Today, SUVs — in particular, car-based crossover SUVs — are America’s favorite type of vehicle. The leading SUVs aim to combine the driving experience and fuel economy of a car with the extra cargo capacity, higher seating position, and available all-wheel drive of a truck. The best mid-size SUVs also tend to offer more spaciousness and luxury than compact models, without the extra bulk of full-size models.
Of course, some of the best mid-size SUVs are expensive luxury models. But you don’t have to spend big bucks to get a great option. To prove it, we’ve rounded up 10 affordable mid-size SUVs that punch above their price brackets. We didn’t simply find you the cheapest models, but models that are great deals for what you get — some indeed because of their low prices, but others for their economical operating costs or how much they offer for the money. We also have one especially great bargain you’ll likely overlook if you focus your search too narrowly. Keep reading for our full list.