Best V6 SUVs Reviews & Ratings

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Considering the vast majority of sport utility vehicles on the market are equipped with a six-cylinder, there has to be something pretty special about one to earn it a position on the list of best SUVs. Their engines need to be strong but fuel-efficient, and paired up with a flawless transmission. Since every buyer is looking for a little something different, it does not hurt to have a roomy cabin for hauling a family, or a thoughtful suspension to tackle a little off-road action.

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Best V6 SUVs

Lexus RX SUV Crossover

Lexus RX SUV Crossover
MSRP
$39,310
Fuel Economy
18 City / 25 Highway
Engine
3.5L V6
Seats
6
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Rating: 2.7/5
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Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUV

Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUV
MSRP
$38,140
Fuel Economy
28 City / 28 Highway
Engine
3.5L V6
Seats
6
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Rating: 2.6/5
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Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Crossover

Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Crossover
MSRP
Fuel Economy
City / Highway
Engine
2.4L 4C
Seats
6
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Rating: 2.5/5
550 users voted

Mitsubishi Outlander SUV Crossover

Mitsubishi Outlander SUV Crossover
MSRP
$22,695
Fuel Economy
23 City / 28 Highway
Engine
2.4L I4
Seats
5
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Toyota RAV4 EV SUV

Toyota RAV4 EV SUV
MSRP
Fuel Economy
City / Highway
Engine
Seats
5
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Rating: 2.6/5
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Toyota Venza Crossover SUV

Toyota Venza Crossover SUV
MSRP
Fuel Economy
City / Highway
Engine
2.7L 4C
Seats
5
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Rating: 2.5/5
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Audi Q5 SUV

Audi Q5 SUV
MSRP
$35,900
Fuel Economy
20 City / 28 Highway
Engine
2.0L 4C
Seats
5
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  • Currently 4.68/5
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Rating: 2.6/5
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Honda Pilot SUV

Honda Pilot SUV
MSRP
$28,470
Fuel Economy
18 City / 25 Highway
Engine
3.5L V6
Seats
6
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Rating: 2.5/5
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Kia Sorento SUV Crossover

Kia Sorento SUV Crossover
MSRP
$23,150
Fuel Economy
21 City / 29 Highway
Engine
2.4L 4C
Seats
5
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  • Currently 3.96/5
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Rating: 2.6/5
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Lexus RX SUV Crossover

Lexus RX SUV Crossover
MSRP
$39,310
Fuel Economy
18 City / 25 Highway
Engine
3.5L V6
Seats
6
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Considering the vast majority of sport utility vehicles on the market are equipped with a six-cylinder, there has to be something pretty special about one to earn it a position on the list of best SUVs. Their engines need to be strong but fuel-efficient, and paired up with a flawless transmission. Since every buyer is looking for a little something different, it does not hurt to have a roomy cabin for hauling a family, or a thoughtful suspension to tackle a little off-road action.

First on the list of best V6 SUVs is the stunning Lexus RX 450h. A pair of electric motors are paired up with a 3.5-liter V6 to deliver a ton of power and impressive fuel economy. The RX 450h is good for a total output of 295 horsepower while returning 32 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. It also receives top safety scores and provides a luxurious cabin.

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid combines excellent fuel-economy with roomy seven passenger seating. While most hybrids pair their gasoline engine to a pair of electric motors, Toyota takes it a step further and uses a trio. Combined fuel-economy is 28 mpg, and on the road, this hybrid feels beyond confident.

Next on the list of best V6 SUVs is the Hyundai Santa Fe. Although a four-cylinder is one the smaller models, the larger GLS and Limited trims get a 3.3 liter V6 that's good for 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. Of all the SUVs directly competing in this vehicle's segment, Santa Fe offers one of the nicest cabins. Despite its low price, the cabin is spacious and embellished with quality materials.

The GT trim on the Mitsubishi Outlander gets a fantastic 230 horsepower 3.0-liter V6 engine. It pairs with a six-speed automatic that offers manual shift capabilities. Outlander GT delivers a smooth, quiet and comfortable ride, and returns an average of 21 mpg.

Next on the list of best SUVs is the Toyota RAV4, a vehicle that tends to turn the eye of diverse consumers for an array of reasons. This newly redesigned vehicle offers a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 269 horsepower and 246 pound-feet of torque to accelerate zero to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. EPA estimates are generous as well at 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, for a combined average of 22 mpg.

Although often overshadowed by its Highlander relative, the Toyota Venza is also another one of the best V6 SUVs. Zero to 60 mph is achieved in a quick 6.9 seconds, thanks to its 268 horsepower 3.5-littter V6. Surprisingly, fuel-efficient is almost identified to that which is seen in the four-cylinder Venza, with a combined average of 22 mpg.

With its sporty exterior, top-notch interior, fantastic braking performance, sporty handling and incredibly roomy backseat, it is easy to see why Audi Q5 makes the list. Of course, it is what's under the hood that really counts. The available supercharged 3.0-liter V6 delivers 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque to reach 60 mph in a lightning fast 5.8 seconds.

The Honda Pilot is another one of the best V6 SUVs. Its 3.5-liter V6 produces 250 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque, with an average fuel-economy of 21 mpg. This is one seven-passenger vehicle that you won't feel short-changed with as it boasts one of the roomiest third rows in its segment.

Kia Sorento is next due to its optional 3.5-liter V6. When equipped with this engine, Sorento becomes motivated by 276 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque, with a generous combined fuel-economy rate of 22 mpg.

Motivated by a 3.5-liter V6, Lexus RX 350 rounds out the list. This vehicle may turn heads on the road with its chiseled body, but performance shoppers will appreciate its 270 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque.