Some highly-rated SUVs are the 2015 Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chevrolet Traverse and Ford Flex also earn high marks.
The 2015 Honda CR-V is a compact SUV with a wide range of improvements compared to the previous year's model. It features a four-cylinder engine, a continuously variable transmission and is one of the most fuel efficient compact SUVs on the market. Further, it has a spacious interior and is considered above-average when it comes to dependability. The 2015 Mazda CX-5, also a compact SUV, has what many consider the best suspension and steering in its class. With smooth ride quality, a large cargo area and top safety scores it is also very family friendly.
The 2015 Ford Escape sports two turbocharged four-cylinder engines, great handling and current technology. It's EPA fuel economy is 23-26 mpg combined and it comes with a choice of two powertrains, FWD or AWD. A mid-size 2-row SUV, the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe is packed with safety features and has a stylish interior. It comes with a choice of two engines, a 2.0-liter turbo or 2.4-liter non-turbo. The 2015 Ford Flex, a mid-size 3-row SUV, features an "EcoBoost" turbocharged engine allowing it to go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.