The Top 10 New Trucks And SUVs For 2017

Published August 8, 2016

With 2017 fast approaching, we thought it was time to compile a list identifying ten best new-year SUVs and trucks. The list involved analysing all the new SUVs of 2017, comparing many aspects such as appearance, power, and terrain performance. Using all the relevant statistics and informations, we then cleverly selected ten of the very coolest. With the announcement that Dodge will no longer be producing, we made sure to look at potential replacements for their Grand Caravan model. For some brands, such as Bentley, this is their first attempt to compete in the SUV market, so the details within this article will give you the need-to-know information regarding their efforts. When reading through our list, it will become apparent that the days of SUVs being purely for practicality are a thing of the past.


  1. Nissan Armada


The decision to revamp the Armada SUV has resulted in a sleek and sexy shape inspired by the Japanese Patrol model. It comes revved up with a 5.6 liter, V8 engine, powering up to 380hp.  Amazingly, both rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive are options to enhance your driving experience. Spacious enough for around eight passengers, while being strong enough to tow 8,500lbs, this new and improved Armanda is sure to impress. There are a range of modern, high quality technological features worth mentioning, such as auto-braking, collision warnings, and speed monitors.


  1. Maserati Levante


2017 brings Maserati into the market of SUVs and they have nailed it! This eye-catching mean machine comes powered with up to 450hp and a twin-turbo V6 engine. The driving experience does not disappoint and is as amazing as expected from this top brand. Luxurious features and packages are available for those who want class and sophistication at an enhanced level. For others keen on a sporty experience, there are of course packages available to meet their requirements too. The varied heights available for your ride contribute to its wonderful suspension and overall driving experience.


  1. Range Rover Evoque Convertible


The 2017 release of this new 2-door convertible is sure to cause a frenzy. It shares all the same features as the original model that makes it such a popular choice, but with an added stylish design. There is an impressive, modern, and top quality touchscreen control system, ensuring the driver has easy access in the most sophisticated way to the car’s options! Renowned for unbeatable on and off-road driving performance, this model boasts 240hp with its 2.0 liter, four-cylinder engine.


  1. Kia Niro


This model from Kia is hybrid-powered with a 1.6 liter engine in addition to the motor. Kia’s Niro SUV produces 146 hp and reaches a torque of up to 195lb.-ft. Despite the hybrid trend of being gearless, this model is available with a full 6-speed dual-clutch automatic system, enhancing the responsiveness. When the driver brakes or removes their foot from the accelerator, its genius battery can begin to recharge itself. Regardless of whether you are using this for short city journeys or long-haul off-road trips, you will be satisfied with its performance.


  1. Jaguar F-Pace


Jaguar’s journey beyond their usual market has paid off in this sleek and sporty SUV. As expected, the interior screams class and luxury, with spacious seating for up to five passengers. The interior is the owners’ choice, ranging from the highest quality wood or metal finishes. A 2.0 liter engine is destined for distribution at a later date. However, the current V6, 3.0 liter engine can reach 380hp with the top-of-the-range model package.


  1. Infinite QX30


With the introduction of the QX30, replacing the QX50, EX35 and EX37, this model has luxury as a priority. Some may consider the elaborate design as over-the-top, while for others it may intrigue with its unusual shape and style. The buyer has the choice of whether to opt for all-wheel-drive or front-wheel-drive. There is also the possibility of upgrading to the more powerful QX30S which features all what you’d expect in a sporty model including top quality tires and a 19” wheels. The QX30 and the QX30S both come with a turbo-charged, four-cylinder, 2.0 liter engine that produces up to 208hp. With added support for the driver, this model aims to reduce back ache and stiffness from long-distance trips.


  1. Honda Ridgeline


2017 sees the re-appearance of the Honda Ridgeline. The two year wait appears worthwhile as this new model certainly looks the part with the tempting, tantalizing truck style exterior. Inspired from the Pilot and Odyssey models, this pick-up impressed with its ability to tow up to 5,000 lbs. It delivers on performance and power, guaranteed with its V6, 3.5 liter engine that is capable of producing 280 hp. The space inside highlights the strategic design, allowing bonus features such as audio speakers within the bed, and even enough room for under-bed storage.


  1. Chrysler Pacifica


Chrysler intends for their 2017 Pacifica to replace their Town & Century range, and with the Dodge production ending they hope to attract the Grand Caravan customers too. Pacifica sports a smart new image and style, not usually available in these types of car. This vehicle is currently on the market and has impressed with its V6, 3.6 liter engine, and 287hp. However, there is also the option of owning it as a hybrid that can get approximately 30 miles with each fully charged battery.


  1. Cadillac XT5


This fine creation – the new XT5 – will be taking the place of the popular Cadillac SRX in 2017. The new design has its advantages such as providing extra space inside for added passenger comfort and storage. The light weight of this SUV promises a fast-paced ride, assisted by the V6, 3.6 liter engine. Cleverly, this engine has the AWD system, allowing the massive 310hp to forcibly power the front, then the rear of the car. This increases the traction and ensures the ultimate driving experience is unaffected by weather conditions. Further advances include exchanging the rear-view mirror with actual video footage from a camera, ensuring the clearest vision.


  1. Bentley Bentayga


Bentley has entered the world of SUVs with style as they produce a powerful prestige vehicle owning a 6.0 liter, 12-cylinder engine, with a massive 664 lb.-ft. torque. This SUV won’t let you down as it has amazing handling and performance, both on and off-road. Staying true to its reputation, with a minimum $231,825 price-tag, the Bentley Bentayga fully delivers on appearance and luxury. If you have more money to spend, optional extras to consider including with your new 2017 SUV purchase are a matching, foldable picnic set, and even a comfy portable bench.

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James Murrell
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