Taking your SUV off-roading is a fun and exciting experience, but for many people, that’s only an occasional weekend hobby. Our day-to-day experience with our SUVs typically doesn’t require rock climbing or navigating through the mud, and we typically want something as smooth and enjoyable to drive on the road as it is off of the road. The last thing you want on your daily commute is to feel like every day is an off-road adventure — even though it sounds fun in theory. If you’re looking for a new 2020 SUV that offers a smooth, quiet driving experience, these are the top candidates.
All of the SUVs that made it onto the list were mid-sized SUVs, making them the most common cars on the street. With the rising popularity of SUVs and the shrinking demand for sedans, more and more companies are pushing to enter the SUV market, even Lamborghini and Aston Martin. You don’t have to break the bank on high-end luxury options to get the drive quality you are looking for, and these midsized SUVs have just what you’re looking for.
First up on the list is the already well-loved Kia Telluride. Current owners of the new Kia Telluride can’t stop talking about how much they love their SUVs, and we can’t blame them. They are modernly styled, well-equipped, and are without a double one of the most comfortable SUVs on the market.
- Midsize luxury SUV. Consumer Reports’ take: 'The Lexus RX pioneered the midsized luxury crossover in the late 1990s, and it continues to set the standard in this popular segment.' Crash rating: 4 to the top 5 stars, depending on trim level; also 2020 IIHS top safety pick. MPG: 21 to 30, depending on trim level. Yearly fuel cost.
- 2020 Honda CR-V. Starting price $26,145 Rating 4.8. The 2020 Honda CR-V remains the best compact SUV for the most people, and a 2020 update brings more features and a hybrid.
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The Hyundai Palisade is another underrated crowd favorite, and many people will tell you that it’s a great bargain for a brand new SUV. Less expensive than other luxury SUVs, the Palisade doesn’t sacrifice your comfort, and the cabin is so well insulated that it’s almost like you’re driving on a newly paved road everywhere you go.
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The Ford Edge is another underrated favorite, and while most people are focused on the more common Explorer and Expedition, the Edge is the more affordable and just as good option from the Ford lineup. The cabin is designed to minimize road noise, but you can still enjoy the gentle hum of the engine as the turbocharger spools.
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The Subaru Ascent is another surprising choice, and while it might not be the first choice that comes to mind a quick test drive might change your opinion. It isn’t the most luxurious car to make the list, but it is well priced and the interior is still nice and comfortable.
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You don’t have to take our word for it, either. Take any of these SUV options out for a test drive and they will be sure to leave you smiling ear to ear. Sometimes hearing the roar of a V8 and feeling the bumps and turn on the road can be fun, but on our daily drive, sometimes quiet constituency is all we need, and these SUVs have just that.