SUVs

  • 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

    The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT sits above, rather than outright replaces, the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. It has a Supercharged 707-hp 6.2-liter V-8 Hemi. At the front, a more aggressively designed bumper incorporates LED fog lights into the lower air intakes, while a restyled main lower air intake sits below three new slits and a slimmer front grille.

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  • 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

    There are several vehicles wearing Jeep’s sacred logo, but to the faithful there is only one that matters, the vehicle in the ever-expanding family that most resembles the rugged no-frills, go-anywhere, do-anything ethos of the World War II original. As such, the Wrangler rolls along a very cautious evolutionary line. Powertrain updates are generally welcomed by Wranglerites, but interior and exterior changes that move the vehicle’s character toward civilization too rapidly are viewed with suspicion and even outright rejection.

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  • 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum

    The Ford Explorer Platinum as standard and what makes it feel so complete: full LED head and tail lamps, fog lamps, a moon roof, a rear spoiler and roof rack, rain-sensing wipers, chrome exhaust tips, second-row heated seats, dual-zone climate control, parking cameras, and a wood- and leather-trimmed interior, among other things. You also get remote start and adaptive cruise control. These are accouterments that were once offered only as options on luxury cars, then, after a few years, as standard on luxury cars. Now we are seeing them come standard on non-luxury cars, even if you have to splurge on the Platinum edition to get it.

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  • 2017 Ford Expedition Platinum

    Ford's 2017 Expedition dominates an admittedly small segment with its body-on-frame construction, turbocharged powerplant, surprisingly comfortable ride, good looks, and wealth of standard features. The new 2017 Expedition features military-grade aluminum components on its frame and body, similar to the current full-size F-150 pickups. In fact, the next-gen Expedition is anticipated to be, essentially, an F-150 reconfigured as a people-hauler instead of a work truck.

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  • 2017 Kia Sportage

    The Sportage is all new for 2017, but the base powertrain tested here is mostly carried over from its predecessor. Some tuning differences result in slightly better fuel economy, but the engine’s 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque are within a hair of the previous version’s 180 horsepower and 176 lb-ft.The EX’s zero-to-60-mph time is 1.9 seconds behind that of the SX Turbo, at 8.6 seconds, its quarter-mile lags by 1.7 seconds, and its top-speed governor kicks in 21 mph earlier, at 114 mph.

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  • 2017 Kia Sorento

    Last year the Kia Sorento received a full redesign, with completely new sheet metal, a new body structure, a newly available turbocharged inline-4 engine, plus modest gains in interior space and major gains in general cabin comfort and ride quality. The exterior melts right into the family-crossover tapestry, and that could be a positive or a negative depending on your own priorities. From the outside, the redesign is so evolutionary that it’s easy to let your mind fill in the lines—from all but the side, perhaps. Inside, the redesign is a lot easier to see at first glance.

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  • 2017 Chevrolet Equinox

    The Equinox is a little chunkier, perhaps with a few more styling elements stolen from Chevy's trucks and wedged into its more upright flanks. The Equinox is still distinctly more car-like than truck, and fits alongside the brand's sedans with good-looking proportions and sharp, careful details. The 2.4-liter direct-injection inline-4, making 182 horsepower, is one of the most fuel-efficient engines in its class—and plenty quick for most family needs, while it renews its 32-mpg EPA highway rating in front-wheel-drive guise.

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  • 2017 Chevrolet Traverse

    A V-6 engine is a near certainty for the new Traverse. The Acadia’s base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is unlikely to make the cut due to the Chevy’s longer wheelbase and, and also, extra curb weight. As for the V-6, the same 310-hp 3.6-liter unit found in the GMC is filling the bill perfectly.

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