Looking to upgrade from your compact SUVs as despite being easy on your pocket they are too small for your needs? Look no further, as we bring you the cheapest midsize SUVs that you can pick in 2022 without creating a dent in your bank balance. Apart from the pricing, we have also provided any active lease or finance deals from the manufacturer for that particular vehicle. The listed SUV’s fuel efficiency and warranty details have been mentioned as well.

Midsize SUVs combine the practicality, size benefit, and usability of large SUVs with the efficiency and comfort of a midsize sedan. Midsize SUVs are most suited for buyers who need loads of passenger and cargo space while not compromising on efficiency, features, equipment, and capabilities. When one has all these priorities on the plate, its highly important to find the right vehicle without venturing too far out of your budget. Most of the best midsize SUVs in the market are on the cheaper side of the cost spectrum, offering lots of value for the money these vehicles demand.


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10. 2022 Hyundai Palisade

The list starts with the 2022 Hyundai Palisade. This upscale SUV in the SE configuration with front-wheel drive costs $33,600. All-wheel drive comes at an additional expense of $1,700. The SUV gets no finance option as of now, but there might be dealer-specific offers available. There is, however, a lease option available at $415/month for 36 months with a signing fee of $3,799. The annual running is capped at 10,000 miles, and this offer is valid until the 31st of May 2022.

2022 Hyundai Palisade SE FWD

Specs

Price

$33,600

Engine

3.8-Liter V6

Horsepower

291 hp

Torque

262 lb-ft

Transmission

8-speed automatic 

Color Options

Black, Burgundy, Rainforest, Silver, Moonlight Cloud, White, Steel

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

19 MPG/ 26 MPG/ 22 MPG

For 2022, Hyundai added more standard safety equipment across the lineup with integrated turn signal side mirrors. The Palisade is one of the best choices in this segment thanks to its long list of standard features, loads of advanced technological features, and comfortable interior. Recently, Hyundai also revealed the updated 2023 Palisade. The SUV also comes with a limited warranty of 5 years/ 60,000 miles.

9. 2022 Chevrolet Blazer

At number nine is the home-grown 2022 Chevrolet Blazer SUV. This model is priced at 33,400 for its base 2LT trim with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available, as well, for a vehicle price of $36,100. The Blazer comes with a finance option at 1.9% APR for 60 months at $604/month. There is also a lease option available at $461/month for 36 months with an initial downpayment of $461. 

2022 Chevrolet Blazer 2LT FWD

Specs

Price

$33,400

Engine

Turbocharged 2.0-Liter I-4

Horsepower

228 hp

Torque

258 lb-ft

Transmission

9-speed automatic

Color Options

Red, Silver, Black, Pearl Tricoat, Red Hot, White, Orange, Gray, Blue

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

22 MPG/ 29 MPG/25 MPG

The Blazer is one of the most stylish and fun-to-drive models in this class. The all-wheel drive optional system also adds the Trailering package as standard. For 2022, the SUV dropped the base L and 1LT trims as well as the 193 hp standard engine. Chevrolet also revealed the 2023 Blazer model that gets a facelift. The SUV comes with a standard warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.

8. 2022 Kia Telluride

The 2022 Kia Telluride is priced at $33,390 in its LX trim equipped with front-wheel drive. The SUV can be leased at $384/month for 36 months with a signing fee of $2,384. There is also the 4.99% APR finance option that converts into $567/month for 66 months. The offer is valid till the 31st of May 2022. All-wheel drive is available as well, at an additional price of $2,000.

2022 Kia Telluride LX FWD

Specs

Price

$33,390

Engine

3.8-Liter V6

Horsepower

291 hp

Torque

262 lb-ft

Transmission

8-speed automatic transmission

Color Options

Gray, Silver, Black, Sangria, White

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

20 MPG/ 26 MPG/ 23 MPG

For 2022, the Telluride LX got more standard features including a 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, automatic climate control, semi-autonomous adaptive cruise control, and Kia’s new logo. The Telluride also got a design refresh for 2023. The vehicle comes with an industry-leading warranty standard of 5 years/ 60,000 miles along with a powertrain warranty of 10 years/ 100,000 miles.

7. 2022 Nissan Murano

The 2022 Nissan Murano starts at $33,310, just $80 less than the Telluride. The price mentioned is for the base S model with FWD, whereas S AWD costs $35,010. Nissan provides the Murano S FWD on lease at $449/month for 36 months with an initial signing fee of $3,639. There is also a finance option available at 1.9% APR for 36 months at $28.60/$1,000. There is also a $500 cash-back option available.

2022 Nissan Murano S FWD

Specs

Price

$33,310

Engine

3.5-Liter V6

Horsepower

260 hp

Torque

240 lb-ft

Transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission

Color Options

Black, Blue, Gun Metallic, Silver, White

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

20 MPG/ 28 MPG/ 23 MPG

The Murano S entered 2022 with no changes at all. The SUV is one of the older, and less updated models in the range. However, its different styling, a high-quality cabin, and lots of standard technology features make it a highly desirable choice in the market. It is also among the few models in the class to offer a V6 engine as standard. Nissan also offers a decent standard warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles on this SUV.

6. 2022 Toyota Venza

Toyota’s 2022 Venza hybrid vehicle is the only hybrid midsize SUV that comes under the within $34,000. The base LE model gets AWD as standard, and comes at a price of $33,240. The SUV is sold in three trims only, and the top model costs $40,730. Toyota offers the Venza LE on lease at $359/month for 36 months with a signing fee of $2,999. It can be financed as well, at 6.74% APR for 72 months with a downpayment of $2,490, which translates into a monthly fee of $541.

2022 Toyota Venza LE AWD

Specs

Price

$33,240

Engine

2.5-Liter I-4+ two electric motors

Horsepower

219 hp

Torque

N/A

Transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission

Color Options

Gray, Black, Blizzard Pearl, Blue, Titanium Glow, Ruby

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

40 MPG/ 37 MPG/ 39 MPG

The two motors are mounted on the each of the axles and draw their power from a 252 V Li-ion battery pack. The car comes with Sport, Eco, and Normal driving modes, along with a specific EV mode. For 2022, the car got no changes, but the 2023 version gets a Nightshade Edition along with more safety features. The car is supported with a standard warranty of 3 years/ 36,000 miles and a hybrid-component warranty of 8 years/ 100,000 miles.


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5. 2022 Subaru Ascent

Half-way through the list is the 2022 Subaru Ascent. The Ascent is the largest family SUV on sale from the brand, and it starts at a price of $32,795 in its base form. It is sold in seven configurations, and the top model costs $45,945. Subaru provides a lease option of $319/month for 36 months with $3,219 due at the time of signing. There is also a finance option available at 1.9% APR on an all-new 2022 Subaru Ascent base model.

2022 Subaru Ascent base

Specs

Price

$32,795

Engine

Turbocharged 2.4-Liter Flat-4

Horsepower

260 hp

Torque

277 lb-ft

Transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission

Color Options

Black, Silver, White, Gray

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

21 MPG/ 27 MPG/ 23 MPG

The base model featured no changes for 2022. The Ascent comes as a 7-seater or an 8-seater SUV with loads of standard technology and features but has a tight third row. It also drives brilliantly thanks to its standard all-wheel-drive system and high ground clearance. Subaru provides a basic warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles on the Ascent as standard.

4. 2022 Kia Sorento

We enter the sub-$30,000 range with the 2022 Kia Sorento. The SUV costs $29,590 in its base LX trim with front-wheel drive. It carries an additional destination charge of $1,255. However, the model is up for financing at 3.25% APR for 66 months at a premium of $478/month along with a downpayment of $2,000. There is also a lease option at $344/month for 36 months with a signing fee of $2,344.

2022 Kia Sorento LX FWD

Specs

Price

$29,590

Engine

2.5-Liter I-4

Horsepower

191 hp

Torque

181 lb-ft

Transmission

8-speed automatic

Color Options

Black, Silver, Everlasting Silver, Gray, White, Passion Red Tint Coat

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

24 MPG/ 29 MPG/ 26 MPG

Kia made no changes to the Sorento for 2022. The Sorento is one of the few models to offer three-row seating as standard on a midsize SUV, with surprisingly enough space to move around in the second and third row of seats. It also has an impressive list of standard features matched with advanced but simple technology. The Sorento is covered under a standard warranty for a period of 5 years/ 60,000 miles.

3. 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe

The only other Hyundai SUV on this list is the 2022 Santa Fe. This model in the SE trim with front-wheel drive costs $27,700, and also gets optional all-wheel drive for $1,700 additional. The car can be leased at $269/month for 36 months with an initial signing fee of $3,899. There is also a finance option available at 2.79% APR for 60 months at $28/$1,000 financed. Apart from this, Hyundai also provides potential cash savings of $500 on top of these offers.

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe

Specs

Price

$27,700

Engine

2.5-Liter I-4

Horsepower

191 hp

Torque

181 lb-ft

Transmission

6-speed automatic

Color Options

Stormy sea, Black, White, Silver, Gray, Hampton Gray, Red

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

25 MPG/ 28 MPG/ 26 MPG

The Santa Fe also comes in the hybrid and plug-in hybrid models which cost $34,300 and $40,000 respectively. For 2022, the car got no changes to its base model. The Santa Fe provides a comfortable and supple ride with rich and comfortable interiors. This base trim has a standard towing capacity of 1,650 lbs. Hyundai offers a standard warranty of 5 years ir 60,000 miles on the Santa Fe, whichever comes first.

2. 2022 Subaru Outback

At the second spot is the 2022 Subaru Outback. The Outback is sold in eight trims, starting at a price of $27,645. The prices increased by $500 as the vehicle was launched initially at $27,145. Subaru provides the Outback on finance at 1.9% APR on the all-inclusive price, and this offer is valid until 31st May 2022. There is also a lease deal available at $265/month for 36 months with a signing fee of $2,899.

2022 Subaru Outback base

Specs

Price

$27,645

Engine

2.5-Liter Flat-4

Horsepower

182 hp

Torque

176 lb-ft

Transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission

Color Options

Blue, Bronze, Silver, Black, White, Gray

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

26 MPG/ 33 MPG/ 29 MPG

The Outback offers decent fuel economy for vehicles in this class. It is one of the most practical SUVs on sale, with its standard all-wheel drive and tons of standard features, including LED foglights that were added to the car this year. Subaru also revealed the 2023 Outback model that features design upgrades and more standard features. The SUV is supported with a standard warranty of 3 years/ 36,000 miles.

1. 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

At the top of this list is the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan S with front-wheel drive. The car costs $26,490 in this form, with all-wheel drive being an additional option at $1,500. There is also an additional destination charge of $1,195. The SUV can be financed at 4.7% APR for 60 months with a monthly premium of $18.73/$1,000 and zero downpayment. There are no lease deals available as of now.

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan S FWD

Specs

Price

$26,490

Engine

Turbocharged 2.0-Liter I-4

Horsepower

184 hp

Torque

221 lb-ft

Transmission

8-speed automatic

Color Options

Gray, Silver, White, Black

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

23 MPG/ 30 MPG/ 26 MPG

The Tiguan model got a styling update for 2022, that gave it a similar appearance to the remaining SUVs. It got LED headlamps, redesigned grille and updated bumpers, wheel designs, a new steering wheel, with standard heated seats, and a standard digital gauge display. The car comes with a standard warranty of 4 years/ 50,000 miles along with a powertrain warranty of 4 years/ 50,000 miles.


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