Many buyers are drawn to SUVs for their elevated ride height, all-wheel drive, off-road capability, and interior versatility. SUVs are also evolving to better suit the needs and wants of today’s driver and their families. They are the go-to vehicles these days; so there’s a constant stream of new models making their debut. Whether you are looking for something sporty or luxurious, but don’t want to compromise on space, there’s a family SUV out there for you. We did the research and compiled a list of the best SUVs for families in 2024, from least to most expensive.
1. 2024 Hyundai Kona
All-new for 2024, the Hyundai Kona has an attractive interior, good handling, and a choice of two engines. With a long list of comfort and safety features, the redesigned Kona is hard to beat. The Hyundai Kona is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 4 trim levels. The most popular style is the SEL AWD Automatic which comes with a 2.0L I4 engine and all-wheel drive.
Kona starting price: $25,999, hyundaicanada.com
2. 2024 Kia Sportage
Like other Kia models, the Sportage delivers excellent value with a long list of standard equipment, even on the base-level trims. With a roomy interior, good cargo space, and a range of fuel-efficient powertrains, the Sportage is a great five-passenger crossover SUV. The most popular style is the X-Line AWD which comes with a 2.5L I4 engine and all-wheel drive.
Sportage starting price: $28,415, kia.ca
3. 2024 Chevrolet Equinox
The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox is a well-rounded SUV known for its affordability and comfortable interior. With two-row seating space that fits five passengers, a combined fuel economy of 8.5L/100km, advanced safety features, and 1,810 L of cargo space, it’s a great choice for small to medium families who are budget-conscious.
Equinox starting price: $31,776, chevrolet.ca
4. 2024 Honda CR-V
The Honda CR-V is a perfect all-rounder for families who have to get stuff done and want to look good doing it. A handsome, bordering-on-luxury design makes the CR-V shine above its peers, especially considering its price. The hybrid model pairs an inline-four cylinder to two electric motors for a combined output of 204 hp, enough to have a bit of fun between dropping off the kids at soccer practice and heading to the grocery store. It offers ample legroom with five-passenger seating and excellent safety ratings, making it an ideal choice for small to medium-sized families. The rear seats are easy to fold down, providing extra storage space for your family outings.
CR-V starting price: $35,125, honda.ca
5. 2024 Toyota RAV4
The 2024 Toyota RAV4 is a versatile and compact SUV, making it suitable for small to medium-sized families. It offers excellent combined fuel efficiency of 6L/100km, is available with a hybrid option, five-passenger seating, and a comfortable ride, making it perfect for daily commutes and family outings.
RAV4 starting price: $36,234.50, toyota.ca
6. 2024 Mazda CX-90
The Mazda CX-90 is the newest addition to the Japanese company’s lineup. The larger and more premium 2024 CX-90 debuted with a new turbocharged 3.3-liter inline-six engine, making either 280 or 340 horsepower, as well as a plug-in-hybrid powertrain option. This three-row eight-seater SUV offers more luxury features than the brand’s current crop of SUVs. The all-new architecture that the CX-90 is built on is expected to also spawn a two-row SUV named CX-70, which should go on sale shortly after the CX-90.
CX90 starting price: $45,900, mazda.ca
7. 2024 Volkswagen Atlas
For 2023, Volkswagen adds a few key items to the Atlas, including a 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster, refreshed exterior styling, and a host of impressive safety features. This may be the best midsize SUV for your large family to enjoy the ride! The Volkswagen Atlas is one of the few SUVs on this list with the option of either a two or three-row configuration. This means you can fit a large family of seven across three rows or limit the seating to five.
Atlas starting price: $49,995, vw.com
8. 2024 Honda Pilot
The three-row Pilot midsize SUV is easily one of the best midsize SUVs in the market today. The Honda Pilot delivers on the promise of being comfortable, spacious, and packed with impressive safety features. The Pilot TrailSport is made for fun on the trails with an excellent AWD system, a body lift, and additional off-road equipment, making it a great option when taking your family to the wilderness for the weekend.
Pilot starting price: $51,650, honda.ca
9. 2024 Kia Telluride
If cheap transportation is what you’re looking for, you could do a whole lot worse than the Kia Telluride. It’s the best affordable three-row on sale right now, pairing slick looks with a nice cabin for an experience that feels more expensive than the car’s price tag. All Tellrudies comes standard with a 3.8-liter V-6 making nearly 300 hp. That means you won’t ever be wanting for power. It offers a spacious and well-designed interior with the largest three-row seating of eight passengers and heavy towing capacity. On top of that, it offers many advanced features such as an easy-to-use infotainment system, advanced driver-assistance technology, and the available Kia Connect app. Its stylish design makes it a great choice for large families!
Telluride starting price: $53,083, kia.ca
10. 2024 Buick Enclave
The 2024 Buick Enclave does a lot of things right, which lands it in several top ten lists for families looking for a midsize SUV. This three-row premium-level SUV has plenty of power, excellent handling, and a quiet ride to offer the desired serenity in the cabin. The Enclave is one of the few midsize SUVs on this list with standard leather upholstery, power-adjustable and heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. If you want massaging and ventilation in the front seats, step up to the Avenir trim.
Enclave starting price: $53,798, buick.com
11. 2024 Hyundai Palisade
The Hyundai Palisade shares much of its underpinnings with the wonderful Telluride, meaning many of the same great features can be found here, except with a Hyundai badge. The 2024 Palisade features available eight-passenger premium seating space in an elegantly modern and intuitive interior that thinks about everyone in every row.
Palisade starting price: $57,406, hyundaicanada.com
12. 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L takes a family-focused approach to the classic off-road SUV we know and admire. This longer version of the Grand Cherokee includes standard 4WD that’s made for some fun on the trails but can also keep you safe when facing foul weather. How big of a family can you fit in the Jeep Grand Cherokee L? This three-row midsize SUV can be configured with either six or seven seats across three rows.
Grand Cherokee L starting price: $58,320, jeep.ca
13. 2024 Kia EV9
When Canadian customers can get their hands on the Kia EV9, it should be quite the experience. The SUV is larger than the flagship Kia Telluride and features plenty of space and features. What makes this EV even more appealing is the amount of space — behind the third row, you’ll find 572 liters (20.2 cu ft) of room. The EV9 can be ordered in either six- or seven-passenger versions, depending on whether the second row has captain’s chairs or a bench. On the EV9’s upper trim levels, the third row is power-folding.
EV9 starting price: $63,183, kia.ca
14. 2024 Volvo XC90
The Volvo XC90 is far from the newest kid on the block, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love it. It remains one of the most appealing luxury three-row SUVs on sale today, despite its age. The XC90 still looks great, drives well, and comes with a wonderful cabin covered in premium wool fabric. There’s even a Recharge hybrid trim that makes an impressive 455 hp combined. Not bad for a car that came out a decade ago!
XC90 starting price: $71,550, volvocars.com
We hope this list of top 2024 family SUVs helps you in your quest for a new car! As always, we are here to update or build a new auto insurance policy for you!