These Are The Most Anticipated New SUVs
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 to offer a high level of driving excitement and off roading fun, others are built to comfortably haul around your family on an everyday basis. Today, SUVs are even bigger, better, and more efficient than ever before. And far more affordable:
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. It’s clearly one of the most powerful SUVs in the world. While a traditional manual transmission isn’t offered, the eight-speed automatic transmission can shift gears rapidly: when launched from a standstill, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk can hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Meanwhile, an adaptive suspension enables the SUV to provide secure handling on twisty roads. A 7,200-pound towing capacity further highlights the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s versatility.
With the ability to seat up to five passengers, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the perfect alternative to a high-performance sports sedan. A number of luxuries come standard, including a booming sound system and ventilated seats. Advanced safety innovations, like forward collision warning, give you an extra peace of mind.
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
The all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has the potential to be one of the automaker’s top-selling vehicles. Not only does this small crossover strike a pose with its sharp styling, but it also promises to offer 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.
A lot of people will be drawn to the crossover’s cool interior design. Several premium upgrades are available. While the amplified Rockford Fosgate audio system will cause music fans to perk up, heated front and rear seats enable everyone in your family to experience an extra layer of warmth. Advanced safety innovations, such as automatic collision braking and adaptive cruise control, are available on the top-of-the-line SEL trim.
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 manages to deliver everyday comfort. Futuristic styling gives car fans another reason to drool over the new Urus. Unfortunately, a starting price of $200,000 puts the Urus out of reach for the average consumer. 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.
In contrast to the typical Lamborghini, the Urus can accommodate a full-size family. Its race-inspired cockpit is bound to get your adrenaline pumping. Sport pedals and a flat-bottom steering wheel make you feel in complete control. Drivers will also love the cabin’s digital 3D gauge cluster, just one of many high-tech features found on the dashboard and inside this innovative SUV.
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. While the base four-cylinder engine develops 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque, the optional turbocharged engine develops a more inspiring 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The Kona’s extra muscle gives it a big advantage over rivals like the Honda HR-V and the Toyota CH-R.
An extensive list of high-tech goodies are available for the new Kona. To prevent sleepy heads from dozing off at the wheel, Hyundai offers a driver attention warning system. Meanwhile, a large heads-up display eliminates the need for drivers to look down at the speedometer. Wireless phone smartphone charging is offered as well.
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. While on the road, you’ll be surrounded by a plethora of luxurious features. 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 than the Cadillac Escalade and the Infiniti QX80. 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.
There is no overlooking the Navigator’s lavish interior. Even the base Select model boasts a 10-inch touch screen, a 14-speaker sound system, and a 4G Wi-Fi hot spot. If you desire the ultimate level of relaxation, opt for Lincoln’s 30-way massaging seats. Meanwhile, an automated parking system helps steer you into tight spots.