SUVs With Best and Worst Results in Consumer Reports’ Road Tests

Consumer Reports does a lot of testing on new cars and SUVs. When it comes to the best SUVs on the market, Consumer Reports evaluated these vehicles on the road test. While most of the SUVs impressed the experts, two fell short of expectations.

Consumer Reports gave the 2022 BMW X5 high marks

The 2022 BMW X5 is one of the SUVs with the best results in Consumer Reports' road tests
The 2022 BMW X5 is one of the SUVs with the best results in Consumer Reports’ road tests | BMW

Overall, the 2022 BMW X5 impressed the experts at Consumer Reports. On the road test, the X5 scored a 98 out of 100. The BMW SUV came in first on the list of luxury midsize SUV list, proving that it is a good buy. Consumer Reports also gave it an above-average score on the predicted owner satisfaction category.

Price Range:  $59,400 – $105,900

As expected, Consumer Reports found the 2022 Kia Telluride a solid SUV

The 2022 Kia Telluride isn’t much different from the 2021 version: everyone loves it. That includes Consumer Reports. As far as the road test goes, the 2022 Telluride scored a 97 overall. In fact, Consumer Reports gave the Telluride pretty perfect scores across the board. The road test, predicted reliability, and predicted owner satisfaction all came in above-average.

Price Range:  $32,790 – $44,590

The 2022 Chevrolet Traverse wasn’t too bad

The 2022 Chevrolet Traverse managed to get a 95 on the CR road test. The Traverse sits in the middle of the rest of the midsize SUVs in its class. According to the experts, the predicted reliability and owner satisfaction was just average.

Price Range:  $33,700 – $53,400

The brand-new 2022 BMW X7 impressed Consumer Reports

Similar to the X5, Consumer Reports was impressed with the 2022 BMW X7 SUV. It came in first on the list of large SUVs and had an above-average owner satisfaction score. The brand is known for comfortable and luxurious vehicles, which the X7 qualifies for. CR says it is quiet on the road and gets an impressive 22 mpg overall.

Price Range:  $74,900 – $141,300

Ever reliable, the 2022 Subaru Ascent score high on the road test

While the 2022 Subaru Ascent scored a 93 on the road test, it didn’t impress in other areas. The Ascent scored a 60 overall, and the predicted reliability only came in at one out of five. The predicted owner satisfaction was only average. The Subaru SUV rounded out the bottom end of the list of midsize SUVs with three rows.

Price Range:  $32,295 – $45,445

The well-loved 2022 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck didn’t score well on the road test

The 2022 Toyota Tacoma only racked up a 42 on the road test. Compared to similar compact pickup trucks in the segment, the 2022 Tacoma came in fourth out of nine. The Toyota truck received a 51 overall from Consumer Reports. In addition, both the predicted reliability and predicted owner satisfaction both came in at an average three out of five.

Price Range:  $26,700 – $48,840

Consumer Reports wasn’t impressed with the 2022 Jeep Wrangler


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The 2022 Jeep Wrangler did not impress on the road test when it came down to it. The 2022 Wrangler only managed to wrangle up a score of 36. Overall, the Jeep SUV only scored 28 out of 100. In addition, it came in at the bottom of the list of similar vehicles. The predicted owner satisfaction was above-average, but the rest failed to impress Consumer Reports.

Price Range:  $29,725 – $74,800

While the road test isn’t the most important factor that Consumer Reports tested, it is worth investigating before buying a new car or SUV. Check out the active safety features, scores from other experts, and various trim levels before making any decisions.