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SUV Buying Guide

We've tested and compared the newest and most popular SUVs side-by-side, and gathered all of those comparison reviews right here so you can narrow down your choices and find the best one for you. We've crowned the very best SUVs in the 2020 edition of our 10Best Cars and Trucks list. Beyond those, you'll find several fine suggestions in our Editors' Choice listings. Read on and use this guide to learn what we've discovered by driving and testing the latest crop of family-friendly haulers side-by-side.  

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Best SUVs of 2023 and 2024

There are plenty of choices in today's popular crossover and SUV segments, and these are the best choices among the wide range of models available now.

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Safest New 2021 Crossovers and SUVs

2019 Subaru Ascent

Best Three-Row SUVs for Families

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Most Powerful Crossovers and SUVs on Sale Today

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Best SUVs and Crossovers of 2019

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Every Body-on-Frame SUV Still Sold Today

Here are 18 SUVs that are trucklike in their roots and still tougher than a box of rocks today.

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Crossover SUVs With the Most Cargo Space

Curious about the cargo capabilities of the newest compact crossover or SUV? Here's how they rank from best to worst by suitcase capacity.

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Every Off-Road-Ready Truck and SUV for 2022

Check out the Ram TRX, Land Rover Defender, or Jeep Gladiator Mojave for over 11 inches of ground clearance.

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These Are the Quickest SUVs We’ve Tested

The quickest SUV on this list can reach 60 mph before the Chevy Corvette and Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

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SUVs and Crossovers – Ranked

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Consumer Favorites

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Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4: Which Is Our Favorite?

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2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2019 Jeep Compass

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Toyota RAV4 vs. Mazda CX-5: Which Is Better?

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Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester Face-Off

Luxury SUVs – Ranked

Specialty Vehicles

Premium Rides

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From the Archive: 1979 Jeep Wagoneer Limited Test

Over the river and through the wood to Grandmother's black-tie dinner.

By David E. Davis Jr.
Mar 18, 2023
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2023 BMW XM Is a Buffet of Excess

In trying to appease people with a multitude of tastes, BMW M's plug-in-hybrid SUV flagship loses focus.

By Mike Sutton
Mar 17, 2023
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2023 Ariya e-4ORCE Adds Power, Remains Relaxed

Dual motors give Nissan's new EV straight-line zeal, but the crossover's indifferent handling is a letdown.

By Drew Dorian
Mar 17, 2023
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2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Is No Mere Carbon-Copy Kia

Character is what will set this electric hot hatch apart, and boy howdy, there's plenty of it.

By Andrew Krok
Mar 16, 2023
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