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The Top 10 SUVs to Look Out for in 2020

2020 will be filled with a few new sports cars, supercars, trucks, and SUVs. In fact, by the year 2022, there will be more than 25 new SUVs and trucks on the market. Many will be updated from whatever models they're replacing while others will be completely new models. Here are the top 10 SUVs you might want to be saving up for purchasing when the 2020 models come out:

2020 Lexus RX

The 2020 flagship model Lexus RX is not only a mid-size crossover SUV but also one really versatile SUV.
New Features-
Choice of two or three-row version
New layout means more seating space
Most noteworthy front fascia changes include redesigned-
A. Bumpers
B. Headlights
C. Hood
Under the Hood:
~ Standard gas engine
~ Hybrid engine
~ Crossover SUV keeping its 3.5-liter engine
~ Different trim level choices will offer either more or less power
(1.) The 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers-
~ 295 horsepower
~ 267 lb-ft of torque
~ 24 mpg for front-wheel drive/23 mpg for all-wheel drive
(2.) The extended 350L version delivers-
~ 5 less horsepower less
~ A powertrain that consumes more fuel
~ 23 mpg for front-wheel drive/22 mpg for all-wheel drive
(3.) Towing capacity of for all models is 3,500 pounds.

Release Date:
Not announced yet and no word on pricing.

2020 Ford Expedition

The Expedition is the biggest SUV that is currently being offered by Ford, however, the F-250 based Ford Excursion might occupy that position in the near future.
New Features-
~ Seating capacity- eight people
~ One of the most comfortable SUVs currently on the market
~ Third row offers 36 inches of legroom/4 more inches with second row pushed forward
~ New redesigned dash
~ XLE trim package includes blind spot monitors, heated and cooled seats, an 8-inch screen, power-folding chairs, heated steering wheel, and rear cross-traffic alert.
~ Limited trim package includes Driver Support Suite, navigation, and a panoramic sunroof.
~ Redesigned grille
~ Revised headlamps
~ Three wheel alternatives- 18, 20, and 22-inch
Under the Hood:
~ Standard 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine
~ 375 horsepower
~ 470 lb-ft torque
~ Ten-Speed automatic transmission
~ Diesel unit available for additional $5,000.
~ Wheelbase- 122 inches
~ Extended variant- Expedition MAX-wheelbase is 12 inches longer and overall length is 9 inches longer.
~ 17/23 mpg (all-wheel-drive)
~ 17/24 mpg (rear-wheel drive)
Release Date:Available the last quarter of 2019.
Starting prices:
XLT- $55,000,
Limited- $63,000,
Platinum- $73,000
Max- (all 3 models) additional $3,000.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Grand Cherokee's redesign is bringing lots more excitement to the market with more than ten models.
New Features-
~ A new look that shares its architecture with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio
~ 2020 models could include the first version of the self-driving feature.
Under the Hood:
~ Entry-level- 3.6-liter V6 engine
~ Available diesel engine (first time in the US) expected to come out soon after the Ram 1500 Diesel- .
~ 3.0-liter V6 delivers 240 hp w/ 420 lb-ft of torque
~ Hellcat 6.4-liter engine delivers 500 hp
~ Trackhawk-6.2-liter supercharged V8 delivers 707 hp

Release Date:Not announced yet.
Current model prices range from $30,000 to $50,000, however, the 2020 Grand Cherokee 700-plus hp SUV, for example, could cost more than $100k. The SRT version will be a bit more affordable starting at $70,000 but autonomous drive could easily jack up the price by around $20,000.

2020 Lincoln Aviator

This SUV replaces the Lincoln MKT SUV and includes upgrades that will successfully rival the Audi Q7 and even the Land Rover Discovery. And, the Lincoln Aviator Black Label is expected to be the most luxurious version ever.
New Features-
~ Lots of luxurious new features
~ Six or seven-seat layouts
~ Second row slides back and forth
~ Middle row will have two captain chairs
~ Two available color schemes- gray or beige
~ Leather and aluminum details
~ 12-inch screen behind steering wheel
~ Wireless phone charging spot
~ Sync3 infotainment system (standard)
Aviator Black Label Interior-
~ Seats that deliver maximum comfort
~ Premium sound
~ Unique display and assist features

~ Airplane-inspired
~ Clean and aesthetic with straight lines
~ 3D grille
~ Black and chrome finished accents boost the premium feel
~ Taillights and quad exhaust make the 2020 Lincoln Aviator both elegant and aggressive.
Under the Hood:
~ Twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine
~ Output is 365 hp
~ 0-60 mpg in seven seconds

~ Length- between the full-size Navigator and the smaller Nautilus-200 inches
~ Suspension Preview Technology for less noise and a smooth ride
~ 10-speed transmission
~ Hybrid model available with rear or all-wheel drive

Release Date: Not announced yet.
At least $60k with the Black Label version no cheaper than $70,000

2020 Acura MDX

Its modifications might completely change the look of the Acura MDX, leading this new 2020 model into the next series.
New Features-
~ Brining back numerous trim levels
~ A-Spec model is the most interesting one
~ New fresh look and features
~ Everything will be larger
~ New grille, side skirts, and hood
~ Redesigned taillight and liftgate
~ MDX A-Spec- sportier with unique suspension, new color options, larger wheels, and distinctive details

Under the Hood:
~ 3.5-liter V6
~ 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque
~ Fuel economy- 22/23 mpg
~ Nine-speed automatic transmission w/ front-wheel drive
~ All-wheel drive mode available
~ Turbo with 400 hp output also available

~ 194 inches long
~ Newly designed wheels from 18-inch, w/ optional packages and trim levels and 19 to 20-inch rims.

Release Date:Not announced yet but expected to be available for viewing at many of the major car shows this year. No pricing available yet.

2020 Toyota 4Runner

This SUV is expected to be better, tougher, and stronger than of its predecessors so that Toyota can keep pace with its competition. Many of its changes are expected to be surprising for even hard-core fans
New Features-
~ Six different configurations with all of the trim levels
~ Premium features like the Entune audio system available
~ Navigation and rear-view camera are standard

~ More aggressive but with the same dimensions and platform
~ Increased ride height and higher ground clearance
~ Functional and stylish front fascia with redesigned bumper and headlights
~ Easily uphill and over big rocks

Under the Hood:
~ 4.0-liter V-6 drivetrain
~ Produce 270 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque
~ Diesel model has a D-4D engine
Release Date:Not announced yet.
It will be bit more expensive than before. Current models available from $35,000 but will jump to $37,000, while Limited trim model is now around $45,000 and will jump to over $50k.

2020 Chevy Tahoe

As one of Chevy’s biggest SUVs, the 2020 Tahoe is picking up a few special things from the new Silverado truck, including an available diesel engine option.
New Features-
~ Special interior color options
~ Redesigned upholstery, seats, and dash

~ Longer and wider
~ Higher ride
~ Independent rear suspension for better handling and turning
~ Special exterior color options
~ Redesigned fog lamps
~ Unique grille

Under the Hood:
~ 5.3-liter V-8 unit
~ 355 hp
~ 385 lb-ft of torque

~ Eight-speed automatic transmission on rear-wheel drive models
~ Optional all-wheel drive available
~ Bigger 6.2-liter engine available with 420 hp and 460 pound-feet of torque
~ Optional diesel engine- “Baby Duramax”

Release Date:
GM is waiting for the end of 2019 to launch in showrooms.
Current Tahoes are available from $50,000 with the high-end SUVs at around $66,000. The new 2020 Tahoe will run upwards if $2,000 more while both the Tahoe RST and the Z71 will be over $70,000.

2020 Honda Pilot

The Pilot SUV has become Honda’s main nameplate in their 2020 lineup and it offers plenty of new surprises, including its major addition, the 2020 Honda Pilot Hybrid.
New Features-
~ Cosmetic changes comfort and convenience.
~ Accommodates eight passengers
~ Updated infotainment system
~ HondaLink system
~ Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and services
~ Three rows of seats
~ More safety features

~ No significant modifications
~ Minor cosmetic changes like badging and some other details.

Under the Hood:
~ The gas engine remains the same as previous models.
~ 3.5-liter V-6 engine
~ 280 horsepower
~ 262 lb-ft of torque.

~ Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive system~ Six or nine-speed automatic transmission.~ 9-speed transmission w/ FWD- 20/27 mpg
Release Date:Not announced yet.
The base LX model will start at $33,000 with the top model starting at $50,000 before upgrades. The hybrid classic or plug-in versions should be starting at $45,000 to $50k.

2020 Honda CR-V

The new 2020 Honda CR-V will offer updated trim packages and levels as well as an updated engine room, especially on the Hybrid, redesigned for keeping up with the rapidly-growing competition.
New Features-
~ Android Auto services and Apple CarPlay
~ Satellite navigation
~ Nine-speaker premium audio system

~ Six new paint colors
~ Updates in both rear and front fascia
~ Automatic rain-sensitive windshield wipers
~ Auto on and off LED headlights
Under the Hood:
~ 1.5-liter turbo-four gas engine
~ 2.4-l and 1.5-l turbo engines available

~ Hybrid drivetrain
~ Displacement: 2.0-litre four-cylinder + 1 kW electric battery
~ Power output: 181 hp
~ Torque: 130 pound-feet
~ Fuel economy: 44 mpg combined FWD, 42 mpg combined AWD
~ 0-60 mph time: 8.8 seconds FWD, 9.2 seconds AWD
~ Max speed: 112 mph
~ Length: 180.6 inches
~ Wheelbase: 104.7 inches
~ Width: 73 inches
~ Height: 66.5 inches
Release Date:Not announced yet.

Pricing:Base LX trim will will start under $25,000 while the EX-L will run more than $30k with the
CR-V Touring going up to $35,000.

2020 Toyota Land Cruiser

The Land Cruiser originally arrived on the automotive scene as the Jeep 4×4 military vehicles’ competitor. Now, 70 years later, it’s a premium SUV with plenty to offer.
New Features-
~ Updated dash
~ Redesigned upholstery and seats

~ Basically minimal cosmetic changes.

Under the Hood:
~ 5.7-liter V8 engine
~ 380 hp
~ 400 lb-ft of torque

~ Eight-speed automatic transmission
~ Towing capacity - 8,100 pounds.

Release Date:
Summer 2019.
Don't expect it to run any less than $85,000 without added features

Benjamin Smith

Written by Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith is one of the managing editors of Moneyinc. Ben's been focusing on the auto and motorcycle sector since 2005. He's written over 1000 articles in the space and continues to learn about it each day. His favorite car is "any Bugatti" and he's a die hard Harley Davidson fan.

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