These Are The Most Anticipated New SUVs of 2018
SUVs were all the rage in the early 2000s — and once again, over a decade later, these oversized vehicles are starting to take over the American car market. While some SUV models are designed for off-roading fun, others are built to comfortably drive on an everyday basis.
If you’re considering adding an SUV to your garage, some of the newest models are already exciting car lovers. Check out the following SUVs, the most anticipated SUVs hitting dealerships in the coming months.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
Equipped with a supercharged V-8 engine, the all-new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is specifically engineered to deliver a blistering performance on the road. Although the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s starting price of more than $87,000 may raise a few eyebrows, mind-numbing acceleration and array of premium features make this stunning SUV well worth it.
The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s monstrous Hellcat engine develops a staggering 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque. While a traditional manual transmission isn’t offered, the eight-speed automatic transmission can shift gears rapidly: from a standstill, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk can hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
The all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a small crossover with sharp styling, and it offers impressive fuel savings — a surprising quality for an SUV. Most importantly, prices start at an affordable $24,290. It will go head-to-head against SUVs like the Mazda CX-5 and the Honda CR-V.
Powering the new Eclipse Cross is a 1.5-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It features a competitive 152 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. An automatic CVT helps ensure the best possible fuel economy. While the Eclipse Cross doesn’t offer blindly quick acceleration, its athletic handling is bound to win over a lot of drivers. Optional all-wheel drive transforms the Eclipse Cross into a surefooted winter vehicle.
2018 Lamborghini Urus
Lamborghini is a storied producer of race-bred automobiles. But, for drivers who seek a crossover SUV with the DNA of a sports car, Lamborghini offers the all-new Urus. Aside from its exhilarating performance capabilities, the Lamborghini Urus delivers exceptional comfort at a starting price of $200,000. The Porsche Cayenne may prove to be a less expensive alternative.
Under the hood sits a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine. Lamborghini’s engineering team tweaked it to develop 641 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. When you stomp on the accelerator, the exotic crossover sprints to 60 mph in around 3.6 seconds. Customizable driving modes and an adjustable air suspension come standard.
2018 Hyundai Kona
The 2018 Hyundai Kona is perfect for the drivers who are looking for a cool SUV that doesn’t break the bank. Among the Kona’s most intriguing qualities is its electrifying appearance. The subcompact Kona’s gaping grille and striking headlights will cause onlookers to take a second glance. You’ll also have several invigorating paint colors to choose from, including Lime Twist and Surf Blue. An MSRP of $20,450 sweetens the deal.
Kona buyers will have two different engines to choose from: a four-cylinder engine and 147 horsepower or a turbocharged engine with 175 horsepower. The Kona’s extra muscle gives it a big advantage over rivals like the Honda HR-V and the Toyota CH-R.
2018 Lincoln Navigator
The 2018 Lincoln Navigator proves that full-size SUVs are here to stay. Whether you need to pull a camper across the country or take your family on a trip to the beach, this big bruiser promises to provide the maximum comfort. Although the Navigator shares many of its mechanics with the Ford Expedition, elegant styling sets it apart.
Strapped with a turbocharged V-6 engine, the Lincoln Navigator now packs noticeably more power. It develops a beastly 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. Along with the new engine comes a new 10-speed transmission. You’ll be able to confidently tow up to 8,700 pounds.
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