With the Vancouver International Auto Show just around the corner, I thought I would share my list of exciting new SUVs that are available.
Tough to nail down just one but I am sure one of these would spark some interest…
2014 Ford Explorer Sport is a performance version of its popular SUV. The headlights and taillights have been blacked out to give it a sporty appearance. 20-inch painted and machined wheels allow room for the larger brakes that help it stop faster and improve performance when towing. The engine is an impressive 3.5 litre, twin turbocharged EcoBoost V6, producing a whopping 365 horsepower and 350 pound feet of torque with a 6 speed automatic transmission. To say this is quick off the line is an understatement. The Explorer also features a terrain management system that lets you select between sand, snow, mud, or hill descent.
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit equipped with a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine putting out 240 hp and 420 lb ft of torque with an 8 speed transmission delivers excellent millage while provide exceptional comfort. Natura-Plus leather faced seating, wood trim with copper accents, and a 19 speaker, 825 watt Harmon/Kardon audio system keep you relaxed and alert. Up to date safety features such as enhanced accident response system, blind spot monitoring system, back up camera, engine immobilizer, hill start assist, and all speed traction control are just some of the many features this vehicle has to offer to keep you safe. Excellent value.
Starting at $60,895
2014 Jeep Cherokee is a completely redesigned five passenger SUV that has a front end that will stand out from the crowd. A seven-slotted grille and razor thin headlights makes the Jeep truly unique. The engine is a 2.4L Tigershark Multiair straight 4 cylinder delivering 184 hp and 171 lb ft of torque mated to a 9 speed automatic transmission. It can tow up to 2000lbs. The trail rated Trailhawk version has an active drive lock 4×4 system with 4 low gear and a rear-locking differential. It also features a neutral mode for flat towing behind an RV.
Sport 4×4: $25,895
2014 Range Rover Sport is not just another luxury SUV; it is a fully capable off-road vehicle. The engine is a 510 horsepower, supercharged 5.0 litre V8 that puts out 461 lb-ft of torque @2500 RPM with a 6 speed automatic transmission. This transmission features Command Shift that actively responds to your driving habits and road conditions by reconfiguring the shift patterns for optimum drivability in all situations and is mated with a 2 speed electronically controlled transfer case. Four wheel electronic traction control, hill descent control, and four corner air suspension with terrain response not only makes this vehicle maneuver well on the road but can take you on some of the roughest back roads British Columbia has to offer.
2014 Toyota 4Runner is as rugged and bold as they come. A legend in the off-road community, this 4runner does not disappoint. Powering this truck is a 4.0 Litre V6 dual valve timing V6 engine that produces an impressive 270 hp and 278 lb ft of torque. The 4Runner has 2 rows of seats, with an optional 3rd row, available on the upgrade and limited packages. An available sliding rear cargo tray holds up to 200 kg and comes in very handy when camping. The Toyota 4runner hugs the road and the bucket seats hug you. It is very comfortable to drive and you feel safe driving it.
Standard package: $37,900