Trucks & SUVs

Consumer Reports: The Most Reliable And Fuel Efficient Two-Row SUVs

Choosing to purchase a new midsized SUV for your family can be stressful, and you want to know you’re getting everything you need and want from your new purchase because you’ll likely keep it for several years. For the average midsize SUV owner, we want it all: style, practicality, reliability, and fuel efficiency, and according to Consumer Reports, these new two-row SUVs have it all.

2020 Subaru Outback

The 2020 Subaru Outback might not be the most popular midsized SUV on the roads, but it has a lot to offer in one stylish package. Is it an SUV? Is it a hatchback? The Outback seems to be several things at once. It gets an overall rating of 24mpg and made the top of the list for Consumer Reports most reliable and fuel-efficient midsized SUVs among the two-row category.

2020 Subaru Outback | Subaru

2020 Ford Edge

Next up on Consumer Reports List is the 2020 Ford Edge, which is a comfortable and practical option for a two-row seat SUV. It has high ratings for reliability and customer satisfaction that help put it on this list along with its average of 22mph for fuel efficiency.

2020 Ford Edge ST-Line | Ford

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2020 Lexus RX

The 2020 Lexus RX hits the list at spot number three, with 22mpg, making it equal in gas mileage to the Ford Edge, but runs slightly higher on the price range, making it a less affordable option. It makes up for the price with high-quality materials, luxury, and excellent ride quality.

A new Lexus RX on display at an auto show
A Lexus RX on display at an auto show | Didier Messens

2020 Nissan Murano

After the Lexus comes the popular and affordable Nissan Murano with high-reliability scores and a standard 21mpg. It isn’t the fanciest car on the list, but the older Nissan Muranos haven’t been known for any reliability issues, and they are easy and inexpensive to work on, making them a great option if you are concerned with maintenance costs.

2020 Nissan Murano | Nissan

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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

The new Hyundai Santa Fe has underrated reliability and style that make it a great option if you’re looking to buy a new midsize SUV. It is reasonably priced for all of the options that come standard, like forward collision warning and blind-spot warning. It’s surprising comfort make it seem that much nicer of a car.

2020 Hyundai Sante Fe
2020 Hyundai Sante Fe | Hyundai

2020 Porsche Cayenne

The Porsche Cayenne doesn’t have bad fuel efficiency compared to the SUVs higher on this list, with an average 21mph between city and highway driving, but it gets some points deducted for having a stiff riding experience that can come off a little harsh, and having an infotainment system that isn’t user friendly. It is designed to be a performance midsized SUV, so if you’re looking for something that’s still sport but reliable with decent gas mileage, the Cayenne is your best option.

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo rear
2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo rear | Porsche