Mid-size SUVs are a good choice for families on the go that enjoy outdoor activities like camping, skiing and hiking. The list contains SUVs generally priced under $35,000. Five passenger seating is standard, but many mid-size SUV offers third-row seat that expands capacity to seven-eight. It’s really hard to pick top ten in the list, here are top 10 affordable and fuel-efficient Mid-size SUVs which are our favorite.
2011 Ford Explorer
All new for 2011, reviewers say the Ford Explorer finally has what it takes to compete with the best midsize SUVs and crossovers on the market, giving it the name 2011 North American Truck of the year. Improved fuel economy, performance and a comfortable interior makes Ford Explorer a good choice for a family vehicle.
2011 Buick Enclave
The 2011 Buick Enclave have luxury interior , smooth ride and stylish look set almost equivalence with some luxury SUVs, but do not expect to be treated like a car. The only disadvantage of having one is that the Enclave is not available with V8 power and average fuel economy – 17/24 mpg city/highway. But if you can live these minor inconveniences, the enclave is a winner.
2011 Mazda CX-9
The 2011 Mazda CX-9 should be crossed choice for people who need a midsize SUV that can seat seven, but they also want something that is enjoyable to drive. Decent fuel economy and comfortable interior are just the icing on the cake.
The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse
The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse excellent exterior, spacious and modern interior design, performance and fuel consumption which is excellent for its size, the Traverse will be a good choice for anyone who needs more space and practicality.
The 2011 Dodge Durango
The Durango is as good as what the competition offers. There is a seating for up to seven in three rows, some critics say that the interior design and construction are better than it’s competition for the family SUV from Chevrolet and Ford.
The 2011 Ford Flex
The Ford Flex is a beautiful, high-tech option for families who want a minivan, without the characteristics of a mini-bus. Its unique appearance, powerful engine options and a spacious third-row seat makes winner of his class.
The 2011 GMC Acadia
The GMC Acadia is an ideal alternative for mini-van. The base price may seem high, but in return you get seating for seven or eight, the massive load capacity and excellent fuel economy.
The 2011 Nissan Murano
The 2011 Nissan Murano is an affordable midsize SUV, which is really fun to drive. Good performance, fuel economy and agile handling, reviewers recommend the Murano without any problems.
The 2011 Ford Edge
The updated Ford Edge has new high quality style, interior and powerful engine options. Best of all, Edge offers revolutionary touch controls for stereo and entertainment systems.
The 2011 Hyundai Santa
If you need midsize SUV, the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe has one of the lowest prices in the class. When you add in the fact that it has standard features like Bluetooth, steering wheel audio controls, a USB port, and excellent fuel economy, going for the Santa Fe seems like a no-brainer.