Hot SUVs for 2012
New crossovers and SUVs are few and far between for 2012. Many popular models were redesigned or all-new last year — including the Ford Explorer, and Jeep Grand Cherokee — so all that's left for 2012 are a few redesigned models.
|Hot SUVs for 2012|
|All cars are listed in alphabetical order and are from the 2012 model year.|
$26,995 - $54,470
Jeep's high-performance SUV returns for 2012 with a more powerful V-8 and new chassis to complement its sport suspension and other performance goods. With the use of new fuel-saving cylinder deactivation on the 470-horsepower engine, gas mileage improves from 12/16 mpg city/highway to 12/18 mpg.
$43,145 - $44,145
The Evoque is an all-new, pint-sized Land Rover that's roughly the same size as an Audi Q5 or Infiniti EX35. It's available in two-door "coupe" form or a five-door model with four doors and a rear hatch.
$48,990 - $50,490
The U.S.-made, five-passenger M-Class is significantly redesigned for 2012 with an all-new exterior, interior, chassis and powertrains. On the outside, there are LED daytime running lamps, LED taillamps and 19-inch wheels. On the inside, a fresh interior is complemented by a standard 7-inch LCD screen in the dashboard and 4.5-inch display in the instrument cluster.
$22,840 - $35,930
The Tiguan SUV receives Volkswagen's corporate look for 2012 with new front styling that gives the cute-ute a more aggressive expression. One of the more notable changes is a bump in gas mileage for automatic-transmission Tiguans with front-wheel drive, now rated at 22/27 mpg city/highway, up from 2011's 20/25 mpg.