Top 10 SUVs

The SUV market is flooded with models ranging from pure luxurious to proper utility vehicles. This makes choosing the right SUV quite a difficult task. That is why today we have come up with a list of the best SUVs available in the market.

No 10. Nissan Pathfinder

Class Mid-size SUV
Brake Horse Power 240-310
Price $27,440 – $42,160

The pathfinder has been in production since 1986 and its latest generation series was unveiled at the 2004 North American International Auto Show. The new R51 Pathfinder then released, used the Nissan F-Alpha platform, and was powered by a 4.0 L V6 engine VQ40DE.

No 9. Porsche Cayenne

Class Mid-size crossover SUV
Brake Horse Power 240-500
Price $40,000 – $104,800

The Cayenne is a five seat mid-size luxury sport utility vehicle developed by Porsche since 2002. The latest-generation Cayenne was unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

No 8. Saturn Outlook

Class Full-size crossover SUV
Brake Horse Power 270-275
Price $30,625 – $36,450

The Saturn Outlook replaced the Saturn Relay when it was introduced in 2006. This SUV boasts a 3.6 L V6 DOHC 24-valve HFV6 engine with Variable Valve Timing. The Outlook can comfortably seat 8 people. This SUV was an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick for 2008 and 2009, so if you are a safety first guy, then this one is definitely a worthy option.

No 7. Land Rover LR2

Class Compact crossover SUV
Brake Horse Power 230
Price $35,500 – $35,500

A 5-door SUV, the LandRover LR2 is sold as Freelander 2 in Europe. The LR2 debuted at the 2006 British International Motor Show.

No 6. Mazda CX-9

Class Full-size crossover SUV
Brake Horse Power 273
Price $28,805 – $34,215

Described as a “modern station wagon”, the CX-9 was unveiled on April 13, 2006 at the New York International Auto Show. The latest model has a 3.7 L MZI V6 engine and features a 6-speed F21 automatic transmission.

No 5. Mercedes-Benz GL

Class Full-size luxury crossover SUV
Brake Horse Power 215-382
Price $59,950 – $82,850

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class debuted at the 2006 North American International Auto Show and it seats 7 passengers.

The GL 450 model of the SUV received the 2007 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year.

No 4. Mitsubishi Endeavor

Class Mid-size crossover SUV
Brake Horse Power 225
Price $27,999 – $31,499

Built in Illinois, the Endeavor from Mitsubishi motors is based on the PS platform and it was first vehicle built under Mitsubishi’s “Project America”. The SUV has been in production since 2004. The debut version of the Endevour used the 6G75 3.8 liter V6 engine offering 215 hp, which was later improved to 225. The latest version of the SUV i.e. the 2010 model went on sale in June 2009.

No 3. Infiniti QX 56

Class Full-size Luxury SUV
Brake Horse Power 400
Price $56,700 – $59,800

Featuring a 5.6L V8 32-valve VVEL engine, the current third-generation Infinite QX56 debuted at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. The QX56 2011 features a four-zone climate control, a Bose® 2-channel, 13-speaker Premium Audio surround sound stereo system with hard drive memory storage, a hard-drive based navigation system, XM satellite radio with NavTraffic, a power liftgate/tailgate and Infiniti Intuitive Park Assist, a parking assist feature which uses the around view monitor. Phew!

No 2. GMC Envoy

Class Mid-size SUV
Brake Horse Power 270-290
Price $30,625 – $38,670

This SUV from GMC features a 5.3 L LM4 V8 engine and 4-speed automatic transmission. Currently, the Envoy has been phased out after the 2009 model year. The 2009 model, by the way, has a capacity for 7 passengers.

No 1. Cadillac Escalade

Class Full-size SUV / sport utility truck
Brake Horse Power 332-403
Price $60,951 – $84,192

A full-size luxury SUV by Cadillac, the latest Escalade has a 6.2 L Vortec V8 engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

A hybrid version of the SUV was also introduced at the 2008 South Florida International Auto Show. This hybrid is powered by a 6 liter V8 engine that makes 332 hp.

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