While compact SUVs like the Honda CR-V continue to burn up the sales charts and 3-row midsize SUVs like the Ford Explorer have cemented their place as the family car of a generation, the group of SUVs in between has developed a more varied and often more dedicated following. While some offer a choice of 2 or 3 rows of seating -- a handful of entries ranging from the Dodge Journey to the GMC Acadia -- here we've focused solely on 2-row, 5-passenger midsize SUVs.
 

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Starting Price: $25,900 | Price yours

Warranty: 5 years or 60,000 miles 

What's New: For 2018, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport crossover SUV gains a new Value Package featuring heated front seats and side mirrors, proximity key with push-button start, automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Models with Blue Link include all services for a full three years. Read more

 

2018 Subaru Outback

Starting Price: $26,810 | Price yours

Warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles

What's New: Subaru's Outback gets a nice update for 2018 that includes more sophisticated infotainment systems with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility, revised front exterior styling and updates to the interior. Refinements like sound-insulating glass and retuned suspension make the Outback quieter inside and smoother on the road. Read more

 

2017 Ford Edge

Starting Price: $29,845 | Price yours

Warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles

What's New: Only minor changes are in store for the 2017 Ford Edge, which was totally revamped just two years ago. This year's updates include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration for the optional Sync 3 infotainment system, new exterior colors, and a windshield wiper with de-icer included in the Cold Weather package. Read more

 

2017 Nissan Murano

Starting Price: $30,745 | Price yours

Warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles

What's New: For 2017, Nissan gives the Murano SUV Apple CarPlay and expands the availability of its Driver Attention Alert system. Read more

 

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Starting Price: $31,690 | Price yours

Warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles

What's New: While admittedly niche, the 707-horsepower, roughly $87,000 Trackhawk is the big newsmaker for the 2018 Grand Cherokee. The rest of the lineup benefits from improved infotainment offerings that include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The Sterling Edition marks the Grand Cherokee's 25th anniversary. Read more

 

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