Whether you’re looking to trade in your sedan for something more powerful or need to accommodate your growing family, suburban utility vehicles (SUVs) are the way to go. Yet, while weighing your options, you may be wondering which car best suits your needs.
Ultimately, it depends on you and what you’re looking for. Do you prioritize horsepower over fuel economy? Are you looking for something environmentally friendly? Here, we’ve compiled three SUVs that caught our eye. Even if none of these vehicles pique your interest, at least you can rule some out.
Hummer Is Back in the Mix
Earlier this year, General Motors Co. (GMC) announced that it was revitalizing a cult classic: the Hummer. What was once culturally known as a behemoth gas-guzzler, the car is making a comeback as a fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly luxury vehicle. There’s only one catch: it’s over $110,000.
While you may not jump at the idea of making car payments into the indefinite future, here are some things to consider before you write the Hummer EV off altogether.
It Runs on Electricity
For owners of the original Hummer remember being at the pump almost every couple of days. This was one of the main reasons why the original model was discontinued in 2010. People just didn’t jump at the idea of spending $40,000 at the dealership and then $50 at the gas station every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Now, in the spirit of early 2000s nostalgia and environmentalism, the Hummer EV is 100 percent electric. On a single, 10-minute charge, you can get nearly 100 miles out of your Hummer EV. On a full charge, you can get close to 350 miles. You just can’t beat that kind of mileage.
Worried About Driving a Huge SUV? Not a Problem
The Hummer EV is introducing a new feature: the crabwalk. No, we don’t mean that the Hummer EV scuttles from side to side. Instead, its wheels turn diagonally, allowing you to squeeze into tight spaces or avoid your neighbor’s mailbox.
The secret is the SUV’s 35-inch tires that turn at 10 degrees in any direction. You can check out how crabwalk can help you in a pinch by clicking here.
Tesla Is an Old Fan Favorite
There’s no getting around it; people that get Teslas swear by them. Despite the product liability lawsuits and Elon Musk’s cult of personality, Tesla tops our charts when it comes to saving money.
The Tesla Model X takes SUVs to another level. Here are some things that caught our attention:
The Tesla Model X Doubles as a Video Game Console
No one likes taking kids on long road trips. Between the bathroom breaks, backseat fighting, and never-ending “Are we there yet?,” you might be eager to get some peace while driving for long periods. Thankfully, Tesla has the answer to this.
Tesla’s touchscreen dashboard also serves as a video game console, featuring hits like the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cuphead. Tesla says that the dashboard’s processing power is on par with popular consoles like Xbox, PlayStation, and the Switch.
This certainly makes standstill traffic a lot more bearable.
You Guessed It; the Tesla Model X Runs on Electricity
Here’s something interesting. In 2018, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) did a report comparing traditional gas-fueled cars with electric vehicles. Its committee reported the following:
In general, electric cars break down less than their competitors.
The lifetime cost of owning an electric car is much less than owning a fuel-powered car.
Electric vehicles have longer-lasting batteries.
And these are just three of the things that are making more and more people turn to electric cars.
Ford Is Charging Ahead in the Electric Car Sector
Mustangs are no longer reserved for sports car enthusiasts and thrill seekers. After failing to impress consumers in 2020, Ford decided that it needed to grab people’s attention in a new, exciting way. And what better way than to put a spin on an old favorite?
The Mustang Mach-E hasn’t hit the market yet, but it sure is drumming up interest. Ford is marketing its vehicle as “All-Electric & Exhilarating.” Starting at $42,000, check out what sets this car apart from the rest:
Its Horsepower Is Nothing to Snort at
The average passenger vehicle runs at about 120 horsepower. For people just stepping onto the car scene, horsepower basically refers to how powerful the engine is. The more horsepower a car has, the faster it can run.
The Mustang Mach-E has (get ready for it) over 200 horsepower when it is fully charged. Similar to the Hummer EV, it can also get about 300 miles out of a single charge. If every car was like this, gas stations would be out of business in no time.
When tax season rolls around, suddenly we’re wondering what’s tax-deductible and what’s not. If you opt for the Mustang Mach-E, depending on where you live, you could get a $7,500 federal tax credit.
Many electric cars are tax-deductible, however, $7,500 is a nice chunk of change. Ford notes that your tax credit will be based on a lot of different things, like the number of dependents you have and how much money you make in a year.
New SUVs Are Coming Out All the Time
As the year goes on, more and more SUVs will hit dealerships nationwide. Whether you’re looking to save money on gas or just revitalize your driving experience, the Hummer EV, Tesla Model X, and the Mustang Mach-E are changing the way we view big, beautiful cars.
You can learn more about these beauties by going online and visiting their manufacturers’ websites. Your new car could be just around the corner after you junk your rusty old clunker.