SUVs aren’t just for soccer moms anymore. These vehicles have gained a reputation for being stylish without sacrificing the ample space to fit your whole family. With their all-weather capability, wide variety of seating options, and outstanding fuel economy, who wouldn’t want to own an SUV?
With their rising popularity, almost every auto dealer offers at least one SUV model, with each promising to be the superior option. In order to avoid those with questionable reliability, referencing Consumer Reports is often best way to select the perfect car for you based on size, performance, and pricing.
If you’re looking to buy a new SUV this year, we’ve got 9 top rated SUVs for you to consider, courtesy of Kelly Blue Book’s users.
9. 2019 Cadillac XT4
This model had some big tracks to fill, considering how well its predecessors performed. The Cadillac XT4 does not disappoint. It boasts one powerful engine, great fuel economy, and of the most spacious and comfortable interiors of its class. Its handling can be tricky to master, and testing showed the breaks to be somewhat unrefined. Despite this, it’s still one of the top rated SUVs on the market.
8. 2019 Land Rover Discovery
The Discovery has excellent off-roading capability, a nice cargo capacity, and a cabin that houses a lot of technical features. While its diesel engine is surprisingly good on fuel, it’s not as powerful as many other SUVs. Besides that, this SUV has a wide appeal to those looking for a bold adventure.
7. 2019 BMW X6
This SUV is definitely one for the thrill-seekers. Agile handling, 300 horsepower, and exceptional reliability rating all make for a truly fun ride. It offers plenty of modern features like blind spot monitoring and an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay. This model lacks the trademark cargo capacity of most SUVs, but the BMW X6 still makes a worthy addition to this list
6. 2019 BMW X6 M
The X6 M features all-wheel drive, a powerful 567 horsepower V8 engine, and all of the standard features found in the X6 model. Like the X6, this SUV is lacking in the cargo department, and its fuel economy is not the best. This SUV makes up what it lacks in practicality with high performance and aggressive styling.
5. 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
The Tiguan’s engine power leaves something to be desired, but it does offer a better driving experience than most of its competitors. It has a generous warranty and comes from a line with exceptional predicted reliability ratings, making this model a safe and sturdy option.
4. 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
The Unlimited is a slightly larger version of the Jeep Wrangler, offering four doors instead of two. While almost identical in terms of features, the Unlimited has more space for extra passengers, ideal for families.
3. 2019 Jeep Wrangler
While it’s not the best on fuel and doesn’t have the most graceful handling, the Wrangler delivers unmatched off-roading capability. This SUV has expansive cargo space and will be able to drive on all terrains with the greatest of ease.
2. 2019 Audi Q5
This luxury compact SUV offers stylish leather seating, a variety of standard features, and a good amount of cargo space. Those with a need for speed will delight in this vehicle’s improved handling and a 248-horsepower engine. A new Q5 will set you back about $43k, but the price tag is well deserved considering its impressive specs.
1. 2019 Volvo XC40
The XC40 leads the pack here with a smooth drive, a cozy interior, and a torquey engine. It comes equipped with a wide array of standard features and two rows of seats with a lot of legroom for its size. Its only drawback is a limited cargo hold, but according to KBB’s readers, the XC40 still remains the most sophisticated, well-rounded SUV on this list.
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