The best family SUVs 2020 according to consumers
Looking for a used car or SUV that people seem to enjoy driving? According to consumers, these are the best family SUVs for 2020. Each year, JD Power’s Initial Quality Study (IQS) helps determine which vehicles caused owners fewer problems during the first few months of ownership. Vehicles participating in the IQS get a score indicating the number of problems per 100 vehicles, or PP100. These family SUVs tick all the boxes.
The Nissan Armada is one of the best 2020 family SUVs, according to consumers
People seem to trust the opinion of those who JD Power, even if the 2020 Nissan Armada is not an obvious choice. In other parts of the world, the Armada goes by the name Nissan Patrol. It is just as popular under that name, maybe even better known. According to JD Power and consumers, the 2020 Armada provided a stress-free ownership experience. The PP110 score for the Armada is 115. This family SUV does it all with room for eight people and 390 hp from the engine. It offers four different finish options, which should suit most budgets.
The Chevrolet Tahoe is another option for the best family SUVs of 2020, according to consumers
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JD Power says the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe is the most popular full-size SUV in America while also topping consumers’ list of the best 2020 family SUVs. It also has eight seats, and buyers can get 355 hp from the 5.3L V8 or 420 hp from the 6.2L V8. Four trim levels are also an option on the Tahoe. JD Power gave the 2020 Tahoe a PP100 of 133, but consumers say they’re happy with the ownership experience so far.
Meet the smaller but still roomy Nissan Murano
You might want to take another look at the 2020 Nissan Murano. All options got a 260hp V6 engine, but buyers could opt for front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. Thanks to Nissan Safety Shield 360, the 2020 Murano has many safety features included as standard. Buyers may want to go for something above the basic level to get all the best safety features. For this release, the PP100 score was 134 issues per 100 vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave this family SUV a five-star safety rating.
You might be able to find a good deal on the family Kia Sorento
Just before receiving a significant redesign, the 2020 Kia Sorento slipped under the radar. Kia offered this family SUV in five different trim levels and two engine choices, a 185-hp four-cylinder or a 290-hp V6. Although it may seem more compact, the Sorento can actually accommodate seven passengers. According to the JD Power IQS, the 2020 Kia Sorento had a PP100 score of 136. That was high enough to land a JD Power Initial Quality award in the upper midsize SUV segment. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded this Kia SUV the Top Safety Pick for 2020.
If you still want a fast option, check out the performance versions of the Dodge Durango
The 2020 Dodge Durango still had room for seven passengers, even though it’s a midsize SUV option. Buyers could opt for a V6 or V8 engine and choose between front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Plus, new R/T and SRT models mean this family SUV is fast. Perhaps too fast for some with a 0-60mph time of 4.4 seconds, thanks to its 475hp Hemi V8 engine. This year, the Dodge Durango earned a PP100 score of 138, which tied it with the Chevy Blazer.
While JD Power’s Initial Quality Study (IQS) provides a good overview of the best SUVs for families in 2020, they aren’t the only options. However, finding a reliable family SUV means paying more attention to safety and seating options.
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