Things are changing in the world of SUVs. No longer are drivers of SUVs consigned to having an unwieldy, clunky, box-like vehicle. Nor will these SUVs drink fuel; and they're easy on the eyes. Modern SUVs can be elegant, they can be stylish, but most importantly they can, in some circumstances, be cost-efficient. With this guide, you can take a look at some of the most exciting SUVs that are set to be released throughout 2020.
What's Up with the Best Mid-Sized SUV?
The Acura RDX is a luxury mid-sized SUV that aims to continue the trend of the RDX's sporty, aggressive design. The RDX boasts a 272 hp VTEC turbo-four which is combined with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The RDX has a range of impressive features fitted as standard. Including, 12-way adjustable and heated front seats, a host of intelligent safety systems designed to keep both drivers, passengers, and other road-users safe, a 10.2-inch dash-top display, LED headlights, and so much more. The RDX is expected to start at around $37,300, with prices increasing based on the trim and additional options you select.
And The Best Value SUV?
The Toyota RAV4 was the best-selling Toyota in the United States during 2017, with around 400,000 units sold. Toyota is hoping to continue to improve on that success with a completely revamped RAV4 in 2019. Starting at around $36,000 there may be slightly cheaper SUVs out there, but the RAV is set to be one of the easiest and cheapest to maintain and run thanks to the abundance of them on the road. There's even a hybrid version available that looks to appeal to the eco-friendly motorists out there. Toyota claims that the hybrid RAV4 will benefit from its custom all-wheel-drive system, which Toyota says sends more power to the rear wheels.
What is the Most Exotic SUV Released this year?
The Lamborghini Urus is the latest in a long line of exotic SUVs that have become popular in recent years. The Urus will be powered by a specially-made 4.0L twin-turbo V8 that'll kick out at least 600bhp. Even though it is a big vehicle, the Urus is expected to be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 in under 4 seconds; it is a Lamborghini after all. As Lamborghini is owned by the Volkswagen Group, similar to Audi, the Urus is expected to share the same platform as the Q7.
Tell Me More about the Best Compact SUV.
With an even sportier look than before, the Volkswagen T-Roc is set to become one of the best compact SUVs available on the market. Despite being a compact SUV, the T-Roc has a boot capacity of 385 to 455 liters – that’s more than what is offered by the larger Volkswagen Golf. It would seem that for the US market engine choice is limited to a 2.0L petrol option that is paired well with the cruise control.
What is the Most Expensive SUV?
A Rolls-Royce always comes with a hefty price tag, and the Cullinanis no different. With prices starting at $325,000, the Cullinan is one for only the richest of the rich. Boasting an incredible 6.75 liter, twin-turbo V12 engine that produces a whopping 563 horsepower, the Cullinan is truly a beast on the roads. While you might think that all that power equates to a brisk ride, you've got to remember it's the size of a double-cab pickup truck, and weighs a bit more than one too, weighing in at 2730kg at the curb. If you can afford one, a Cullinan is a sound investment and a worthy purchase.
We Need Space. What's The Best Full-Size SUV?
The Range Rover is set to start from $88,860 for the entry-level standard wheelbase all the way up to $207,900 for the SV Autobiography. These prices can increase depending on the additional extras that you choose. The Range Rover is one of the most recognizable vehicles on the road today and is the epitome of luxury and style. Once a vehicle that was solely designed for off-road and farm use, modern Range Rovers are perfect for use anywhere, whether it's off-road or a busy city street, you're bound to be comfortable with a Range Rover.
What is the Best Luxury SUV?
Mercedes-Benz is launching a new and bigger GLE running on an improved chassis and drivetrain that aims to increase its off-road capabilities while also improving how it drives in a city environment. Powering this beast is expected to be a Mercedes-Benz engine that is complimented by an electric motor. With diesel and full hybrid versions set for release later in the year.