Crossover & Midsize

The Best SUV to Buy If You Don’t Care About 3 Rows

SUVs are some of the most versatile vehicles that you can find. They offer plenty of interior space while also offering a wide range of special features, including some of the most state-of-the-art technology. When it comes to finding the right SUV, there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. Some people require more interior space for their passengers, and others prefer to have the luxuriousness of an SUV but want something a little more sporty and agile than a full-size SUV.

For those who are looking for a fun and sporty SUV, the midsize or compact SUV is the perfect solution. These SUVs usually seat up to five passengers but still offer the passengers plenty of entertainment and comfort features. Here is a look at some of the best two-row SUVs that are available today.

The Hyundai Kona crossover SUV

The 2020 Hyundai Kona features a sophisticated interior and a sporty and stylish exterior. The Kona’s compact body and sleek sculpted lines give it an added level of agility as well as an aerodynamic look.

The interior features a spacious cabin with plenty of legroom for backseat passengers, and it also comes standard with the latest technology, including a 7-inch touchscreen display that’s equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This sporty SUV even comes with a few standard driver-assist features such as forward collision-avoidance assist and lane-keeping assist.

The Hyundai Kona offers two different engine options. The 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine comes standard and delivers 147 hp and gets an estimated fuel economy rating of 30 mpg combined. If you are looking for a little more get-up-and-go, the Kona also offers a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 175 hp and provides drivers with a more powerful boost during takeoff.

The Honda CR-V

When you first sit inside of the Honda CR-V, it’s easy to understand why it’s one of the most best-selling SUVs in America. It has a comfortable and luxurious interior that offers more room than most other vehicles in its class. Thanks to the 102.9 cubic feet of cargo space, adults will be able to sit comfortably in the front or back seats. 

For the 2020 model, Honda has made its popular Honda Sensing system standard on all CR-V models. This innovative system comes equipped with a wide range of driver-assist features including the road departure mitigation system, the lane keep assist system, and the collision mitigation braking system.

The CR-V comes equipped with a 1.5-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers an impressive 190 hp. The vehicle also comes with an innovative all-wheel-drive platform that gives the driver more control on various types of terrain.

The CR-V is very fuel-efficient and gets an estimated 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. However, if you are looking for something that consumes less fuel, the CR-V is also available as a hybrid, and that model is able to get up to 40 mpg in the city.

The versatile Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 is a versatile and luxurious SUV. The interior features high-end comfort and the latest technology, and the exterior features a wider frame that is outlined in strong lines which help to give the SUV an aggressive yet sophisticated look. 

 The RAV4’s engine doesn’t provide the same amount of power and performance as the other two SUVs on the list. However, it’s the wide range of standard high-tech features where this vehicle really stands out from the rest.

The RAV4 comes standard with a 7-inch customizable digital instrument cluster. The 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display looks as if it’s floating above the front vents and comes equipped with Bluetooth connectivity options as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There are also five USB charging ports located throughout the vehicle as well as an available wireless phone charger.

This year, Toyota has also incorporated the latest technology into the RAV4 to give drivers and passengers a full suite of advanced safety features. Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 comes equipped in this luxurious SUV and comes with several advanced safety features including automatic high beams, lane tracing assist, lane departure alert with steering assist, and a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection.