SUVs are suited for nothing less than the road ahead, no matter what driving personality you have. From familiar urban commutes to treacherous off-road trails, their powerful engines and substantial cargo space enable an uncompromising marriage of adaptability, versatility and comfort.
To help you decide which SUV is right for you, please review our list of the ten best SUVs for 2021.
- Kia Sorento
The Kia Sorento offers a feature-packed interior, variety of engines, and three rows of seating for expanded passenger capacity. A 3.3L V6 engine is built into the 2018-19 Sorento models while a 185 hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine comes standard.
The mid-level Sorento offers Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay™, cruise control, seven-passenger seating and a rearview camera, while also offering some high-end features such as adaptive cruise control and leather seats.
- Honda CR-V
The Honda CR-V offers both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive and 39.2 cu ft of cargo space behind the second passenger row. A 184 hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine is also packed into this peppy and powerful SUV. The Touring trim features leather seats and a 330-watt premium sound system.
Automatic climate control, cruise control and Bluetooth® streaming come standard with base-level CR-V models.
- Toyota RAV4
Redesigned with a focus on active lifestyles, the 2019 and newer RAV4 models boast a 203 hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine, manual climate control, a seven-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth® audio and a rearview camera. While driving, experience heightened safety measures when you take advantage of the RAV4’s adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist and forward pre-collision braking systems.
The RAV4 Adventure trim features a dynamic torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system while the RAV4 XLE Premium package contains an 800-watt JBL® sound system and wireless charging capabilities.
- Ford Explorer
Three rows of seating and 151.5 cu ft of passenger space? Sounds like the 2017-2019 Ford Explorer models have room for the whole crew! Ford boasts four trim levels and three engines in their collection of Explorer models. The interior capabilities span a breadth of features, including a 10-way power-adjustable driver and 6-way power-adjustable passenger front seats, a reverse-sensing system, a 4.2-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth® and automatic headlights.
- Jeep Cherokee
An SUV on the outside but a Jeep on the inside. The 2017-2019 Cherokee models have a multi-terrain 4×4 system and locking front and rear axles to keep your tires from spinning in slick conditions. Listen to your favorite audio tracks with an optional eight-speaker Alpine sound system. Scroll for the information you need at a moment’s notice with the in-dash seven-inch multi-view display.
- Ford Escape
The Ford Escape features three engines and trims to choose from. Access the Ford SYNC® system through a 4.2-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth® and voice control to keep you connected through its wide array of apps and functionalities.
But the Escape contains much more than a touchscreen. The 2017-2019 models project audio through a six-speaker audio system and drivers can maintain optimum safety while in reverse with a rearview camera.
The front-wheel drive 2017-2019 Ford Escape model is the most fuel-friendly option, equipped with a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine. Drivers can expect an estimated 23 mpg in a city and 30 mpg on a highway.
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
Embark on roads less traveled with the Jeep Grand Cherokee and its 5.7L V8 engine. And with 105.4 cu ft of passenger space and seating for five, you’ll never have to do it alone.
But the adventure doesn’t stop there. Automatic headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control and a seven-inch touchscreen will keep you on the road long past your destination.
- Jeep Compass
The Jeep Compass is the final–and arguably most stylish–Jeep model on this list. The Limited trim features leather seating with power memory cushioning, an 8.4-inch navigation system, along with all features built into the standard model listed below.
The standard Compass model includes a six speaker audio system, a five-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth® front and second row USB charging ports and air conditioning with air filtration.
- Chevrolet Equinox
The 2018-2019 Chevy Equinox combines the bold, modern look and feel of a sedan with an SUVs unbeatable functionality. Practicality is engineered into every aspect of the Equinox, with a kick-activated tailgate, under-floor rear storage and up to 63.5 cu ft of cargo space. Travel further between fuel stops with a 1.6L turbo diesel four-cylinder engine and experience an estimated 32 mpg. An all-wheel drive option is also available for improved performance in poor terrain.
The standard 2017-2019 Equinox models boast a rearview camera, heated and power-adjustable outside mirrors, LED daytime running lights and a seven-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth®.
Teach safe driving habits with the Equinox’s built-in Teen Driver technology. When the designated key is used, maximum speed limits can be set and a built-in app tracks basic driving statistics.
- Nissan Rogue
Adaptability, versatility and comfort are the prime focal points of the 2017-2019 Nissan Rogue model collection. Utilize the vehicle’s 39.9 cu ft of cargo space, an adjustable set of shelves and a hidden in-floor well.
The Platinum Reserve Interior Package includes luxurious indulgences, such as a panoramic sunroof and quilted leather seating. The Nissan Rogue has three trims and two hybrid options to choose from.
Base 2017-2019 Nissan Rogue models include a 170 hp 2.5L four-cylinder engine and CVT, a seven-inch touchscreen with Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay™, a rearview camera and rear cross-traffic alerts with blind spot-monitoring.
This list of SUVs contain the size and power for most journeys. Find which vehicle is best for you and go where life takes you in an SUV.