Vehicle Name Sorted Alphabetically Kelley Blue Book Sorted by Pricing
2010 Acura MDX

The MDX offers above-average reliability and 18 mpg in a good-sized crossover.
$28,900 – $28,900

2010 Acura RDX

The RDX's reliability has been above average, and a new front-drive model raises the maximum mileage estimate to 21.
$23,900 – $23,900

2010 Chevrolet Traverse

The Traverse exhibits average reliability and combined mileage of 19 mpg with either front- or all-wheel drive.
$18,200 – $27,100

2010 Ford Edge

The Edge carries a 20-mpg rating and above-average reliability with front-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive version gets 19 mpg and has been average in reliability.
$16,450 – $23,300

2010 Ford Escape

The Ford Escape's maximum gas mileage rating, 24 mpg, makes it one of the most efficient Best Bet crossovers or SUVs. Its reliability has been average.
$13,100 – $18,750

2010 Ford Escape Hybrid

The Escape Hybrid offers a combined 32 mpg in the front-drive version. Its reliability has been above average.
$22,300 – $23,500

2010 Ford Flex

The Flex has a history of average reliability. With a 20-mpg estimate in its most efficient model, the Flex has the highest mileage of any full-size Best Bet crossover.
$17,450 – $22,000

2010 Honda CR-V

The CR-V's reliability is consistently much better than average, and its 24 mpg rating equals the best of the Best Bet crossovers or SUVs.
$17,650 – $21,100

2010 Honda Element

The unique Element has been rated much better than average for reliability for its entire history. Due to its heavier construction, its maximum combined mileage rating is among the lowest of the compact Best Bets.
$17,800 – $20,900

2010 Honda Pilot

With a 19-mpg rating in the front-drive version, the Pilot makes the grade as a midsize crossover Best Bet. Its reliability has been above average.
$19,900 – $26,900

2010 Hyundai Veracruz

The Veracruz just makes the cut as a midsize crossover Best Bet with a 19-mpg rating and average reliability.
$16,650 – $19,150

2010 Infiniti EX35

The EX35's sporty nature costs it in mileage, an estimated 19 mpg despite the EX's small size. Its reliability has been above average.
$23,200 – $23,400

2010 Lexus RX 350

The RX continues to offer top-notch reliability as well as unbeaten mileage of 21 mpg.
$29,600 – $29,600

2010 Mazda CX-9

The sport-oriented CX-9's 18 mpg is the lowest combined mileage of our full-size Best Bet crossovers, but it makes the grade with room to spare. Its reliability has been average.
$18,550 – $21,500

2010 Mazda Tribute

A sibling to the Ford Escape, the Tribute shares similar attributes, including average reliability and a 24-mpg maximum mileage estimate.
$12,100 – $12,100

2010 Mazda Tribute Hybrid

Based on the Ford Escape Hybrid, the Tribute Hybrid also gets an estimated 32 mpg with front-wheel drive. However, its reliability has been average, rather than above average as in the related Escape Hybrid and Mercury Mariner Hybrid.
$14,750 – $16,950

2010 Mercury Mariner

Another sibling to the Ford Escape, the Mariner delivers average reliability. Because it comes only with an automatic transmission, its maximum mileage rating is 23 mpg.
$16,500 – $17,650

2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid

Like its sibling, the Ford Escape Hybrid, the Mariner Hybrid has above-average reliability and an estimated 32 mpg with front-wheel drive.
$19,900 – $19,900

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander

The Outlander's 24-mpg maximum mileage puts it in league with the most efficient compact Best Bet crossovers. Its reliability has been above average.
$12,200 – $18,800

2010 Nissan Murano

With front- or all-wheel drive, the Murano delivers an estimated 20 mpg and average reliability.
$18,900 – $21,700

2010 Nissan Rogue

The Rogue's mileage tops out at 24 mpg. Its reliability has been above average.
$15,900 – $17,550

2010 Subaru Forester

The Forester's most efficient version makes the cutoff at 22 mpg. It delivers much better than average reliability; the turbocharged version is merely average.
$16,950 – $21,300

2010 Toyota Highlander

Though its reliability has slipped from the highest rating in the past year or so, the Highlander is still above average. Its mileage tops out at 22 mpg. (Be sure recall work has been performed.)
$22,700 – $28,900

2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

The Highlander's 26 mpg is the lowest of our Best Bet Hybrid crossovers and SUVs, but it still qualifies with plenty of room to spare. Its reliability history is above average.
$23,900 – $28,800

2010 Toyota RAV4

The RAV4 remains at the top of the Best Bet heap with the Honda CR-V, boasting an estimated 24 mpg and top reliability. (Be sure recall work has been performed.)
$17,450 – $19,900

2010 Toyota Venza

The Venza's wagonlike size and stance help deliver the top mileage of midsize Best Bet crossovers: 24 mpg with the four-cylinder, which is also much more reliable than average. The V-6 model is average.
$19,550 – $19,550