Due to their functional versatility and wide array of features, SUVs and crossover vehicles have quickly become some of the most in-demand vehicles on the market.
This upward trend has encouraged an array of vehicle manufacturers to put an increased amount of time and effort into developing the best possible SUV models and thereby capture a portion of an ever-increasing customer base.
Let’s take a look at the hottest SUVs of 2020 that you should keep an eye out for.
Compact SUV: Mazda CX-5
This slick and stylish SUV is a dream to handle, with crisp steering, great handling, and a gutsy turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Its elegantly-designed interior and functional storage space allow it to challenge luxury vehicles, while the entry-level model’s price tag of $25,190 proves its value for money.
Compact Luxury: BMW X3
This SUV’s slick finish is just the start of its many luxurious features. In addition to its elegantly tailored upholstery, the BMW X3 comes with power-adjustable front seats, reclining seatbacks for the rear-seat passengers, and plenty of seat cushioning – and that’s before adding optional extras. This SUV also exhibits outstanding performance, with agile handling, automated emergency braking, and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that also proves to be fuel-efficient.
Mid-Sized SUV: Honda Passport
When it comes to versatility, SUVs don’t get better than Honda’s latest model. This two-row vehicle offers plenty of passenger and cargo space, with almost 80 cubic feet of storage space with the back seats folded down. The Passport comes with a plethora of driver assistance features such as adaptive cruise control, while also proving to be athletic with its 280 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine. This SUV is perfect for drivers who crave a sporty, spacious, and functional vehicle.
Full-Size Luxury: BMW X7
This enormous three-row SUV includes an elegant and luxurious interior that comes second to none. In addition to its plush leather dashboard, slick wooden and metal accents, and attractive exterior, the X7 boasts a mammoth 90.4 cubic feet of storage space when both rear rows are folded.
This BMW has unparalleled performance capabilities, with an optional 523-horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 engine. What’s more, the entry-level version of this SUV comes equipped with a plethora of high-tech features, including a 10-speaker audio system, built-in navigation, and wireless charging.
Mid-Sized Luxury: Porsche Cayenne
This sensational vehicle is a luxury SUV by appearance and a sports car by nature. It is truly exciting to drive, with its 434 horsepower twin-turbo V6 engine (and that’s before any optional upgrades).
While the Cayenne may be incredibly expensive, its list of features seems endless. Just some of the goodies that come with this model include a Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay capability, a 14-speaker Bose unit, a rear-seat entertainment system with two 10.0-inch displays, and of course, top-of-the-line safety features such as night vision and an infrared camera. So long as you’re willing to pay a hefty fee, the Cayenne will surely do well to excite you.
Full Size: Ford Expedition
This unique model from Ford proves to be the entire package. A high-performance vehicle, the standard Expedition comes with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost (turbocharged) V6 engine which can be tuned to produce 400 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.
It can also tow a maximum load of 9,300 pounds, making it the best in its class. Aside from performance, this SUV is aesthetically pleasing, with a stylish interior and exterior that is reminiscent of a luxury SUV. While this vehicle may be difficult to maneuver due to its sheer size, its array of safety and entertainment features make it a great all-rounder.