The top midsized SUV, according to U.S. News and World Report, is the Nissan Murano, which received an overall score of 8.8 out of 10 stars. The Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, and Toyota Highlander are close seconds, all with overall ratings of 8.6 out of 10 stars.
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is ranked as the fifth-best midsized SUV by U.S. News and World Report, with an overall score of 8.3 out of 10. The top-ranked Nissan Murano receives high praise for its spacious second row seating, fuel economy and reliability. Critics also note the high quality interior materials and easy-to-use navigation system. The Hyundai Santa Fe is also known for its fuel efficiency and is available in a turbocharged four cylinder model. The Santa Fe has a optional third row of seating, and its interior materials are high quality.
The Kia Sorento is praised for providing a high quality interior and exceptional handling at a competitive price. The Sorento has a 360-degree camera and adaptive cruise control. The Toyota Highlander provides a quiet ride and ample space in the third row of seats. The Highlander has a reliability rating of three and a half out of five and handles rough roads with ease. The Hybrid version got lower rankings due to increased cost for the hybrid drivetrain.