2017 SUVS That Stand Out

Purchasing a new vehicle can be overwhelming, especially when you’re buying a sizeable SUV. Consider the size of the vehicle, the number of people it can accommodate, and the use case for it can all factor into your choice, leaving a lot of options on the table. But don’t let the abundance of options and information bog down the fun of buying a new car!

SUV Offerings to Consider

The leading choices this year range from larger vehicles that can accommodate 7 or 8 people to the smaller, lightweight SUVs that can transport 5 comfortably. When buying an SUV, size is essential, so carefully consider how much space you will be needing. Then when it comes to horsepower and towing capacity needed, think about where you will be driving your SUV and the weather conditions you may encounter. If snowy mountain roads and muddy trails are in your future, 4-wheel or all-wheel drive might be crucial.

Getting the SUV perfect for you will be a breeze with a little research before going to test drive a few. Plus, in 2017, your options are better than ever!

Leading SUVs in 2017


Experts have ranked the Subaru Crosstrek near the top of the charts with its 4-cylinder, 148-hp engine, has excellent gas mileage reaching up to 33 miles per gallon. The vehicle also earned great safety ratings. This mid-sized 4-door SUV seats five people and is an all-wheel drive – renown for being the ultimate off-roading adventure vehicle. The MSRP for the 2.0i Limited is $26,000 but there are additional options that can be added.

A larger SUV that has earned accolades is the GMC Yukon. This 4-door SUV has a 355-hp 8-cylinder EcoTec3 engine. The gas mileage is not as good as the Crosstrek, coming in at 16/23, but the vehicle offers more room and comfort. This vehicle has a third-row seat, so it can accommodate as many as 7 people. The average selling price for the SUV ranges from $50,000 to $60,000 depending on options. It is available as a 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive.

Another leader on the list this year is the Toyota RAV4. This 4-cylinder, 176-hp SUV can seat 5 people. With mileage ranging from 23-30 miles per gallon, the vehicle is available in several trims that include front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options. The prices start at $23,500 without taxes and additional features or options added in. It is available in 8 colors and has a consumer rating of 8.3.

Experts have scored the Chevrolet Tahoe at 9.3 out of 10. It has a powerful 5.3L EcoTec3 engine with 355-hp. The full-sized SUV has strong safety ratings and is available as a 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. Different trim packages are available. With third row seating, the vehicle can accommodate 7 and leaves plenty of room in the back hatch area for transporting equipment or luggage. This vehicle ranges in price from $50,000 to past $60,000 depending upon the options selected.

There are many more quality SUVs offered by various manufacturers. Plus, SUVs have a variety of options available, such as steering assistance, heated seats, TVs for the backseat passengers, and split heating and air. Don’t let the size of SUVs scare you off–you can do so much with the added space, luxurious features, and secure safety of these exceptional vehicles.