Sports Utility Vehicles, aka SUVs, are popular vehicle choices for families as well as for businesses who frequently travel in smaller groups. They offer a variety of functions which combine useful features of a truck and a car in one vehicle. Automakers have made some big advances in the technology used to improve performance, fuel efficiency and comfort in recent years and there’s a bit competition for the public’s loyalty and trust amongst the various brands. As we move towards 2020, here are the best midsize SUVs which are going to become available.
2020 Volkswagen Atlas
Volkswagen has some changes coming for its new 2020 version of the Atlas. This mid-sized SUV will be available in a base model with a 4 cylinder engine, but for those who prefer more power, it’s available in an optional V-6 edition. The higher-powered model is rumored to get 19 mpg on the highway, and it will come with automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warning and rear cross-traffic alert, which will all be standard features in their base driver assistance technology suite. The estimated price range is rumored to be between $32,000 -$43,000, depending upon the edition.
2020 Mazda CX-9
Mazda revealed their new CX9 SUV to the world at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show in March of this year. The design team gave it a new look featuring an energizing aesthetic. The interior gets an elegantly styled dash and a cabin that creates a sense of luxury and space. Mazda has gone with a Japanese principle of design by decreasing the clutter and removing all unnecessary elements, which emphasizing a simplistic design that is rich and beautiful for the CX30. The brand is not releasing a lot of details, but we’re told that this is going to be a mid-sized SUV worth waiting for.
2020 Toyota RAV 4
The new RAV 4 will feature performance enhancements which make it a monster off-road. They’ve returned the suspension and added red TRD springs with spring rate revisions and enhanced rebound control for greater ride comfort when you’re taking it off the beaten path. The 2020 model features an 8-speed transmission mated with a 203 horsepower engine, Torque vectoring AWD, Multi-Train select and a host of magnificent features. So far we know that the new 2020 RAV 4 will be stylish with an update in its appearance with enhancements to the rear lower fascias, black-painted accents and LED fog lights. The dash will feature red stitching as well as the seats to stylize the interior. It will also come with a decent towing capacity with five USB ports, auxiliary ports for all of your electronics, a roof rack and folding reclining seats in the rear, for starters. You choose if you want more storage space or more passengers.
2020 Honda Passport
Honda’s mid-size crossover SUV for 2020 is the Passport and it is expected to be delivered sometime late in 2019. They made some changes to the new model with an addition of 9.9 inches to the length which gave designers even more room for creating passenger comfort in the cabin with increased legroom. there will be room for five and if you want extra cargo space the back seats can be moved forward, giving you 41.2 cubic feet of storage space without putting the seats down. If you need more room, you can lie the seats down for up to 100 cubic feet of room, and that’s not counting the hidden storage space beneath the trunk floor. The new passport will come in four different trims including their base model the Sport, the EX-L, the Touring and the Elite. Standard equipment includes a remote engine start, LED lighting, reduction of fuel consumption through automatic stop and start, Honda Sensing and a three-angle backup camera.
2020 Kia Telluride
Fans of the 2019 Telluride will be happy to learn that the model is being continued for 2020, and it’s going to offer everything you currently enjoy and more. You can order yours with heating and ventilation for second-row seats as well as a 10.25-inch touchscreen with head-up display, and UVO Link, and it comes packed with standard Safe Assist, Apple Car Play, compatible with iPhone, predictive navigation, as well as Android Auto which is compatible with Android smartphones. It’s going to be geared up to keep you connected to a variety of apps. A voice command navigation system is also available.
2020 Hyundai Palisade
The new Hyundai Palisade is on its way and it’s going to impress those with discriminating tastes in luxury and style. Hyundai has given it a refresh with a sleek new look and a total digital technology update which will make it user-friendly for the ultimate in functionality and ease of use. This versatile vehicle will work for short runs to ballet or soccer practice or for a weekend trip to the great outdoors. You’ll have driver’s assist features through Hyundai Smart Sense for enhanced safety and convenience including ultrasonic sensors, radars, and cameras to give you more eyes to watch what’s going on around you as you drive. In addition, the 2020 model features HTRAC all-wheel drive, Smart Cruise Control including stop and go to enhance fuel efficiency and much more.
2020 Kia Sorento
The 2020 version of the Kia Sorento is the beginning of the next generation in the line. Although the full listing of specs has not yet been released, here is what we know about it so far. It’s rumored to be a plug-in hybrid, but this has yet to be confirmed for certain. We do know that it’s going to be a seven-seat SUV because this has been confirmed by spy cams who caught Kia taking it out for a test-run. It’s believed that the new Sorento will feature a 1.6 liter IE with an added electric motor to the rear, enabling all-wheel-drive power, and you can probably add a turbocharger to that engine.
2020 Ford Edge
The new Edge is going to come with some new features, according to our sources at Edmunds. It’s going to offer a Titanium Elite Package that will give you the option of adding upscale touches to both the interior and exterior. They’re going to throw in a choice of six new paint colors as well.The 2020 Ford Edge is continuing on with their second generation in the line which began in 2015. The same plush padding will be featured for the seats, with ample cargo and passenger room, engines which combine performance and fuel efficiency and a quiet ride in the cabin
2020 Toyota Highlander
The Toyota Highlander is getting a total redesign for 2020. This is the brand’s top-selling three-row SUV. This is the first complete overhaul since 2014 and it’s certain to be a big deal. Improvements have been made which include a more sleek aesthetic with the addition of more infotainment features. It will come with Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa and Android Auto. When it comes to performance, the old four-cylinder engine is gone and in its stead, there will be a choice of a hybrid and a V6 powertrain.
2020 Subaru Ascent
The upcoming Subaru Ascent is going to be offered with a starting price at $31,995. This is Subaru’s midsize SUV that is rumored to achieve 21 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway.The 2020 edition will come equipped with a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged engine mated with a continuously variable automatic transmission with manual mode. It will boast a spacious 87 cubic feet of cargo room with seating for 8.
2020 BMW X7
The new BMW X7 for 2020 is their contribution to the array of midsize SUVs on the market for the upcoming year. This vehicle will come with a bumper to bumper warranty that covers 48 months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, with roadside assistance. It’s a luxury vehicle with a starting price of $73,900 with a towing capacity up to 5,900 lbs. The engine is a 3.0 liter 6 cylinder or you will also have your choice of a more powerful 4.4-liter V8 option.
2020 Chevrolet Traverse
Chevrolet is continuing their midsize Traverse SUV for 2020. You’ll be able to find it in an AWD 4dr High Country edition or an FWD 4 dr High Country model. It will come in a variety of trims with pricing that coincides with the trim chosen. Cloth or leather upholstery choices along with the current standard features we’ve all come to appreciate in a new edition which continues the current generation.
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep has done a redesign of the Jeep Cherokee for 2021, however, the new 2020 model will maintain the same beloved characteristics of the current generation which began in 2009. It’s a dependable and popular mid-size SUV with a modern aesthetic and strong off the road performance. The Cherokee is an American standard known for its high performance both on and off the road.
2020 Honda Pilot
The Honda Pilot for 2020 is offered in a range of options for new-car shoppers with a recent redesign in 2019 which will carry over into the latest edition coming out. You can order yours in a variety of trims including the LX, the EX, the EX-L, and the Touring and each offers room for 8 passengers with second-row bench seating, and the addition of 16.5 cubic feet of cargo space for a total of 83.9 cubic feet for cargo space when the third seats are laid flat.
2020 Buick Enclave
The 2020 Buick Enclave is going to be offered in a choice of three trims including Preferred, starting at $40,000, Essence at $42,000 and Preferred, as their top of the line trim for $48,400. You get the choose the level of luxury you experience, but all are guaranteed to deliver high on luxury and interior comforts.
2020 Dodge Durango
The new Durango SRT offers a third row of seating in a mid-sized SUV. This model comes with plenty of power delivered by its 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine with 475 horsepower and excellent acceleration with 470 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to towing capacity, the new Durango will offer a capacity of up to 8,700 pounds and all trims will be offered with a performance-based all-wheel-drive system for your driving pleasure. In addition, it’s going to come loaded with carbon accents on the instrument panel with silver accent stitching on the interior.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan is still in the same generation as was introduced in 2013, but they’ve added some amazing updates to the well-loved mid-sized SUV. For 2020, you’ll see the three-row feature with seating up to seven and plenty of legroom, per the usual, and it’s been hinted at that there could be a new angular aesthetic for the interior. Nissan’s not letting out much more information, other than the fact that they’re planning a redesign for either 2020 or 2021 and until it makes its debut, we’re not going to know.
2020 Nissan Murano
Nissan has been doing very well in popularity scores in the mid-size SUV market. They’ll launch the 2020 Murano in much the same fashion as the 2019 edition, with the exception that there will be some upgrades to the technology. If you loved the 2019 version you can expect more of the same with no big surprises, with the exception of some tech updates and a few minor visual enhancements
The current Muranowill be upgraded and refreshed as the new 2020 Nissan Murano, this car will be launched with minimal changes. It is predicted that the changes will be its technology upgrades. This great car is expected to come up with the same attractive design, spacious cabin, and plenty of standard safety features. Below is the detailed information about exterior, interior looks, engine, and features of the upcoming Nissan Murano.
2020 Subaru Forester
Fans of the Forester will see prices bumped ever so slightly, but the new additions will make this a negligible issue. It’s all about safety and the 2020 Forester will offer some new features such as lane centering, lane departure prevention and a rear seat alert urging drivers to check the second row for passengers before exiting the vehicle. Although we’ll see a $235 increase in price, with a starting price of $25,270, who’s going to complain?
2020 Cadillac XT5
Cadillac’s XT5 is still the top midsize luxury SUV when drivers with discriminating taste demand a luxury vehicle with a high capacity. It’s a little bigger than the XT4 and a little smaller than the three-row XT6. The XT5 gets a redesign for 2020 with sheet metal beneath and a new base engine. So far, we’ve learned that it’s going to feature a redesign that is both sharpened and refined, but for any more information, we’re going to have to wait and see.