Top 10 SUVs



Sports utility vehicles are like minivans which have the same platform as a mini truck and are famous for it’s on the road and off the road abilities. SUVs are powerful, grand and super classy. Most of the SUVs are used on paved roads but its true use can be known on rough and hilly areas. The term SUV is used in North American only. In others places it is called as  “off-road vehicle”, “four-wheel drive” or “four-by-four” (abbreviated to “4WD” or “4×4”) or simply the brand name of the vehicle is used like ‘jeep’ or ‘land rover’. There are a lot of SUVs in the world but here is a list of top 10 SUVs in respect of quality, power and comfort-

1.Mercedes – Benz M class ML350 TEC SUV-
The brand name ‘Mercedes-Benz’ is so well established that no other brands can beat it. The new Mercedes-Benz M class is getting good reviews because of its engine which has better performance and handling capacity. This 2012 model uses the BlueTEC engine which is an innovation on its own. The engine maximises the power of diesel gasoline and doesn’t even emit so much noise and unclean particles. The engine makes the new M class ML350 model environment friendly and cost effective.

2. Toyota Land Cruiser SUV-
There is nothing which this latest SUV model cannot handle. It is beast on the road with a fierce 5.7-liter DOHC 32-valve V8 engine and with a six-speed automatic transmission; it delivers 381hp and 401 pound-feet of torque. If properly equipped, it has a towing capacity of around 8,500 pounds. It has small 38-7-foot turning circle which makes parking the car very easy. In short, driving this SUV is fun and a great experience every time.

3. Porsche Cayenne Turbo SUV-
This SUV will give you an awesome driving experience. With a 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, it achieves 0 – 60 mph in 5 seconds. Its engine is matched with an eight-speed shiftable automatic to scream 500 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Audio visual display helps you in parking the car and sensor alerts help you in knowing if there is any obstacle on the way. Cayenne Turbo has a terrific 7,716-pound towing capacity.

4. Lincoln Navigator SUV-
With brilliant performance, appearance and comfort, this SUV grabs everybody’s looks on the road. This vehicle includes rear-view cameras, automatic climate control, power lift gates and a surround- sound system with 14 speakers on their standard models. Its wood and leather interior is just awesome and it can accommodate 7 passengers with leg space to each and everybody plus ventilated and heated leather seating. It has a V8 5.4L engine, which might be less than other SUVs but its grand luxury look overshadows it.

 

5. BMW X6M SUV-
You will fall in love with this machine at the first sight.  Going for this SUV will make a very clever decision. The BMW X6M SUV has a twin turbo 4.4-liter V-8 engine that produces 555 horsepower @6000 rpm and 500 pound-feet of torque @1500 rpm. It travels from zero to 60 mph in a 4.3 seconds; making it one of the fastest sports utility vehicles on the market. Just you cannot expect a ton of cargo space or to carry more than four passengers. It makes up its shortcomings by its performance.

6. Lancia New Voyager-
If you think of an SUV, a Voyager like model will come to your mind. Chrysler Voyager was the first minivan in the market. After Chrysler recently merged with Fiat, the company has introduced the Lancia New Voyager which is absolute pleasure to drive. The 2012 Lancia New Voyager comes in Silver, Gold and Platinum trims and with two different engines. The first is a 283 horsepower 3.6 petrol engines while the other is a fantastic 163 horsepower 2.8 diesels. Both the engines are Euro 5-compliant and are matched up with a six-speed automatic transmission. It also has the Stow ‘n Go feature, which allows you to fold and virtually hide seats to open up cargo space. With this feature you don’t have to remove the seats completely to make space for cargo.

7. Land Rover Range Rover-
This sport utility vehicle delivers solid acceleration, super towing capacity and off-road capabilities. It has a 5.0-liter V8 engine paired up with a six-speed shiftable automatic which deliver 375 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. It can tow around 7,716 pounds. This 2012 Land Rover model is not that fuel efficient but you can invest on it because it very comfortable and looks elegant.

8. Peugeot 4007 SUV-
This is the first vehicle to be developed as the result of cooperation between sister company Citroen and Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi. This 4007 SUV has a four cylinder 2.2 litre turbo-diesel powered engine paired with a new dual clutch system (DCS) six speed manual gearbox. Passengers experience a smooth ride with the 4007 SUV, all the credits goes to the well tried and tested standard Macpherson strut front formula suspension backed up by torsion beam suspension for the rear axle. Every passenger can travel with comfort because it has ample space inside.

9. Infinity QX SUV-
The 2012 QX has a 5.6-liter V8 engine that delivers 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. Matched up with its standard seven-speed automatic transmission, it can travel to 60 mph in a quick 6.8 seconds. When properly equipped, the QX can tow up to 8,500 pounds, but it only returns 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. The unique feature in this SUV is its headlights. The headlights are automatically adjusted to precise levels by an adaptive lighting system that comes in this version of the QX.

10. Cadillac Escalade Hybrid SUV-
Escalade Hybrid comes with a very strong 6.2-liter V-8 engine that produces 332 horsepower and 367 pound-feet of torque, making it a surprisingly powerful vehicle. The Escalade Hybrid uses two types of power, including electricity produced by electric motors and the power generated by the gas engine. It has an EPA approximated 23 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city, making it the greatest fuel optimized vehicle in its segment. These sport utility vehicles also have automatic front and rear balance control keeping the vehicle level especially when passengers and goods are on board.