In the US the best SUVs have been defined
The ranking of the best SUV class models in the automobile market of the USA is made by U.S. News & World Report. AutoUniversum introduces its readers to this list, but in the beginning it is worth paying attention to the features of classification of these cars by the Americans.
In the US all sports utility vehicles (SUVs) fall into slightly different categories than in Europe. For example, there are Crossover SUV and Off-Road SUV classes.
In the segment of Subcompact SUV the Honda HR-V is recognized as the best.
Luxury Subcompact SUV – BMW X1. For comparison: in Europe the model belongs to compact crossovers.
Compact SUV – Honda CR-V.
Luxury Compact SUV – Audi Q5.
Midsize SUV – Volkswagen Atlas (although the Atlas overall length exceeds 5 meters).
Luxury Midsize SUV – Tesla Model X
Large SUV – Ford Expedition
Luxury Large SUV – Lincoln Navigator
Hybrid and Electric SUV – Tesla Model X
Crossover SUV – Honda CR-V
Luxury Crossover SUV – Audi Q5
Off-Road SUV – Land Rover Range Rover Sport
The best 5-seat SUV (2-Row SUV) is recognized the Honda CR-V, the best 5-seat luxury SUV is the Audi Q5. In the category of “7-seat SUV” (3-Row SUV) won the Ford Expedition, and in the luxury segment of this class – the Lincoln Navigator built on the same platform.
Source – U.S. News & World Report