2018 is set to become one of the best years for SUVs. More manufacturers will be competing than ever before in an attempt to dominate the market with their innovative new vehicles. Amongst such manufacturers, we can find traditional carmakers such as Honda or Kia, but we can also see new players like Acura. Some on the main innovations include increased fuel efficiency, increased environmental friendliness, and improved safety. Each SUV is different: some are large, others small, and their features and accessories vary greatly. While some are suitable for families, others are more adequate for personal or professional use.
What features should I look for in an SUV?
There are many different aspects to take into account when choosing your SUV. First, you should consider size. The bigger the SUV, the more gas it will consume and therefore the cost will be higher. Bigger SUVs are more suitable for large families who move around a lot; smaller ones are adequate for personal transportation. In second place, you should keep in mind the entertainment options that the SUV offers. Some vehicles are built with screens, which are a more children-friendly option.
How much space do you need in an SUV?
SUVs come in different shapes and sizes. Depending on your specific needs and those of your family, it is important to take into account the size of the SUV. Generally, we can distinguish between subcompact SUVs, crossover SUVs, and full-sized SUVs. If you don’t need a lot of space, a subcompact SUV will be the preferable option, as it offers just a bit more space than a sedan. However, those with large families or people who travel in groups should look into getting a crossover or even a full-size SUV, as these are more suitable for longer distances and offer ample legroom.
What kind of fuel economy do SUVs offer?
In general, filling the tank of an SUV will be slightly more costly than with a sedan. There are two reasons for this: SUV's aren’t as aerodynamic as smaller cars and they often have larger, more powerful engines that are needed to power the heavier weight of an SUV. This means more fuel consumption, which translates to a more costly vehicle. Some SUVs come with a four-cylinder engine, while others come with a V6 or even a V-8. The good thing, however, is that modern environmentally-friendly options are starting to appear on the market, allowing for greater fuel efficiency which translates into lower costs.
How safe are SUVs?
Safety is a fundamental factor that should be evaluated whenever purchasing a new vehicle. An SUV is no exception, and luckily, modern SUVs are built with advanced safety mechanisms to ensure the integrity of passengers. Larger SUVs are built with a strong frame, and are often quite heavy. As a result, it takes them longer to stop when traveling at high speeds, and they are also more prone to rolling over. A crossover is lighter and more efficient, but also more likely to become damaged in a collision. Many modern SUVs come with automatic emergency brakes.
What are the top SUV brands this year?
The SUV market will be dominated by both traditional and new car manufacturers. For compact SUVs, Honda will be a key player in this market, especially with its new CR-V model; moreover, Honda will also upgrade many of its existing models by upgrading efficiency and speed. Another player to look out for is Kia, which will put out some fantastic models such as the Kia Sportage or the Kia Sorento, both expected to be some of the best-performing SUVs. If you’re looking for something bigger, Chevrolet will be the manufacturer for you. With its standard large SUVs, Chevrolet will introduce new vehicles like the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe into the market.