È È È
Base price $39,150 Highway MPG 28 Ski-trip nicety Expanded interior storage space
Cayenne, Jaguar is hoping to jump into the mainstream with its first SUV, the F-Pace. And early indications are that it’s a hit, blending the driving dynamics and clean design of Jaguar’s newest automobiles (especially the sporty F-Type roadster) with Land Rover– worthy winter capabilities (see its 8.4 inches of clearance). Two V-6-powered variants give you up to 380 horsepower to play with—and you will indeed, given the F-Pace’s lightweight aluminum makeup.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 is the newest M-B crossover to provide the right mix for drivers who’d like an SUV-styled stance in a more carlike layout than the old GLK’s. The 241-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo engine does a surprisingly competent job of keeping the GLC rolling, and the interior is what you would expect from the M-B brand. A 362-horsepower twin-turbo version is available for fast types. Customizable settings ensure a better-than-SUV-ride; 56.5 cubic feet of storage means lots of room for lots of gear. ●