Top 5 SUVs of 2017

With gas prices lower again, SUVs are becoming a hotter commodity on the market. Automakers are responding by producing some amazing vehicles that look great and are pretty affordable. If you’re looking for a new SUV, these should be at the top of your list.

2017 Cadillac Escalade

The Cadillac Escalade is the ride for the stars, but that doesn’t mean you can’t drive in style. This SUV is big, bold, and makes a full-size statement with its immense grill, heavily-styled body work, and comfort-minded features. The luxurious cabin remains pleasantly quiet in nearly any circumstances, and it has more than enough power from its standard 6.2-liter V8 engine. Plus, it’s a perfect family trip vehicle with its superior towing abilities and an optional second-row bench that allows for eight occupants. Cadillac lists the starting MSRP for base-model Escalade at $73,395.

2017 Kia Sorento

Kia is known for affordable, reliable vehicles, and the 2017 Sorento is better than ever. This year, it added deeper smartphone integration and more safety features, making it a great family SUV. Furthermore, the second-row seats are versatile and comfortable, which accentuates the already well-made and attractive cabin. As if that wasn’t enough, the Kia Sorento received top crash-test scores and has an excellent warranty. Kia lists the starting MSRP for the Sorento L as $25,600.

2017 Audi Q3

Since the Audi Q3 is smaller than the Q5, it makes it perfect for weekend warriors that need a compact crossover. It has a comfortable drive even on rough roads and a quiet, well-crafted cabin with high-quality materials. Even though it’s called “compact,” it has more cargo than expected, even beating out some of the competitors with 16.7-cubic feet of capacity behind the rear seats. When you fold down the rear seats, you get 48.2-cubic feet of space to store whatever you want. According to Audi’s website, you can get the Q3 Premium for a starting MSRP of $31,800.

2017 Mazda CX-3

Mazda is quickly becoming a consumer favorite thanks to the manufacturer’s fun, spunky designs. This year, the CX-3 does not disappoint as it combines the attractive tall ride height of a crossover with the sporty handling of a sedan. The front seats are extremely comfortable and supportive while the cabin is impressively quiet at highway speeds. Drivers will have fun behind the wheel thanks to the sporty handling and the appealing features. The best part about this SUV is that Mazda lists the starting MSRP as $19,960.

2017 BMW X4

Those who love sitting up high will love the BMW X4. This SUV is designed for those wanting something a little different with their vehicle but still desire style and comfort. The X4 handles more like a sedan. In fact, BMW calls it a “sport activity coupe.” The strong performance and high-quality cabin makes this SUV feel and look luxurious while behind the wheel. Even though BMW’s are known for a high price tag, you can get the X4 xDrive28i for a starting MSRP of $45,550.