Sports utility vehicles or SUVs have veered away from their original role as heavy-duty people haulers and tow rigs. Now, SUVs offer comfort and luxury with attractive styling. Manufacturers of European brand cars have packed their SUVs with power and superior performance complete with advanced high tech features. Here are 5 European SUVs you would want to buy.
2016 Land Rover Range Rover
This SUV is a full-size vehicle that accommodates five passengers. The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover is perfect for off-road driving with its Terrain Response System. This feature gives you complete control over the suspension, drivetrain response and traction control. It comes with three zones of automatic climate control as well as heated and cooled leather seats. Its supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine delivers 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft torque. Like most European brand cars, the Range Rover comes with a high end entertainment system.
2017 Audi Q7
The Audi Q7 is the largest vehicle in the German car maker’s lineup. It fits up to seven passengers across three rows. Heated power leather seats, a manual folding second row seating, power folding third row seating, panoramic sunroof, and a power liftgate comes as a standard feature. It features four zones of automatic climate control, and an adaptive air suspension and adaptive cruise control. The 2017 Audi Q7 is powered by a supercharged V-6 engine that delivers 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft torque.
2016 BMW X3
Made by one of the most popular European brand cars makers, the BMW X3 is one of the older luxury SUV models on the market today. It comes with a seating capacity for up to 5 passengers. The 2016 BMW X3 offers three different drivetrains—a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4 cylinder that delivers 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft torque; a turbocharged 3.0-liter 6 cylinder delivering 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft torque.
2016 Mercedes Benz G-Class
The 2016 Mercedes Benz G-Class offers an upright, square design which provides clues of its utilitarian origin. It comes with heated and ventilated seats in the front, leather seats for the rear, a navigation system, and a surround sound entertainment system. This European brand car has a seating capacity for about 5 passengers. It is an all-wheel drive seven-speed automatic transmission model that offers a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with 416 horsepower and 450 lb-ft torque.
These are just 5 European made SUVs worth buying. Whether it’s for family or business, they are designed to deliver superior performance and longevity.
Robert Janitzek offers tips and guides when buying European brand cars and vehicles.