With the energy crisis in full swing, car companies are making SUVs more attractive to consumers. The 2011 models look promising, sexy, and unique and below are five American brand SUVs that show potential for the 2011 season.
#5: 2011 Mercury Mountaineer:
This car looks gorgeous, and being Mercury that’s to be expected. The Mountaineer will once again be a moderately priced choice for consumers with prices expected to be around $29,000. The Mountaineer is expected to have a 13 city/19 highway fuel economy and a large V6 engine (2011 mercury, 2010).
#4: 2011 Buick Enclave:
Not much has been released about this car. If prices from previous years continue, consumers can expect prices between $35,000 and $40,000. Higher prices and being a Buick suggest that the Enclave will be a great SUV for those with a more luxurious taste. The Enclave will likely boast a decent gas mileage rating, considering it is more compact than competitors (Buick enclave, 2010).
#3: 2011 Ford Escape:
The 2011 GMC Terrain looks to be a promising product. Experts anticipate a price around $22,000 with a fuel economy close to its typical 21 city/28 highway. The Ford Escape is anticipated to have a 177 horsepower hybrid engine option available, which will be attractive to green-savvy customers (2011 ford escape preview, 2010).
#2: 2011 GMC Terrain:
My second favorite car for the 2011 season is the GMC Terrain. Expect the Terrain to maintain its traditional 22 city/32 highway fuel economy. The Terrain will likely cost roughly $25,000, a very affordable price for a SUV (2011 gmc terrain preview, 2010).
#1: 2011 Chevrolet Equinox:
In my opinion, the best looking car for the 2011 season is the Chevrolet Equinox. The Equinox has already been successful by boasting good value for previous models. For SUVs, the Equinox is extremely compact and has a 22 city/32 highway fuel economy. This beats the Ford Escape hybrid, an impressive feat for a non-hybrid vehicle. This model will have both a V4 and V6 option for its engine allowing customers to decide how big they want their engine to be (2011 chevrolet equinox preview, 2010).
If I were buying an American SUV in 2011, I would buy the Equinox. For some people, the Equinox may seem too small or may lack a large engine. What car you decide to buy or lease in 2011 is really up to you. I anticipate that each of these SUVs will be quality vehicles with specifications that will meet the demands of all sorts of different kinds of consumers.
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