Top 10 SUVs to Look Forward in the 2015 Vehicle Class
The word Cadillac is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as, “something that is an outstanding example of its kind, especially in terms of luxury, quality, or size.” The Escalade is the Cadillac of Cadillacs as it is the most prestigious vehicle in a long line of quality cars from GM. The 2015 model has been redone from the inside hand sewn interior to the outside Total Internal Reflectance LED high-beam technology.
The 2015 Buick Encore is in a vehicle class of its own as the only luxury subcompact crossover available. This year’s model sees little change from last year with the exception of one major addition. This year consumers can turn the 2015 Buick Encore into a mobile 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot to power mobile and tablet devices. This is powered by the car battery and therefore won’t drain the battery on your device.
The Nissan Rogue is one of the most affordable compact SUVs on the market with a base price starting at $22,790. The Rogue offers seating for seven when you add the optional 3rd row of seating, a rare find for any compact SUV. We highly recommend the SV Premium Package that includes NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps along with Blind Spot Warning (BSW).
The Navigator has been completely redesigned for 2015. The last time you saw this caliber of a re-design of the Navigator, you still needed a .Edu email to open a Facebook account and the rapper Soulja Boy was atop the Billboard Hot 100. When the Cadillac Escalade announced a re-design for 2015, Lincoln followed suit with the Navigator. The most notable change, you won’t see until you pop the hood. It’s a 3.5L, 380 horsepower twin turbo charged EcoBoost engine. Compared to the previous model, it has more power and torque with increased fuel economy.
The 2015 model also sees big changes to the Subaru Outback compared to the previous model. While only growing minimally in size the 2015 Outback has a much roomier interior. Also receiving a significant boost this year is the fuel economy which now has an EPA rating of 25 City / 33 Hwy, as opposed to 24 City / 30 Hwy in 2014.
The 2014 Honda CR-V is the best-selling vehicles in its class. So what changes did Honda have in mind for improving on an already popular vehicle? Well how about a new and improved 2.4L engine that still tops 185 horsepower, but with increased gas mileage from 23 City / 31 Hwy to an impressive 27 City and 34 Hwy. The real excitement comes with the available option of the Honda Sensing suite of products that aim to continue Honda’s pledge to produce the safest vehicles on the road.
The Acura MDX is a luxury SUV with 3 rows of seating. Unlike most other third row counterparts, this is intended for 6 passengers, rather than seven or eight. This makes the MDX one of the roomiest vehicles available. Although there is little change from 2014, we feel the MDX shouldn’t be forgotten from the list of vehicles to look forward to in 2015.
The 2015 Chevy Tahoe is definitely a large SUV and it has an engine to match with a 5.3L V8 with 355 horsepower. Last year they axed the hybrid version of the Tahoe. This year they added a new direct injection aspect to the engine that is expected to bring the EPA combined fuel rating to about 20 miles per gallon. Not bad for a vehicle that size which also has a maximum towing capacity of 8,500lbs.
New for 2015, the Jeep Renegade is a subcompact SUV. 2015 will see two brand new additions to subcompacts with the Renegade and Honda HR-V beginning production. We are most excited about the 9-speed Renegade with 4WD. It’s a 4×4 that is able to go from rugged, mountainous terrain to city driving and tight parking spaces. In this case you get the same great Jeep technology just in a new, smaller frame. What’s not to love?
This is our pick for the sportiest looking model in the 2015 class of SUVs. The handling makes it a fun-to-drive vehicle and also adds to the sporty feel. The CX-5 gets an EPA fuel rating of 35 highway miles per gallon. Reports have surfaced that the CX-5 will receive a style update this year. We’re excited to get the first look at that new design.