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article imageAuto website names three SUV models that stand out from the rest

By John Duarte     Nov 6, 2012 in Technology
Los Angeles - The sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment has been popular with consumers for some time now. But with the number of models available on the market, one automotive website is hoping to help simplify the choosing process. has compiled comprehensive reports on SUVs available on the market and, recently, published its choices for the top models of 2012 in three categories.
The best compact SUV, according to the website, is the Honda CR-V. The vehicle got singled out for its fuel-efficiency rating (23 miles-per-gallon in city driving and 31 mpg on the highway) and its comfortable ride. The website also liked the fact that the 2.4-litre, four-cylinder engine put out a maximum 185 horsepower.
The Kia Sorento was named the top midsize SUV of 2012 by
The Kia Sorento was named the top midsize SUV of 2012 by
Kia Motors America
The Kia Sorento was difficult to ignore as the top midsize SUV. The website noted the optional third-row seating is attractive as a carrier for most families, an all their gear, and comes at an affordable price. Reviewers also commented on the sedan-like structure and sporty lines as part of the appeal factor, adding the Sorento was a very visible vehicle on the road.
“It was like everybody had gone out and bought a Sorento on the same weekend,” one analyst noted. “I saw it everywhere.”
The Cadillac Escalade was named the top large SUV of 2012 by
The Cadillac Escalade was named the top large SUV of 2012 by
General Motors
When it comes to large SUVs, there are many options from which to choose. The attributes of models like the Acura MDX, Chevrolet Tahoe and Land Rover Range Rover speak for themselves, but there is one vehicle that stood out from the rest. Analysts singled out the Cadillac Escalade as a vehicle that is “strong, robust and exudes raw power.” The report says the Escalade’s impressive body “makes it difficult to consider anything else.” provides a complete breakdown and reviews of SUVs available on the market and tips on finding out which sport-utility vehicle best suits your lifestyle.
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