Cars.com Recommended SUVs and Crossovers

To qualify as a Cars.com Recommended SUV or crossover, models must have average or higher ratings in crash tests, reliability and mileage within their classes.

Recommended SUVs and Crossovers
SUVs and Crossovers are listed in alphabetical order by their class.
Compact
$22,295 - $28,295
  • Redesigned for 2012

  • Improved gas mileage

  • Standard Bluetooth streaming audio

  • Standard Pandora compatibility

  • FWD or AWD

$19,045 - $26,395
  • Slight mpg improvement for 2012

  • Choice of four-cylinder engines

  • Front- or all-wheel drive

  • Manual or automatic

$18,500 - $28,400
  • Available turbo four-cylinder
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • Available Uvo connectivity system
  • FWD or AWD
$21,750
  • Four conventional doors

  • Manual or automatic

  • FWD or AWD

$25,350 - $27,050
  • Four conventional doors

  • Manual or automatic

  • Available turbo four-cylinder

  • FWD or AWD

$22,345 - $27,895
  • New ECO indicator

  • Seats five or seven

  • 2WD or 4WD

  • Four-cylinder or V-6

  • Performance-oriented GT trim level

$19,770 - $25,550
  • Turbocharged four-cylinder

  • Available six-speed manual transmission

  • Standard iPod connectivity

  • FWD or AWD

$21,580 - $29,170
  • Newly available Special Edition trim

  • Four-cylinder and CVT automatic

  • Seats five

  • Front- or all-wheel drive

$20,595 - $29,895
  • Regular or turbocharged four-cylinder

  • Standard AWD

  • High ground clearance

  • Manual or automatic

  • New navigation system available

  • New standard height-adjustable front passenger seat

 

$23,295 - $31,695
  • Standard all-wheel drive

  • Four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine

  • Revised roof-rack crossbar design

  • Manual or automatic

  • Newly available stereos

$22,650 - $28,650
  • Four-cylinder or V-6

  • FWD or AWD

  • Five or seven seats

  • Available backup camera

$22,840 - $35,930
  • Updated exterior styling for 2012

  • Improved gas mileage

  • 200-hp, turbocharged four-cylinder

  • Front- or all-wheel drive

  • Six-speed manual or automatic

Midsize
$23,530 - $30,970
  • Six-speed automatic

  • Optional dual-screen entertainment system

  • Standard stability system

$25,560 - $33,010
  • Related to Chevrolet Equinox

  • Four-cylinder or V-6

  • Available AWD

  • Five seats

  • Standard backup camera

 

$28,470 - $40,820
  • Restyled front end

  • Seats eight

  • Available Bluetooth streaming audio

  • Upgraded optional navigation system

  • V-6 with cylinder deactivation technology

  • Five-speed automatic

$28,240 - $37,195
  • Four-cylinder or V-6

  • Front- or all-wheel drive

  • Rear climate controls

  • Split-folding third row

  • Available hybrid version

$27,425 - $37,915
  • Hatchback styling

  • Seats five

  • Four-cylinder or V-6

  • Optional AWD 

  • Optional panoramic moonroof

Full-Size
$29,510 - $40,885
  • Seats up to eight

  • Available panoramic moonroof

  • 3.6-liter V-6

  • FWD or AWD

  • Related to GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave

$28,995 - $42,995
  • Newly available second-row captain's chairs

  • Slight gas mileage increase for AWD V-6 models

  • Seats up to seven in three rows

  • V-6 or V-8 power

  • RWD or AWD

  • 7,400-pound towing capacity

$41,995 - $57,890
  • Six-speed automatic standard

  • Seats up to nine

  • Standard V-8 with cylinder deactivation

  • Available 4WD

$38,530 - $55,850
  • Optional trailer brake controller 

  • Standard three-passenger third-row seat

  • Two- or four-wheel drive

$39,860 - $57,775
  • All engines are E85 compatible

  • Six-speed automatic

  • Seats up to nine

  • Available backup camera and blind spot warning system

  • StabiliTrak now includes electronic trailer-sway control and hill start assist

$43,330 - $60,530
  • 20 inches longer than standard Yukon

  • Choice of three V-8 engines with cylinder deactivation

  • Seats up to nine

  • Available 4WD

  • Light- or heavy-duty versions

Luxury
$42,930 - $52,555
  • Standard six-speed automatic

  • Available tech features

  • Seven seats standard

  • Standard all-wheel drive

$36,850 - $42,400
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission

  • Choice of six-cylinder engines

  • Standard all-wheel drive

  • Optional panoramic moonroof

$35,600 - $39,300
  • 297-hp V-6

  • Seven-speed automatic transmission

  • RWD or AWD

  • Five seats

  • Optional Around View Monitor

  • Optional Lane Departure Prevention

$59,200 - $62,300
  • 400-hp V-8 with direct injection

  • Available four-wheel drive

  • Seats up to eight

  • 8,500-pound towing capacity

  • Available 360-degree camera view

$39,075 - $40,475
  • 10 airbags

  • FWD or AWD

  • Optional wide-view side monitor

  • Optional head-up display

  • RX now takes regular gas

$57,775 - $60,675
  • Power liftgate

  • Power-folding third row

  • Long-wheelbase Navigator L available

  • 310-hp, 5.4-liter V-8

  • Standard navigation system

$35,880 - $37,880
  • Seats five

  • 268-hp V-6

  • Seven-speed automatic

  • RWD or AWD

  • Mbrace communication system

$33,300 - $48,150
  • New Premier, Premier Plus and Platinum trims
  • Newly available 325-hp six-cylinder engine
  • FWD or AWD
  • Standard City Safety collision avoidance system
Hybrid and Diesel
$56,700
  • Turbo-diesel six-cylinder (xDrive35d)

  • Eight-speed automatic transmission (xDrive35i, xDrive50i)

  • Regenerative braking

  • Standard AWD

$45,235 - $46,825
  • 30-32 mpg city mileage

  • 10 airbags

  • FWD or AWD

  • Optional wide-view side monitor

  • Optional head-up display

$38,540 - $44,195
  • Four-cylinder or V-6

  • Front- or all-wheel drive

  • Rear climate controls

  • Split-folding third row

  • Available hybrid version

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