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Sophisticated in visual appeal and engineering, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are stylish and practical at the same time — making it a popular fixture on our roads nowadays. Ideal for families, SUVs provide spacious interiors, has off-road capabilities, top-notch safety features, and other luxurious amenities.

Here are some of the best in the market:

Ford Everest

Engineered for the extraordinary, Ford Everest promises to take you to wherever you want to go with its best in class water wading capability and high ground clearance feature. This seven-seater SUV also delivers on comfort with its spacious cabin and leather-upholstered seats. Complementing these are features including active noise cancellation, and a panoramic moon roof.

Ford Everest also boasts of its Watt’s Linkage Suspension, which delivers improved stability for a smoother ride on the road. Without compromising fuel efficiency, this SUV is powered by a 3.2L TDCi Turbo Diesel engine, which delivers 200 Ps of power and 470 Nm of peak torque. In addition, Ford Everest does not compromise with safety by providing a network of airbags for everyone’s protection inside the cabin.

Honda CR-V

The all-new Honda CR-V aims to standout from the rest of SUVs with its coveted features. Its seven-seater’s new Earth Dreams Technology DOHC i-DTEC Turbocharged Engine delivers 120/4,000 Ps/rpm of power and 300/2, 000 Nm/rpm of torque. This engine, which dramatically reduced its overall weight while at the same time have the sturdiness required in an engine, enables an agile and exhilarating drive while being fuel-efficient at the same time.

Complementing its powerful engine are advanced safety features that keeps drivers confident on the road. The re-imagined CR-V also boasts of a stylish exterior characterized by sharper character lines and a more defined silhouette as well as a spacious interior equipped with supple leather seats for ultimate comfort.

Hyundai Tucson

Known for its sporty and bold yet fluidic design, Hyundai Tucson has claimed to be engineered for speed. With different variants for anyone’s preference, the Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDi GL 6A/T 2WD for example is powered by R 2.0 CRDi e-VGT engine with a 185/4, 000 ps/rpm of maximum power and 402/1,750 ~ 2,750 Nm/rpm of maximum torque.

Hyundai Tucson also boasts of its aerodynamic design characterized by high-speed stability and highly-optimized body structure. Complementing this are active safety features to ensure top security and a smoother ride.

Isuzu mu-X

Under the hood of Isuzu’s mu-X is the 4JJ1-TCX Blue Power Engine, which produces 177 Ps of power and 380 Nm of torque. Quieter than ever, this engine boasts of maximum power output and overall durability yet with a minimal fuel consumption and emission. This SUV also promises to turn heads on with its sleek lines and curves as well as its fine details and features.

Isuzu also promises premium driving experience with mu-X’s luxurious and updated seats, electronics, and design. More importantly, this SUV — which is often equated to durability — has comfort and safety features that make driving worry-free.

Mitsubishi Montero Sport

Built to perform both on city streets and rough terrains, the Mitsubishi Montero Sport promises first-class traveling with its distinctive exterior characterized by sharp lines and an interior packed with features that assures utmost comfort. Complementing these are luxurious features such as leather contoured seats with multi-layer cushioning, multimedia entertainment system, and slide sunroof, among others.

Mitsubishi also boasts of its Euro-4 compliant 2.4L Clean Diesel engine with Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Electronic Control (MIVEC) system that delivers a power and torque output of 181 Ps/3,500 rpm and 430 Nm/2,500 rpm. Apart from being significantly lighter, this engine has low compression ratio, which results to a reduced fuel consumption and smoke and nitrous oxide emissions.

Subaru Forester

Subaru promises that there’s a whole lot to love with their 2018 Forester. This SUV claims that it is built to last, citing that 97% of Forester models sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today. Assuring performance, the Subaru 2.0XT for example features a 250-horsepower direct injection turbocharged Subaru boxer engine for great driving. This SUV also boasts of its Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for improved handling, efficiency, and a quicker response to road conditions.

Hand in hand with these features are other details such as power panoramic moon roof, heated steering wheel, memory seating, premium audio system, as well as other safety features to protect passengers on the road.

Toyota Fortuner

Toyota’s best-selling model in 2017, Fortuner is described by the company as the epitome of luxury and suave with its features that exude elegance including its leather-trimmed seats, revamped dashboard, as well as its wood and silver details. Underscoring safety, Toyota Fortuner is equipped with an impact absorbing structure and seven SRS air bags. To assure a smooth ride in different terrains, this SUV has Hill-start Assist Control and Downhill Assist Control that allows driving through uneven paths and slippery roads.

Available in different variants, this well-loved SUV’s engine does not disappoint as well. One of its variants, the 2.4 V DSL A/T for example features the 4-Cylinder In-Line DOHC 16 Valve with a maximum output of 147hp/3,400rpm and 400Nm/1,600 ~ 2,000rpm of torque. — Romsanne R. Ortiguero