We’ve made comparing our Midsize SUV range easy

With ample choice on the market, we’ve made it easy to compare midsize SUVs as stress-free as possible. In this guide we’ll be comparing some of New Zealand’s most popular midsize SUVs. Categorised from everyday options to premium, performance, luxury, hybrid, electric, and more. Looking to compare electric SUVs? View our comprehensive electric vehicle guide.

When you’re ready to test drive, be sure to read this handy article about what you can expect when test driving a vehicle.

If you’re after a vehicle that can go anywhere and do anything with space for the whole family, then look no further than a midsize SUV. midsize SUVs often have 2WD or 4WD capabilities, and offer a large amount of clearance off the road. Popular amongst both families and as a fleet vehicle, with advancements in technology allowing these larger vehicles to be safer and more fuel efficient than ever.

Offering everything you could imagine in a vehicle, SUVs are practical enough to take you wherever you need to go, without compromising on striking looks, space, comfort and luxury touches.

There’s a reason the SUV market is the largest growing vehicle segment in New Zealand right now – they are the perfect all-round vehicle, easily adapting to anything you throw at it and seamlessly fitting into the kiwi lifestyle.

After something a touch smaller? Have a look at our compact and crossover SUVs – the perfect middle ground between a hatchback and midsize SUV. 

Whether your criteria includes extra boot space, a hybrid option or supercharged performance, we’re sure to have your dream midsize SUV in your budget. As the single largest collection of automotive brands in New Zealand, we have on offer an array of award-winning SUVs.

So what exactly is a Midsize SUV?

Does a vehicle that can handle anything you can throw at it, has room for 5 people (plus their luggage), the latest technology and safety features and overall striking looks tick your boxes? Then a midsize SUV might be perfect for you. The midsize SUV fills the gap between the Compact and Large SUV segments. Offering a larger ride height, smooth driving qualities, the ability to tackle tougher terrain and do it all in style, it’s the perfect step up from a compact SUV, without having to drive a large 7-seater.

Purchasing a Midsize SUV

Purchasing a new vehicle is an exciting and important journey, and for most people is the second most biggest purchase after a house. With such a big purchase, you naturally want to do some research. With so many different options and specs out there we understand it can get overwhelming, quickly. So, let us take you through the difference between all the models on offer as we break down fuel economy, boot space, hybrid options and more.

Have a browse below, or alternatively speak to one of our team members using the live chat function in the lower right hand corner of your screen and one of our Miles Group team will be in touch to point you in the right direction.

We understand, more than most, that you may not be ready to speak to a salesperson just yet, but our team have insights into current stock availability – including what’s here at the dealership, what’s available in the country, and what’s due to arrive on the next boat – that we’re more than happy to share with you. You can make an enquiry here.

If you know what you’re looking for, feel free to complete a test drive booking to get the ball rolling.

Test driving a Midsize SUV

If you know what you’re looking for, feel free to complete a test drive booking to get the ball rolling.

Preparing yourself for a test-drive? Be sure to read this handy article about what you can expect when test driving a vehicle.

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Compare Everyday Midsize SUVs

These everyday crossover SUVs are exactly that; suitable for everyday use and offering appeal to a wide market. Whether taking the kids to school or heading to the bach, these cars get the job done while offering excellent value.

View our range of crossover SUVs from roughly $29,000 to $50,000

Haval H6 Midsize SUV

With a punchy 2.0L turbocharged petrol engine featuring a digital driver interface, the H6 mid-sized SUV is Haval’s most advanced SUV yet. ‘Futuristic simplicity’ is the name of the game for the Haval H6 mid-sized SUV, and from just $35,990 plus on-road costs, there’s a lot wrapped up into this affordable package.

Haval H6

  • From 7.4 L/100 km fuel economy
  • 2WD and 4WD
  • 2,500 kg braked towing capacity
  • Storage capacity TBC
  • Petrol or Hybrid
  • 5 year/150,000 km Haval warranty*
  • Explore the Haval H6
Toyota RAV4

The award winning RAV4 is popular for a reason. With ample cargo space, a fuel-efficient powertrain and the latest safety and technology features, it’s a steal for the price.

“With big side windows, big exterior mirrors and blind-spot monitoring, visibility and safety are excellent. The chassis is excellent too – the ride is spot on, steering feel is very good and if you want to push the car around some twisty corners, it will do just fine.” – Drive Life NZ

Toyota RAV4

  • From 5.3 L/100 km fuel economy
  • FWD and AWD
  • 1,500 braked towing capacity
  • 542 litres storage space with seats up
  • Petrol and Hybrid
  • 3 year/100,000 km Toyota warranty*
  • Explore the Toyota RAV4
  • AA/Driven: Medium SUV - Best In Class 2021

  • AA/Driven: Clean & Green Hybrid - Best In Class 2021

Kia Sportage Midsize SUV

Forward thinking design, dynamic interior, top of the line tech, efficient and responsive powertrains and the ultimate in safety systems deliver a responsive, optimal drive. The all-new Sportage is a true inspiration and it’s no wonder why it’s a Kiwi favourite. 

“This Sportage is an incredibly impressive package for its price point. It’s comfortable, practical, and best of all, great value.” – Driven NZ

Kia Sportage

  • From 7.3 L/100 km fuel economy
  • 2WD and 4WD
  • 1,650 kg towing capacity
  • Up to 1,829 litres storage space
  • Petrol and diesel
  • 5 year/100,000 km Kia warranty*
  • Explore the Kia Sportage
ŠKODA KAROQ

The KAROQ will impress you with its robust appearance, redesigned grill and distinctive headlights. Both inside and out, you can instantly see the KAROQ is ready for any adventure. Offering a sense of safety for your friends and family, room for all your hobbies plus advanced features to make your life easier.

The KAROQ can be compared to the middle child in ŠKODA’s line up, above the KAMIQ and below the KODIAQ. 

“ŠKODA is on a roll, and the KAROQ is proof that the Czech brand knows exactly what it’s doing in the field of family SUVs.” – Auto Express UK

Škoda Karoq

  • From 7.2 L/100 km fuel economy
  • 2WD and 4WD
  • Max 1,900 kg braked towing capacity
  • Up to 1,630 litres of storage space
  • Petrol
  • 5 year/150,000 km Škoda warranty*
  • Explore the Škoda Karoq
  • Car of the Year Awards 2021: Winner - Best Family SUV

Volkswagen Tiguan

Comfort, refinement and intuition are all cleverly packed into the spacious Volkswagen Tiguan. You’ll feel right at home with technology to make your life easier, a new digital cockpit and steering wheel, wireless charging and plenty of personalisation options. 

The Tiguan features a dynamic design,  with precise lines and expressive silhouettes that exudes power and utilitarian functionality. 

“Like with previous Tiguan models we’ve tested, this medium-sized SUV felt very comfortable on the road, and incredibly easy to drive. It’s agile, grounded and feels more grown up compared to older models. After testing the car for just a few days, everything became second nature and it felt very easy and familiar to drive.” – AA NZ

Volkswagen Tiguan

  • From 8.5 L/100 km fuel economy
  • Front wheel drive or 4MOTION all wheel drive
  • Max 2,100 kg braked towing capacity
  • Up to 1,655 litres of storage
  • Petrol
  • 5 year/150,000 km Volkswagen warranty*
  • Explore the Volkswagen Tiguan

Compare Premium Midsize SUVs

Our range of premium crossover SUVs offer a step up in technology, design and performance. For those that desire a car that does more than just get you from A to B.

View our range of premium crossover SUVs from roughly $50,000 – $80,000

CUPRA Ateca

You can expect an optimum experience and powerful performance with the CUPRA Ateca. A sophisticated SUV with top-of-the-line tech features and 6 versatile driving modes that provide a personalised driving experience that you can fine tune to harness your perfect drive. Ready to take you anywhere and everywhere, with plenty of space for your passengers on the ride. 

“The Ateca drives as sharp as it looks – smooth and sporty – with plenty of space for the family or lifestyle gear. The turbo engine and AWD drivetrain is the perfect combination for road hugging through the corners and sure footedness on all road surfaces.” – AA NZ

CUPRA Ateca

  • From 7.7 L/100 km fuel economy
  • All wheel drive
  • 2,100kg braked towing capacity
  • Up to 1,579 litres of storage space with rear seats down
  • Petrol
  • 3 year/100,000 km CUPRA warranty*
  • Explore the CUPRA Ateca
Audi Q3

The Audi Q3 combines luxury, sportiness and intuitive connectivity – it always has. The latest model has matured in dimension and design to become a more spacious, modern version of its best self. You’ll find with the Q3 that everyday performance is anything but routine. The Q3 will have heads turning out on the road – whether that’s for it’s incredible performance or striking looks, you’ll have to stop and ask. 

“The Audi Q3 Sportback is a great car and it doesn’t really matter what it’s up against, an Audi is an Audi, and they’re incredibly desirable.” – AA NZ

Audi Q3

  • From 6.6 L/100 km fuel economy
  • Front wheel drive or qauttro all wheel drive
  • Max 2,100 kg braked towing capacity
  • Up to 530 litres storage capacity with the rear seats up
  • Petrol and hybrid options
  • 5 year/150,000 km Audi warranty*
  • Explore the Audi Q3
  • After more performance? View the RS Q3
Volvo XC60

Meet the XC60 – Volvo’s dynamic, mid-sized SUV. With refreshed design details and google built in, it’s smarter than ever.

“We’re fans of modern Volvos, and the XC60 is no exception. It’s most of the good bits from the bigger 90-series cars and SUVs, distilled into a smaller package. Relaxing to be in thanks to the superb, calming cabin (get it in a bright colour, you won’t regret it. Unless you have kids), and mostly relaxing to drive. Does things differently to the equivalent BMW, Mercedes and Audi, and good though those cars are, is all the better for it. Definitely worth looking at.” – Top Gear UK

Volvo XC60

  • From 7.6 L/100 km fuel economy
  • All wheel drive
  • 2,400 kg braked towing capacity
  • Storage litres TBC
  • Petrol Hybrid Electric or PHEV
  • 3 year/unlimited kilometre Volvo warranty*
  • Explore the Volvo XC60

Compare Luxury Midsize SUVs

Discover the top-of-the-line midsize SUVs. Real head-turners, these SUVs are as stylish as they are powerful. Step inside and you’ll find top-spec technology, innovative safety features, with lavish touches on the seats, dashboard and more. Outside, striking and dynamic looks, with no attention to detail spared. Throw in their incredible performance and you’ve got some of the most incredible midsize SUVs on the market.

View our range of luxury midsize SUVs from roughly $90,000+

Mercedes-Benz GLC Midsize SUV

The GLC is a symbol of modern luxury. Showcasing classic hallmark SUV presence and features without being overly imposing, the GLC understands what you say and recognises your gestures, making it a true driver’s vehicle. 

Mercedes-Benz GLC

  • From 7.8 L/100 km fuel economy
  • Rear wheel drive and all wheel drive
  • 2,000 kg braked towing capacity
  • 550 litres storage capacity with the rear seats up
  • Petrol
  • 5 year/unlimited kilometre Mercedes-Benz warranty*
  • Explore the Mercedes-Benz GLC
Mercedes-Benz GLE

The Mercedes-Benz GLE is more intelligent and attentive than ever – the GLE truly does cast the SUV in a whole new light. Muscular forms and clear lines define the design of the GLE, with every detail both inside and outside designed to offer you the greatest freedom and comfort. This is the perfect SUV for those who desire the ultimate in luxury. 

“This seamless and incredibly smooth power combines with the GLE’s high levels of quality and technology to produce an deeply impressive thing to drive.” – Stuff.co.nz

Mercedes-Benz GLE

  • From 6.6 L/100 km fuel economy
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Up to 3,500 kg braked towing capacity
  • Up to 2,225 litres storage capacity
  • Petrol
  • 5 year/unlimited kilometre Mercedes-Benz warranty*
  • Explore the Mercedes-Benz GLE
Audi Q5 medium suv

Meet the Audi Q5 – ideal for New Zealanders and all-terrain driving. With a wide array of infotainment systems and driver assistance technology, the Q5 is designed to seamlessly fit into your everyday life. Sporty dynamic lines and and hallmark Audi design reflect the identity of the Q family. 

“What strikes us most about the Q5 Sportback is the lack of compromise that it seems to bring. Space in the back is strong, while rearward visibility isn’t hampered, either. It’s solid to drive, rides well even on S line trim’s passive sports suspension, and is sumptuously finished inside, too.” – Auto Express UK

Audi Q5

  • From 6.2 L/100 km fuel economy
  • quattro all wheel drive
  • 2,400 kg braked towing capacity
  • 520 litres storage space with the seats up
  • Petrol and diesel
  • 5 year/150,000 km Audi warranty
  • Explore the Audi Q5
Lexus RX

The RX sets the standards for luxury SUVs. With sculpted lines, impressive LED illumination, the latest technology and bold accents, Lexus’ best selling SUV is waiting for you. 

Lexus RX

  • The all-new 2022 model is arriving soon, specs TBC.
  • Petrol and hybrid
  • 4 year/unlimited kilometre warranty
  • Explore the Lexus RX
Range Rover Velar

Meet the revolutionary middle child between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport; the Velar. It takes glamour, modernity and elegance to an exceptional new level. This midsize SUV combines emotionally charged DNA and unquestionable design pedigree to create a truly class-leading vehicle. 

“This is my first BusinessDesk review and the over-arching question I will always ask is: “If money is appropriate and the car I’m test-driving suits my circumstances, would I want to own it?” With the Velar, the answer is an absolutely resounding “yes”.” – Matt Martel, Business Desk.

Range Rover Velar

  • From 7.3 L/100 km fuel economy
  • All wheel drive
  • 2,500 kg braked towing capacity
  • Up to 1,374 litres storage space
  • Petrol or hybrid
  • 3 year/100,000 km Audi warranty
  • Explore the Range Rover Velar

Compare Performance Midsize SUVs

No compromises here. With exclusive extras such as alloy wheels, extra driving modes, distinctive performance finishes, premium sound systems and incredible power, these models are true performance vehicles. 

Škoda Karoq Sportline

The Karoq Sportline model boasts a 2L engine, four wheel drive, DSG transmission and sporty styling features. The Sportline model was created for drivers keen on a spot of dynamic driving in both appearance and performance, with the upgraded design features complimenting a powerful engine.

The Sportline Model provides an array of upgrades, including a sporty new engine. With the added benefit of Driving Modes with Off-Road Function, Gloss Black Roof Rails, Sports Steering Wheel, Digital Dash Instrument Panel, Tiptronic DSG Gear Paddles, Sportline Upholstery, Front Sports Seats and more.

“It has the brand’s signature outsider charm mixed with a premium European feel, a ripping little drivetrain, handsome design, plenty of space inside given the small footprint, and reasonable running costs…”  – Car Expert.com

Explore the Karoq Sportline

Audi RS Q3

A popular member of the Audi Sport family, the Audi RS Q3 offers incredible performance combined with excellent practicality. With model options of the RS Q3 compact SUV and the RS Q3 Sportback crossover coupé, this next step up from a pocket rocket has plenty to offer for all walks of life.

Additional to the regular Q3 model is the RS styling, which offers just enough sportiness to show this vehicle means business without taking it too far at the risk of being obnoxious.

You just have to start the engine to hear (and feel) the legendary 2.5 litre TFSI engine before heading out on curvy mountain roads and putting the quattro all-wheel drive to the test. The RS Q3 proves that ‘SUV’ and ‘breathtaking’ aren’t mutually exclusive.

“It’s a cracking engine that not only produces amazing peak outputs of 294kW/480Nm and has the ability to rocket the high-riding hot hatch from 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds, but, thanks to its unusual configuration and firing order, it has an unmistakeable soundtrack that isn’t too dissimilar to the R8 supercar’s warbling V10 … I can’t really think of a natural competitor to the RS Q3 that can match its style both inside and out and with this much performance for the money.” – CarSales

Explore the Audi RS Q3

Porsche Cayenne

The Porsche Cayenne SUVs are made for both the short sprint and long distance For excitement and relaxation. The Cayenne is a truly versatile vehicle, crafting a driving experience that is anything but ordinary.

The Cayenne and Cayenne Coupé boast a striking appearance and impressive performance, with up to five seats. Whether you prefer embarking upon your next adventure in the Cayenne together with friends, or fall for the iconic lines of the Coupé is purely a matter of personal taste. But one thing also applies to our two biggest models: every Porsche is first and foremost a sports car.

“Now, with this new chapter of Cayenne, Porsche has kept everyday practicality well in sight but further leveraged their iconic 911 DNA. They have sharpened its design, increased its performance and extended its already impressive technological advancements – you could say that with the 3rd generation Cayenne, Porsche has really turned up the heat.” – Dave McLeod, Tarmac Life 

Explore the Porsche Cayenne

Compare EV & Hybrid Medium SUV Options

Explore the future of mobility. The pinch at the petrol pump and the desire to shift to a cleaner, green options has resulted in an increase in popularity of hybrid and electric vehicles; including some excellent crossover and compact SUVs. 

Wanting to learn more about electric vehicles? Read our EV breakdown.

Haval H6 Midsize SUV

Everything you know and love about the original Haval H6, with a fuel-efficient hybrid engine. 

Haval H6 Hybrid

Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV

Offering the same specification and luggage space as the 2-litre GXL Petrol, the RAV4 2.5-litre GXL Hybrid provides a fuel efficient all-wheel-drive system for urban and rural adventurers.

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Volvo XC60 Hybrid

Meet the Hybrid XC60 – intelligent design at every turn. Hybrid power meets Volvo’s superior design touches, creating the ultimate in luxury hybrid SUVs that allows drivers to get one step closer to considerate mobility. 

Volvo XC60 Recharge Hybrid

Range Rover Velar Electric Hybrid

Every one of Land Rover’s vehicles delivers a dynamic driving experience – and the Plug-in Hybrid Electric Velar is no different. The 2.0 L engine offers a smooth and refined driving experience, whether you’re in Parallel Hybrid or EV mode. 

“The new Range Rover Velar P400e PHEV is as modern as they come, is loaded with extras, and offers a confident, efficient ride – what else would you expect!” – Dave McLeod, Tarmac Life

Range Rover Velar Hybrid

The Q4 e-tron is the first purely electric car in Audi’s compact segment. Characterised by technological innovation, sportiness and functionality, the compact fully electric SUV captivates at first glance, thanks to its striking elegance.

Audi Q4

Volvo XC40 Compact SUV

Designed for the city and beyond, the XC40 is perfectly suited to those who like the practical features of an SUV while retaining many of the agile driving characteristics of a hatchback. 

“This car really has been designed for busy, active folk with kids, and it proved incredibly easy to live with. Between the glovebox, door pockets and cup holders front and rear and a centre console large enough to hold a box of tissues, there’s a place for everything.” – AA New Zealand 

Volvo XC40

  • A mild hybrid that recovers energy produced when breaking and stores it in a 48V battery
  • 6.9 L /100km fuel economy
  • Explore the Volvo XC40 
  • Looking for an full EV mid-size SUV? Be sure to check out the C40.
  • Electric Car Awards 2021: Best Hybrid Small SUV

Compare Pre-Owned Midsize and Medium SUVs

With access to 20 car brands across our network, we also have a large number of pre-loved midsize SUVs ready for their next home (including hybrids and EVs).

With new vehicles coming onto our yards daily our stock is always changing so we encourage to you to view the full range online. More often than not used vehicles come with their own warranty, and when you purchase a car from Miles Group the service doesn’t just stop when you drive off the yard. Our exceptional after-sales service, including personalised service and WOF reminders is designed to ensure you get the very best vehicle ownership experience around.

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