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2018 New SUVs: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

Motor Trend Logo Motor Trend | Slide 1 of 114: Combine the practicality of a wagon body style with a higher seating position and an outdoors-y image, and you've got our current boom of SUVs. The new-car industry is in a state of transition, with crossovers and SUVs of all kinds eating up market share once held by sedans and hatchbacks. The market is bursting with activity, so keep reading for more on the industry's growth from subcompact crossovers to full-size luxury SUVs and everything in between.Search for your favorite automakers to find more on how various SUVs have changed since last year, view basic engine specs, and see IntelliChoice five-year retained value stats.What about 2018 cars and trucks?2018 New Cars: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide2018 New Trucks: The Ultimate Buyer's GuideKEY5M:5-speed manual6A:6-speed automatic6-sp auto-cl man:6-speed auto-clutch manual7-sp twin-cl auto:7-speed twin-clutch automaticFWD:front-wheel driveAWD:all-wheel driveRWD:rear-wheel driveALL-NEWAn addition to an automaker's lineupMAJORSignificant sheetmetal redesign, powertrain, and/or feature changesMINORMidcycle updates, minor powertrain, or feature changesUNCHANGEDMinor trim or package changes, new colorsNHTSA AND IIHSSAFETY RATINGS:NHTSA and IIHS safety datais derived from recent model years.INTELLICHOICEFive-year retained value data may apply to common vehicle variants, not an average of all model variants.EPA RATINGSEPA ratings for the 2018 model year are more stringent than before, so keep in mind as you're new-car shopping that a car with no mechanical changes from 2017 may still get a slightly different rating for 2018.

2018 SUV BUYERS GUIDE

Combine the practicality of a wagon body style with a higher seating position and an outdoors-y image, and you've got our current boom of SUVs. The new-car industry is in a state of transition, with crossovers and SUVs of all kinds eating up market share once held by sedans and hatchbacks. The market is bursting with activity, so keep reading for more on the industry's growth from subcompact crossovers to full-size luxury SUVs and everything in between.

Search for your favorite automakers to find more on how various SUVs have changed since last year, view basic engine specs, and see IntelliChoice five-year retained value stats.

What about 2018 cars and trucks?

2018 New Cars: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide2018 New Trucks: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

KEY

5M:5-speed manual6A:6-speed automatic6-sp auto-cl man:6-speed auto-clutch manual7-sp twin-cl auto:7-speed twin-clutch automaticFWD:front-wheel driveAWD:all-wheel driveRWD:rear-wheel drive

ALL-NEW
An addition to an automaker's lineup

MAJOR
Significant sheetmetal redesign, powertrain, and/or feature changes

MINOR
Midcycle updates, minor powertrain, or feature changes

UNCHANGED
Minor trim or package changes, new colors

NHTSA AND IIHSSAFETY RATINGS:
NHTSA and IIHS safety datais derived from recent model years.

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

EPA RATINGS
EPA ratings for the 2018 model year are more stringent than before, so keep in mind as you're new-car shopping that a car with no mechanical changes from 2017 may still get a slightly different rating for 2018.

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