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2015-2016 Trucks, SUVs, and Vans: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 9/15/2014 Motor Trend Editors

The process of buying a new vehicle can make you want to shred your driver's license, but with the Motor Trend 2015-2016 Truck, SUV, and Van Buyer's Guide, it doesn't have to be so overwhelming. Whether you're ready to sign on the dotted line or just dreaming, we've got the details to get you started.

On the next 20 pages of this feature, you'll find info, specs, and photos of everything from popular compact crossovers to minivans and full-size trucks. If that weren't enough, you'll also find five-year retained value percentages on many models, researched for you by the recognized leader in vehicle valuation, IntelliChoice. Follow up your buyer's guide research with a visit to the MotorTrend.com road test section, and you'll be on the road in your new SUV, truck, or van before you know it.

Looking for info on 2015-model-year coupes, sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons? Head here for the comprehensive 2015-2016 New Car Buyer's Guide.

KEY

  • 5M: 5-speed manual
  • 6A: 6-speed automatic
  • 6-sp auto-cl man: 6-speed auto-clutch manual
  • 7-sp twin-cl auto: 7-speed twin-clutch automatic
  • BMS: blind-spot monitoring system
  • rear cam: rearview camera
  • FWD: front-wheel drive
  • AWD: all-wheel drive
  • RWD: rear-wheel drive
  • S: standard
  • O: optional
  • N/A: not available

IntelliChoice five-year retained value data may apply to common vehicle variants, not an average of all model variants.


ALL-NEW
New inside and out, with possible powertrain changes

MAJOR
Mid-cycle change updates, minor powertrain changes

MINOR
Special editions, significant new features

UNCHANGED
Minor trim/package changes, new colors


Automakers in the 2015-2016 New Trucks, SUVs and Vans Buyer's Guide
AcuraHondaMini
AudiHyundaiMitsubishi
BMWInfinitiNissan
BuickJeepPorsche
CadillacKiaRam
ChevroletLand RoverSubaru
ChryslerLexusTesla
DodgeLincolnToyota
FordMazdaVolkswagen
GMCMercedes-BenzVolvo

Acura MDX

2015 Acura MDX© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Acura MDX Base Price: $43,460-$45,460

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: The MDX was new for 2014, and the three-row crossover added a FWD variant to bring down the base price and allow for up to 28 mpg highway. All MDXs are powered by a 290-hp, 3.5L V-6 and feature a second-row seat with 6 inches of fore-and-aft travel. The MDX can be had with technology that can help maintain its lane position.

Cool Fact: Acura says the MDX is the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time.

Sum Up: One of the more athletic three-row luxury SUVs.


Acura MDX
Base Engine3.5L/290-hp/267-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-20/27-28 mpg
0-60 mph6.4-6.5 sec*
Tow3500 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value52%
*estimated


Acura RDX

2015 Acura RDX© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Acura RDX Base Price: $35,790-$37,190

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: The RDX rolls into its third model year unchanged. Still the brand's second-best-selling vehicle behind the MDX, the RDX offers two rows of seating and, unlike the first-generation crossover's turbo-four, a standard V-6 engine. The RDX isn't as sporty as its predecessor but it is far more popular. FWD is standard while AWD is available.

Cool Fact: Acura appears to be testing the waters for a sub-RDX SUV, at least in China, where the Concept SUV-X debuted in 2013.

Sum Up: Going mainstream pays off for the RDX.


Acura RDX
Base Engine3.5L/273-hp/251-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6
EPA Econ City/Hwy 19-20/27-28 mpg
0-60 mph6.2-6.4 sec*
Tow1500 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value52%
*estimated


Audi Allroad

2014 Audi Allroad© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Audi Allroad Base Price: $43,325

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: The wagon-based Allroad continues into 2015 with a few additional standard features, including a power liftgate, three-zone climate control, rear privacy glass, and HID headlights with LED taillights. Also, a black cloth headliner is now part of the Sport Interior package. Last year, the Allroad got a slight power boost to 220 hp from its turbo 2.0L I-4.

Avoid: Being disappointed that Europe gets an A6-based Allroad in addition to the A4-based model in U.S. dealerships.

Sum Up: The Audi luxury SUV that's a bit different from the rest.


Audi Allroad
Base Engine2.0L/220-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, AWD, 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy21/28 mpg
0-60 mph6.4 sec
Tow1000 lb*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 8; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value52%
*estimated


Audi Q3

2015 Audi Q3 Side Front View© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Audi Q3 Side Front View Base Price: $33,425-$36,525

Body Type: SUV

ALL-NEW: Audi expands its SUV lineup for 2015 with the new Q3, which lets Audi capture new-to-the-brand crossover customers. The Q3 is based on the compact A3 sedan and will be offered in FWD and AWD forms, at first with a 200-hp turbo I-4. Standard features include a panoramic sunroof, HID headlights, LED taillights, heated 12-way power front seats, leather seats, and hands-free keyless entry.

Look For: Audi to expand the Q3 lineup if it catches on.

Sum Up: Audi looks to duplicate A3 success with the entry-level Q3 crossover.


Audi Q3
Base Engine2.0L/200-hp/207-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy21-23/31-33 mpg*
0-60 mph7.8-8.5 sec*
Tow1000 lb*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
*estimated


Audi Q5

2014 Audi Q5 TDI© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Audi Q5 TDI Base Price: $39,825-$53,625

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: The Q5 now comes with HID headlights, LED daytime running lights, and a power liftgate as standard equipment. A new 20-inch wheel design is available with the High-Gloss Black package, which is also offered on the 354-hp SQ5. The Q5 can be had with a turbo 2.0L I-4, a supercharged 3.0L V-6, a diesel 3.0L V-6, a hybrid with a turbo 2.0L I-4, and a high-performance supercharged 3.0L V-6.

Driver's Choice: The SQ5 for lead-footed drivers.

Sum Up: A full array of choices for Audi's attractive and popular crossover.


Audi Q5
Base Engine2.0L/220-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine 3.0L/272-hp/295-lb-ft s’chg’d V-6; 3.0L/240-hp/428-lb-ft t-diesel V-6; 2.0L turbo I-4 + elec, 245 hp; 3.0L/354-hp/347-lb-ft s’chg’d V-6
Drivetrain Front engine, AWD, 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-24/26-31 mpg
0-60 mph4.8-7.0 sec
Tow1000 lb*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value57%
*estimated


Audi Q7

2014 Audi Q7 TDI© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Audi Q7 TDI Base Price: $48,625-$62,325

Body Type: SUV

MINOR: With the next-gen Q7 delayed, the three-row crossover gets minor changes for 2015. Offroad and Sport Style packages are offered. A Luxury package includes additional leather interior trim and a black Alcantara headliner. A 280-hp supercharged V-6 is standard, while a 240-hp diesel V-6 and 333-hp S-Line gas-powered V-6 are available. Until the Volkswagen CrossBlue arrives, the Q7 is the only three-row SUV in the VW Group's portfolio.

Look For: The upcoming Q7 to weigh less when it eventually arrives.

Sum Up: The only three-row crossover from Volkswagen, Audi, or Porsche—for now.


Audi Q7
Base Engine3.0L/280-hp/295-lb-ft supercharged V-6
Opt Engine 3.0L/240-hp/406-lb-ft t-diesel V-6; 3.0L/333-hp/325-lb-ft supercharged V-6
Drivetrain Front engine, AWD, 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-19/22-28 mpg
0-60 mph6.9-8.5 sec*
Tow6600 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value53%
*estimated

BMW X1

2015 BMW X1© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 BMW X1 Base Price: $31,850-$39,750

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: The BMW X1 enters its third year in the U.S. market with minor packaging changes. The wagonlike small crossover is still offered in rear- or all-wheel drive, with the range-topping model packing BMW's 300-hp, 3.0L turbocharged I-6 mated to the old 6A transmission. We like how well the X1 handles, but the interior is a bit cramped.

Look For: The BMW X1 to move to a front-drive-based platform in its next generation.

Sum Up: The package says crossover, but wagon is the flavor.


BMW X1
Base Engine2.0L/240-hp/260-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine 3.0L/300-hp/300-lb-ft turbo I-6
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/AWD, 8A/6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-23/27-34 mpg
0-60 mph5.3-6.4 sec
TowN/A  
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value51%
*estimated


BMW X3

2015 BMW X3© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 BMW X3 Base Price: $39,350-$46,050

Body Type: SUV

MAJOR: The X3 gets a refresh for the 2015 model year, sporting new exterior and interior styling to bring the model in line with the rest of the lineup. New to the range is a rear-drive X3 sDrive28i, along with the first diesel-powered X3 offered in the U.S. That model gets the same 181-hp, 280-lb-ft 2.0L turbodiesel found in the 328d, and is rated 34 mpg on the highway.

Best Buy: If you don't need AWD, the X3 sDrive28i does the trick for less money.

Sum Up: BMW's best all-arounder gets a touch-up.


BMW X3
Base Engine 2.0L/240-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine 2.0L/181-hp/280-lb-ft t-diesel I-4; 3.0L/300-hp/300-lb-ft turbo I-6
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/AWD, 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy19-27/26-34 mpg
0-60 mph 5.3-7.9 sec*
Tow3500 lb  
Basic Warranty 4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value50%
*estimated


BMW X4

2015 BMW X4 Front Side Motion View With Mountains© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 BMW X4 Front Side Motion View With Mountains Base Price: $45,650-$48,950

Body Type: SUV

ALL-NEW: BMW's Sport Activity Coupe styling first introduced on the X6 has been downsized and applied to an X3-based variant. Despite losing inches off its rear roofline, the 2015 X4 doesn't lose as much cargo space and headroom compared to the swoopy X6 versus its X5 counterpart. The X4 is available only with AWD, and comes with either a 2.0L turbo I-4 or 3.0L turbo I-6.

Cool Fact: BMW lengthened the SUV so the raked roof wouldn't impact the interior as much.

Sum Up: Form over function, but less so.


BMW X4
Base Engine2.0L/240-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine 3.0L/300-hp/300-lb-ft turbo I-6
Drivetrain Front engine, AWD, 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy19-20/27-28 mpg
0-60 mph5.0-6.2 sec*
Tow3500 lb  
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
*estimated


BMW X5

2014 BMW X5 xDrive50i© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 BMW X5 xDrive50i Base Price: $54,150-$70,050

Body Type: SUV

MINOR: The BMW X5 underwent a redesign for 2014 and receives subtle updates for 2015. The eight-speed automatic has been revised for better efficiency and acceleration, improving manufacturer 0-60 mph estimates. New stitching has been added to leather seats, and a leather steering wheel is now standard. An X5 M is expected by 2016, possibly with more power than before.

Driver's Choice: Get the Dynamic Handling package to corner like a sports sedan.

Sum Up: Offering BMW-flavored space and capability.


BMW X5
Base Engine3.0L/300-hp/300-lb-ft turbo I-6
Opt Engine 3.0L/255-hp/413-lb-ft t-diesel I-6; 4.4L/445-hp/480-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8;
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/AWD, 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 14-23/22-31 mpg*
0-60 mph4.7-6.5 sec*
Tow6000 lb 
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value53%
*estimated


BMW X6

2015 BMW X6 Front Side View In Driveway© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 BMW X6 Front Side View In Driveway Base Price: $60,550-$73,850

Body Type: SUV

MAJOR: With a new X5 introduced last year, it's time for the fastback version to receive updates. The BMW X6 adds many of the X5's structural upgrades while maintaining a characteristic sloping roofline. The front suspension was redesigned, while a new rear-drive model powered by the 3.0L turbo I-6 is added to the lineup. The twin-turbo 4.4L V-8 makes 45 hp and 30 lb-ft more than last year.

Look For: A swoopy SUV competitor from Mercedes to land soon.

Sum Up: Slightly less stupid than before.


BMW X6
Base Engine3.0L/300-hp/300-lb-ft turbo I-6
Opt Engine4.4L/445-hp/480-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD, 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy14-18/21-25 mpg*
0-60 mph4.8-5.8 sec*
Tow6000 lb 
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 56%
*estimated

Buick Enclave

2015 Buick Enclave© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Buick Enclave Base Price: $39,875-$46,140

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: Buick's best-selling model enters 2015 basically unchanged. A heated wood steering wheel has been added to two trims; there are four new colors; and Dark Plum is new to the interior options list. The Enclave is mechanically related to the three-row Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia, with unique features and styling but the same 3.6L V-6 and 6-speed automatic.

Best Buy: A loaded GMC Acadia Denali if you're not attached to the Enclave's styling.

Sum Up: One of the best-looking three-row crossovers around.


Buick Enclave
Base Engine3.6L/288-hp/270-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy4500 lb
0-60 mph16-17/22-24 mpg
Tow8.2-8.5 sec*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value48%
*estimated


Buick Encore

2015 Buick Encore© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Buick Encore Base Price: $25,500-$27,000*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: The surprise hit from Buick continues unchanged except for the addition of a standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. Sharing architecture with the new-for-'15 Chevrolet Trax, the Encore provides Buick SUV style for those who either don't want or can't afford a larger vehicle. A turbocharged 1.8L I-4 with 138 hp is the only available engine—FWD is standard and AWD is available.

Cool Fact: Encore sales surpassed the LaCrosse and Verano through the first half of 2014.

Sum Up: Segment-busting crossover continues to draw fans.


Buick Encore
Base Engine1.4L/138-hp/148-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy23-25/30-33 mpg
0-60 mph9.4-9.8 sec*
TowN/A
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 10; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value47%
*estimated


Cadillac Escalade/ESV

2015 Cadillac Escalade© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Cadillac Escalade Base Price: $72,690-$78,290

Body Type: SUV

ALL-NEW: Now in its fourth generation, the Escalade offers an entirely new look and feel from previous models. Along with sharper exterior lines, the luxury hauler comes with a more powerful engine, better fuel economy, and a quieter cabin. Standard features on this model include real wood interior accents, tri-zone climate control, CUE infotainment, a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot with 4G LTE connectivity, and a 12.3-inch instrument cluster.

Look For: New power third-row seats that fold flat to the floor.

Sum Up: Plus-sized and proud of it.


Cadillac Escalade/ESV
Base Engine6.2L/420-hp/460-lb-ft V-8
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy14-15/20-21 mpg
0-60 mph6.0-6.2 sec*
Tow8300 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value49%
*estimated


Cadillac SRX

2015 Cadillac SRX© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Cadillac SRX Base Price: $38,600-$47,130

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: The SRX remains a top-seller among luxury crossovers. Its chiseled lines and abundant convenience features make it stand apart in its segment. For 2015, the SRX adds a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot with 4G LTE connectivity to help drivers and passengers stay connected on the go. The SRX is based on the same platform underpinning the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain.

Cool Fact: The SRX outsold the BMW X3 for the first half of 2014 calendar year.

Sum Up: Still a worthy buy in its segment.


Cadillac SRX
Base Engine3.6L/308-hp/265-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-17/23-24 mpg
0-60 mph6.6-6.8 sec*
Tow3500 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value48%
*estimated

Chevrolet City Express

2015 Chevrolet City Express© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chevrolet City Express Base Price: $22,950-$24,510

Body Type: Van

ALL-NEW: Although an all-new model for Chevrolet, the City Express is a rebadged Nissan NV200 cargo van. Like the Ford Transit Connect, the City Express is a nimble alternative to a full-size van. Despite its small size, the City Express has 122.7 cubic feet of cargo room and a 1500-pound payload. Standard and available features include floor-mounted D-rings and cargo area side and rear windows.

Cool Fact: Upfit-ready versions feature weld nuts for bin attachments.

Sum Up: Not too late to the small cargo van party.


Chevrolet City Express
Base Engine2.0L/131-hp/139-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD, CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy24/25 mpg
0-60 mph10.4 sec*
TowN/A
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
*estimated


Chevrolet Colorado

2015Chevrolet Colorado© Provided by MotorTrend 2015Chevrolet Colorado Base Price: $20,000-$31,000*

Body Type: Pickup

ALL NEW: The midsize pickup truck segment, which has stagnated for years, will finally get a new player thanks to the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. Slotting below the popular full-size Silverado, the Colorado will be sold in extended and crew cab body styles. The new truck will launch with two engines and three trim levels, featuring segment-first tech such as lane departure warning and forward collision alert.

Look For: A 2.8L turbodiesel I-4 arriving in model-year 2016.

Sum Up: Chevy breathes life into the midsize truck segment.


Chevrolet Colorado
Base Engine2.5L/193-hp/184-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine 3.6L/302-hp/270-lb-ft V-6; 2.8L/195-hp/365-lb-ft t-diesel I-4
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 6M/6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-22/20-27 mpg*
0-60 mph6.5-8.5 sec*
Tow6700 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: N/A
*estimated


Chevrolet Equinox

2015 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ With Sunlight© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ With Sunlight Base Price: $25,245-$34,395

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: The Chevrolet Equinox enters the 2015 model year with minimal updates. The OnStar system of the five-passenger crossover now includes a standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, including a three-month trial with 3 GB of data per month. The Equinox is Chevrolet's third-best-selling vehicle, behind the Cruze sedan and Silverado truck.

Look For: The Equinox to shrink a little when the next-generation model arrives in showrooms.

Sum Up: The midsize crossover challenger from Chevy.


Chevrolet Equinox
Base Engine2.4L/182-hp/172-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine 3.6L/301-hp/272-lb-ft V-6
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-22/23-32 mp
0-60 mph6.8-9.2 sec
Seats/FoldawayNone/None
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value49%
*estimated


Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana

2014 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van Base Price: $30,400-$50,635

Body Type: Van

MINOR: With the Cargo Crew model introduced last year, for 2015 the 4.3-liter V-6 and 5.3-liter V-8 have been dropped. All models now come with a digital AM/FM radio with auxiliary port and optional USB port, and standard 110-volt power outlet. Passenger models gain OnStar with turn-by-turn navigation, while cargo vans gain LED lighting for the cargo area. GM's full-size vans can also be had as a chassis cab for aftermarket conversions.

Cool Fact: Turbodiesel models can run on B20 biodiesel fuel.

Sum Up: When you need to haul lots of people or cargo. Or both.


Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana
Base Engine4.8L/285-hp/295-lb-ft V-8
Opt Engine 6.0L/324-hp/373-lb-ft V-8; 6.6L/260-hp/525-lb-ft /t-diesel V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy10-14/15-19 mpg*
0-60 mph7.5-9.5 sec*
Seats/Foldaway2-15/None
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 2-4; rear cam: 0; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value46%
*estimated


Chevrolet Silverado

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Rally Edition In White© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Rally Edition In White Base Price: $27,000-$45,000*

Body Type: Pickup

MINOR: A new eight-speed automatic transmission makes its way into Chevrolet's half-ton pickup truck, but only on models with the 6.2L V-8. All other engines stick with the six-speed auto. The 2015 gets a tech boost thanks to a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot with 4G LTE connectivity that is standard on all trims except the base model. Finally, revised trailer ratings follow SAE J2807 guidelines, while a new Rally Edition package is offered on mid-level trims.Best Buy The base V-6 is surprisingly fun and peppy.

Sum Up: Here's hoping the new 8A gearbox eventually reaches the other engines.


Chevrolet Silverado
Base Engine4.3L/285-hp/305-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine 5.3L/355-hp/383-lb-ft V-8; 6.2L/420-hp/460-lb-ft V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 6A/8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy13-20/19-23 mpg*
0-60 mph6.3-7.8 sec*
Tow12,000 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value53%
*estimated


Chevrolet Silverado HD

2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD High Country© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD High Country Base Price: $32,405-$51,300

Body Type: Pickup

MAJOR: The Silverado HD now features styling that's more in line with its half-ton sibling. It also gets new features including a rear bumper with CornerSteps, a new tie-down system, and an available EZ Lift-and-Lower tailgate. Powertrain choices include a gas- or a diesel-powered V-8, plus a CNG option. Interior improvements include a larger infotainment screen and advanced safety tech.

Cool Fact: New optional telescoping mirrors make towing big loads even easier than before..

Sum Up: Hard-working trucks add toughness and refinement.


Chevrolet Silverado HD
Base Engine6.0L/301-360-hp/333-380-lb-ft V-8
Opt Engine 6.6L/397-hp/765-lb-ft t-diesel V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
EPA Econ City/HwyNot Rated
0-60 mph7.0-8.5 sec*
Tow 23,200 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value61%
*estimated


Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Base Price: $45,890-$65,990

Body Type: SUV

ALL-NEW: The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and its 20-inch-longer sibling, the Suburban, are updated this year with new sheetmetal, interiors, and engines. Both the Tahoe and Suburban are powered by a new 5.3L V-8 producing 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. Inside, the Tahoe and Suburban feature three rows of seats with room for up to nine, and features such as GM's vibrating Safety Alert Seat.

Cool Fact: The Suburban is the longest continuously produced automotive model in the world, in production since 1935.

Sum Up: When "big enough" isn't.


Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban
Base Engine5.3L/355-hp/383-lb-ft V-8
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy15-16/22-23 mpg
0-60 mph7.0-7.3 sec
Tow8600 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value54%
*estimated


Chevrolet Traverse

2014 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ Base Price: $31,695-$44,635

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: Chevy's seven-seat crossover stays the course for 2015. For the new model year, the Traverse gets voice-to-text support for iPhone users via Siri Eyes Free, allowing drivers to respond to texts with just their voice. Also new are revised 18-inch wheels, a new interior color combo called Ebony/Saddle Up, and three new paint colors: Siren Red Tintcoat, Sable Metallic, and Blue Velvet Metallic.

Cool Fact: The Traverse has more cargo room than the Tahoe.

Sum Up: An all-new Traverse arrives in the near future.


Chevrolet Traverse
Base Engine3.6L/281-288-hp/266-270-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 16-17/23-24 mpg
0-60 mph7.5-8.0 sec*
Tow5200 lb
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value48%
*estimated


Chevrolet Trax

2015 Chevrolet Trax Front Side View Wheel Turned© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chevrolet Trax Front Side View Wheel Turned Base Price: $19,000-$22,000*

Body Type: SUV

ALL-NEW: The Trax is Chevrolet's entry in the new small SUV market the automaker expects to expand by more than 80 percent by 2016. Seen first in the U.S. as the Buick Encore, the Trax is the Chevrolet variant for those who think the Equinox is a bit too big. The Trax will offer FWD and AWD, with a 138-hp turbo I-4 under the hood. Wheel options include 16-inch steel and alloy wheels (LS and LT, respectively) as well as 18-inch alloys on the LTZ.

Cool Fact: The Trax arrives early 2015 but is already on sale in China.

Sum Up: Chevrolet's subcompact crossover comes to the U.S.


Chevrolet Trax
Base Engine1.4L/138-hp/148-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy23-25/30-33 mpg*
0-60 mph9.4-9.8 sec*
TowN/A
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 10; rear cam: S; BMS: N/A
*estimated

Chrysler Town & Country

2015 Chrysler Town and Country© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chrysler Town and Country Base Price: $30,990-$40,990

Body Type: Minivan

UNCHANGED: With an update coming soon, the 2015 Chrysler Town & Country stays the course this year. The sole changes are the addition of two new trim levels: the base Town & Country LX, and the loaded Town & Country Limited Platinum, the latter of which comes standard with heated front- and second-row seats, active safety tech, and Nappa leather. The LX model's price drops $770, yet it includes power doors and a rearview camera.

Look For: An all-new Town & Country within the next two years.

Sum Up: Chrysler's minivan will be Detroit's last after the Grand Caravan is discontinued.


Chrysler Town & Country
Base Engine3.6L/283-hp/260-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy17/25 mpg
0-60 mph8.0 sec
Seats/Foldaway 7/3rd row
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value46%
*estimated


Dodge Durango

2015 Dodge Durango RT© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Dodge Durango RT Base Price: $31,500-$44,000*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: Significantly updated last year, not much is new for 2015. The three-row crossover offers a Rallye appearance pack, which includes all the R/T's sporty exterior touches, on V-6 powered models, while the popular murdered-out Blacktop Package is available on most models. R/T and Citadel models now come with a Beats by Dre sound system.

Cool Fact: The Durango's glove box can hold 70 packs of gum, says Ron Burgundy.

Sum Up: Is this a gumball machine? No, it's a Dodge Durango!


Dodge Durango
Base Engine3.6L/290-295-hp/260-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine 5.7L/360-hp/390-lb-ft V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/AWD, 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy14-18/22-25 mpg
0-60 mph6.6-8.0 sec
Tow7400 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value45%
*estimated


Dodge Grand Caravan/Ram Cargo Van

2015 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Base Price: $22,000-$31,000*

Body Type: Minivan

UNCHANGED: No big changes are in store for the Grand Caravan for 2015, which will be the iconic minivan's last model year. The original minivan, the Grand Caravan will be effectively replaced by its Chrysler Town & Country sibling as Dodge looks to focus on performance models. The Grand Caravan remains an incredible value with a great powertrain and a family-friendly interior.

Cool Fact: The Grand Caravan is still offered as the Ram Cargo Van for commercial customers.

Sum Up: Thanks for the memories, Grand Caravan.


Dodge Grand Caravan/Ram Cargo Van
Base Engine3.6L/283-hp/260-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy17/25 mpg
0-60 mph 7.9 sec
Seats/Foldaway 2-7/3rd row
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value41%
*estimated


Dodge Journey

2015 Dodge Journey Limited© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Dodge Journey Limited Base Price: $20,990-$31,890

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: With the Grand Caravan heading out to pasture, the Journey will soon take over as Dodge's only entry-level people-mover. With an all-new model a year or so out, the 2015 Journey carries over with minimal trim changes. While the base I-4 and four-speed automatic should be avoided, the V-6 powertrain is quite good.

Look For: A Journey SRT model featuring a turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive in a few years.

Sum Up: Don't stop believing.


Dodge Journey
Base Engine2.4L/173-hp/166-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine 3.6L/283-hp/260-lb-ft V-6
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 4A/6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-19/24-26 mpg
0-60 mph7.5-9.0 sec*
Tow2500 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 7; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value48%
*estimated

Ford Edge

2015 Ford Edge Titanium© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford Edge Titanium Base Price: $29,000-$41,000*

Body Type: SUV

ALL-NEW: The Ford Edge has been completely revamped for 2015. Most dimensions have grown, including passenger and cargo space. New chassis materials reduce weight and increase stiffness, while the suspension has been reworked to improve ride and handling. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine gets a new twin-scroll turbo, while a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 is all-new.

Cool Fact: The 2015 Edge is the first Ford with a standard EcoBoost engine.

Sum Up: After initial success in China, the second-gen Edge is heading to Europe.


Ford Edge
Base Engine2.0L/240-hp/270-lb-ft turbo I-4*
Opt Engine3.5L/285-hp/253-lb-ft V-6; 2.7L/325-hp/375-lb-ft turbo V-6*
DrivetrainFront-engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-22/23-31 mpg
0-60 mph6.8-7.5 sec*
Tow3500 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety6; rear cam: S; BMS: O*
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 48%
*estimated


Ford Escape

2015 Ford Escape© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford Escape Base Price: $23,505-$31,665

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: Other than a new color (Magnetic Metallic) this year, the Ford Escape is the same. The Escape is a solid choice, offering modern features such as MyFord Touch infotainment and Sync connectivity systems with voice-activated commands, Active Park Assist that steers the SUV into parallel parking spots, and a blind-spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert. A rearview camera and Sync are standard.

Driver’s Choice: The 240-hp, 2.0L EcoBoost for strong acceleration.

Sum Up: Available power and features contribute to strong sales.


Ford Escape
Base Engine2.5L/168-hp/170-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine1.6L/178-hp/184-lb-ft turbo I-4; 2.0L/240-hp/270-lb-ft turbo I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy21-23/28-32 mpg*
0-60 mph6.8-9.5 sec*
Tow3500 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 49%
*estimated


Ford Expedition/EL

2015 Ford Expedition© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford Expedition Base Price: $44,585-$64,835

Body Type: SUV

MAJOR: The Expedition/EL gets its first major makeover since 2007. The 5.4L Triton V-8 has been replaced with the F-150’s 3.5L EcoBoost V-6. Ford claims the new engine offers better fuel economy and more power across the rpm range. Newly available features include electric power steering, 8-inch touchscreen for the MyFord Touch and Sync infotainment system, and a blind-spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert.

Cool Fact: The Platinum model is available with Brunello leather.

Sum Up: Much needed updates, but are they enough to compete with the Tahoe/Suburban?


Ford Expedition/EL
Base Engine3.5L/365-hp/420-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy14-15/20-22 mpg*
0-60 mph 7.9-8.5 sec*
Tow9200 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 48%
*estimated


Ford Explorer

2015 Ford Explorer Sport© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford Explorer Sport Base Price: $31,495-$43,565

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: A new XLT appearance package adds the Sport model’s flair (20-inch wheels, black and Magnetic Metallic trim, leather seats with suede inserts and contrast stitching, and more). Three new paint colors have been added, while base models now sport 18-inch alloy wheels standard. The option list includes heated second-row seats, rear seatbelt airbags, adaptive cruise control, and a terrain management system.

Driver’s Choice: Ford claims Explorer Sport hits 60 mph in 6.0 sec.

Sum Up: Small year-over-year updates can’t hide its car-based roots.


Ford Explorer
Base Engine3.5L/290-hp/255-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine2.0L/240-hp/270-lb-ft turbo I-4; 3.5L/365-hp/350-lb-ft V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-20/22-28 mpg
0-60 mph6.0-9.2 sec*
Tow 5000 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 50%
*estimated


Ford F-150

2015 Ford F 150 Tech© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford F 150 Tech Base Price: $25,000-$55,000*

Body Type: Pickup

ALL-NEW: Ford’s best-seller now features aluminum construction for most of its body, which the automaker says will shave curb weight by up to 700 pounds. The base V-6 engine is downsized from 3.7L to 3.5L and a new 2.7L EcoBoost V-6 joins the fray. Available LED headlights are another segment-first, as is the tailgate that opens by pushing a button on the key fob.

Cool Fact: The 2.7L EcoBoost engine was tested in the 2013 Baja 1000 desert race.

Sum Up: Ford turns to aluminum for pickup one-upmanship.


Ford F-150
Base Engine3.5L/283-hp/255-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine2.7L/325-hp/375-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6; 5.0L/360-hp/380-lb-ft V-8*; 3.5L/365-hp/420/lb-ft twin-turbo V-6*
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy15-18/20-26 mpg*
0-60 mph6.0-7.5 sec*
Tow12,000 lb*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O*
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 54%
*estimated


Ford Flex

2015 Ford Flex© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford Flex Base Price: $32,000-$45,500*

Body Type: SUV

MINOR: The six- to seven-passenger Flex has minor changes. The SE model now features standard heated mirrors, while the range-topping Flex Limited can be had with a heated steering wheel. As a stylish minivan alternative, the Flex is worth consideration for Ford buyers who don’t want the three-row Explorer. Under the hood is a 3.5L V-6 or a more powerful 3.5L EcoBoost V-6.

Avoid: Making the kids nauseated with the eager and quick EcoBoost-powered Flex.

Sum Up: Walks the fine line between minivan and crossover.


Ford Flex
Base Engine3.5L/287-hp/254-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine3.5L/365-hp/350-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 16-18/23-25 mpg*
0-60 mph 5.9-7.9 sec
Tow4500 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O*
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 48%
*estimated


Ford Super Duty

2015 Ford F 250 Super Duty King Ranch FX4© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford F 250 Super Duty King Ranch FX4 Base Price: $32,240-$69,985

Body Type: Pickup

MINOR: The 6.7L turbodiesel V-8 gets a power boost to 440 hp and 860 lb-ft of torque, which is 40 hp and 60 lb-ft more than the 2014 model. As a result, tow capacity increases for some models including the F-450. The F-350 and F-450 receive a number of chassis upgrades to handle the increased tow rating, such as beefier suspension and brake components. Finally, the King Ranch model gets a more luxurious interior.

Cool Fact: The F-450 gets commercial-grade wheels.

Sum Up: Super Duty grows strong with updated Power Stroke.


Ford Super Duty
Base Engine6.2L/316-385-hp/397-405-lb-ft V-8
Opt Engine6.7L/440-hp/860-lb-ft t-diesel V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
EPA Econ City/HwyNot Rated
0-60 mph8.0-9.5 sec*
Tow31,200 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A*
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 55%
*estimated


Ford Transit

2015 Ford Transit© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford Transit Base Price: $30,560-$38,245

Body Type: Van

ALL-NEW: Ford’s long-running E-Series van comes to a close, opening the door to the new 2015 Transit. The Transit will offer more space and cargo capabilities than the E-Series, while saving fuel, thanks to new updated powertrains. High-roof and long-wheelbase configurations allow more than 400 cu-ft of cargo room.

Cool Fact: The Transit is available with a jumbo-sized side-curtain airbag covering five rows of seats.

Sum Up: Ford steps up its commercial van lineup big time.


Ford Transit
Base Engine3.7L/275-hp/260-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine3.5L/310-hp/400-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6; 3.2L/185-hp/350-lb-ft t-diesel I-5
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy14-18/19-25 mpg*
0-60 mph9.0-14.0 sec*
Seats/Foldaway2-15/none
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 2; rear cam: O; BMS: O
*estimated


Ford Transit Connect

2014 ford transit connect© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 ford transit connect Base Price: $23,125-$30,125

Body Type: Van

UNCHANGED: The Transit Connect is Ford’s smallest commercial vehicle and available in a number of configurations, including the option of three rows of seats with enough room for 7 passengers. New for 2014, the Transit Connect carries on mostly unchanged. The Transit Connect Wagon gets a new Magnetic Metallic exterior paint color and a rear cargo cover for the short-wheelbase model with a liftgate.

Best Buy: Haul stuff and people with the XLT wagon.

Sum Up: A strong and affordable people- and cargo-hauler.


Ford Transit Connect
Base Engine2.5L/169-hp/171-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine1.6L/178-hp/184-lb-ft turbo I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 20-22/28-30 mpg
0-60 mph8.7-10.0 sec*
Seats/Foldaway 2-7/2nd, 3rd row
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 47%
*estimated

GMC Acadia

2015 GMC Acadia Denali© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 GMC Acadia Denali Base Price: $34,900-$50,365

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: After a substantial refresh in 2013, the 2015 Acadia gets a standard heated leather-wrapped steering wheel on SLT-2 and Denali models, a repositioned front USB port for easier access, a new 20-inch alloy wheel design, and three new paint colors. The Acadia can seat seven or eight passengers in three rows, while side blind-zone alert and cross-traffic alert are available.

Best Buy: The Acadia Denali is plenty luxurious while undercutting the Buick Enclave's price tag.

Sum Up: When schlepping people outweighs towing needs.


GMC Acadia
Base Engine 3.6L/281-288-hp/266-270-lb-ft V-6
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-17/23-24 mpg
0-60 mph 7.7-8.4 sec*
Tow5200 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 50%
*estimated


GMC Canyon

2015 GMC Canyon© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 GMC Canyon Base Price: $22,000-$32,000*

Body Type: Pickup

ALL-NEW: After a brief hiatus, an all-new GMC Canyon returns to challenge the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier. Initially, two gas engines will be available with a segment-first turbodiesel four-cylinder coming later. Two cab styles (extended, crew) and two box lengths (5'2", 6'2") are offered. The AutoTrac 4WD features four settings. Projector headlights with LED running lights and a corner step rear bumper are standard.

Look For: The 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel I-4 due in 2016.

Sum Up: The GMC Canyon aims to upset the midsize pickup segment.


GMC Canyon
Base Engine2.5L/193-hp/184-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine3.6L/302-hp/270-lb-ft V-6; 2.8L/195-hp/365-lb-ft t-diesel I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/4WD, 6M/6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-22/20-27 mpg*
0-60 mph6.5-8.5 sec*
Seats/Foldaway6700 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: N/A
*estimated


GMC Sierra

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali CrewCab© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali CrewCab Base Price: $27,500-$53,000*

Body Type: Pickup

MINOR: Extensively redesigned last year, the 2015 Sierra 1500 with a 6.2-liter V-8 gains an eight-speed automatic, while a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot with 4G LTE connectivity is standard on most models. Peak tow rating is unchanged under the new SAE J2807 standard. Available active safety features include forward collision alert and lane departure warning with Safety Alert Seat.

Cool Fact: The 4.3-liter V-6 can tow 5500-7600 pounds, depending on configuration.

Sum Up: Available from professional-grade work truck to luxury brand trims.


GMC Sierra
Base Engine 4.3L/285-hp/305-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine5.3L/355-hp/383-lb-ft V-8; 6.2L/420-hp/460-lb-ft V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/4WD, 6A/8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy14-18/20-24 mpg*
0-60 mph6.6-8.4 sec*
Tow12,000 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 53%
*estimated


GMC Sierra HD

2015 GMC Sierra HD All Terrain Front Side View© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 GMC Sierra HD All Terrain Front Side View Base Price: $32,660-$55,080

Body Type: Pickup

ALL-NEW: A bolder exterior joins the 2011 powertrain and chassis updates. The new cab features high-strength steel, inlaid doors, and triple door seals for less wind noise and improved aerodynamics. A built-in Wi-Fi hotspot with 4G LTE connectivity is available. Active safety features including forward collision alert and lane departure warning with Safety Alert Seat are offered. A new corner step bumper is standard.

Driver's Choice: The Duramax turbodiesel V-8 for towing chores.

Sum Up: Updated looks and interior match its heavy-duty capabilities.


GMC Sierra HD
Base Engine6.0L/360-hp/380-lb-ft V-8
Opt Engine6.6L/397-hp/765-lb-ft t-diesel V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy Not Rated
0-60 mph7.0-8.3 sec*
Tow23,200 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 60%
*estimated


GMC Terrain

2015 GMC Terrain Denali© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 GMC Terrain Denali Base Price: $27,335-$38,015

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: The GMC Terrain enters another year largely unchanged. New features include with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot with 4G LTE connectivity and two new paint options. Available IntelliLink features navigation, text messaging alerts, and Siri Eyes Free. Forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and blind-zone alert with rear cross-traffic alert are available.

Cool Fact: Available Denali trim features premium content from a mainstream brand.

Sum Up: When you need a larger two-row crossover–and an available V-6.


GMC Terrain
Base Engine 2.4L/182-hp/172-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine 3.6L/301-hp/272-lb-ft V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-22/23-32 mpg
0-60 mph6.8-9.2 sec*
Tow3500 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 50%
*estimated


GMC Yukon/XL

2015 GMC Yukon© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 GMC Yukon Base Price: $47,330-$69,375

Body Type: SUV

ALL-NEW: The redesigned full-size 2015 GMC Yukon/XL and Denali gain the Sierra 1500 pickup's revised V-8 engines. Yukon models get the 5.3-liter V-8, while Denali models get the 6.2-liter V-8. A bolder exterior features projector headlights and LED running lights and taillights. The refined interior gains fold-flat second- and third-row seats. The Yukon/XL is available with GM's latest infotainment and safety features.

Best Buy: XL models for the most passenger and cargo room.

Sum Up: The full-size SUV gets a needed and refreshing makeover.


GMC Yukon/XL
Base Engine5.3L/355-hp/383-lb-ft V-8
Opt Engine6.2L/420-hp/460-lb-ft V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy14-16/20-23 mpg
0-60 mph6.1-6.9 sec*
Tow8500 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 53%
*estimated

Honda Crosstour 

2014 Honda Crosstour© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Honda Crosstour Base Price: $28,500-$36,000*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED:   We thought 2015 would be the model year for the next-gen Crosstour, but it appears we're still another year out. In the meantime, the Accord-based crossover soldiers on unchanged, with power options including a FWD 2.4L I-4 mated to a 5A and an up-level FWD/AWD 3.5L V-6 paired to a 6A. Despite its similarities to the Subaru Outback in functionality and powertrain options the Subie outsells it 10-to-1.

Look For: An all-new Crosstour that closely mimics the Outback.

Sum Up: For when a CR-V is deemed too common.


Honda Crosstour 
Base Engine 2.4L/192-hp/162-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine3.5L/278-hp/252-lb-ft V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 5A/6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy19-22/28-31 mpg
0-60 mph6.9-9.0 sec*
Tow1500 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 42%
*estimated


Honda CR-V

2014 honda CR V© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 honda CR V Base Price: $24,000-$25,500*

Body Type: SUV

MAJOR:  Despite being the best-selling compact crossover, the Honda CR-V wasn't about to rest on its laurels, evidenced by this major refresh for the 2015 model year. In addition to styling enhancements (a 2014 is shown), the CR-V touts a new direct-injected 2.4L I-4 mated to a CVT, a combo that promises better acceleration and fuel economy. A revised structure should net top safety scores from IIHS.

Best Buy: The EX adds alloy wheels and a power moonroof.

Sum Up: Major refresh puts CR-V back in the hunt.


Honda CR-V 
Base Engine2.4L/190-hp/180-lb-ft I-4*
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy24-25/32-33 mpg*
0-60 mph8.5 sec*
Tow1500 lb*
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 55%
*estimated


Honda HR-V

2015 Honda HR V Front Side View© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Honda HR V Front Side View Base Price: $19,500-$21,000

Body Type: SUV

ALL-NEW: The HR-V is Honda's answer to what's expected to be a rapidly growing segment in the U.S.: subcompact crossovers. Based on the already spacious Fit four-door hatchback, the HR-V slots below the popular CR-V in Honda's lineup. Since the CR-V has grown in size and price over the years, the HR-V fits an entry-level niche in the automaker's lineup. Expect Bluetooth, a rearview camera, and LED brake lights as standard equipment.

Look For: The same "Magic Seat" cargo space tricks as in the Fit.

Sum Up: Fit to enter the subcompact crossover class.


Honda HR-V
Base Engine1.5L/130-hp/114-lb-ft I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6M/CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy29-32/37-40 mpg*
0-60 mph9.2-10.1 sec*
Seats/FoldawayN/A
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
*estimated


Honda Odyssey 

2014 honda odyssey© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 honda odyssey Base Price: $30,000-$45,500*

Body Type: Minivan

UNCHANGED: The fourth-gen Odyssey nears the end of its life cycle, but thanks to last year's major update that included a now-standard 6A and Pandora connectivity, it remains vital. After testing a '14 Touring Elite, we had this to say: "The Honda Odyssey remains the fun-to-drive people hauler it has been since 2011, and now we can say it's cool."

Cool Fact: EX-L and Touring trims offer a Cool Box that chills six 12-ounce cans.

Sum Up: With available HondaVAC, the only minivan that truly sucks.


Honda Odyssey 
Base Engine3.5L/248-hp/250-lb-ft V-6
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 19/28 mpg
0-60 mph7.4 sec
Seats/Foldaway7-8/3rd row
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 48%
*estimated


Honda Pilot 

2015 Honda Pilot Touring© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Honda Pilot Touring Base Price: $30,700-$42,450

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED:  Entering its final year before the next-gen 2016 Pilot arrives, the 2015 model carries on status quo, save for an EX-based Special Edition that adds unique five-spoke 18-inch wheels, a rear entertainment system, a sunroof, and satellite radio. In a recent three-row CUV comparison test, we ranked the Pilot fifth out of six, noting that "it makes every trip feel more adventurous but never luxurious."

Look For: An all-new Pilot next year, based on the Acura MDX.

Sum Up: Long in tooth, but can still chomp.


Honda Pilot 
Base Engine3.5L/250-hp/253-lb-ft V-6
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 5A
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-18/24-25 mpg
0-60 mph8.1 sec
Seats/Foldaway4500 lb  
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 51%
*estimated

Hyundai Santa Fe

2014 hyundai santa fe© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 hyundai santa fe Base Price: $31,000-$36,000*

Body Type: SUV

MINOR: Daytime running lights and a driver’s blind spot mirror are now standard, while other options like heated outside mirrors and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob have been shuffled into different packages. Loading stuff into the cargo area will now be much easier thanks to a new hands-free feature available for models equipped with the power liftgate.

Driver’s Choice: The ventilated front seats are a must, since they’re unique in the segment.

Sum Up: Strong player off the bench, but not a starter.


Hyundai Santa Fe
Base Engine3.3L/290-hp/252-lb-ft V-6
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy18/24-25 mpg
0-60 mph 7.1-7.3 sec*
Tow5000 lb
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 46%
*estimated


Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base Price: $26,000-$33,000*

Body Type: SUV

MINOR: Like its 7-passenger sibling, the smaller Santa Fe Sport also gets daytime running lights and a driver’s blind spot mirror as standard equipment. Opting for the turbocharged model will not only get you more juice with 264 horses on tap, but also a standard power liftgate, which remains optional on 2.4L models. The Blue Link telematics system is no longer offered on Sport base models.

Best Buy: Stick with the base engine; it delivers power more smoothly than the turbo.

Sum Up: Little crossover has lots of potential.


Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
Base Engine2.4L/190-hp/181-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine2.0L/264-hp/269-lb-ft/turbo I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 18-20/24-27 mpg
0-60 mph9.1-9.3 sec
Tow3500 lb
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 47%
*estimated


Hyundai Tucson/Fuel Cell

2015 Hyundai Tucson© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Hyundai Tucson Base Price: $22,375-$28,675

Body Type: SUV

MINOR: The Tucson adds the Popular Equipment package for GLS models and standard LED daytime running lights on Limited trims, but the big news is the Tucson Fuel Cell. The emission-free CUV will be available in California for a 3-year lease that includes free fuel. Only 1000 units are expected through 2016.

Cool Fact: The FCEV system has been tested at temps ranging from -4 to greater than 117, at humidity levels as low as 0-20 percent, and at altitudes higher than 8500 feet.

Sum Up: Feels luxurious, drives entry-level.


Hyundai Tucson/Fuel Cell
Base Engine2.0L/164-hp/151-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine2.4L/180-182-hp/176-177-lb-ft I-4; hydrogen fuel cell elec, 134 hp/221 lb-ft
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A/1A
EPA Econ City/Hwy20-23/25-29 mpg; 49/51 mpg-e
0-60 mph8.7-12.5 sec*
Tow2000 lb
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 49%
*estimated


Infiniti QX50

2014 Infiniti QX50© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Infiniti QX50 Base Price: $35,995-$37,395

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: All QX50 models already come with standard leather seating, hands-free keyless entry, and a rearview camera as well as dual-climate control, but now base models add standard Bluetooth. Aside from that, there are no other changes. The last time we drove one, we said steering felt quick and a bit light, yet the suspension tuning helped make it fun on winding roads.

Look For: A QX30 model based on the Mercedes-Benz GLA to slot underneath the QX50.

Sum Up: Stylistically gifted, dimensionally challenged.


Infiniti QX50
Base Engine3.7L/325-hp/267-lb-ft V-6
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD, 7A
EPA Econ City/Hwy17/24-25 mpg
0-60 mph5.5-6.2 sec*
Tow3500 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/60,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 50%
*estimated


Infiniti QX60

2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid Base Price: $43,500-$47,500

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: Since the QX60 and its hybrid variant are still fairly new, the 2015 model doesn’t entail any major changes. While we were already fans of the QX60’s CVT -- we had the JX35 for a year -- we expect it to be even better now with the addition of enhanced D-step shift logic. We especially liked the QX60’s throttle response in Sport mode and praised the quiet cabin.

Avoid: Pushing the limits on winding roads, since stability control nannies are a bit excessive.

Sum Up: If you’re fine with a cubic zirconia, get the Pathfinder. If you want a diamond, get the QX60.


Infiniti QX60
Base Engine3.5L/265-hp/248-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine2.5L s’chgd I-4 + elec, 250 hp
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy19-26/25-28 mpg
0-60 mph7.7-8.2 sec*
Tow3500 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/60,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 52%
*estimated


Infiniti QX70

2015 Infiniti QX70© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Infiniti QX70 Base Price: $46,845-$54,695

Body Type: SUV

MINOR: Thinking about getting the QX70 with the V-8? Try a 2014 model. The QX70 no longer offers the 390-hp 5.0L V-8, leaving the 325-hp 3.7L V-6 as the lone engine option for the brand’s midsize SUV. For 2015, a new S model adds 21-inch dark rims and exterior accents, adaptive front lighting, and heated and cooled front sport seats with contrast stitching, and magnesium paddle shifters.

Look For: Big changes soon, since we think the 3.7 is nearing the end of its life cycle.

Sum Up: New name can’t hide the fact that this crossover is old.


Infiniti QX70
Base Engine3.7L/325-hp/267-lb-ft V-6
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD, 7A
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-17/22-24 mpg
0-60 mph 6.1 sec
Tow2000 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/60,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 52%
*estimated


Infiniti QX80

2015 Infiniti QX80© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Infiniti QX80 Base Price: $64,500*

Body Type: SUV

MINOR: The QX80 looks slightly different with a new front grille that closely resembles the Q50’s. The SUV also gets new LED daytime running lights and standard high-beam assist. For those who’ll make use of the QX80’s massive cargo space, a larger standard bumper protector will prevent damage when loading or unloading. Revised interior grade levels offer more differentiation between trims, including the new, blingier QX80 Limited.

Driver’s Choice: QX80 Limited, but act fast since it's limited.

Sum Up: King-size SUV gets updated with more tech, refreshed styling.


Infiniti QX80
Base Engine5.6L/400-hp/413-lb-ft V-8
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD, 7A
EPA Econ City/Hwy14/20 mpg
0-60 mph 6.1 sec
Tow8500 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/60,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 48%
*estimated

Jeep Cherokee

2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Base Price: $23,990-$31,190

Body Type: SUV

MINOR: The Jeep Cherokee adds engine stop-start technology on 3.2L V-6 models for 2015. Said to offer fuel economy improvements and C02 emissions reductions of up to 3 percent, the new feature won’t (yet) be offered on the standard 2.4L I-4. The Cherokee makes available three 4WD systems, two with low range and another with a locking rear differential.

Cool Fact: Mopar offers custom hood decals that can show popular trails or a driver-specified topographical map graphic.

Sum Up: Thoroughly modern and off-road ready in the right trims.


Jeep Cherokee
Base Engine2.4L/184-hp/171-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine3.2L/271-hp/239-lb-ft V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 9A
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-22/25-31 mpg*
0-60 mph7.5-9.5 sec*
Tow4500 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 10; rear cam: O; BMS: O*
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 50%
*estimated


Jeep Compass

2015 Jeep Compass Limited© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Jeep Compass Limited Base Price: $19,790-$28,990

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: Even with the Cherokee here and the compact Renegade on the way, the Compass sticks around for the 2015 model year. Last year, the Compass added a six-speed automatic as an option for the 2.0L and 2.4L I-4 engines. With a base price under $20,000, the Compass could present some competition for the upcoming Honda HR-V and Chevy Trax.

Cool Fact: The Compass was first introduced as a 2007 model and is expected to stick around until the beginning of the 2016.

Sum Up: The compact Jeep with Grand Cherokee front styling.


Jeep Compass
Base Engine2.0L/158-hp/141-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine2.4L/172-hp/165-lb-ft I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 5M/6A/CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy20-23/23-30 mpg
0-60 mph9.2-10.5 sec*
Tow1000-2000 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 47%
*estimated


Jeep Grand Cherokee

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Base Price: $30,590-$65,390

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: The popular Grand Cherokee rolls into 2015 without major changes. Last year's refresh improved the interior and updated the exterior styling, and a new diesel model was introduced. Other powertrain options include a 3.6L V-6, 5.7L V-8, and even a 6.4L V-8 on the performance-oriented SRT model.

Cool Fact: The Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel won a 2013 comparison against diesel-powered challengers from Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche.

Sum Up: Full of character, capability, and class.


Jeep Grand Cherokee
Base Engine3.6L/290-hp/260-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine5.7L/360-hp/390-lb-ft V-8; 3.0L/240-hp/420-lb-ft t-diesel V-6; 6.4L/470-hp/470-lb-ft V-8*
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD/4WD, 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy20-23/23-30 mpg
0-60 mph9.2-10.5 sec*
Tow6200-7400 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 53%
*estimated


Jeep Patriot

2015 Jeep Patriot© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Jeep Patriot Base Price: $17,490-$27,490

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: The Patriot sticks with us for the 2015 model year, serving consumers who want a small Jeep crossover under $20,000. For 2014, the Patriot adds an available 6-speed automatic, along with the 5-speed manual and CVT. The Altitude model, which features blacked-out exterior styling, is expected to return. Engine options include a 158-hp 2.0L I-4 and a 172-hp 2.4L I-4.

Best Buy: A Patriot Altitude if you can’t wait for the new Renegade.

Sum Up: The value-oriented Jeep CUV when the new Renegade isn’t your style.


Jeep Patriot
Base Engine2.0L/158-hp/141-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine 2.4L/172-hp/165-lb-ft I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 5M/6A/CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy20-23/23-30 mpg
0-60 mph9.5-10.5 sec*
Tow1000-2000 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: N/A; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 50%
*estimated


Jeep Renegade

2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Base Price: $17,000-$24,000*

Body Type: SUV

ALL-NEW: Jeep’s modern, Fiat-based compact crossover is here. Called the Renegade, the Jeep will offer a 2.4L I-4 and a turbo 1.4L I-4, with a 9-speed automatic transmission serving those who want maximum mileage behind the wheel of the boxy CUV. The Renegade might not be the most capable Jeep ever, but equipped properly, it’s said to be plenty capable.

Cool Fact: The Renegade Trailhawk gets a 0.8-inch lift for a ride height of 8.7 inches.

Sum Up: The Willys gang gets an Italian stepchild.


Jeep Renegade
Base Engine1.4L/160-hp/184-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine2.4L/184-hp/177-lb-ft I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6M/9A
EPA Econ City/Hwy20-23/30-32 mpg*
0-60 mph8.0-11.0 sec*
Tow2000 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value
*estimated


Jeep Wrangler/Unlimited

2015 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition Base Price: $23,590-$36,190

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: With the Toyota FJ Cruiser discontinued, the Wrangler has one fewer competitor in the off-road-ready SUV segment. Offered in two- and four-door form, the Wrangler comes with doors that can be removed, and it has plenty of style whether you’re cruising down the boulevard or actually putting the SUV’s four-wheel drive to work.

Look For: The next Wrangler to retain its unique chassis. It will reduce weight and increase efficiency while maintaining capability.

Sum Up: The feeling of freedom embodied in an SUV.


Jeep Wrangler/Unlimited
Base Engine3.6L/285-hp/260-lb-ft V-6
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, 4WD, 6M/5A
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-17/20-21 mpg
0-60 mph7.8-8.4 sec
Tow2000-3500 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 4; rear cam: N/A; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 67%
*estimated


Kia Sedona

2015 Kia Sedona© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Kia Sedona Base Price: $27,000-$37,000*

Body Type: Minivan

ALL-NEW: The Sedona is back for 2015 with new sheetmetal, a fresh interior, and a high-end SXL model. The Sedona offers seating for 7-8 passengers and available second-row seats that can slide from side to side as well as from front to rear. Kia is hoping the Sedona catches consumers' attention the same way the Optima midsize sedan has.

Cool Fact: The Sedona SXL uses the same Nappa leather on its seats that's found in the K900 flagship luxury sedan.

Sum Up: Restyled and with new features, Kia's minivan might just have a chance.


Kia Sedona
Base Engine3.3L/276-hp/248-lb-ft V-6
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy18/25 mpg*
0-60 mph8.0 sec*
Seats/Foldaway7-8/3rd row
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: S; BMS: O*
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 42%
*estimated


Kia Sorento

2015 Kia Sorento© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Kia Sorento Base Price: $24,995-$42,595

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: Since the Sorento was heavily refreshed for 2014, the midsize crossover carries over for 2015. A 191-hp, 2.4L I-4 and 290-hp, 3.3L V-6 are available mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, with a third row of seating offered on both engines. The 2014 Sorento benefited from an updated exterior, revised suspension, and electric power steering.

Cool Fact: The Sorento's available Flex Steer system includes Comfort, Normal, and Sport steering settings.

Sum Up: Striking at the heart of the midsize crossover segment.


Kia Sorento
Base Engine2.4L/191-hp/181-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine3.3L/290-hp/252-lb-ft V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-20/24-27 mpg
0-60 mph7.3-9.6 sec
Tow1650-3500 lb
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 47%
*estimated


Kia Sportage

2015 Kia Sportage Front Side View Parked© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Kia Sportage Front Side View Parked Base Price: $22,645-$28,995

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: The Sportage heads into 2015 unchanged after receiving meaningful updates for 2014. The 2.4L I-4 base engine gained direct-injection, which adds 6 hp and 9 lb-ft, while new wheel and grille designs are added. NVH was improved, and high-performance dampers made standard. Options include HID headlights, LED taillights, a panoramic sunroof, and a 260-hp turbocharged 2.0L I-4.

Cool Fact: The first-generation Sportage went on sale in 1995.

Sum Up: Still one of the more attractive compact crossovers around.


Kia Sportage
Base Engine2.4L/182-hp/177-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine2.0L/260-hp/269-lb-ft turbo I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy19-21/24-28 mpg
0-60 mph7.3-9.0 sec*
Tow2000 lb
Basic Warranty 5 yrs/60,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 48%
*estimated

Land Rover LR2

2014 Land Rover LR2© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Land Rover LR2 Base Price: $37,525

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: While there are a few new option packages available for the long-serving LR2, the big news is that Land Rover will soon replace it with a vehicle called the Discovery Sport. This makes sense because, not only has the LR2 never sold that well, but one of the big growth spots in the market is compact luxury SUVs. Expect the Discovery Sport to take over where the rugged LR2 left off, only this time in a much more handsome wrapper.

Look For: An all-new model that should be better in every way.

Sum Up: A perfectly fine little SUV, though you really ought to wait for the Discovery Sport.


Land Rover LR2
Base Engine2.0L/240-hp/250-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, AWD, 9A
EPA Econ City/Hwy17/24 mpg
0-60 mph 7.0 sec*
Tow3500 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 49%
*estimated


Land Rover LR4

2015 Land Rover LR4© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Land Rover LR4 Base Price: $51,000*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: The big news is that this year is your last chance to buy the LR4, as Land Rover is thankfully dropping the name and replacing it with the vehicle's original moniker, Discovery. Expect the new Discovery to be just as tough and functional as the vehicles that came before it, but with much better fuel economy and technology. We can't wait.

Look For: Improved fuel economy in the LR4's last year of life, though the EPA hasn't signed off on that yet.

Sum Up: The granddaddy of 7-passenger off-road prowess gets a major face-lift next year.


Land Rover LR4
Base Engine3.0L/340-hp/332-lb-ft supercharged V-6
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, 4WD, 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy14/19 mpg
0-60 mph7.0 sec*
Tow7700 lb
Basic Warranty 4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 55%
*estimated


Land Rover Range Rover

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography Black Edition© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography Black Edition Base Price: $84,500-$143,500*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: Only minor option and paint changes and the InControl app suite come to Land Rover's range topper. The standard blown V-6 combined with the all-aluminum body mean extra savings at the pump and lighter handling. Last year's $185K, long-wheelbase, ultra-luxury (and limited to 100) Autobiography Black edition will likely be joined by a high-performance SVR version launching after the Range Rover Sport SVR.

Best Buy: Blown V-6 offers a great power and efficiency trade-off.

Sum Up: Others may have more features and gadgets, but few have big Range presence.


Land Rover Range Rover
Base Engine3.0L/340-hp/332-lb-ft supercharged V-6
Opt Engine 5.0L/510-hp/461-lb-ft supercharged V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, 4WD, 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy13-17/19-23 mpg
0-60 mph 4.4-6.1 sec
Tow7716 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 45%
*estimated


Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic Base Price: $42,500-$48,000*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: After last year's addition of a 9-speed transmission that helps return 30 mpg highway, Evoque receives a limited, high-lux Autobiography edition and the Autobiography Dynamic edition. Our 2011 SUV of the Year winner is still a top seller and staff favorite for its sharp styling and carlike handling, but faces stiff competition from Porsche Macan, Lexus NX, and Mercedes-Benz GLA—all of which offer optional powertrain combinations.

Driver's Choice: 285-hp Evoque Autobiography Dynamic edition.

Sum Up: Our 2011 SUV of the Year ages gracefully against stiff competition.


Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Base Engine2.0L/240-285-hp/250-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, 4WD, 9A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 21/30 mpg
0-60 mph6.5-6.9 sec*
Tow3500 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 50%
*estimated


Land Rover Range Rover Sport/SVR

2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR Base Price: $63,500-$93,500*

Body Type: SUV

MINOR: All-new in 2014, the sportiest Range picks up minor option and paint changes and the same InControl smartphone app integration that spreads across all Ranges. The big news is a 550-hp high-performance Range Rover Sport SVR (Special Vehicle Racing) variant from Jaguar/Land Rover's new Special Vehicle Operations performance division that launched at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Driver's Choice: The Sport SVR should be a 550-hp Cayenne eater.

Sum Up: When you need a big, fast, luxurious, and off-road-capable people mover.


Land Rover Range Rover Sport/SVR
Base Engine3.0L/340-hp/332-lb-ft supercharged V-6
Opt Engine5.0L/510-hp/461-lb-ft supercharged V-8, 5.0L/550-hp/502-lb-ft supercharged V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, 4WD, 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy14-17/19-23 mpg
0-60 mph 4.3-6.9 sec*
Tow7716 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 51%
*estimated

Lexus GX

2015 Lexus GX 460© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Lexus GX 460 Base Price: $50,500*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: The GX 460 continues on with few changes. This body-on-frame SUV is powered by a V-8 engine and is only available in four-wheel drive. Tech upgrades include Siri Eyes Free and a new Lexus Enform App with Slacker and upgraded iHeartRadio. New exterior colors Silver Lining Metallic and Nebula Gray Pearl replace Tungsten Pearl and Knight's Armor Pearl (respectively).

Look For: A more efficient 7-passenger Lexus crossover in the near future.

Sum Up: A bolder grille has breathed new (sales) life into this three-row SUV.


Lexus GX
Base Engine4.6L/301-hp/329-lb-ft V-8
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, 4WD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy15/20 mpg
0-60 mph6.9 sec
Tow6500 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 10; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 56%
*estimated


Lexus LX

2015 Lexus LX 570© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Lexus LX 570 Base Price: $83,500*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: The behemoth of the Lexus lineup soldiers on relatively unchanged for 2015. This 8-passenger SUV gets just 12/17 mpg, but it is capable of towing up to 7000 pounds of gear. For 2015, a new Siri Eyes Free mode helps keep drivers focused on the road. Lexus has also made upgrades to Lexus Enform App, adding Slacker radio and an upgraded iHeartRadio. The Claret Mica color (red) has been discontinued.

Cool Fact: A cooled storage bin acts as a mini-fridge.

Sum Up: An unlikely off-road king.


Lexus LX
Base Engine5.7L/383-hp/403-lb-ft V-8
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, 4WD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy12/17 mpg
0-60 mph 6.5 sec
Tow7000 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 10; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 58%
*estimated


Lexus NX

2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport Base Price: $36,000-$41,000*

Body Type: SUV

ALL-NEW: The NX brings a whole new vibe to the Lexus lineup. Not only is it the first compact crossover from Lexus, but it is also the brand's first use of a turbo gas engine. Also expect an F Sport version with this engine as well as a new hybrid option. This model brings the Lexus Remote Touch with touchpad, door handle with hidden key barrel, 17-inch or 18-inch wheels, and a wireless charging tray for your cellphone.

Cool Fact: The NX is inspired by recent concepts from Lexus.

Sum Up: Lexus makes a timely arrival into a hot new segment.


Lexus NX
Base Engine2.0L/235-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine2.5L + elec, 194 hp
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A/CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy21-35/28-31 mpg*
0-60 mph 7.0-9.1 sec*
Seats/Foldaway 2000 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 8; rear cam: S; BMS: O
*estimated


Lexus RX

2015 Lexus RX 350© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Lexus RX 350 Base Price: $41,705-$49,775

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: The Lexus RX is the best-selling luxury SUV in the U.S. For 2015, the model is relatively unchanged. A Display Audio Package with backup camera is now standard, and new LED foglamps are also new. New 19-inch, triple-split five-spoke wheels with a light gray finish spruce up the RX's look. The SUV also adopts three flash turn signals, a revised Lexus Enform App Suite, and a revamped knob for the remote touch interface.

Driver's Choice: An F Sport model adds a sport tuned suspension.

Sum Up: Mainstream luxury for the masses.


Lexus RX
Base Engine 3.5L/270-hp/248-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine3.5L V-6+elec, 295 hp
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A/8A/CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy 18-32/24-28 mpg
0-60 mph6.4-6.9 sec*
Tow3500 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 10; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 58%
*estimated

Lincoln MKC

2015 Lincoln MKC Front Side Above View With Waves© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Lincoln MKC Front Side Above View With Waves Base Price: $33,995-$40,860

Body Type: SUV

ALL-NEW: Lincoln's new Ford Escape-based entry-level crossover offers two turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engines, the 2.0L making 240 hp and 270 lb-ft with FWD and AWD, and the 2.3L good for 285 hp and 305 lb-ft with AWD. The MKC boasts a fully modern design with plenty of high-tech features to challenge the $35,000-$45,000 luxury crossover class leaders.

Cool Fact: The AWD MKC comes with three suspension modes: Comfort, Normal, and Sport.

Sum Up: Don't be too quick to overlook this compact luxury crossover.


Lincoln MKC
Base Engine2.0L/240-hp/270-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine2.3L/285-hp/305-lb-ft turbo I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-20/26-29 mpg
0-60 mph6.3-7.2 sec*
Seats/Foldaway1000-3000 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: S; BMS: O
*estimated


Lincoln MKT

2014 Lincoln MKT© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Lincoln MKT Base Price: $44,000-$46,000*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: Lincoln's three-row crossover likely continues into 2015 without major changes after a refresh for 2013. Based on the Ford Flex, the MKT offers a 303-hp, 3.7L V-6 with front-wheel drive and a 365-hp, turbocharged 3.5L V-6 with all-wheel drive. Also offered with a reworked interior as the MKT Town Car for chauffeurs as an alternative to the bigger Navigator.

Best Buy: The MKT with AWD and the more satisfying 3.5L EcoBoost engine.

Sum Up: When you want your three-row luxury crossover to stand out.


Lincoln MKT
Base Engine3.7L/303-hp/278-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine3.5L/365-hp/350-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 16-17/23-25 mpg*
0-60 mph6.1-7.7 sec
Tow4500 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 42%
*estimated


Lincoln MKX (2016)

Lincoln MKX Concept© Provided by MotorTrend Lincoln MKX Concept Base Price: $39,500-$43,000*

Body Type: SUV

ALL-NEW: The Lexus RX-fighting MKX will return with new sheetmetal and far more tech. The MKX will likely offer an adaptive steering system that varies the steering ratio depending on vehicle speed. With the PRND gear selector buttons on the center stack, the center console will have plenty of storage.

Cool Fact (pictured): On the MKX concept (pictured), some of the Lincoln's LED lighting system illuminates sequentially as part of an approach detection system.

Sum Up: Lincoln's handsome midsize crossover returns.


Lincoln MKX (2016)
Base Engine2.3L/285-hp/305-lb-ft turbo I-4*
Opt Engine2.7L/330-hp/350-lb-ft turbo V-6*
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-19/24-27 mpg*
0-60 mph 6.5-7.4 sec*
Tow3500 lb*
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: S; BMS: O*
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 48%
*estimated


Lincoln Navigator/L

2015 Lincoln Navigator© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Lincoln Navigator Base Price: $62,475-$68,215

Body Type: SUV

MAJOR: The Navigator is back for 2015 with updated styling and a new engine. That powerplant, a twin-turbo 3.5L V-6 with at least 370 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque, replaces the 5.4L V-8. Offered in standard and long-wheelbase versions, the new Navigator includes 20-inch wheels as standard and is about $10,000 less expensive than a base-model Cadillac Escalade.

Cool Fact: The Reserve Package adds Ziricote wood trim that's often found on yachts.

Sum Up: Keeping brand-loyal buyers happy.


Lincoln Navigator/L
Base Engine3.5L/370-hp/430-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6*
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy15-16/21-22 mpg*
0-60 mph6.8-7.0 sec*
Tow9000 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 46%
*estimated


Mazda5

2014 Mazda5© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Mazda5 Base Price: $21,000*

Body Type: Minivan

UNCHANGED: It's been four years since the Mazda5 returned with controversial styling and a 2.5L engine, and we wouldn't count on big changes for 2015. Even though it's considered a minivan, it's more a mini-minivan when compared to the Grand Caravan and Odyssey. Despite its practical sliding rear side doors, the Mazda5's diminutive size and non-SUV looks may have contributed to it never really catching on in the U.S.

Look For: A major redesign, or it'll disappear from the U.S.

Sum Up: A relatively efficient, inexpensive people mover with an optional manual transmission.


Mazda5
Base Engine2.5L/157-hp/163-lb-ft I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD, 6M/5A
EPA Econ City/Hwy21-22/28 mpg
0-60 mph 8.2 sec
Seats/Foldaway6/2nd, 3rd row
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: N/A; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 48%
*estimated


Mazda CX-5

2014 Mazda CX 5© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Mazda CX 5 Base Price: $22,375-$25,225

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: Last year Mazda finally gave the CX-5 what people had been asking for: more power. The CX-5 also added a bunch of new tech, such as Smart City Brake Support, an infotainment system that supports Pandora, and SMS text audio delivery and reply. The CX-5 combines driving enjoyment, comfort, and utility in a stylish package for those tired of CR-Vs and Escapes.

Look For: The 2.2L turbodiesel engine as an option in a couple years, if we're lucky.

Sum Up: The CX-5 continues to be a top performer in the CUV segment.


Mazda CX-5
Base Engine2.0L/155-hp/150-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine2.5L/184-hp/185-lb-ft I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6M/6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy24-26/30-35 mpg
0-60 mph 8.1-9.3 sec
Tow2000 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 48%
*estimated


Mazda CX-9

2014 Mazda CX 9© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Mazda CX 9 Base Price: $31,000-$32,500*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: It wasn't that long ago that the CX-9 was almost unbeatable in a comparison test; it's amazing what a few years can do. In our August 2014 3-row SUV Big Test showdown, the once-mighty CX-9 finished an unimpressive last place. Though still a great driver's choice, the CX-9 just can't hide its age in tech, packaging, and styling. Back in 2008, the CX-9 was our SUV of the Year.

Look For: An all-new CX-9 in the next couple years.

Sum Up: Once best in class, the competition has caught and surpassed the CX-9.


Mazda CX-9
Base Engine3.7L/273-hp/270-lb-ft V-6
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-17/22-24 mpg
0-60 mph7.1-7.5 sec
Tow3500 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 48%
*estimated

Mercedes-Benz G-Class

2014 Mercedes Benz G63 AMG© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Mercedes Benz G63 AMG Base Price: $116,325-$138,075

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: Considering the G-Class hasn't changed much in the past 35 years, it's no surprise Mercedes-Benz hasn't made any changes for the 2015 model year. The current SUV is slated for replacement in 2017 and won't change much, if at all, before then. We're told the V-12-powered G65 AMG is coming to the U.S., but it hadn't been officially announced at press time.

Cool Fact: The G-Class has three independently locking differentials for serious off-roading.

Sum Up: Some things never change.


Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Base Engine5.5L/382-hp/391-lb-ft V-8
Opt Engine 5.5L/536-hp/560-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, 4WD, 7A
EPA Econ City/Hwy12/14-15 mpg
0-60 mph5.0-6.1 sec
Tow7000 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: S
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 53%
*estimated


Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

2014 Mercedes Benz GL550© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Mercedes Benz GL550 Base Price: $64,000-$120,000*

Body Type: SUV

MAJOR: If fuel economy is a concern and you have something against diesel, Mercedes-Benz would like to introduce you to the new GL450 with a twin-turbo V-6 engine. It replaces the GL450's current 4.7-liter V-8, trading a bit of power for increased fuel efficiency. The three-row GL-Class is otherwise unchanged from last year's model.

Best Buy: The GL350 diesel has all the power you want, great fuel economy, and the lowest starting price.

Sum Up: The classiest way to transport the soccer team.


Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Base Engine3.0L/240-hp/455-lb-ft t-diesel V-6
Opt Engine3.0L/329-hp/354-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6; 4.7L/429-hp/516-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8; 5.5L/550-hp/560-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, AWD, 7A
EPA Econ City/Hwy13-19/17-26 mpg
0-60 mph4.7-7.5 sec
Tow7500 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 49%
*estimated


Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

2015 Mercedes Benz GLA250 4Matic© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Mercedes Benz GLA250 4Matic Base Price: $32,225-$49,225

Body Type: SUV

ALL-NEW: Based on the wildly successful CLA-Class, the GLA-Class pumps up the ride height, butches up the bodywork, and, critically, adds much-needed cargo capacity and rear-seat headroom. Turbocharged four-cylinder engines carry over from the CLA while the sporty handling has been tuned for the taller, heavier body. AWD is standard on the GLA45 AMG, while a FWD GLA250 arrives after the AWD GLA250 rolls into dealerships.

Driver's Choice: The 355-hp GLA45 AMG is a riot.

Sum Up: As close to a Benz hot-hatch as we're likely to get.


Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Base Engine2.0L/208-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine2.0L/355-hp/332-lb-ft turbo I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy20-25/30-35 mpg*
0-60 mph4.8-7.1 sec*
Seats/Foldaway N/A
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: O; BMS: O
*estimated


Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

2014 Mercedes Benz GLK350 4MATIC© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Mercedes Benz GLK350 4MATIC Base Price: $38,825-$40,325

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: Updated last year, the GLK soldiers on as-is in 2015. The addition of a four-cylinder diesel engine broadened the GLK-Class' appeal while improving fuel economy. Minor styling updates inside and out helped keep the little crossover fresh regardless of which engine you prefer. The V-6 is offered with RWD and AWD, while the turbodiesel I-4 gets standard AWD.

Best Buy: The GLK250 diesel doesn't feel much slower and offers way better fuel economy.

Sum Up: Casting a slightly wider net.


Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Base Engine3.5L/302-hp/273-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine2.1L/200-hp/369-lb-ft twin-t’diesel I-4
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/AWD
EPA Econ City/Hwy19-24/25-33 mpg
0-60 mph5.8-7.0 sec
Tow3500 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 9; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 52%
*estimated


Mercedes-Benz M-Class

2014 Mercedes Benz ML350 BlueTEC 4MATIC© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Mercedes Benz ML350 BlueTEC 4MATIC Base Price: $49,225-$99,325

Body Type: SUV

MAJOR: The 2015 M-Class features a new interior package and powertrain replacements. The normally aspirated ML350 remains with optional AWD, but a twin-turbo V-6-powered ML400 replaces the V-8 ML550 and a turbodiesel I-4 supplants last year's diesel V-6, creating the ML250 BlueTec. The high-performance ML63 AMG continues on and can be optioned with the AMG Performance Package that boosts output to 550 hp.

Cool Fact: It's the only SUV in the lineup available with RWD.

Sum Up: A versatile and competent midsize luxury SUV.


Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Base Engine3.5L/302-hp/273-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine2.1L/200-hp/369-lb-ft t-diesel I-4; 3.0L/329-hp/354-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6; 5.5L/518-550-hp/516-560-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8
Drivetrain Front-engine, RWD/AWD,7A
EPA Econ City/Hwy13-21/17-29 mpg*
0-60 mph4.3-7.0 sec*
Tow7200 lb
Basic Warranty 4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 9; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 50%
*estimated


Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

2014 Mercedes Benz Sprinter© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Mercedes Benz Sprinter Base Price: $36,980-$47,165

Body Type: Van

MINOR: After a big update last year, the versatile Sprinter gains optional 4WD for 2015. Available with the 3.0L diesel V-6, the system splits power 35/65 percent front/rear. Optional low range shortens gearing 42 percent. When equipped, weight increases by 265 pounds and body height rises by 4.3 inches front and 3.1 inches rear. Newly standard Crosswind Assist detects and resists gusts of wind through the stability control system.

Cool Fact: The Sprinter is one of MT's go-to support vehicles.

Sum Up: A proven workhorse.


Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Base Engine2.1L/161-hp/266-lb-ft t-diesel I-4
Opt Engine3.0L/188-hp/325-lb-ft t-diesel V-6
DrivetrainFront-engine, RWD/4WD, 5A/7A
EPA Econ City/HwyNot Rated
0-60 mph8.0-12.0 sec*
Seats/Foldaway2-12/none
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 2; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 37%
*estimated

Mini Countryman

2015 Mini Countryman© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Mini Countryman Base Price: $23,600-$36,200

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: A new ALL4 package beefs up the exterior styling of front-drive models, while a Piano Black package is also available. The standard 17-inch wheels have a new design, and LED foglights with daytime running lights are optional, replacing halogen foglights. The Countryman crossover is offered with a 1.6L engine in naturally aspirated and turbocharged forms.

Look For: The new Hardtop Four-Door to potentially cannibalize some front-drive Countryman sales.

Sum Up: The quirky Juke-challenger from Mini.


Mini Countryman
Base Engine1.6L/121-hp/114-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine1.6L/181-208/177-207-lb-ft turbo I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6M/6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy23-27/30-34 mpg
0-60 mph6.6-10.9 sec*
TowN/A
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: N/A; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 54%
*estimated


Mini Paceman

2015 Mini Paceman Front Side View© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Mini Paceman Front Side View Base Price: $24,450-$36,450

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: Now entering its third model year, the distinctive Paceman is mostly unchanged. The Paceman is essentially a two-door version of the Countryman crossover, and rumors suggest we may not see a second-generation version. For 2015, halogen foglights have been replaced on the options list by LED units, and there's a new Piano Black Exterior package.

Best Buy: The turbo, if you're looking for something different and quick.

Sum Up: For everyone who's ever wanted a compact, two-door crossover.


Mini Paceman
Base Engine1.6L/121-hp/114-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine1.6L/181-208-hp/177-207-lb-ft turbo I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6M/6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy23-27/30-34 mpg
0-60 mph 6.5-10.8 sec*
TowN/A
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 7; rear cam: N/A; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 54%
*estimated


Mitsubishi Outlander

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander GT© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Base Price: $24,045-$29,045

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: Redesigned last year, the Outlander receives minor updates for 2015. Newly standard features include Bluetooth, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, as well as updated grille, bumper, and wheel arch trim, and foglight bezels. Mitsubishi has added sound insulation and retuned the suspension and CVT. Premium and Touring Packages give SE models black roof rails and GT models silver roof rails.

Cool Fact: It received a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS.

Sum Up: Better options exist in the segment.


Mitsubishi Outlander
Base Engine 2.4L/166-hp/162-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine3.0L/224-hp/215-lb-ft V-6
DrivetrainFront-engine, FWD/AWD, CVT/6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 20-25/28-31 mpg
0-60 mph 7.4-9.4 sec
Tow3500 lb
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 50%
*estimated


Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Base Price: $20,445-$25,045

Body Type: SUV

MINOR: Mitsubishi says the Sport's new CVT improves response and performance. Models equipped with the new transmission gain 1 mpg in city and highway EPA ratings. Other updates include a new electric power steering system, thicker front door glass, and added sound insulation around the rear quarter panel. LED running lights and a piano-black audio trim panel round out the visual updates.

Cool Fact: The Outlander Sport is Mitsubishi's best-selling vehicle.

Sum Up: Outlander Sport faces stiff competition from new, entry-level crossovers.


Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Base Engine2.0L/148-hp/145-lb-ft I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront-engine, FWD/AWD, 5M/CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy24-25/30-32 mpg
0-60 mph9.0-9.7 sec*
TowNot Rated
Basic Warranty5 yrs/60,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 47%
*estimated

Nissan Armada

2014 nissan armada© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 nissan armada Base Price: $38,500-$51,000*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: For the 2015 model year, changes come in the form of a revised interior door trim styling, revised 20-inch wheels on the SL and Platinum models, along with two new exterior colors, Arctic Metallic Blue and Magnetic Black. However, Graphite Blue and Galaxy Black will no longer be available. The 2015 Armada will be offered in three variants, the SV, SL, and Platinum, with a choice between rear- and four-wheel drive.

Look For: Big discounts on this giant SUV.

Sum Up: In need of a redesign to stay relevant in the segment.


Nissan Armada
Base Engine5.6L/317-hp/385-lb-ft V-8
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/4WD, 5A
EPA Econ City/Hwy12-13/18-19 mpg
0-60 mph6.8 sec
Tow9000 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 48%
*estimated


Nissan Frontier

2015 Nissan Frontier© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Nissan Frontier Base Price: $20,500-$35,000*

Body Type: Pickup

UNCHANGED: For 2015, the Nissan Frontier boasts a standard moonroof on the SL LWB model, while NissanConnect with navigation and mobile apps is now standard on the PRO-4X model. For the Frontier SV and Desert Runner models, Nissan has added NissanConnect with mobile apps and a 5.0-inch color display as a standard feature. Arctic Blue Metallic is a new exterior color, while Graphite Blue has been discontinued.

Look For: A refreshed model for 2016.

Sum Up: Still enough demand to keep this model around.


Nissan Frontier
Base Engine 2.5L/152-hp/171-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine4.0L/261-hp/281-lb-ft V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/4WD, 5M/6M/5A
EPA Econ City/Hwy15-19/21-23 mpg
0-60 mph7.2-9.5 sec*
Tow6500 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: N/A; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 57%
*estimated


Nissan Juke

2014 nissan juke© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 nissan juke Base Price: $20,500-$29,000*

Body Type: SUV

MINOR: Nissan showed off the 2015 Juke at the Geneva Motor Show, sporting a bolder appearance and a list of updated features. The automaker will continue to offer the high-performance Juke Nismo and Nismo RS models, the latter sporting a bit more power from the 1.6-liter turbocharged I-4. This cute ‘ute is about to be joined by a few new, small crossover competitors, but we expect it will still do well for Nissan.

Driver’s Choice: Opt for a Nismo model for added fun.

Sum Up: As quirky and distinctive as ever.


Nissan Juke
Base Engine1.6L/188-hp/177-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine1.6L/197-215-hp/184-210-lb-ft turbo I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6M/CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy25-27/30-32 mpg
0-60 mph6.8-7.3 sec
TowN/A
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 49%
*estimated


Nissan Murano

2015 Nissan Murano Front Side View 2© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Nissan Murano Front Side View 2 Base Price: $30,000-$41,000*

Body Type: SUV

ALL-NEW: The 2015 Murano debuts with a more premium interior, advanced technology, and a more sculpted exterior design. The Murano features a V-motion front end, LED boomerang lights, and a floating roof appearance. Available safety features now include moving object detection, blind-spot monitoring, predictive forward-collision warning, and forward emergency braking. The odd CrossCabriolet convertible is gone.

Avoid: Trying to blend in with the new Murano.

Sum Up: Nissan aims to get an edge on its crossover competition.


Nissan Murano
Base Engine3.5L/260-hp/240-lb-ft V-6
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy19-20/24-26 mpg*
0-60 mph 7.2 sec*
Tow 3500 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 45%
*estimated


Nissan NV

2014 Nissan NV 2500© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Nissan NV 2500 Base Price: $26,500-$39,000*

Body Type: Van

UNCHANGED: The NV has a new trim level, the SL, which includes chrome bumpers, grille, door handles, and mirror caps, along with chrome-clad wheels, 8-way power driver’s seat, and more. An updated NissanConnect option with navigation and mobile apps boasts a 5.9-inch touchscreen display, as well as voice recognition and a hands-free text messaging assistant.

Look For: Fresher options from Ford, Ram, and Mercedes-Benz to add heat to the segment.

Sum Up: Your head will spin from the number of seating arrangements and cargo configurations.


Nissan NV
Base Engine4.0L/261-hp/281-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine5.6L/317-hp/385-lb-ft V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD, 5A
EPA Econ City/HwyNot rated
0-60 mph8.4-9.7 sec*
Tow8700 lb
Seats/Foldaway2-15/None
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 44%
*estimated


Nissan NV200

2014 Nissan NV200© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Nissan NV200 Base Price: $22,000-$24,000*

Body Type: Van

MINOR: The 2015 NV200 will now offer rear parking sensors, glass for the sliding door, updated NissanConnect with navigation and mobile apps, along with a new CVT, revised Heavy Duty alternator, and increased highway and combined fuel economy. The NV200 is now available in two new colors, Cayenne Red and Graphite Blue, and features an improved wide-angle convex spotter mirror view on both the S and SV models.

Look For: the taxi model to grace the streets of New York City.

Sum Up: A contender in the compact commercial-van segment.


Nissan NV200
Base Engine 2.0L/131-hp/139-lb-ft I-4
Opt Enginenone
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD, CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy24/26 mpg
0-60 mph10.4 sec
TowNot Rated
Seats/Foldaway2-15/None
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 41%
*estimated


Nissan Pathfinder

2014 Nissan Pathfinder© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Base Price: $30,000-$45,000*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: This mainstream family hauler returns for 2015 without any major changes. Look for a revised CVT as well as a few equipment changes. Nissan has added a Family Entertainment Package with two 7.0-inch DVD screens in the rear. In a recent Motor Trend Big Test comparison, the Pathfinder placed third, behind the Toyota Highlander and Dodge Durango, but ahead of the Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda Pilot, and Mazda CX-9.

Look For: Better city fuel economy in the hybrid version.

Sum Up: Vanilla never tasted so good.


Nissan Pathfinder
Base Engine 3.5L/260-hp/240-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine2.5L s’chgd I-4 + elec, 250 hp
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy19-25/25-28 mpg*
0-60 mph7.4-8.9 sec*
Tow5000 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 48%
*estimated


Nissan Quest

2014 Nissan Quest© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Nissan Quest Base Price: $27,000-$43,500*

Body Type: Minivan

UNCHANGED: This underdog in the minivan market receives just a few equipment changes. There’s a revised CVT as well as a larger 5.0-inch display audio system replacing the 4.3-inch display. Fuel economy increases by 1 mpg in highway and combined EPA ratings. Moving Object Detection is now available on the Platinum grade, which replaces last year’s LE trim.

Cool Fact: Once a twin of the Mercury Villager, the Quest has since become its own vehicle.

Sum Up: A quiet but worthy competitor.


Nissan Quest
Base Engine3.5L/260-hp/240-lb-ft V-6
Opt EngineNone
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD, CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy 19/26 mpg
0-60 mph8.0 sec
Seats/Foldaway7/3rd row
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 43%
*estimated


Nissan Rogue

2014 Nissan Rogue Front Three Quarter Brown© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Nissan Rogue Front Three Quarter Brown Base Price: $23,500-$30,500*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: After a 2014 redesign, the Rogue continues to make up ground against the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape. For the new model year, the powertrain package gets an Eco mode, the SV Premium Package adds heated cloth seats, and Arctic Blue Metallic replaces Graphite Blue. Offered with FWD and AWD, the Rogue even offers a small third-row seat.

Best Buy: If all you’re after is a low base price, the last-gen model is still sold as the Rogue Select.

Sum Up: A bigger threat to CR-V and Escape than ever before.


Nissan Rogue
Base Engine2.5L/170-hp/175-lb-ft I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy25-26/32-33 mpg
0-60 mph7.8-8.2 sec*
Tow1000 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 49%
*estimated


Nissan Titan

2013 Nissan Titan© Provided by MotorTrend 2013 Nissan Titan Base Price: $32,000-$44,000*

Body Type: Pickup

UNCHANGED: Going up against the new Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150, the Titan lumbers along unchanged. Nissan rearranged its list of options and added improved door panel materials. The driver-seat captain chairs receive power adjustable lumbar support. The Almond Cloth interior color option is no longer available for the S grade, and the long-wheelbase version has been discontinued.

Driver’s Choice: The Pro-4X model is capable off-road.

Sum Up: The next-gen Titan will debut at the 2015 Detroit auto show.


Nissan Titan
Base Engine5.6L/317-hp/385-lb-ft V-8
Opt EngineNone
Drivetrain Front Engine, RWD/4WD, 5A
EPA Econ City/Hwy12-13/17-18 mpg
0-60 mph6.7-7.6 sec
Tow9500 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 51%
*estimated


Nissan Xterra

2015 Nissan xterra© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Nissan xterra Base Price: $24,000-$31,000*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: Midrange Xterra S models add Nissan Connect with mobile apps, a 5.0-inch color audio display, USB port, Bluetooth hands-free with streaming audio, text messaging, and satellite radio. A new Beacon Yellow exterior color will be available later in the model year. Continuing on this year is a 261-hp, 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine that provides decent power but lackluster fuel economy in its segment.

Look For: A roof rack and gear basket on the mid-level model.

Sum Up: Spartan interior amenities.


Nissan Xterra
Base Engine 4.0L/261-hp/281-lb-ft V-6
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/4WD, 6M/5A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 15-16/20-22 mpg
0-60 mph7.2-7.4 sec*
Tow5000 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 52%
*estimated

Porsche Cayenne 

2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Front View© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Front View Base Price: $62,695-$114,595

Body Type: SUV

MAJOR: The model that popularized the high-performance SUV undergoes a modest visual refresh, but significant power bumps and new engines result in just 4 models: the Diesel, S, S E-Hybrid and Turbo. That's down from a dizzying array. Bi-xenon headlights are standard on the Diesel, S, and S E-Hybrid models. The Turbo gets LED headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Lighting System.

Look For: The S E-Hybrid looks to continue the success of a similar plug-in powertrain in the Panamera.

Sum Up: Porsche's cash cow keeps on mooing.


Porsche Cayenne 
Base Engine3.0L/240-hp/406-lb-ft turbo diesel I-6
Opt Engine3.6L/420-hp/406-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6; 3.0L/416-hp/435-lb-ft V-6 plus electric; 4.7L/520-hp/553-lb-ft twin-turbo V-8 (Turbo)
DrivetrainFront engine, AWD, 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy7700 lb*
0-60 mph14-20/20-29 mpg*
Tow4.2-6.9 sec
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 54%
*estimated


Porsche Macan 

2015 Porsche Macan© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Porsche Macan Base Price: $50,895-$73,295

Body Type: SUV

ALL-NEW: Is there really any controversy anymore about Porsche crossovers? Those who doubted mama Cayenne would be unwise to dismiss this lithe tiger cub. This smaller version is winning raves for its quality, quiet interior, athletic engines, and road manners on and off the road. A lower-priced base model with a turbocharged four-cylinder may eventually reach U.S. shores.

Look For: The optional, active air suspension, which lets you lower the ride by up to 2 inches.

Sum Up: Porsche has another hit on its hands.


Porsche Macan 
Base Engine3.0L/340-hp/339-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6
Opt Engine3.6L/400-hp/406-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, AWD, 7-sp twin-cl auto
EPA Econ City/Hwy17/23 mpg
0-60 mph 4.6-5.2 sec*
Seats/Foldaway4400 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 8; rear cam: O; BMS: O
*estimated


Ram 1500

2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab 4x4 Ecodiesel© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab 4x4 Ecodiesel Base Price: $25,165-$52,000*

Body Type: Pickup

UNCHANGED: With a new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 introduced just last year (the only light-duty truck to offer such an option), expect minimal changes for the 2015 model year. Aside from the diesel V-6, gas V-6, and gas V-8, an efficiency-focused HFE V-6 model adds engine stop-start tech.

Cool Fact: With back-to-back Motor Trend Truck of the Year awards for 2013 and 2014, the Ram is well-liked around here. The diesel is the engine to get.

Sum Up: A solid choice in the full-size pickup segment.


Ram 1500
Base Engine3.6L/305-hp/269-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine3.0L/240-hp/420-lb-ft t’diesel V-6; 5.7L/395-hp/410-lb-ft V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/4WD, 6A/8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 13-20/19-28 mpg
0-60 mph6.8-8.9 sec*
Tow10,650 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 4-6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 53%
*estimated


Ram HD

2014 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Dualie© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Dualie Base Price: $31,510-$55,445

Body Type: pickup

UNCHANGED: Like its little sibling, the Ram 1500, don't expect big changes on the Ram HD for the 2015 model year beyond minor packaging and trim updates. Over the last couple years, the heavy-duty Ram pickup got a torque bump on Cummins diesel models, with Ram 2500 models getting a coil and optional air-spring rear suspension. The Ram HD was our Truck of the Year back in 2010.

Cool Fact: The Ram HD comes in a total of 18 paint options.

Sum Up: The Ram HD is proof positive that Chrysler is taking the truck segment very seriously.


Ram HD
Base Engine5.7L/383-hp/400-lb-ft V-8
Opt Engine6.4L/410-hp/429-lb-ft V-8; 6.7L/350-385-hp/660-850-lb-ft t’diesel I-6
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/4WD, 6M/6A
EPA Econ City/HwyNot Rated
0-60 mph8.0-10.0 sec*
Tow30,000 lb
Basic Warranty3 years/ 36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 54%
*estimated


Ram ProMaster

2015 Ram ProMaster© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ram ProMaster Base Price: $29,000-$37,000*

Body Type: Van

UNCHANGED: Introduced last year, the Ram ProMaster competes with vetera players like the Nissan NV, Mercedes Sprinter, and Ford Transit. For 2015, not much is expected to change. Powered by either a 174-hp I-4 turbodiesel or a 3.6-liter V-6 engine, this front-drive hauler should continue to tow up to 5100 pounds and haul up to 5274 pounds. The ProMaster is based on Fiat's Ducato commercial van.

Look For: Cargo, window, and cutaway versions.

Sum Up: Better late than never.


Ram ProMaster
Base Engine3.6L/280-hp/258-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine3.0L/174-hp/295-lb-ft t’diesel I-4
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD, 6M/6A
EPA Econ City/HwyNot Rated
0-60 mph10.0-12.0 sec*
Tow5100 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 43%
*estimated


Ram ProMaster City

2015 Ram ProMaster City© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ram ProMaster City Base Price: $23,000*

Body Type: Van

ALL-NEW: Joining the compact cargo segment for 2015 is the Ram ProMaster City. This model is available in two-seat cargo and five-seat passenger van iterations and has a maximum of six tie-downs. The ProMaster City advertises a class-leading 131.7 cubic-feet of cargo space. A Uconnect system keeps drivers connected with Bluetooth, navigation, and a four-speaker sound system.

Cool Fact: The ProMaster City is based on the Fiat Doblo, a European best-seller.

Sum Up: Ramming the compact commercial van segment.


Ram ProMaster City
Base Engine2.4L/178-hp/174-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine None
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD, 9A
EPA Econ City/HwyN/A
0-60 mph9.8 sec*
Seats/Foldaway2-5/2nd row
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
*estimated

Subaru Forester

2014 Subaru Forester XT© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Subaru Forester XT Base Price: $23,045-$29,345

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: Value is added since 2015 models come with a standard rearview camera and color multi-function display, but that's not all. XT models also get extra goodies with a standard All Weather Package, while manual-equipped 2.5i models with the Premium package gain a moonroof. The Forester is a two-time Motor Trend SUV of the Year winner.

Cool Fact: The turbocharged XT model reached 60 mph faster than the MDX and BMW X1 xDrive28i in MT testing.

Sum Up: No excess, just lots of sport and utility.


Subaru Forester
Base Engine2.5L/170-hp/174-lb-ft flat-4
Opt Engine2.0L/250-hp/258-lb-ft-turbo flat-4
DrivetrainFront engine, AWD, 6M/CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy22-24/29-32 mpg
0-60 mph6.2-9.0 sec
Tow1500 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 7; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 60%
*estimated


Subaru Outback

2015 Subaru Outback© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Subaru Outback Base Price: $25,745-$33,845

Body Type: SUV

ALL-NEW: The 2015 Outback has been completely made over with a new look, improved cargo room, and enhanced driving dynamics. Although it keeps the same 2.5L flat-four, it's been enhanced for lighter weight, improved efficiency, and quieter operation. Not only that, but it also produces slightly more power (from 173 horses to 175), while torque remains the same. The Outback also offers a power liftgate for the first time.

Cool Fact: Subaru calls it the world's first sport/utility wagon.

Sum Up: For the even greater outdoors.


Subaru Outback
Base Engine2.5L/175-hp/174-lb-ft flat-4
Opt Engine3.6L/256-hp/247-lb-ft flat-6
DrivetrainFront engine, AWD, CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy 20-25/27-33 mpg
0-60 mph7.3-9.2 sec*
Tow3000 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 8; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 57%
*estimated


Subaru XV Crosstrek

2013 subaru XV crosstrek© Provided by MotorTrend 2013 subaru XV crosstrek Base Price: $23,000-$27,000*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: Don't expect much to change on 2015 models since the compact crossover was introduced a couple years ago. If something does change, it'll probably be the addition of a standard rearview camera and color multi-function display because the larger Forester received those items for 2015. Power is still on the low side, but we're hoping a turbo will change that.

Avoid: The hybrid, since fuel economy figures don't increase much compared to the gas model.

Sum Up: A more adventurous Impreza.


Subaru XV Crosstrek
Base Engine2.0L/148-hp/145-lb-ft flat-4
Opt Engine2.0L flat-4 + elec, 160 hp
DrivetrainFront engine, AWD, 5M/CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy 23-29/30-33 mpg
0-60 mph8.6-10.0 sec*
Tow 1500 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: S; BMS: N/A*
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 58%
*estimated


Tesla Model X (2016)

Tesla Model X Concept front three quarter© Provided by MotorTrend Tesla Model X Concept front three quarter Base Price: $72,000-$95,000*

Body Type: SUV

ALL-NEW: The much-lauded Model S will finally get a stablemate in Tesla's product galleries—the long-awaited Model X. Heavily based upon the S, the X will be much taller, have more interior space, better ground clearance, and be highlighted by rising, double-hinged "falcon-wing" doors for middle and optional third-row access. In addition, it'll feature a second motor on the front axle for AWD capability with either a 60- or 85-kW-hr battery.

Look For: Deliveries to begin in early 2015.

Sum Up: The Model S will be a tough act to follow.


Tesla Model X (2016)
Base Engine302-hp/317-lb-ft elec
Opt Engine (rear) 362-hp/325-lb-ft elec; 416-hp/443-lb-ft elec; (front) 150-hp elec*
Drivetrain Rear motor, opt F&R motors, RWD/AWD, 1A
EPA Econ City/Hwy80-85/81-87 mpg-e*
0-60 mph4.5-6.5 sec*
Tow N/A
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 8; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
*estimated

Toyota 4Runner

2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Base Price: $34,000-$45,000*

Body Type: SUV

MINOR: A year after giving the 4Runner a face-lift, Toyota reminds the enthusiast community of its off-roading chops with the 4Runner TRD Pro. Built in limited quantity, it features overbuilt shock absorbers, TRD front springs, TRD wheels, and a TRD skidplate for enhanced off-highway resilience. The base SR5, dirt-loving Trail, and top-line Limited continue unchanged.

Driver's Choice: If you can't commandeer a TRD Pro, the Trail model will still take you far from civilization.

Sum Up: Some see it as a Land Cruiser Lite.


Toyota 4Runner
Base Engine4.0L/270-hp/278-lb-ft V-6
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/AWD/4WD, 5A
EPA Econ City/Hwy17/21-22 mpg
0-60 mph7.6 sec
Tow 5000 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 8; rear cam: S; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 61%
*estimated


Toyota Highlander 

2014 Toyota Highlander© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Toyota Highlander Base Price: $30,500-$48,500*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: The lone change is that smoked-chrome headlights are now ubiquitous, having previously been reserved for Limiteds and Hybrid Highlanders. Having finished in second place in our Big Test of three-row crossovers, it's a capable minivan alternative for those who don't want a minivan. The in-dash storage shelf is one of the handiest features we've seen in a long time.

Avoid: Cramming adults into one of the sport-utility segment's most spatially challenged third rows.

Sum Up: Muppets (probably) not included.


Toyota Highlander 
Base Engine2.7L/185-hp/184-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine3.5L/270-hp/248-lb-ft V-6; 3.5L V-6 + elec, 280 hp
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A/CVT
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-28/24-28 mpg
0-60 mph 7.1-8.8 sec*
Tow5000 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 8; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 56%
*estimated


Toyota Land Cruiser 

2014 Toyota Land Cruiser© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Base Price: $81,000*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: With a name like Land Cruiser, one envisions a hulking monolith more at peace prowling the Serengeti instead of cruising America's mean (suburban) streets. It'd be comfortable with either. The 200 Series Land Cruiser hasn't changed mechanically since 2008 and you can expect Toyota to squeeze a few more years out of its big SUV.

Best Buy: With no major options, unless you really want remote start or paint protection film, every Land Cruiser is its own best buy.

Sum Up: Respected off-roader keeps living large.


Toyota Land Cruiser 
Base Engine5.7L/381-hp/401-lb-ft V-8
Opt EngineNone
Drivetrain Front engine, 4WD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy13/18 mpg
0-60 mph 6.5 sec
Tow8500 lb
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 10; rear cam: S; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 60%
*estimated


Toyota RAV4 

2014 Toyota RAV4© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Toyota RAV4 Base Price: $24,500-$51,000*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: Small revisions include the addition of a Blizzard Pearl Premium Package for the RAV4 Limited (Blizzard Pearl paint, 18-inch alloys); a new 17-inch wheel and optional height-adjustable power liftgate for the XLE trim; Hot Lava paint color replaces Shoreline Blue. With Toyota's fuel cell vehicle looming, the Tesla electric motor-motivated RAV4 EV will wind down production.

Look For: Enthusiast owners wanting to swap engines for the platform-mate Lexus NX's 235-hp turbo I-4.

Sum Up: Serviceable for the segment and that's about it.


Toyota RAV4 
Base Engine2.5L/176-hp/172-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine 154-hp/273-lb-ft elec
DrivetrainFront engine/motor, FWD/AWD, 6A/1A
EPA Econ City/Hwy22-24/29-31 mpg (78/74 mpg-e)
0-60 mph6.0-8.7 sec*
Tow1500 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6-8; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 53%
*estimated


Toyota Sequoia 

2014 Toyota Sequoia© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Toyota Sequoia Base Price: $45,500-$65,500*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: It's quite a bit bigger than the Land Cruiser, but carries much less cachet. The Sequoia soldiers on unchanged for another year, though whispers of its imminent demise never seem to go away. SR5, Limited, and Platinum make up the model range. All possess enough passenger space for a horde of AYSO players.

Cool Fact: Service techs must relish the fact that the Sequoia Platinum is the only Toyota-branded vehicle with factory air suspension.

Sum Up: Sequoia trees are endangered; is the Toyota Sequoia population decreasing too?


Toyota Sequoia 
Base Engine5.7L/381-hp/401-lb-ft V-8
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy13/17 mpg
0-60 mph6.2-6.7 sec
Tow7400 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 8; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 55%
*estimated


Toyota Sienna 

2015 Toyota Sienna SE© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Toyota Sienna SE Base Price: $28,000-$43,000*

Body Type: Minivan

MINOR: A new front-passenger thigh airbag bumps the tally to 8, and the airbags are bigger too. Outside, a new front grille and restyled head- and taillights take root. Upgraded materials and stitched surfaces permeate the cabin, along with revised HVAC and sound system controls. Child-seat installers benefit from an added LATCH point. The chassis has even been stiffened to improve handling.

Driver's Choice: The Sienna SE for hip moms and dads.

Sum Up: Freshened up for more impressive school pickups.


Toyota Sienna 
Base Engine3.5L/266-hp/245-lb-ft V-6
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-18/23-25 mpg
0-60 mph7.1-7.4 sec
Tow7-8/3rd row
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 8; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 56%
*estimated


Toyota Tacoma 

2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Base Price: $21,500-$34,000*

Body Type: Pickup

MINOR: The Regular Cab body, rubber floor and sliding rear window options, and Spruce Mica paint are gone for 2015. New this year is the off-roading delight that is the Tacoma TRD Pro (it garnered the most TRD Pro customer interest) and Utility Package for the Access Cab I-4 (back-seat delete). We hear Toyota is looking to put a lot of content into the upcoming redesigned model but is fighting hard to not let pricing get out of hand.

Look For: Disc brakes to relieve the rear drums in the near future.

Sum Up: Taco's last stand before its major overhaul.


Toyota Tacoma 
Base Engine2.7L/159-hp/180-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine4.0L/236-hp/266-lb-ft V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/4WD, 5M/6M/4A/5A
EPA Econ City/Hwy16-21/19-25 mpg
0-60 mph6.8-8.9 sec*
Tow6500 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 66%
*estimated


Toyota Tundra 

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Base Price: $29,500-$49,000*

Body Type: Pickup

MINOR: The 4.0L V-6 has been dropped from the Tundra's service, not that it was available in many of Toyota's full-size trucks in the first place (2 out of over 30 configurations offered). A TRD Pro off-roader model joins the lineup and spray-in bedliner is now standard. Long-haul drivers should enjoy the 38-gallon fuel tanks paired with most 5.7L V-8-powered trucks (optional on the SR5).

Look For: The new integrated trailer-brake controller, only on 5.7L V-8 trucks.

Sum Up: Can the next-generation Tundra take a bigger sales bite out of the Detroit 3?


Toyota Tundra 
Base Engine4.6L/310-hp/327-lb-ft V-8
Opt Engine5.7L/381-hp/401-lb-ft V-8
DrivetrainFront engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy13-15/17-19 mpg
0-60 mph6.7-8.9 sec
Tow10,400 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 8; rear cam: S; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 62%
*estimated


Toyota Venza 

2014 Toyota Venza© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Toyota Venza Base Price: $29,000-$41,000*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: Sold in 10 trims last year, Toyota ditches three for further simplification as the Venza hits its big 6 years of age. A backup camera is finally standard, while the Tow Package (engine-oil cooler, heavy-duty alternator, bigger radiator fan) has been specced into each V-6 model. Regarding paints, hello, Celestial Silver and Parisian Night Pearl; farewell, Classic Silver, Cypress Pearl, Golden Umber, and Sunset Bronze.

Cool Fact: The smallest wheel offered is 19 inches.

Sum Up: Sensible design; still a nonsensical name.


Toyota Venza 
Base Engine2.7L/181-hp/182-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine 3.5L/268-hp/246-lb-ft V-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-20/25-26 mpg
0-60 mph6.5-9.1 sec
Tow3500 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: S; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 55%
*estimated

Volkswagen CrossBlue (2016)

Volkswagen-CrossBlue-Concept© Provided by MotorTrend Volkswagen-CrossBlue-Concept Base Price: $30,000-$40,000*

Body Type: SUV

ALL-NEW: Volkswagen’s launch into the three-row crossover segment is slated for MY 2016, which means we should see a production version by the end of 2015. The CrossBlue will split the difference between Tiguan and Touareg in price, while seating seven courtesy of a third row. The U.S.-built CrossBlue may offer a turbodiesel, plug-in hybrid variant with two electric motors.

Look for: The CrossBlue to put the three-row SUV segment on notice when the production version debuts a year from now.

Sum Up: Just build it, already!


Volkswagen CrossBlue (2016)
Base Engine2.0L/220-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4*
Opt Engine3.6L/280-hp/258-lb-ft V-6; 2.0L/190-hp/295-lb-ft t’diesel + elec,306 hp*
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A*
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-20/23-29 mpg*
0-60 mph7.0-8.5 sec*
Seats/FoldawayN/A
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O*
*estimated


Volkswagen Tiguan

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Base Price: $24,500-$39,500*

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: With an R-Line trim being added for 2014, the Tiguan carries on largely unchanged for 2015. All versions now get a standard rearview camera, roof rails, and satellite radio with a touchscreen. The SE trim features heated front seats and washer nozzles, while the SE trim with Appearance package gets a panoramic sunroof. R-Line versions see a restyled rear bumper.

Driver’s Choice: The R-Line certainly looks sporty, though the engine isn’t any stronger.

Sum Up: A CUV with a premium look and feel that’s reflected in the price.


Volkswagen Tiguan
Base Engine2.0L/200-hp/207-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt EngineNone
DrivetrainFront engine,FWD/AWD,6M/6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy18-21/26 mpg
0-60 mph7.5-8.2 sec
Tow2200 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 45%
*estimated


Volkswagen Touareg

2015 Volkswagen Touareg© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Volkswagen Touareg Base Price: $45,500-$65,500*

Body Type: SUV

MAJOR: The aging Touareg finally gets its midcycle face-lift in early 2015. Expect restyled front and rear fascias and an updated interior to keep the model looking fresh in light of newer competitors. Powertrains should remain unchanged from 2014, but Volkswagen is aiming to bring new driver assistance technology, including a standard rearview camera, to its flagship model.

Look For: Sales to gain some steam after the refreshed Touareg hits showrooms.

Sum Up: A little updating bridges the gap until an all-new model arrives.


Volkswagen Touareg
Base Engine3.6L/280-hp/266-lb-ft I-6
Opt Engine3.0L/240-hp/406-lb-ft t’diesel V-6; 3.0L s’charged V-6 + elec, 380 hp
DrivetrainFront engine, AWD, 8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-20/23-29 mpg
0-60 mph5.8-7.7 sec*
Tow7700 lb
Basic Warranty3 yrs/36,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: O*
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 46%
*estimated


Volvo XC60

2015 Volvo XC60 T6 Drive E© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Volvo XC60 T6 Drive E Base Price: $36,675-$47,575

Body Type: SUV

MAJOR: New Drive-E engines for front-drive models increase the XC60’s appeal and fuel economy numbers since they integrate engine stop-start technology and are matched to a new 8-speed automatic. The luxury SUV also gets a fresh new front fascia, improved sport seats, standard steering wheel-mounted shift paddles, and safety upgrades, including Lane Keeping Aid.

Look For: Drive-E engines to be paired with all-wheel-drive models in the future.

Sum Up: Elegantly efficient.


Volvo XC60
Base Engine 2.0L/240-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine2.0L/302-hp/295-lb-ft supercharged turbo I-4, 3.0L/325-hp/354-lb-ft I-6, 3.2L/240-hp/236-lb-ft I-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A/8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 17-24/24-31 mpg
0-60 mph5.7-6.8 sec*
Tow3500 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 51%
*estimated


Volvo XC70

2014 Volvo XC70© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Volvo XC70 Base Price: $36,775-$42,725

Body Type: SUV

UNCHANGED: The XC70 may look like a traditional Volvo with its square-tailed shape, but underneath the hood, the wagon boasts a nontraditional I-4 that comes from the automaker’s new family of Drive-E engines. Matched to a new eight-speed automatic, the engine features stop-start tech to help save fuel while cruising in the city. All-wheel drive is now standard on 3.2 models.

Best Buy: The more fuel-efficient and equally powerful Drive-E engine makes it hard to justify getting the I-6.

Sum Up: A mix of old school and new school.


Volvo XC70
Base Engine2.0L/240-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4
Opt Engine3.2L/240-hp/236-lb-ft I-6, 3.0L/300-hp/325-lb-ft turbo I-6
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 6A/8A
EPA Econ City/Hwy17-24/24-31 mpg
0-60 mph 6.5-8.5 sec*
Tow3300 lb
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 50%
*estimated


Volvo XC90 (2016)

2016 Volvo XC90© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Volvo XC90 Base Price: $48,900-$65,900

Body Type: SUV

ALL-NEW: The XC90 will soon get the makeover it has needed for a long time now, with more elegant styling inside and out and a higher-quality interior featuring clean, Scandinavian design. A large tablet-like touchscreen replaces the archaic system we’re used to seeing in Volvos, and we expect the new family of Drive-E engines to appear underneath the hood of the three-row crossover.

Cool Fact: The first XC90 was our 2003 SUV of the Year.

Sum Up: Volvo’s flagship SUV gets a much-needed overhaul.


Volvo XC90 (2016)
Base Engine2.0L/240-hp/258-lb-ft turbo I-4*
Opt Engine2.0L/302-hp/295-lb-ft supercharged turbo I-4, 2.4L s’chgd turbo I-4 + elec, 400 hp*
DrivetrainFront engine, FWD/AWD, 8A*
EPA Econ City/Hwy25/37-40 mpg*
0-60 mph7.0-8.9 sec*
Tow4000 lb *
Basic Warranty4 yrs/50,000 miles
SafetyAirbags: 7; rear cam: O; BMS: O*
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 51%
*estimated

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