Cost: $22,000 to $31,000
The recently redesigned Santa Fe performed better than the Honda Pilot in Consumer Reports' testing. "It provides a quiet and roomy interior, excellent fit and finish, a refined powertrain, a relatively good ride and an optional third-row seat," Consumer Reports says. Electronic stability control (ESC) is standard.
The Elantra beat out last year's pick, the Toyota Highlander.
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