It’s almost 2019 and if you’re in the market for a new SUV, now’s the time to educate yourself about the marvelous new models coming out in the coming year. SUVs have long been known for their perfect blend of reliability, utility, spaciousness, and of course, performance. This isn’t just one brand either, SUVs are just as sought after with models across the board.
Despite their size, SUVs also get excellent gas mileage. In addition to being a great family vehicle, SUVs offer safety features that are sometimes lacking in smaller model cars. With so many great options out there, however, how can one decide? Well, we’ve done some of the do-diligence for you and compiled 20 of the greatest SUVs available in 2019…
2019 Audi Q3
Although it’s already landed in many European dealerships, the luxurious 2019 Audi Q3 isn’t set to enter the United States until at least January of the new year. From the wheelbase to the interior, the new, second-generation Q3 is larger in almost every way than its predecessors. Even the display screen is larger and completely customizable.
2019 BMW X5
BMW has always prided itself on being a cut above the competition and the 2019 BMW X5 appears to keep the trend going. The new model is a bit longer, wider, and lower than the previous one, but also smarter and much more powerful. This new X5 has a souped-up 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six, with an extra 35 horsepower. It also features the patented iDrive system.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
In 2019, Hyundai renamed a few of their midsize SUV’s to reflect the wider models offered in the coming year. The 2-row crossover formerly known as the Santa Fe Sport will heretofore be known as simply “The Santa Fe.” It also comes standard with new safety features like automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, driver drowsiness monitoring, and lane keeping assist.
2019 Acura RDX
The first Acura RDX came equipped with a turbocharged engine but was discontinued in the second generation. This year, the 2019 RDX brings it back and becomes one of the top-rated luxury compact SUVs of the coming year. It’s new 10.2-inch HD display and touchpad removes cumbersome utilization tools and replaces them with more streamlined features.
2019 Cadillac XT4
When people hear the name Cadillac, they don’t automatically think of SUVs, but this year, the 2019 Cadillac XT4 throws its hood into the ring with the other subcompact luxury SUVs on the market. It’s available in luxury and sport models and features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine to help draw younger consumers.
2019 BMW X4
BMW didn’t just redesign their X5, they also brought the X4 crossover into the SUV running this year. It’s a sportier model in its second generation and features a wider track and lower center of gravity in order to enhance handling. The BMW X4 doesn’t sacrifice horsepower for width, however, and still features a 248 horsepower engine if one opts for the xDrive30i models.
2019 Toyota RAV4
For many years now, the Toyota RAV4 has been the go-to crossover SUV for those wanting to test the waters of an SUV. Reliable and powerful as ever, 2019 RAV4 features Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.0 suite of safety and driver assistance technology. These include the now standard automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane tracing assistance.
Audi e-tron Quattro
Audi’s long-awaited e-tron pure electric SUV is a model of modern electrical engineering. The five-passenger midsize luxury SUV can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds – not too shabby considering it’s an electric car. Though the vehicle is still being studied, early estimates peg the vehicle’s range at around 250 miles.
2019 Lexus UX
This past Fall, Lexus brings two new SUV models onto the market. The subcompact 2019 Lexus UX and UX Hybrid are both low-slung crossover vehicles that drive like a sedan but handle like a hatchback. The UX 200 is gas only and produces approximately 169 horsepower, while the hybrid version has a four-cylinder engine and two electric motor-generators to produce an impressive 175 horsepower.
2019 Volvo XC40
Earlier in 2018, Volvo rolled out their all-new XC40 subcompact SUV. A luxury vehicle, the XC40 is expected to come in Hybrid and electric models in the near future. Like so many other cars on this list, standard safety features new in 2019 include traffic sign recognition, driver drowsiness monitoring, and emergency braking. You barely need to drive the car yourself anymore!
2019 Jaguar I-Pace
Jaguar has always been synonymous with power and speed. In 2019, they are planning to release the I-Pace, a vehicle considered to be a serious player in the burgeoning luxury electric car market. It can charge up to 80% in an hour and goes from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds – typical Jaguar speed on a new breed of electric SUV.
2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan
Rolls-Royce has been known for producing some of the most decadently-appointed, luxurious cars in the world, and today, they’re entering the SUV market. In 2019, the company is introducing the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, a highly-customizable, 563 horsepower, all-wheel drive powerhouse. As expected, the Cullinan has more options than you can shake a stick at and drives like a dream.
2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Mercedes-Benz has been providing excellent, luxury vehicles for going on four decades. This year, they bring the G-Class back for it’s second, 2019 version. Though it looks like the Gelandewagen, this year’s G-Class has been completely redesigned inside and out. It’s modernized interior is larger, display screens more robust, and safety features, even safer than its predecessors and according to them, many of its competitors.
2019 Subaru Forester
The completely redesigned 2019 Subaru Forester has even more room for passengers and cargo than last year’s already spacious model. New technological features include advanced safety features, driver assistance, and the same practical, SUV shape that fans have come to enjoy from the brand. It also comes in a few more colors this time around.
2019 Subaru Ascent
Subaru also released the spacious 3-row AScent this year among its SUV offerings. It seats eight and holds a boatload of cargo in the back. Because of its prodigious size, the Ascent can also tow upward of 5,000 pounds. Like the Forester, the size of the model doesn’t mean that Subaru skimps on safety features. All new technological safety features are now standard in the 2019 Ascent.
2019 Infiniti QX50
In Mid-2018, Infiniti introduced the 2019 Infiniti QX50 onto the market. The semi-autonomous vehicle offers a number of advanced engine and safety features, all of which were improved during the model’s one-year hiatus. As before, the QX50 also comes with a spacious interior for passengers and cargo. It’s a stronger, more luxurious model with better fuel economy and better technology features all around.
2019 Lincoln Nautilus
The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus is the company’s replacement answer for their previous MKX luxury midsize SUV. The Nautilus doesn’t just have a new name, it has a new everything. The interior and outside have been updated and redesigned and the new safety features help drivers to avoid accidents at every stage of their journey. It also has a standard four-cylinder engine that can be upgraded to V6 turbocharged if you’re looking for a bit more horsepower.
2020 Lincoln Aviator
Lincoln is also planning to launch the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator towards the end of the coming year. Though much remains the same from the Nautilus, the new model is expected to sync up one’s smartphone with the car itself to use as a key. It’s also slated to be a midpoint between the Nautilus and the upcoming Navigator model.
2019 Hyundai Kona Electric
The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is one of the most impressive electric SUVs yet to reach the market. It is one of only a few such vehicles with an estimated 258 miles of range off a single charge. It can also charge to almost full in about an hour, which makes it pretty good for road tripping. Sales will likely start in California and branch out to the rest of the country from there.
2019 Porsche Cayenne
The newest of Porsche’s 2019 SUVs offers a complete redesign and offers so much more than its predecessor. The 2019 Cayenne features 35 more horsepower, a turbocharged engine, all-wheel drive, and a lighter-weight platform even for a luxury SUV. It’s evolutionary exterior design screams Porsche but doesn’t detract from the features that draw SUV lovers.