Following the announcement of the award-winner of the best subcompact SUV section, in Car and Driver`s 2017 10 Best Trucks and SUVs – with the all-new 2017 BMW X1 grabbing the award – the same Car and Driver has recently announced the best ten trucks and SUVs presently found on the market.
Please find below the ten models, each one fitting in one category designated by the famous auto magazine.
Car and Driver – 2017 10 Best Trucks and SUVs
Subcompact SUV: Kia Soul
Subcompact Luxury SUV: BMW X1
Compact SUV: Honda CR-V
Compact Luxury SUV: Porsche Macan
Mid-Size SUV: Mazda CX-9
Mid-Size Luxury SUV: Audi Q7
Large SUV: Mercedes-Benz GLS450
Mid-Size Pickup: Honda Ridgeline
Full-Size Pickup: Ford F-150 (including the Raptor)
Van: Chrysler Pacifica.
As we could observe above, Honda is the only carmaker to be present with two models, the Honda CR-V winning the compact SUV segment and the Honda Ridgeline, taking the lead in the Mid-Size Pickup category.
In case you were wondering the absence of other high-end models, such as the new BMW X5 or X6, Bentley Bentayga or Porsche Cayenne, all in the SUV segment, you should know that only models with prices lower than $80,000 could actually qualify for the award.
Over the past few years, starting with 2008, the list has grown from the 5Best Trucks and SUVs to the 10Best Trucks and SUVs, and that because of the fast development of models in the two segments. Also, the number of trucks and SUVs to be sold worldwide, has also increased to almost 60 percent this year, as opposed to 57 percent last year.