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The 2023 Honda CR-V is one of the most popular midsize SUVs on the market. Fortunately, its quality also matches its popularity. However, a few midsize SUVs from other automakers give the latest model CR-V a run for its money. Though some are more expensive, they are well-respected vehicles in their own right. 

The Mazda CX-9 is a top midsize SUV

2023 Honda CR-V Touring
2023 Honda CR-V | Honda

The 2023 Mazda CX-9 is one of the best midsize SUVs on the market, making it one of the CR-V’s biggest rivals. The 2023 Honda CR-V has a standard 1.5-liter inline-four with a maximum output of 190 hp. The Mazda midsize SUV is more potent with its base 2.5-liter inline-four that makes 227 horsepower. With the right tires, the 2023 Mazda CX-9 can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7.1 seconds.

The latest model Mazda CX-9 also rivals the CR-V because of its interior. The inside of the car is upscale, and many say it would fit perfectly into an Audi model. However, one of the downsides is that this isn’t the most spacious vehicle in its class. It has an impressive 10.3-inch touchscreen display to compensate for the lack of space. Additionally, it has an 81 out of 100 predicted reliability score. However, it’s a bit expensive as it starts at $38,750.

2023 Kia Telluride

2023 Kia Telluride blue is a top midsize SUV
2023 Kia Telluride | Kia

The 2023 Kia Telluride is another contender for the best midsize SUV title. The vehicle is one of the best from Kia, and it’s wonderfully modern and versatile. This is also a great option for people who want a vehicle with off-roading capabilities. According to Edmunds, the 2023 Kia Telluride has a standard 3.8-liter V6 engine with a maximum output of 291 horsepower. It can also tow up to 5,000 pounds. 

Like most recent Kia models, the latest Telluride has an impressive interior. It has an upscale look and happens to be one of the most comfortable SUVs in its class. Additionally, it has tons of space for cargo and passengers. Of course, the most luxurious features come on the higher trims like the SX. It has a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen display. Buyers can also add a 10-speaker system. It starts at $38,890.

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe is also a top midsize SUV

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe in blue
2023 Hyundai Santa Fe | Hyundai

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe is among the best midsize SUVs. It may not be the most popular vehicle in its class, but it gets respect for how much the automaker has evolved it. The latest model Hyundai Santa Fe has a standard 2.5-liter inline-four with a maximum output of 191 horsepower. It’s front-wheel drive and uses an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The latest Santa Fe is fairly reliable, with its 79 out of 100 rating from J.D. Power. Regarding speed, it accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in about 8.5 seconds. It also has a modern and driver-focused interior, with the highlight being its optional 10.3-inch touchscreen display. The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe has a starting price of $28,750.

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