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.
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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
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.
- 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
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
- 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
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
- 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
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
- 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
- 5 year/150,000 km Škoda warranty*
- Explore the Škoda Karoq
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
- 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
- 5 year/150,000 km Volkswagen warranty*
- Explore the Volkswagen Tiguan