Best Midsize SUVs So Far

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Mid-size SUVs are a classification of vehicles that falls in between the smaller compact SUVs and the larger full-size SUVs. They offer the best of both worlds, with more cargo space and passenger room than a compact SUV, yet they’re easier to handle and navigate than a full-size SUV.

The 2020s offer some of the best mid-size SUVs on the market, with many advancements to previous models. Many manufacturers are introducing new trends and technologies, including turbocharged V6 engines and self-driving technology. The 2020s also happen to be quite popular among car buyers who prefer SUVs over sedans due to their ability to improve fuel economy without sacrificing ride quality or safety features.

So if you’re in the market for an SUV this year or going into 2021, here’s our list of the best SUVs you can buy now:

2020 Audi Q5:

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The 2020 Audi Q5 is an SUV that will satisfy the needs of customers while still offering some exciting new technology and features. Available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive, this SUV offers two turbocharged V6 options (252 HP or 272 HP) as well as a supercharged V6 option (354 HP). All engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission which allows for smooth acceleration and responsive steering. The SUV also has standard LED headlights with laser high beams, as well as auto stop/start engine technology for improved fuel economy and a smaller carbon footprint. Standard technologies include a 10.1-inch infotainment display, a rearview camera, and voice-activated controls for audio and phone settings. In the event of a collision, this SUV has standard front-seat side airbags as well as knee airbags in the front row. The 2020 Audi Q5 also offers standard active safety features such as lane keep assist, road departure mitigation technology, pre sense city emergency braking technology with automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.

2020 BMW X3:

The 2020 BMW X3 is an SUV that offers performance that’s just as exciting to look at as it is to drive. Equipped with a 360 HP turbocharged inline 6 engine (i6), all-wheel drive (drive), an 8-speed automatic transmission, this SUV is not only stylish but also quick and efficient on the road. It’s surprisingly nimble for an SUV of its size, with 8.8-inch ground clearance and suspension that makes it easy to drive over rough terrain or steep hills. Passenger safety features include standard front-seat side airbags as well as knee airbags in the front row as well as driver attention warning system technology; it has many of the features you’d find in BMW’s luxury sedans such as parking assist sensors and a rearview camera. More standard safety features include lane-keeping assist, collision warning with automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist with active steering technology, speed limit info including real-time kph/mph display, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and front and rear parking sensors.

2020 Buick Enclave:

The 2020 Buick Enclave SUV is a good family SUV with room enough for up to eight passengers in three rows of seating. It has a standard all-wheel-drive (AWD) and an 8-speed automatic transmission; it’s surprisingly fuel-efficient considering the size and power of its engine (a turbocharged V6 that generates 310 HP). For added safety, this SUV offers both front-seat side airbags as well as knee airbags in the front row. Standard technology features include a 9-inch infotainment display, wireless charging capability, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, voice-activated controls for audio settings such as volume and channel, navigation settings, temperature controls, phone settings, voice-activated text messaging capability, compatible Bluetooth for hands-free calling capability as well as streaming audio from apps like Spotify or Pandora.


These SUVs have the performance to match their style: they’re both safe and stylish with plenty of standard features like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, voice-activated controls for phone and music settings, a rearview parking camera with dynamic guidelines, an 8-inch color touchscreen display, etc. They are surprisingly fuel-efficient thanks to standard all-wheel-drive (AWD) and a surprisingly smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission. Both SUVs come in many trim levels with a wide range of powertrains for surprisingly snappy acceleration and responsive handling – they both have turbocharged 4 cylinder engines or even surprisingly powerful 3.3-liter V6 engines.

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