The Most Satisfying SUVs on the Market, According to Consumer Reports

Buying a new SUV can be complicated due to all of the stipulations put on buyers, but Consumer Reports has some good news. The SUVs on this list satisfied customers’ needs on the Annual Auto Survey and checked all the boxes for reliability.

It is no surprise the Kia Telluride is one of Consumer Reports most satisfying SUVs

The Kia Telluride is one of the most satisfying SUVs, according to Consumer Reports
The Kia Telluride SUV travels down a highway | Kia

It is no surprise that Consumer Reports thinks the Kia Telluride is one of the most satisfying SUVs on the market right now. Since its inception in 2020, the Telluride has received almost perfect marks from Consumer Reports. In this instance, owners seem to agree. The Kia SUV offers a lot of value for the money.

Consumer Reports overall rating: 97/100

The Ford Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle is one of the most satisfying SUVs

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E has been sweeping the market since it came out in 2021. The electric SUV has a lot to offer buyers. While it is a brand-new EV, it is also considered an SUV with extra room. Ford provides the Mach-E with all-wheel drive, and the GT version is even more fun to drive. Owners seem to agree with the scores, reporting to be highly satisfied with the new electric SUV.

Consumer Reports overall rating: 80/100

The Tesla Model Y EV is for the trendsetters

Talk about stylish; the Tesla Model Y is a trendsetting SUV based on the smaller Model 3 sedan. The Model Y is quick and one of the original electric vehicles on the market. While the styling is a bit dated, buyers consider the Model Y one of the most satisfying SUVs on the market.

Consumer Reports overall rating: 59/100

Reliability is the Toyota RAV4 Prime’s middle name

Looking for reliable? Look no further than the Toyota RAV4 Prime. Based on the best-selling Toyota RAV4 SUV, the Prime is a plug-in hybrid version to get even more miles out of a tank. It comes with standard all-wheel drive and 302 hp to get the job done. Buyers were delighted with the Toyota vehicle, calling it one of the most satisfying SUVs to drive.

Consumer Reports overall rating: 88/100

Looking for a fun electric vehicle? Check out the Volkswagen ID.4

The Volkswagen ID.4 SUV is still in test with Consumer Reports, so it doesn’t have a full score yet. However, the predicted owner satisfaction score was a complete 5/5 and owners reported few issues with the vehicle. It is the brand’s first long-range electric vehicle for the U.S. market and so far has impressed those who took a risk and hopped in.

Consumer Reports overall rating: NA/100

One of the most satisfying SUVs on the market, the Hyundai Tucson does it all

The Hyundai Tucson SUV has been around for a while. This is the fourth generation, and Hyundai seems to have gotten everything right this time around. It has 187 and a full 5/5 score for the predicted owner satisfaction score. Consumer Reports thought it was a reliable SUV pick, too.

Consumer Reports overall rating: 89/100

While test-driving a new car can still be a hassle right now, Consumer Reports says reliability and satisfaction scores from previous owners mean a lot to buyers.  Jake Fisher, a senior director at CR, says, “Keep in mind that while these owners might have different priorities than you when looking for a car, their overall level of satisfaction is a great way to find out if the car lived up to their expectations.”

As with any new year, more information about each car will be available as time goes on. For now, previous owners and makes/models can be a valuable tool for those looking for a new car, truck, or SUV.

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