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What’s the Best New SUV?

Buying a new SUV can be a difficult decision, especially with all of the different makes and models currently on the market. To make your choice a little easier, here is a look at the top five SUVs of 2016.

2016 Honda CR-V

Honda has been making some of the top vehicles on the market for decades, so it should be no surprise that it made the list of top SUVs. The Honda CR-V gets 33 miles per gallon on the highway and 26 mpg in the city. Plus, it has enough seating for five people, over 70 cubic feet of storage space, and a power tailgate to make storage access easy. Inside, it has a 7-inch touch-screen display, USB inputs, Bluetooth compatibility, multi-angle rearview camera, and so much more. With an MSRP starting at $23,745, the Honda CR-V one of the best deals of the year.

2016 Mazda CX-5

The tagline of the Mazda CX-5 is: “Where advanced technology meets traditional craftsmanship.” This SUV has 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. The focus of this vehicle is combining style with practicality. The interior has Bluetooth connectivity, Mazda’s infotainment system, and fold down seats to provide plenty of cargo room. Not to mention it’s the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s top safety pick of the year. The MSRP of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 starts at $21,795.

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a great SUV for anyone who needs a family car but still wants an adventure. The fuel economy of this SUV is 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. This vehicle is completely customizable including the choice of leather or cloth interior with your pick of stitching. One of the best features of the Grand Cherokee is Uconnect, which provides HD Radio, USB/SD media hub, Bluetooth connectivity, iPod mobile integration, and a built-in WiFi hotspot. Additionally, it has one of the largest sunroofs of any SUV. The MSRP for the Jeep Grand Cherokee starts at $29,995.

2016 Ford Escape

The Ford Escape has remained one of the favorite vehicles for many families since its original release. Ford wanted to create an SUV that is not only fun to drive but also provides the performance you would expect. In the Escape, you can get 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. The best feature included with the Escape is the active park assist that makes parallel parking incredibly simple for anyone. It also has SiriusXM Radio, foot-activated liftgate, cross-traffic alerts, and an audio system provided by Sony, one of the top technology companies in the United States. The MSRP for the 2016 Ford Escape starts at $23,590.

2016 BMW X3 Series

For those looking for a luxury SUV, BMW definitely provides one with its 2016 X3. It has up to 27 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Plus, the interior provides plenty of room for each of your passengers. Additional features include nine speakers located all around the cabin, a USB hub, Bluetooth connectivity, and BMW’s Assist telecommunications service. As for safety, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given it one of the highest ratings possible. The MSRP of the X3 series starts at $38,950.

Last Updated: June 11, 2021