AutomotiveMap Picks: Best Two-Row SUVs for Families
Familes, singletons, or empty nesters who want a high-riding vehicle but don't need seating for up to nine frequently see a two-row SUV as a good choice. These types of SUVs comes in all shapes and sizes. Some emphasize comfort and posh amenities over fuel efficiency and cargo space. Others are the opposite. They come in a wide variety of price points from sub-$20,000 to well over $80,000.
Though they often get trolled for all looking alike, there are a whole host of differences that help many of them stand out from the crowd - for the right or wrong reasons. AutomotiveMap's team has whittled down the long list to highlight their favorites below.
2020 Mazda CX-30
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Harvey Briggs: This one's for the drivers out there who have to bring the rest of the family with them sometimes. I love Mazda's Kodo design language in the 2020 Mazda CX-30 and this CUV has the legroom its little brother the CX-3 doesn't.
2020 Jeep Renegade
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Jesus Garcia: Its boxy exterior design offers a cathedral of interior space while staying true to its off-road pedigree. The 2020 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk's capability off-road will surprise even the most die-hard muddin' enthusiasts.
2020 Toyota RAV4
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Perry Stern, AutoNXT: One of the bestselling vehicles in America, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 delivers with impressive fuel economy, a spacious and comfortable interior, good off-road capability and attractive styling.
Nicole Wakelin: The 2020 Toyota RAV4 has lots of standard features, achieves good fuel economy, and earns high predicted reliability scores. There are also hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.
Chad Kirchner: The RAV4, especially the hybrid, offers all the functionality a small family needs. It has a long list of safety tech that you don't have to pay extra for and the hybrid gets stellar fuel economy numbers.
2020 Acura RDX
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Eileen Falkenberg-Hull: The 2020 Acura RDX hits the nail on the head for the average two-row buyer in a number of ways. Its cabin is filled with premium materials, it has comfortable seats (with enough space in the second row for two adults to fit), and there's gobs of small item and cargo storage space. On top of that, the RDX, unlike many other SUVs, is fun to drive with engaging steering and excellent throttle response.
2020 Volvo XC60
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Sue Mead: I consider the 2020 Volvo XC60 a benchmark SUV with world-class safety and mannered motoring. It has a gorgeous, quiet, and spacious interior and laudable stowage. It's refreshed upscale R-Design and new Polestar-engineered trim are powered by a robust turbocharged and supercharged engine and hybrid motor.
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