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The Top 5 SUVs on the Market Today

Posted by on March 19, 2013 in Comparisons, New Cars, Reviews - No comments

Sport utility vehicles, or SUVs, are increasingly becoming popular for both families and individuals. Offering more space than an average sedan while still getting decent fuel economy, the growing popularity of the SUV has resulted in most major car manufactures developing their own version. With the variety of options available on the market, it can be difficult to decide which SUV would work best for a particular person. Here are five of the best SUVs currently on the market to help people begin to make their decision.

The Honda CR-V

honda-crvFor many, the name ‘Honda’ has come to mean reliability, and this model is no different. The CR-V offers excellent safety scores, which is reassuring to all drivers, plus a great fuel economy of up to 31 mpg on the highway. The sleek design is ascetically pleasing for many while the interior offers plenty of room for both additional passengers and cargo. The starting MSRP of $22,795 is also budget friendly, making it a more feasible option for many people interested in upgrading to a SUV.

mazda-cx5The Mazda CX-5

The design for this Mazda offers a daring appeal for those who might be interested in leaving behind the boring and conventional. It is a vehicle that truly puts the ‘sport’ in ‘sport utility vehicle’. What makes it even more appealing for many potential buyers is the starting MSRP of $20,695, which is lower than most other SUVs in the class. With a fuel economy of 35 mpg highway, it even has the capacity to continue to save the driver money at the pump. This SUV also offers positive safety ratings, making it a strong choice.

The GMC Acadia

GMC-AcadiaThis SUV works to incorporate the more rugged look associated with the brand’s trucks and combine it with the comfort and more refined look expected in an SUV. This option has a higher starting MSRP than the previous options, beginning at $34,050, but it does offer gifts in return. For example, the Acadia has third row seating and can sit up to eight passengers. It also has plenty of cargo space, allowing all those people to bring what they need. There is also optional all-wheel drive to help in poor road conditions. This versatile car can serve well in a variety of circumstances and can get up to 24 mpg on the highway, which is decent for its size.

The Ford Escape

2008 Ford EscapeThe new 2013 Escape has a number of factors working in its favor. It has been complimented on its handling and comfortable seating, which makes it a pleasant drive for everyone. There are also plenty of options for buyers looking for different engine needs. The starting MSRP of $22,470 places it in the price range for many people and the 31 mpg it is capable of getting on the highway makes it an affordable choice all around.

The Volvo XC60

volvo-xc60With a starting MSRP of $34,350, the XC60 is the most expensive SUV on this list, but it also offers many benefits to drivers. It has a very pleasing design and an incredibly spacious interior. Volvo lives up to its legacy of safety first and has received excellent safety scores. Features such as integrated booster seats make it very family friendly and the 24 mpg on the highway mean that it does not do too much damage to the wallet either.

Choosing the right SUV for a particular individual can be a challenging task. Everyone has different needs and expectations. These five SUVs have stood out from the rest, however, because of their well rounded features and capabilities. Those in the market for a new SUV should review these vehicles above as they begin their search for the perfect match.

This article was written by Lou Murphy, who is the primary writer for Autoinsurance.us, which specializes in auto insurance rates and quotes.


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