Consumer Reports Best American SUVs Under $50,000

Made in the USA! Are you looking for an SUV that comes from an American brand? Consumer Reports has a list of the best American SUVs on the market for the upcoming year for under $50,000.

Consumer Reports Best American Electric SUV: Ford Mustang Mach-E

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Ice White Edition
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Ice White Edition | Ford

The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E might not be your typical American SUV, but it counts! Consumer Reports found that the 2022 Mustang Mach-E was one of the best American SUVs on the market. The Mach-E scored above-average on the road test and predicted reliability. When it came to predicted owner satisfaction, Consumer Reports gave it five stars. Forward collision warning (FCW), automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning (LDW), and lane-keeping assist (LKA) are all standard.

CR MPGE:  Overall 90 / City 96 / Hwy 84 MPGe

Price Range:  $42,895 – $59,995

An American Subcompact SUV: Chevrolet Trailblazer

Consumer Reports says the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer is one of the best American SUVs
The 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer is one of the best American SUVs | Chevrolet

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The 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer came in third on the Consumer Reports list of subcompact SUVs. It scored above-average on the road test and the predicted reliability sections of the test. The predicted owner satisfaction score is only average, but the Trailblazer brings a lot to the table. The Trailblazer has one recall, but FCW and AEB are standard.

CR MPG:  Overall 27 / City 19 / Hwy 37 mpg

Price Range:  $21,600 – $27,200

The Consumer Reports Compact SUV: Ford Bronco Sport

If you are looking for one of the best American SUVs, the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport fits the bill. When Consumer Reports tested this compact SUV, it scored above average on all categories. The predicted reliability and predicted owner satisfaction both received scores of five out of five. The Bronco Sport has two recalls. FCW, AEB, LDW, and LKA are all standard.

CR MPG:  Overall 25 / City 17 / Hwy 35 mpg

Price Range:  $27,265 – $33,935

Midsize SUV: Chevrolet Traverse

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The 2022 Chevrolet Traverse is considered one of the best American SUVs with three rows. It scored well on the Consumer Reports road test and got average scores for the other reliability and owner satisfaction areas. FCW, AEB, LDW, and LKA are all standard.

CR MPG:  Overall 20 / City 14 / Hwy 28 mpg

Price Range:  $33,700 – $53,400

Luxury Entry-Level SUV: Buick Encore

The 2022 Buick Encore came in second on Consumer Reports list of entry-level luxury SUVs. The Encore scored well when experts tested it on the road. The American SUV also impressed with the predicted reliability. When it came to predicted owner satisfaction, it scored reasonably average. FCW and LDW are optional, while AEB and LKA are not available on this American SUV.

CR MPG:  Overall 23 / City 16 / Hwy 32 mpg

Price Range:  $24,600 – $25,220

Luxury Compact SUV: Buick Envision

The 2022 Buick Envision is pretty similar to the Encore but came in first on the list of luxury compact SUVs. The road test was no match for the Envision, and Consumer Reports thinks the predicted reliability was above-average. The predicted owner satisfaction was only average, but it is still a solid luxury American SUV option. FCW, AEB, LDW, and LKA are all standard.

CR MPG:  Overall 23 / City 15 / Hwy 33 mpg

Price Range:  $31,500 – $41,650

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