SUVs are powerful and majestic machines. The year 2012 has seen many new cars being introduced and when it comes to SUVs people have surely appreciated a lot of new models. When it comes to SUVs there are three major categories- small, medium and large sized SUVs. In the section of small SUVs you can go for the Chevrolet Equinox. Its new, it’s strong and it’s a beauty to look at. In terms of performance it stands out too.
It is the best fuel efficient SUV of today’s market and it has been creating a buzz ever since its launch. In the section of medium sized SUVs, there is the Ford Expedition. With new Control Traction 4 Wheel system and new safety features, this car has made its mark in the market in a very impressive manner. If you’re more into large SUVs, do go for the Chevrolet Enclave or the Chevrolet Buick Enclave. It’s a luxury SUV with great new features and it sure looks promising.
SUVs are one of the most magnificent cars in the market. These beautiful beasts have the looks of a sturdy machine complete with sleek finishing and well decorated and spacious interiors. SUVs are designed to withstand a lot of environmental pressures which makes them a safe bet too. One of the most popular SUVs of the year 2012 is the 2013 BMW X1. It has a 300-hp inline 6-cylinder with a 240-hp 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine which makes this car very efficient.
On the other hand, the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek and the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport/Santa Fe are also good choices. They have flexible wheel function which makes driving a very smooth experience even with big cars like SUVs. The 2013 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT is yet another SUV to look out for. It’s new, it’s hot and it’s doing very well in the market. It is a mid size SUV which takes care of all your needs and gives you good comfort too. Another SUV to look out for is the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.
The Land Rover Evoque is here and the market has responded favorably to it. A lot of people were initially not warm to the idea of such a clumsy name, but once the SUV was launched, peoples’ uncertainties seem to have dissipated. It is Land Rover’s first product in the crossover SUV segment and it can be said that the car is alluring and elegant. In fact, people who have bought the Evoque have said that the car needs to be experienced, not explained.
What stands out about the Land Rover Evoque is its design. The car embodies a path breaking design in the world of automotive design. In fact, it is being said that as far as the design goes, Land Rover Evoque is the David Beckham of cars! The driving power is Ford sourced, 270 pound feet torque producing, 240 horsepower pumping, 2 liter engine with four cylinder eco-boost along with turbo charging and direct injection.
If you are planning to get an SUV but don’t want to go for a large bulky one, then you can look for small ones too, which are mainly known as compact SUVs. SUVs or Sports Utility Vehicles are usually known to be large and powerful. But if you get the same features in a smaller version then that can also be very beneficial. These compact SUVs are usually of 4.25 to 4.60 meters in length. The first compact SUV was launched in the year 1983 in the form of the Chevrolet S 10 Blazer.
The compact SUVs usually have limited off road features. They also come with monocoque construction features which are seen exclusively in small SUVs. Small family cars and compact cars usually have similar features and that is where the compact SUVs get their inspirations. The looks of compact SUVs are similar to the other larger ones.
This vehicle comes with two different versions in terms of engine power. It has the supercharged V8 and 400-hp 4.2L supercharged V8. The car also comes with an on-board rearview camera as well as an automatic transmission with a 6-speed capability. It also has an entertainment system for rear seat passengers. In addition to this DVD player-enabled entertainment, there is a navigation system complete with a touch screen.
Range Rover Sport comes with additional capabilities such as Electronic Traction Control on top of the four-wheel abilities. It also has a dynamic response system as well as a four-piston Brembo. The logic 7 surround sound system is the most famous feature in the Range Rover Sport model. Electronic air suspension is another feature that adds to the ultimate cost of owning this car. The car also has fog lamps and power vents. The 20-inch alloy rims make it the type of car anybody would love to own.
The Kia Sportage LX 14 2WD is equipped with a powerful 2.0 liter four –cylinder engine. This engine has the capability 140 horsepower and powers the front wheels only. This vehicle is powered by a standard four-speed manual transmission, however, many other transmission options are available depending on the buyer’s specifications. Moreover, this vehicle offers an extremely smooth transmission without any irritating noises. It also comes with 16 inch alloy wheels.
On its appearance, the Kia Sportage has a logical design. Various controls like the handbrake are appropriately located and therefore easy to use. Furthermore, the LX 14 2WD Sportage delivers some treats like the superb roof rails, CD stereo with six speakers, USB audio jacks colored exterior mirrors and handles. It has plenty of space in the interior both in the back and front sections. Finally, it has an impressive fit and finish both in the interior and exterior.
The Kia Sportage EX V6 4WD comes with an all powerful standard 2.7 liter engine. It has a four-speed automatic transmission, V-6 engine and BorgWarner electronic four-wheel drive. The BorgWarner unit is responsible for directing up to 50% of the total vehicle torque to the rear wheels if need be. The standard price also comes with superb interior comforts like A/C, cruise control, six speaker CD stereo units capable of playing CD’s MP3 and even cassettes.
In road tests, the Kia Sportage EX V6 4WD has earned high points and proved to be a competent SUV due to its standard safety gear, remarkable interior, superb handling and excellent off-road capabilities. Moreover, it has an excellent ergonomic design, largely due to its straightforward dashboard loaded with various controls that are easy to use. Worth-noting the Kia Sportage EX V6 4WD comes with a five-year, 60k-mile warrant that many people find hard to resist.