Everyone is always asking what's the best SUV to buy, but the answer always lies in a careful examination of one's particular driving needs. Do you require a three-row hauler to get the family around town as comfortably as possible? Are you looking for a frugal commuter that won't tap the gas budget too deeply? Or are you interested in heading off-road on the weekends while still preserving respectable driving dynamics on the pavement? There's a wide range of SUV options out there, starting at the entry-level and working up to luxury models, which means there's more than a single answer to the question of which one is the 'best.'
We've put together a list of 10 of the best SUVs to buy in 2014 that tackles a number of different categories. While far from exhaustive, each of the models below makes a strong showing in its particular segment.