Best Medium SUVs
Looking for Australia's best medium SUVs?
Whether you're looking for a high-riding 4x4 wagon or a comfort-focused roadgoing family car, there's something here for everyone.
With the latest technology, competitive fuel efficiency figures and advanced new safety features, you're sure to find the perfect medium SUV among these picks.
We've also tested eight of Australia's most popular and compelling medium SUVs, which you can read via the button or big feature box below.
The Nissan X-Trail is one of Australia’s freshest mid-size SUVs having introduced an all-new fourth-generation model here in early 2023.
Now bigger, roomier and more premium than ever, the X-Trail offers the added flexibility of seven seats in some variants and includes a hybrid option to help reduce your fuel bills.
Toyota RAV4 (Hybrid)
The Toyota RAV4 is an icon, sitting comfortably as Australia's top-selling and most in-demand SUV, eclipsing the likes of Mazda's CX-5, the Subaru Forester and the Mitsubishi Outlander.
The current generation Toyota RAV4 reached Australia in early 2019, loaded with hybrid options – which have all proven the most popular in the range.
Consistently one of Australia’s most popular mid-size SUVs, the Mazda CX-5 has been a huge hit since it first appeared in 2012 as a replacement for the CX-7.
Now in its second generation, which was introduced in 2017, Mazda treated the CX-5 to a mild update in early 2022 to ensure it still compares favourably with rivals like the Toyota RAV4 and Kia Sportage.
Over the years, the Sportage has graduated from 'cheap and cheerful' to semi-premium in its build quality, materials, technology and driving qualities. It has also rated well as a Wheels Car of the Year contender.
The Hyundai Tucson is a mid-sized SUV now in its fourth generation, with the current model having launched in Australia in 2021. It blends striking exterior design with a more restrained interior that deliver class-leading space, and is offered in three trim levels.
Three engines are available: a 2.0-litre four-cylinder, a 1.6-litre turbo four, and a 2.0-litre turbo diesel.
The Mitsubishi Outlander has been the Japanese brand’s midsized SUV offering since 2003.
Mitsubishi’s fourth-generation Outlander arrived in Australia in 2022, presenting as a roomier and classier offering than the third generation, and sharing a platform with the new Nissan X-Trail.
Midsize SUV Reviews
2024 Honda CR-V review: Australian first drive
Could the all-new CR-V be the answer to Honda's prayers as it works to regain market share?
2023 Nissan X-Trail long-term review
The latest on our long-term drive of Nissan's mid-size SUV
2023 Nissan X-Trail hybrid vs Honda ZR-V hybrid: Comparison review
Two range-topping hybrids with intriguing setups clash in a newcomer’s comparison
2023 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GSR review
Flagship Pajero Sport has the looks, but is it worth the extra coin?
2023 Ford Everest vs Mitsubishi Pajero Sport comparison review
2023 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLS 4x4 review
2023 Kia Sportage SX/SX+: Quick review
2023 Toyota RAV4 Cruiser: Quick review
Midsize SUV Comparisons
Best Medium SUV 2023: Family Car Comparison
Thinking of buying a new mid-size SUV this year? We test eight of the best and most popular contenders to see where you should spend your money
2023 Isuzu MU-X vs Mitsubishi Pajero Sport comparison review
These wagons are towards the more affordable end of the mainstream seven-seat 4x4 market, but which one is the better vehicle?
2023 Mitsubishi ASX vs Eclipse Cross: which should you buy?
Mitsubishi's two small SUVs have subtle differences, so which is right for you?
Best Electric Cars, $80k-100k: Luxury EVs tested
This is part three of our price-based EV buying guide, comparing Australia's electric cars priced between $80,000 and $100,000
Best Electric Cars, $65k-80k: Australia's premium EVs tested
In part two of our three price-based EV buying guides, we compare Australia's electric cars priced between $65,000 and $80,000
2020 Ford Escape v Toyota RAV4 v Honda CR-V virtual comparison
Two newcomers arrive on the mid-size SUV scene to take the fight to the best-selling Toyota RAV4
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs BMW X1 spec comparison
Mercedes-Benz’s facelifted GLA has a second chance to knock the BMW X1 off its perch – how do the two stack up against one another on paper?
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross vs rivals: spec comparison
When the Toyota Corolla Cross arrives in 2022 it’s going to have a fight on its hands – here’s how it’ll stack up against the small SUV rivals
Midsize SUV News
2024 Nissan Rogue revealed: X-Trail update still some time away
We won't be getting the new-look X-Trail any time soon
VIDEO: Mercedes crashes two EVs to prove structural & battery safety
Mercedes-Benz showcases the safety of its electric vehicles through a public crash test, aiming to address common concerns around EV safety
2024 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series pricing for new auto and HiLux engine models
Pricing for the updated 70 Series LandCruiser that is now offered with an automatic gearbox and the diesel engine from the HiLux ute.
Australia's most popular electric cars in 2023: September update
Australians have purchased more electric vehicles than ever before in 2023. Here's how every EV is tracking in Australia...
2024 Mitsubishi Outlander and plug-in hybrid pricing and features
Mitsubishi's medium SUV comes in for a minor model year update and price bump
VFACTS September 2023: HiLux remains best-selling vehicle, but Ranger leads 4x4 race
Ranger, HiLux and D-MAX remain the best-selling 4x4 vehicles in September
VFACTS September 2023: Yet another record-breaker, EVs continue to grow
More cars than ever were registered last month for the third month running as supply shortages ease
2024 Audi line-up to add more standard safety features
Adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist and lane-keep assist to become standard for all Audi vehicles in Australia
Recall roundup: Renault, Ford, Kia, Range Rover, Alfa Romeo
New recalls issued for the Renault Koleos, Ford Puma, Kia Sorento hybrids, Range Rover Velar and Alfa Romeo Tonale