SUVs, especially crossovers, have been one of the most popular car designs for many years. As car technology has improved, some clear frontrunners have emerged. 2017 has proved the design prowess of various car companies as they’re pushed by the market to include more modern technology and improve frame design for a sleek look, not to mention environmental considerations. We’ve listed our top three 2017 SUVs so you can have a better look at the newest offerings.
The highest-grade vehicle on this list, the luxurious Audi Q7 is a testament to the design ingenuity of Audi’s engineers. The Q7 received a complete redesign for 2017, which added to not only its interior space and technology but also provided a sleeker, more streamlined frame. While the Q7 may not be the best choice for those looking to off-road or tow massive loads, its strong combination of sophisticated aesthetics and impressive horsepower make it a joy to drive
The Q7 is available in three trims: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. As the titles indicate, the Q7 is absolutely a luxury vehicle, which means it has a higher price tag. New baseline models come in at $49,000 MSRP and only go up from there. Features include multi-mode Audi Drive Select, a retractable 7″ infotainment display, leather seating and Pre Sense Basic and City for added security and peace of mind while driving.
The CR-V has earned its reputation as one of the best crossover SUVs year after year, and is almost always included in top SUV lists — and for good reason! The 2017 CR-V model takes the already super-successful design of previous iterations and improves on it. The newest CR-V includes a turbocharged engine that boosts an already great fuel economy and includes an impressive amount of active safety features, such as blind-spot monitoring and rear parking cameras. The CR-V is also friendly on the wallet: the based model has an MSRP of $24,045. There are a variety of available trims, including the LX, EX, EX-L and Touring.
One of the most popular full-sized SUVs on the market, Chevrolet has made special effort to keep the Tahoe up to date with the newest technology plus regular redesigns to keep the interior both stylish and roomy. Powered by a V8 engine, the Tahoe can haul not only a full 8-person capacity but tows boats and other trailers with ease. Plus, the interior of the Tahoe is regularly compared with luxury vehicles, which makes it a desirable choice for those looking for a more sophisticated full size.
The Tahoe has a starting MSRP of $47,215, which is more expensive than some of its competitors. However, the Tahoe has added luxury and towing power that many other models can’t touch. The Tahoe is available in three trims: LS, LT, and Premier.
Each of these three SUVs demonstrates the best technology and car design available on the market today. There are also lots of other excellent 2017 models out, including the Subaru Forrester, Nissan Armada, and Hyundai Tucson, that deserve a look if these three don’t fit your needs.