Looking for an SUV this year? If you are, you're not alone. The newer car-based crossover models have revitalized the sport utility vehicle market, providing you with more options, along with better comfort and gas mileage. The larger SUVs are still the default choice for more rugged off-road adventurers, but crossovers appeal to consumers looking for an extra-spacious interior alongside an easily accessible cargo area.
Top SUV Choices for 2016
One of the best SUVs this year by far, is the 2016 Chevy Trax. It's the ultimate smaller SUV
, making it perfect for navigating city streets and rural roads. It offers agile handling and plenty of cargo room along with the latest in technology, such as optional Wi-Fi, OnStar and Siri's “Eyes Free” option that allows you to keep your eyes on the road while sending texts or checking your calendar. The Trax gets great gas mileage
(an estimated 34 mpg highway), too.
Another top Chevy offering
this year is the 2016 Traverse. This midsize SUV
has a refined interior with the “best-in-class” maximum cargo space. It seats up to eight, which makes it perfect for families, and its safety features (such as available Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warnings) made it one of the “Best Family Cars of 2015
” according to both Parents
magazine and Edmunds.com.
The Honda HR-V
is a new subcompact SUV that has good interior space and versatility. It offers you a large, low and flexible cargo area which you can get to by folding down and flipping the rear seat. It also has plenty of great features along with good gas mileage. However, one of those features, the touchscreen, is not user friendly. Many drivers say it is slow to react and reaching it from the driver's seat is simply uncomfortable and difficult to do.
Another Honda offering is the 2016 Pilot
, which had been missing for many years, but now Honda has brought it back with a complete redesign. It has a sleek style, a spacious cabin and good third-row passenger space, so you can pack the entire family inside. It also has a better powertrain than it did in the past and good fuel economy.
The 2016 Ford Escape
is fun to drive, with sporty handling manners and some updated infotainment features such as their new touchscreen interface. The cabin is roomy and has an updated look. It's not as spacious as the Chevy, but it does give you lots of cargo room.
When it comes to SUVs, you can’t beat the Chevrolet lineup. Come see the full line of Chevy SUVs at any of your local Valley Chevy