Top 9 Most Popular SUVs According to Consumer Reports

SUV shopping is one of the few times when you want to pay attention to the trends. While you may not want to buy a new SUV just because everyone else is buying it, SUVs tend to be popular for a reason. When a new SUV blends safety, reliability, comfort, and style all in one, people are going to flock to it, as they tend to be the best SUVs. According to Consumer Reports, these are the ten post popular SUVs right now. Let’s look at what makes them popular, and whether they’re a good choice for you.

Silver 2022 Kia Telluride, a good SUV for sleep, parked in a field
2022 Kia Telluride | Kia

The 2022 Kia Telluride is one of the best SUVs you can buy

A 2022 Kia Telluride driving on the road with water on it, what's new for 2022?
2022 Kia Telluride | Kia

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The 2022 Kia Telluride is considered one of the best SUVs you can buy for many reasons. It’s a three-row SUV that can seat up to eight passengers. It has a 3.8-liter 291 hp V6 engine matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2022 Kia Telluride comes with front-wheel drive, although you can upgrade to all-wheel drive. It’s also comfortable and quiet. It’s a great SUV for families, with a second row that slide or fold.

The 2022 Subaru Forester is popular for many reasons. Consumer Reports says it’s roomy, has great fuel economy at 28 mpg overall, and is comfortable. The 2022 Subaru Forester comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. It has a decent, easy-to-use infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The biggest downsides to the 2022 Subaru Forester are its noise and acceleration, which Consumer Reports describes as not “exhilarating.”

The 2022 Honda CR-V is one of the best compact SUVs

A blue 2022 Honda CR-V driving under a bridge.
2022 Honda CR-V | Honda

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The 2022 Honda CR-V is roomy for a compact SUV. It has a 1.5-liter 190 hp engine. The 2022 Honda CR-V is great at 28 mpg and it has a quiet ride. Consumer Reports notes that the seats in the LX (the base model 2022 Honda CR-V) aren’t very comfortable, but those in the EX are more comfortable. The infotainment system in the EX and up is very good, too.

The 2022 Toyota RAV4 is the best-selling SUV for a reason

The Toyota RAV4 is the best-selling sport utility vehicle. The 2022 version is a bit smaller than the 2021, so we’ll have to wait and see how well the 2022 Toyota RAV4 does with a smaller interior. The 2022 Toyota RAV4 has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Although Consumer Reports describes the RAV4 as responsive, it also notes that the 2022 RAV4 is stiff and noisy.

The 2022 Toyota Highlander is one of the best midsize SUVs

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The interior of the 2022 Toyota Highlander is really nice, making it one of the most popular SUVs you can buy right now. It has a 295 hp V6 engine and handles well. The 2022 Toyota Highlander gets 22 mpg, which isn’t bad for a midsize SUV. You can fit up to eight passengers in the 2022 Toyota Highlander, but the third row is very tight. It also comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The 2022 Subaru Outback is an SUV that looks like a station wagon

The 2022 Subaru Outback comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, though you can upgrade to a 2.4-liter 260 hp engine for smoother acceleration and ride. The 2022 Subaru Outback is comfortable and handles well. The infotainment screen isn’t exactly easy to use though, and can be slow.

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 is one of the best SUVs of 2022

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The 2022 Mazda CX-5 is popular because of its new updates. The 2022 Mazda CX-5 comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. It gets 24 mpg, which is pretty good, and it’s responsive and handles well. The interior is nice for a compact SUV that isn’t a luxury SUV, though visibility is somewhat limited in the 2022 CX-5.

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is one of the most popular SUVs of the year

A yellow 2022 Subaru Crosstrek with a bicycle on top.
2022 Subaru Crosstrek | Subaru

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is popular thanks to its fuel economy and comfort. It has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and gets 29 mpg, which is respectable for a subcompact SUV. The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek has comfortable rear seats and an easy-to-use infotainment system.

The 2022 Lexus RX is one of the most popular luxury SUVs

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The 2022 Lexus RX has a 3.5-liter V6 engine that gets 22 mpg. In addition, the 2022 Lexus RX Hybrid is also one of the best hybrid SUVs out there. The 2022 Lexus RX comes with a great infotainment system that is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It handles well, is comfortable, and has a really nice interior. It’s also quiet and can come with three rows.

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