SUVs of the modern days have certainly changed the face of the modern automobile, resulting in a tremendous growth in production and sales of this all purpose vehicle. Its sturdy build, powerful engine and bold looks attract all kinds of customers, from rugged outdoorsmen to soccer moms! All the major automobile giants like the Chrysler Group, Volkswagen and Ford Motor Company have launched a number of models in the market covering all the different styles, colors and price ranges. Out of the more than 100 SUV models available in the 2012 model year, we have compiled a list of the top SUVs for 2012!
Dodge Durango: Featuring a 3600cc V6 engine is the mighty Dodge Durango. You will find amazing features like cruise control system, 6 speaker audio system, etc. This is a 7-seater vehicle, heavily equipped with impressive safety features.
Volkswagen Tiguan: Volkswagen launched the 2012 model of this compact 5-seater vehicle with a 2000cc engine, which delivers enough push to power the vehicle from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than 8 seconds!
LandRover RangeRover Evoque: No ‘Top SUVs’ list is complete without Range Rover in it, which seems true here as well! The beast features a 2000cc 6 cylinder engine, and boasts a top speed of around 135 miles per hour! It maintains its traditional Range Rover regal look making it one of the most sought after vehicles in its home country of England, as well as around the world!
Volvo XC60: Volvo’s XC60 has always been a favourite among buyers and critics, and the 2012 model is also equally amazing! This SUV contains a powerful 6 cylinder 3200cc engine, which is balanced by Volvo’s classic safety features.
LincolnMKT: The Lincoln MKKT is the perfect SUV for those who need a huge car with powerful features. This is a 7-seater car, bold looking SUV with a 3500cc V6 engine. This is such a heavy and powerful car that some drivers have reported that the car feels like an airplane with road presence of a Sherman tank.
Audi Q5: Audi’s Q series has also made quite a mark on the 2012 SUV market. Its Q5 has apparently won international recognitions and accolades on many top 10 lists around in the internet. Whilst this vehicle was mainly designated for city driving, the powerful 2000cc turbocharged engine is capable enough to handle the most challenging driving environments.
Jeep Grand Cherokee: If a compact vehicle with unparalleled power is what you’re looking for, then your search is over. The insane 3600cc V6 engine featured with a 5-seater body is strong enough to intimidate the craziest of all speed freaks! Jeep has been manufacturing SUV since the Second World War and knows their craft very well. No SUV best list would be complete without mentioning the forefather of SUVs.
Lexus RH 450H: The Lexus RH 450H is a very beautiful looking 5-seater compact SUV. The engine features a 3500cc V6 engine putting the SUV in the higher power class. Driving this will make you feel like you have been blessed by a higher power – luxurious interiors, large space and phenomenal class puts this SUV into a class of its own. The Lexus is a favourite of many luxury car owners challenging a spectrum which traditionally has been dominated by giant German manufacturers including Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
Chevrolet Traverse: Chevrolet has been known for its cool and modern designs for almost 50 years now. Building a cool bulky vehicle like an SUV is a challenge that a lof car makers have seemed to have abandoned. Well… Chevrolet have stayed true to their tradition in this challenging market with Chevrolet Traverse – a very stylish 7-seater SUV that comes with a strong 3600cc V6 engine – a formidable engine that can compete with any SUV on the road today.
Ford Explorer: Any 2012 SUV review would not be complete without a mention of a Ford car, and the Ford Explorer is a truly amazing car which rightly deserves a mention here. The huge 7-seater body is powered by a strong 3500cc V6 engine, and the car is perfect for all kinds of terrains! It combines a rugged looks with luxurious interiors, and contains all the technological features that are standard in all cars today. The price range is a little more reasonable than the other candidates on this list which makes this car a great buy!