The 5 Toughest SUVs of 2014

by / Tuesday, 20 May 2014 / Published in Automotive News

With the SUV market growing bigger with its consistently improving aesthetics and features, here are the five toughest SUVs around to guide you in choosing your own SUV to drive stylishly and effortlessly through the toughest driving conditions.

2014 Dodge Durango

The Dodge Durango

Durango represents a true sport utility vehicle while being rated as an affordable midsize SUV.

Offering an eye-catching design, Durango is built with premium materials that can seat up to passengers. Although it has a smaller cargo area than most three-row SUVs, it still provides reasonably enough space.

The Dodge Durango also has the user-friendly Uconnect infotainment system like the Grand Cherokee with a 5-inch touchscreen display. Other features of Durango are its tri-zone automatic climate control, six-speaker stereo and Bluetooth phone connectivity. Known for its aggressive look, the Dodge Durango definitely does not fall short to be part of the honor given its comfortable ride and user-friendly features.

2014 Audi Q5

Audi Q5

With a superb performance and stylish design, Q5 is one of the best luxury compact SUVs recommended for family use.

Boasting a 5-seater interior with a spacious cargo area, the Audi Q5’s is perfect for long drives, road trips, or any form of marathon driving for that matter. Its performance will satisfy anyone with a need for speed as it provides an eight-speed automatic transmission with a Dynamic mode that predicts the correct gear for each circumstance. Couple that with the accurate steering and you’re guaranteed a consistently pleasant drive.

Additionally, the Audi Q5 features the latest technologies in automobiles such as a rearview camera, a blind spot monitoring system, the MMI system with navigation and parking sensors, and the MMI infotainment system to control climate and audio settings

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee

Like Hyundai’s Santa Fe, the Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014 is also one of the most affordable midsize SUVs today.

With an unbeatable off-road performance, user-friendly features and a badass interior, no one should question why the Grand Cherokee is rewarded a spot on this list. On top of its roomy two-row seats, it also presents one of the most advanced systems such as the dual-zone automatic climate control, the convenient push-button start, and the Uconnect infotainment system. The Grand Cherokee also includes a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, an SD card slot and a 5-inch touchscreen display.

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe is an absolute monster in the road, but it’s also a wise choice for buyers in terms of safety and navigation. Its Blue Link telematics system is perfectly reliable for circumstances that require information on weather conditions, alternative routes, and so on. It also has a parent-centric app that sends a text alert if the car is driving at a preset speed or when it is already past the set curfew time.

2014 Buick Encore

Buick Encore

With its specialty in fuel economy, the Buick Encore still has a roomy interior to serve as a great exurban car. Equipped with all the necessary springs, suspensions, and U-Bolts, the entire family is assured maximum safety when traveling inside this exceptional vehicle.

Featuring an amazing back seat, the Buick Encore also offers Quiet Tuning and Active Noise Cancellation that keeps the cabin and engine silent even when accelerating. Its ride cannot get any smoother with six-speed automatic transmission shifts that allow drivers to speed up easily and quietly. Additionally, this superior SUV has an IntelliLink infotainment system that has text messaging capabilities and Siri Eyes Free technology that will help in minimizing distractions.

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