg$58,640
Summit Reserve3.6L V65.7L V819/26 mpg$64,140

2023 Chevrolet Traverse

The Traverse is a popular choice for families thanks to its spacious and comfortable interior, third-row seating, and long list of family-friendly features. It’s also a good value for the price.

EngineGM ECOTEC Turbo Engine
Horsepower310 HP for AWDs and 255 HP for Front Drive
MPG20 City and 29 Highway MPGs
DrivetrainAvailable AWDs and Front Drive
FeaturesStandard Features Include Heated Steering wheel and Heated Seats
TechnologyBose Premium Audio System and Android Auto Radio
NoteThese are just some of the many features available on the Chevy Traverse

2023 Toyota Highlander

The Highlander is another well-rounded option for families, offering a comfortable ride, plenty of cargo space, and a variety of seating configurations. It also has a strong reputation for reliability.

TrimEngineHorsepowerTorqueDrivetrainStandard Features
L3.5L V6203 hp227 lb-ftFWD (AWD optional)Cloth upholstery, six-speaker sound system, rearview camera
LE3.5L V6203 hp227 lb-ftFWD (AWD optional)Sunroof, heated front seats, power liftgate
XLE3.5L V6203 hp227 lb-ftFWD (AWD optional)Leather-trimmed steering wheel, nine-speaker sound system, blind spot monitoring
Limited3.5L V6203 hp227 lb-ftFWD (AWD optional)Panoramic moonroof, JBL premium sound system, heads-up display
Platinum3.5L V6203 hp227 lb-ftFWD (AWD optional)Heated and ventilated front seats, surround-view camera system, driver’s knee pad
Hybrid2.5L I4 + electric motor243 hp (combined)259 lb-ft (combined)FWD (AWD optional)All features of XLE trim, plus hybrid powertrain

2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Hybrid

 The Grand Highlander Hybrid is a new addition to the Toyota lineup that offers impressive fuel economy thanks to its hybrid powertrain. It also has a spacious interior and comfortable ride.

FeatureLEXLELimitedHybrid MAX Limited
Engine2.5L 4-cylinder hybrid2.5L 4-cylinder hybrid2.5L 4-cylinder hybridHybrid MAX
Horsepower245 hp245 hp245 hp362 hp
MPG (combined)36 mpg36 mpg36 mpg25 mpg
Seating capacity87 (captain’s chairs) or 87 (captain’s chairs) or 87 (captain’s chairs) or 8
Starting price$43,190$44,490$48,190$51,490

2024 Ford Escape Hybrid

The Escape Hybrid is a smaller SUV that offers excellent fuel economy and a comfortable ride. It’s a good option for city driving and commuting.

Engine2.5-liter hybrid
Horsepower163 hp
Torque155 lb-ft
Drive systemAll-wheel drive
Fuel economy (combined)39 mpg
Seating capacity5
Cargo space (behind rear seats)37.5 cu ft
Cargo space (with rear seats folded)65.4 cu ft
Starting price$28,995

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