Midsize SUVs are bigger than cars and compact SUVs. Their larger size gives passengers more room to sit comfortably and provides more cargo space, especially if the back seat is lowered to allow the entire back end to be used.
Larger vehicles are safer than smaller vehicles, according to Edmunds. A large vehicle, such as a midsize SUV, is harder to crush due to weight and size, is safer during a frontal crash due to length, and imposes less force on its occupants during a crash with a smaller vehicle. A midsize SUV is also more fuel efficient and easier to handle than a large SUV or van.